Showcase exhibitions

There are showcase exhibits on display in the annex next to the Montcada Venue's reception area. This is a small-format, free exhibition dedicated to pieces and subjects that are not covered by the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions.

17 November 2022 – 26 February 2023

More than toys the Japanese KYŌDO-GANGU

More than toys: Japanese “kyōdo-gangu” displays a selection of the museum’s collection of kyōdo-gangu, small Japanese objects that have often been described in the West as toys, but which in actual fact went well beyond recreation.

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21 May - 19 December 2021

Baule and Kafir Jewels. Dialogues with Picasso

Displayed to coincide with the exhibition Picasso and artist’s jewellery at the Museu Picasso, the exhibition “Baule and Kafir Jewels. Dialogues with Picasso” presents a selection of jewellery from the Baule culture in West Africa and a small number of Afgan jewellery pieces from the Kafir culture, from the collections held by the Museum of Ethnology and World Cultures.

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23 December 2021 – 27 February 2022

Iconoclasm. The Buddhas of Bamiyan

“Iconoclasm. The Bamyan Buddhas” shows a selection of materials from the 1967 expedition that Margarida Corachán, Albert Folch, Edmonde Iba and Eudald Serra undertook to Afghanistan and India.

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4 March - 5 June 2022

·Bark·Skin·Voice· Past, present, future / ·Purrungupari·Mupurra·Pujinga· Ngini, palinari, amintya

«·Bark·Skin·Voice· Past, present, future / ·Purrungupari·Mupurra·Pujinga· Ngini, palinari, amintya» is the result of the research on the collections from the Tiwi Islands (northern Australia) of Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món, carried out by the co-curator of the exhibition Narelle Jubelin within the framework of the European Project «Taking Care - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care».

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15 March 2022 – 15 January 2023

Museus i Liceu: una història compartida

El Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món presents, in the Parc de Montjuïc Venue's reception area, its contribution to the celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Gran Teatre del Liceu: «Museus i Liceu: una història compartida». A selection of works by the Liceu's stage designer, Josep Mestres Cabanes, is on display together with a small architectural relic coming from the first opera house building, destroyed by the fire in 1861, and saved from the rubble by architect Josep Oriol Mestres i Esplugues.

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18 June - 6 November 2022

Illustrated Journeys. Field notebooks: from pencil and paintbrush to the digital world

“Illustrated Journeys. Field notebooks: from pencil and paintbrush to the digital world” reflects on the role of drawing as a tool at the service of science and knowledge throughout history, within and outside the museum context.

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1 December 2016 – 19 March 2017

Dialogues with Africa

Run by researchers from the University of Barcelona's Department of Cultural Anthropology, Gemma Celigueta and Gabriel Izard, and as part of the activity Connecting Diasporas of Objects and People, “Dialogues with Africa” aims to develop a dialogue between the museum and Africans living in Catalonia. In order to do so, objects from the MUEC BCN African collections and the personal objects of participants were displayed together in the exhibition.

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Foto: Andrea Manenti

7 February - 16 November 2015

Wayang kulit. Javan Shadow Puppets at the Museu de Cultures del Món

“Wayang kulit. Javan Shadow Puppets at the Museu de Cultures del Món” is the first showcase exhibition in the foyer of the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món's Montcada Venue. Consisting of eight pieces from the museum's collection, the exhibition concerns one of the great theatrical traditions in Indonesia, which has been documented since the 10th century.

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Foto: Andrea Manenti

16 November 2015 – 1 December 2016

Naxi manuscripts. Dongba texts at the Museu de Cultures del Món

30,000 Naxi ritual manuscripts are conserved in museums and libraries around the world. This exhibition consists of Dongba written manuscripts that belong to the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món's collection.

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Foto: Jordi Puig

23 March - 25 September 2017

At the mercy of the elements

The photographer Jordi Font Recasens has recorded the life of the last Montseny shepherds, Ramon Vila and Daniel Brunet, in photographs of great value that portray an activity that is about to disappear. This photographic exhibition is a portrayal of their everyday activities.

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