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.

27 June - 31 December 2024

Nova mostra vitrina a la seu Montcada: "Col·leccionar a la colònia. El fons Baux/Núñez de Prado"

A finals de juny, descobriu la gènesi d’aquesta col·lecció guineana a la seu de Montcada.

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Nativity retablo, ca. 1963. Julio Urbano Rojas. Wood and stone from Huamanga. Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món (MEB 138-268).

20 December 2023 – 31 May 2024

Discover the richness of the Andean Nativity in Peru

From December 20, 2023 to May 31, 2024, at the MuEC Montjuïc, you can see an exhibition that is a representation of traditional nativity figures made by artisans from the Andean plateau of Peru.

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14 December 2023 – 2 June 2024

“Do statues also die?”: The showcase exhibition is extended until June

“Do statues also die?”: The Museum of Ethnology and World Cultures' new showcase exhibition commemorates the 70th anniversary of the premier of Les statues meurent aussi, offering a new perspective on the film.

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20 April - 26 November 2023

"Ex-votos (votive offering). Gratitude mirrors" has been extended

From 20 April 2023, the museum will be offering an exhibition where the significance of the objects on display lies in the infinite power of belief. Known as ex-votos, these artefacts represent a miraculous moment in time when a divine being helps someone to get through a difficult situation.

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17 November 2022 – 9 April 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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