A year on and Barcelona is once again playing host to Museum Night, throwing a big cultural party in the city into the early hours of the morning, with the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món once again taking part with a whole host of activities at its two venues. Fancy joining in?
PARC MONTJUÏC VENUE
We’ll start with the Parc Montjuïc venue. The night adventure begins now, as you visit the site, a building with an unusual architecture, conceived as a museum facility in the 1970s and made up of octagonal-shaped bases, surrounded by idyllic, Mediterranean-style gardens, the Jardins de Laribal. You can enjoy exhibitions and activities for the whole family inside the museum!
- Feel the heritage
The permanent exhibition explains how any item is imbued with the character of the community that conceives and uses it. Using a comparative method applied to items of every kind, it looks at the diversity of the human communities they come from.
- Visitable reserve collection
This is a storage space where visitors can observe a large variety of heritage items kept by the museum. The 3,250 items exhibited are distributed among 46 display cabinets on full display, divided up by geographical provenance and presented according to their preventive conservation needs.
From 7.30 pm to 9 pm
- Guided tour: Quina feinada! Dones, subsistència i cures [What hard work! Women, subsistence and care]
A brief gender-themed tour for discovering the activities that all societies and cultures need for living and subsisting, traditionally associated with women.
Various sessions: in Catalan 7.30 pm and 8 pm; in Spanish 8.30 pm
Duration: 25 min
- Video-capsule screenings
Continuous audio-visual screening recorded by the museum's staff on their everyday work.
From 8 pm to 11 pm
Duration: 3 hours
HOW TO GET THERE
Metro: L1 (Espanya) and L3 (Poble Sec).
Montjuïc Funicular Railway, from Paral·lel metro station (L2 and L3).
Bus: 55. Bicing: stations in Pg Exposició, 30 and Av Rius i Taulet, 4
Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món - Parc Montjuïc venue
Pg Santa Madrona, 16. 08038 Barcelona. Tel. 932 563 484 /300
The Montcada venue and its two majestic medieval houses are not being left on the sidelines. The facility located in the Casa Nadal and the Casa del Marqués de Llió is also offering activities and exhibitions for Museum Night.
- Lines. Australian Aboriginal Painting: Tradition and Contemporaneity
The exhibition is based on a selection of eucalyptus-bark paintings from the collections kept in the museum and created in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Permanent exhibition: “The museum's collections”
Exhibition featuring some 530 items chosen from various cultures from Africa, Oceania, Asia and America, divided up by continent. They are organised according to their aesthetic value and contextualised ethnologically. Some are from the museum’s collection and others from private foundations such as the Folch, the Valldosera and the Clos.
- DISPLAY CASE EXHIBITIONS Bark-Hide-Voice/Past-Present-Future
The result of research on the museum’s collections from Tiwi (northern Australia) carried out by the artist in residence, Narelle Jubelin, under the European project entitled ‘Taking Care - Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care’. It also shows a Tunga or ceremonial ba g, the museum’s latest acquisition.
From 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
- Guided tours On-site commentaries. Four items from four continents will be the focus of four separate guided tours:
- Sowei helmet-mask from Liberia, Africa. In Catalan 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm, in Spanish 9.30 pm.
- Rite of passage and the crocodile of the Iatmul people of Papua New Guinea, Oceania. In Catalan 8 pm and 9 pm, in Spanish 10 pm.
- The tea ceremony and order from chaos in Japan, Asia. In Catalan 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm, in Spanish 9.30 pm.
- Mayan ball game, a struggle between light and the underworld, Mexico, America. In Catalan 8 pm and 9 pm, in Spanish 10 pm
Duration: 15 min
At 10 pm and at 10.30 pm
- Concert from Barcelona Coral Àsia
25 singers from various backgrounds will be performing a repertoire of traditional songs in several languages: Urdu, Hindi, Tagal and Catalan.
Duration: 60 min
At 10 pm
HOW TO GET THERE
Metro: L1 (Arc de Triomf), L3 (Liceu) and L4 (Jaume I).
Bus: 47, 120, B20, B25, H14, H16, V15, V17 and V19.
FGC (urban and metropolitan rail network): Catalonia.
Renfe (national rail network): Pl. Catalonia.
Bicing: stations Comerç, 27 and 36; Gombau, 34; Av Catedral, 6 and Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 3 and 13.
Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món - Montcada site
Montcada, 12. 08003 Barcelona. Tel. 932 562 300