Exhibitions and expositions Tricentenari
Along this 2014, many museums and exhibition rooms have organized several expositions related with the Tricentenari, and some other museums will join them, organizing activities for these few days. Although Cardona is the the main city during the Diada (Catalan Day), is Barcelona the city that offers most cultural options and some of the most... View Article
Along this 2014, many museums and exhibition rooms have organized several expositions related with the Tricentenari, and some other museums will join them, organizing activities for these few days.
Although Cardona is the the main city during the Diada (Catalan Day), is Barcelona the city that offers most cultural options and some of the most interesting.
Lets start with the different options that the Museu d’història de Catalunya has to offer. If you want to learn everything about the Spanish succession war and the role that Catalunya played, you can check the museum’s website where you can access an on-line exhibition that will help you unravel the facts of this battle, without leaving the couch. The Museum has organized for this year of the Tricentenari the exhibition 300 Onzes de Setembre (until September 28th), where we will discover why Catalans celebrate this date. But the key piece of the Museum for this Diada is the painting named “Onze de Setembre de 1714″ from Antoni Estruch that has been temporarily transferred from the Old Caixa Sabadell Foundation, and will be displayed in the Museu d’història de Catalunya until February 2015. The Museum has organized an open doors week (from the 6th until the 11th September) so that everybody can enjoy this emblematic artwork.
Some of the other exhibitions available in Barcelona are:
– Músiques dels 1714s: a temporary exposition (until October 19th) in the Museu de la Música de l’Auditori.
– El món del 1714: that can be visited in the Museu d’Història de Barcelona until September 28th and will allow us to discover how was the world at the beginning of the eighteenth century and how cosmopolitan Barcelona was during the Succession War.
– Fins a aconseguir-ho! El setge de 1714: that can be seen in the Centre Cultural del Born and recreates the final moments of the battle that was going on 11th September and that introduces the “War of the Catalan people”.
– Sota setge: can be seen in the CCCB from September 17th and until November 9th. This exhibition will import the siege to modern times with different activities: two audiovisuals, three conferences and the projection of a documentary.
– Una mirada al 1700. it will exhibit engravings from Gelonch Viladegut in the Museu Frederic Marès (until the 2nd November)
Outside Barcelona, there are also some other interesting exhibitions:
– El Maresme en la línia del temps de la Guerra de Successió. An itinerant exhibition with the aim to let us know the role of this county in the War, as well as showing some unknown documents, among them some religious, civil and legal highly important manuscripts. We need to remember that this county, the Maresme, was one of the places with a higher number of burned cities during the war. We recommend you to read our next article tomorrow, where we will talk about the most important places during the war.
– Mataró 1714: Entre dos mars i dues corones. the exhibition focuses on the role this town had during the War and the impact the end of the conflict had in the society.
– Sant Boi al segle XVIII. Un segle entre guerres. until the end of September we can see in the Museum of Sant Boi this exhibition that will let us know the recuperation of the society after the war.
– Casa Museu Rafael Casanova. In Moià we can visit the whole year round the house where Rafael Casanova was born. Rafael Casanova was the last Prime Minister and the hero of 1714. These days we will also be able to visit the exhibition “Onze de Setembre a Moià 1714 – 2014″
– CONFERENCE: “El Setge de Barcelona de 1713 – 1714” in the Museu de Gavà on September 18th.
– “Curiositats del 1714” in Hostalric. Hostalric was one of the most important fortresses during the Spanish Succession War. The town will join the events organized for the Tricentenari, scheduling some conferences, recreations (27th – 28th September / check our agenda) and the exhibition curiosities of 1714 that can be seen from the 6th September in the City Hall Cloister.
– 1707 Infelicem annum this audiovisual can be seen in the Sant Joan Baptista Chapel (Seu Vella) and includes images and documents that will allow us to see the consequences to start using the old Cathedral of Lleida as the headquarters of the military, closing it to the public access.
– Cervera 1700 permanent exposition in the Museu Comarcal de Cervera that will give us an idea of the history of the town thanks to the questions a traveller asks to different inhabitants of the town.
These are just some of the main exhibitions that can be seen all over the country. Some of them have been running since January, while others have been just inaugurated. Don’t miss our next article tomorrow, if you want to read our recommendations about the best routes and guided tours available in many Catalan towns.
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