The Archive is located in the MACBA Study Centre in Plaça dels Àngels, 8, just next to the museum’s main building.
Access and consultation
Access to the documents in the Archive is public and free of charge. However, we recommend that you read the guidelines governing access to and use of the spaces in the MACBA Study Centre.
If you do not have a Study Centre card, the first time you visit the Archive you will need to present your ID or passport at the desk on the ground floor of the Study Centre, and you will be able to obtain your card in the reading room free of charge. You can also use your Friends of MACBA card to gain access.
The Archive is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Closed on bank holidays.
To consult the Archive you must make an appointment by writing to arxiu [at] macba [dot] cat at least 48 hours in advance.
See general conditions for consultation of holdings and documents.
Request consultation of a document or document collection
Educational institutions and professional groups can request a group visit to get acquainted with the archive’s space and services by writing to arxiu [at] macba [dot] cat. Guided visits to the collection of artists’ books may be requested by writing to educacio [at] macba [dot] cat.
Photocopying the Archive’s documents is not permitted. Digital photography may be used as a means of reproduction provided that the copies obtained are for purposes of research or academic study in accordance with current legislation on intellectual property.
The Study Centre offers free Wi-Fi access. To access the network you will need the username and password, which you can request at the Library desk.