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The MACBA Historical Holdings preserve the heritage documents produced by the museum over the course of its activity from its opening to the present day. The Holdings are an essential part of documenting how the museum has changed, its history, Collection and entire exhibition and programme activity. They therefore make up a project that extends into the future and is intimately connected to the history and evolution of the museum.

The Holdings are undergoing a process of cataloguing and digitisation and currently contain more than 5,000 catalogued documents, among which include various types of documents, such as photographic reports and videos of exhibitions, conference and seminar recordings, informational material, posters, sound recordings, etc. They are the result of the activities that take place in the museum: exhibitions, workshops, seminars, conferences, courses, musical activities, among others.

The Holdings focus mainly on preserving the museum’s memory, guaranteeing access to documentation and information, improving the conditions for preserving and storing documents, making MACBA’s documentary heritage available to art researchers and agents and disseminating documentation that bears witness to the museum’s activity.

Technical details

Author:
Identification number:
A.HIS.F
Language:
Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, English
Date:
1995-
Credit:

Col·lecció MACBA. Centre d'Estudis i Documentació. Fons Històric MACBA


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