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Albayalde is a pioneer enterprise in Gipuzkoa in the study, management, conservation and restoration of cultural property, namely works of both classical and contemporary art from public and private collections. Since 1988, Albayalde collaborates with leading institutions of historical and artistic heritage of the Basque Country and Spain, as well as participating in numerous European projects.
Albayalde attaches importance to the study and understanding of cultural property. It has numerous publications in the field of art history and conservation, the result of its research and dedication in this field. Albayalde has also participated on a regular basis in international congresses and conferences. In the past decade, Albayalde has expanded into preventive conservation projects and collection management, ranging from idea development and constructive monitoring to design and management strategies for private collections.Visit website
The aim of the Carved Flemish Altarpieces in Spain website is to introduce and re-evaluate some of the most noteworthy examples pertaining to this particular field that were imported from the former Low Countries that was bound together with the Spanish crown at the period.
After the introductory texts, a catalogue describes twenty altarpieces in depth, providing a comprehensive appreciation of them, in addition giving details of a further eleven altarpieces.
Complementary tourist information regarding those towns and cities in which the altarpieces are located is also provided so that visitors can plan their visits and truly appreciate the altarpieces.
Lastly, there is a games section that aims to disseminate the contents of the website in a friendly and thought-provoking wayVisit website
The Museum is a special place to learn about and enjoy sculpture, thanks to the originality of its art collections, which make the Museum one of the leading museums of its kind in Europe.
These collections are comprised of two main cores: religious works in polychrome wood (13th to 18th century) and artistic copies (19th and 20th century) from the now closed National Museum of Artistic Reproductions.
The Museum also aspires to understand and convey the personality of its main building, the Collegiate Church of San Gregorio, the sum of its architectural merit and its role in the history of Spanish religious culture.
The Episcopal Museum of Vic, founded in 1891, conserves a magnificent collection of medieval art with paintings and sculpture from the Catalan Romanesque and Gothic periods. The collections of precious metals, textile, foundry, glass and ceramics offer a complete journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia.Visit website
The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collecting museum that preserves the collections assembled by its founder, sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991), which came to form part of the patrimony of the city of Barcelona through his donation in 1946. Two years later, this museum was inaugurated in a part of the old Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Its original Verger or courtyard garden, still remains intact.
Frederic Marès turned sculpture into something beyond his artistic calling. Throughout his lifetime he amassed an extensive Hispanic sculpture collectionwhich ranged from the ancient world until the 19th century, in which religious polychromed carvings predominated. This now makes up the most uniform section of the museum. Marès also donated part of his own sculptural oeuvre, which is on display in his Library-study.
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, constructed for the International Exposition of 1929. In 1934 it opened its doors as the Museu d'Art de Catalunya, bringing together the medieval collection. Subsequently, in 1995, then as the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the new rooms of Romanesque art were inaugurated, and in a successive way the public presentation of the collection was extended, a process that ended in 2004 with the integration of modern art.Visit website