Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Reopening
13 December 2014
Since it closed in 2012, the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona has been preparing for its reopening. On December 13, the doors to the museum were once again opened to the public in the new building of the Disseny Hub Barcelona. Visitors have the opportunity to become acquainted with the museum and its exhibitions free of charge from 14 December 2014 until 31 January 2015.
The new opening combines the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Ceramics, the Museum of Textile and Clothing and the Graphic Arts Cabinet in a single building offering visitors over 70,000 exhibits on a wide variety of topics. The launch of the museum will be celebrated with the opening of the following exhibitions:
From the World to the Museum. Product Design, Cultural Heritage:
This exhibition displays contemporary design objects which have been designed or produced specially in Catalonia.
Extraordinary! Decorative Arts and Author Art Collections (3rd–20th centuries):
This exhibition allows an insight into the history of decorative arts with 1,200 objects including ceramics, furniture, glassware, enamel, fabrics and clocks.
Dressing the body. Silhouettes and Fashion (1550–2015):
A broad range of clothing and fashion from the 16th century to the present day is on show in this exhibition. Included in the 170 exhibits are works from the Rocamora collection.
Graphic design. From Trade to Profession (1940–1980):
Over 300 exhibits are on show here which are dedicated to the pioneers of graphic design. In addition to works dating from the 1940s, the exhibition also has more recent works from the former collections of the Museu del Disseny.