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Relocation at the Museum of Archeology of Catalonia

In December 2020, the Nordest team relocated three Roman sarcophagi and several stelae from the room on the first floor of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya.

A small crane has been used as you can see in the following photo.

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Creation of a warehouse for the archaeological pieces of the Carthusian Monastery of Scala Dei

Given the need to store delicate archaeological material from the excavations that have been carried out in the Carthusian Monastery of Escaladei, the proposal made was to use an empty space available on the same site.

Nordest has set up the room, moved the archaelogical material and placed it on the shelves after having recorded all the information.

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The Monastery’s Storage Furniture. The grandeur of simplicity, exhibition

From January 12, 2021, a small sample of the furniture preserved by the religious community is offered in the premises of the old infirmary of the Pedralbes Monastery, which stands out more for its historical value than its artistic value.

This exhibition, curated by Mònica Piera, has been coordinated, designed and executed by Nordest.

With the collaboration of:

Carpentry: Ebanistería-Carpintería Garcia
Electrical installation and lighting: Llumbox
Painting: Pinta Croma
Graphic design: Enprensa
Graphic production: EGM

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“The Majlis. Cultures in Dialogue” exhibition at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid

The exhibition is commissioned by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, Doha, Qatar. The backbone of the exhibition is a Majlis (Arabic term for “sitting place”). Around it, there is a selection of over 50 items from the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum‘s collection, illustrating the intercultural dialogue between East and West with the Arabic region.

Laura doing the condition report of the objects.

It is formulated as a travelling exhibition across Europe, with the first stops being the Presidential Palace of Valletta in Malta (15th Sep- 28th Oct 2018), the UNESCO headquarters of Paris (29th Nov-14th Dec 2018). ), L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (January 8th, 2019 – March 10th, 2019), the Weltmuseum in Vienna (December 17th, 2019 – August 27st, 2020) and the last stop, at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, a Madrid (September 28th 2020 – January 17th 2021).

Laura, Alfons and David hanging one of the rugs of the exhibition.

Espai Visual has been the promoter, producer and installer, with the design of Àmbito 0NORDEST, is in charge of coordinating, packing and unpacking, as well as handling the pieces.

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Inventory and Documentation Frederic Marès Museum

From September 2018 to June 2019 and since January 2020, as a second edition of the project, a NORDEST team consisting of a restaurateur and a documentalist are carrying out the inventory and documentation of the Frederic Marès Museum’s collections.

Objects are identified and entered into the inventory software.
Their conservation status is researched and evaluated. Specific actions are taken to stabilize the pieces.

In this process, the most diverse types of objects are being studied, from letters to tin soldiers, cut-out dolls or embroideries.

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Movement of sculptures at the MAC (Museum of Archeology of Catalonia)

On the 27th of January 2020, while the ground floor of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Museum of Archeology of Catalonia) was being remodelled, some changes were made regarding the location of some pieces.

In this sense, 4 roman busts have been moved from the storage and have been placed on a new shelf located to the left part of the main entrance.

Additionally, the sculpture of Príap of Hostafracs has been placed in the hall in a more visible place.

The area this sculpture has been placed is where previously a Roman sarcophagus was. This sarcophagus is now back to the storage for its restoration. On the other hand, to properly paint the walls of the hall, 3 Greek steles have been moved. They will be put back there once the walls have been painted.

NORDEST’s team has moved all the pieces which have a weight between 100 and 1000 kg.

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Movement of scale models -MAC

In December 2019, the NORDEST’s team moved two scale models from the
Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC) to the warehouse of the Museum of Archeology in Empuries.

The scale models were one of the Roman circus and the other of Sant Antoni de Calaceït an Iberian village.

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Exhibition “Seeroo fi al ardh” Carousel Building, Doha, Qatar.

The exhibition Seroo fi al ardh is the last Maqbool Fida Husain work. It is a show-artwork that combines movement, light, music and art.

NORDEST has been in charge of the International coordination of the exhibition set next to his work where other work of this artist are exhibited. The team has also put the frames to most of the pieces.

This project has been an order set by the Qatar Foundation and has been lead by Espai Visual.

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Behind the walls of the Monastery – Monestir de Pedralbes

The exhibition is an immersive virtual reality experience that takes us to the medieval monastery. Through a virtual game, an audiovisual and virtual reality glasses we immerse ourselves in the nursing of the monastery.

NORDEST has coordinated the exhibition, in which several companies have participated, designed and implemented by Burzón&Comenge.

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Inventory and photograph of the Ethnological Museum’s collections

A small NORDEST team, a documentalist and an art handler-photographer, has been in charge of photographing, reviewing the current inventory and extending the collections of the Barcelona Ethnological Museum.

The pieces were identified, measured, inventory checked, and modified as needed. Each piece was general and detailed photographed, which photos were later introduced into the database.

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