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
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.
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).
Espai Visual has been the promoter, producer and installer, with the design of Àmbito 0. NORDEST, is in charge of coordinating, packing and unpacking, as well as handling the pieces.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Commissioned by the Doha Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, the Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts exhibition shows a magnificent collection of Indian manufacturing with all kinds of jewellery with large gemstones.
NORDEST has coordinated and also been in charge of all aspects related to preventative conservation. The project has been led by Espai Visual.
NORDEST’s team last August 2019 transferred different pieces of the Tritó’s Roman tile from the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Museum of Archeology of Catalonia) to the Centre de Restauració de Béns Mobles de Catalunya for their restoration.
In June 2019 NORDEST has carried out the removal, packing and transport of the last pieces left of the Museu Nacional d’Arqueologia de Tarragona (MNAT).
The pieces in Room II of the museum were basically architectural elements, with the exception of two breasted pieces dating of the times of the High Roman Empire, Carrara marble, that came from the Roman theatre in Tarragona. Their dimensions are 164 x 80 x 42 cm and 174 x 80 x 42 cm.
The intervention took place over a period of 4 weeks, along with a team of restorers and registry. All the pieces, a total of 72 placed on 65 pallets, were moved to the museum’s warehouses. This way, the rehabilitation work on the building could be started.