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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 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 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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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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Transport of MAC’s Roman tiles to the CRBMC

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.

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Painting of the Assumption of the Virgin in La Seu of Manresa

At the end of July 2019, NORDEST’s team carried out the packing, transport, installation and lighting of the painting of the Assumption of the Virgin by Antoni de Viladomat from the Regional Museum of Manresa at the Seu of Manresa.

The large painting (3.5 x 2 m), was restored in 2015 and had a temporary session at the Regional Museum of Manresa. With this transport, the piece returns to its original place.

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Removal of objects from the MNAT (National Museum of Archeology of Tarragona)

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.

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Exhibition “Mil anys d’essència al Pla de Bages”

The City Council of Sant Joan de Vilatorrada with the intention of celebrating its history proposes an exhibition to expose the place of the population in the history of the Pla de Bages.

It shows, through the explanations of 5 lightboxes, two ex-votos and 3 scale models, the most characteristic places and the most deeply rooted traditions of the town.


NORDEST has been responsible for the coordination, production and installation of the exhibition. The design of the exhibition is by Frederic Perers and the graphic design by Guillem Cardona.

This small exhibition could be seen in the Espai Plana de l’Om in Manresa from May 17th to May 20th, 2019. Later it will be exhibited in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada.

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Exhibition “The Majlis. Cultures in Dialogue”


Presidential Palace, La Velletta, Malta

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.

With its layout, the exhibition is more than just a showcase of interesting art objects. Rather, it becomes a meeting place, a space to welcome different audiences where diversity can be appreciated.

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) and the Weltmuseum in Vienna (December 17th, 2019 – April 21st, 2020).

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.

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