The Museu Frederic Marès was established in 1946 in Barcelona, Spain.
The Museum has an art collection encompassing antiquities to the 19th century.
Sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991) founded the eponymous museum, the Museu Frederic Marès, in 1946 when he donated his own art and his art collection to the city of Barcelona. In 1948, the museum opened in the old Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona located in the center of the Gothic Quarter. Yet, its original garden remains intact.
"The Museu Frederic Marès is a unique collecting museum that preserves the collections assembled by its founder, sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991)."
The Museu Frederic Marès is located in Barcelona, Spain and is easily accessed by metro, bus, train, car, taxi and bicycle.
- Metro: Line 4 (Jaume I)/ Line 3 (Liceu)
- Bus: 17, 19, 40 and 45
- Tourist Bus: Red Route. Barri Gòtic stop
- Local trains (RENFE and FFCC): Plaça de Catalunya
- Biking (bicycle rental) points: Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaça Carles Pi Sunyer
Museum's Conservation Department:
According to the Museum website: "In the area of preventative conservation, the Department of Conservation-Restoration acts on the environmental control of the works, defines the exhibition and storage systems and materials and supervises the wrapping and transport of works."
"This department also determines the state of conservation of the works and objects that are requested on loan by other museums and institutions, and the particular conservation conditions needed for these loans to be feasible. It also takes charge of sending the lent works."
"The Museu Frederic Marès has been participating in a research cooperation agreement with the Department of the Signal Theory and Communications at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia since 1996. This agreement fosters the development of new technologies within the area of identifying artistic materials for the conservation, restoration and cataloguing of the museum's works, specifically the non-destructive technique known as Raman spectroscopy."
"Raman spectroscopy is an innovative laser technique that can obtain information from artistic materials on a molecular level in a non-destructive fashion and in situ thanks to the application of fibre optics, among other features. This technology provides essential information for studying and cataloguing works of art, as well as for their conservation and restoration."
Famed Artworks in Collection:
The collection includes fine examples of Hispanic sculpture dating from antiquities to the 19th century. A main focus of the collection is the religious polychromed carvings.
"The Collector's Cabinet" is a collection of thousands of decorative objects from the 19th century, which includes things like keys, toys, bottles, pipes, clocks, photos, etc.
The Museum's art library features texts on Hispanic sculpture, art collecting and the decorative art. Over 7,000 texts and 250 periodicals are available for arts researchers. External queries are accepted via the Museum's online form.
Museu Frederic Marès does not post job listings or employment information on its website.
How to Apply for a Job:
Even though the Museum does not post job listings, interested job applicants may want to send an e-mail to inquire about possible internships or employment possibilities.
Besides having knowledge and experience in contemporary art and culture, to work in the culture sector in Barcelona, it is necessary to be fluent in both Spanish and Catalan, and fluency in English is a plus.
Museum's Contact Info:
Museu Frederic Marès (MFM), Plaça de Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona Spain, Tel. (+34) 932 563 500
- Monday closed
- Tuesday 10am to 7pm
- Wednesday 10am to 7pm
- Thursday 10am to 7pm
- Friday 10am to 7pm
- Saturday 10am to 7pm
- Sunday 11 am to 8 pm