Castilla y León
TECHNOREVOLUTION. DISCOVER THE ADVANCES IN CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Miranda de Ebro
From 11 to 24 April 2017
When we hear words such as "nanotechnology" or "biotechnology", most of us think of something very far removed from our everyday lives. This exhibition aims to show visitors that these technologies are present in everyone's life: from healthcare to art and even clothing, technology has inundated every aspect of our lives.
"TECHNOREVOLUTION" is divided into three very different areas to help visitors get to know, experiment and play with some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the world of technology. Audiovisuals that provide an interesting way to clearly show each of the technologies that make up the exhibition's main thread: nanotechnology; biotechnology, ICTs (information and communication technologies), cognitive science and neuroscience. Applications that introduce us to technology in an experimental and fun way. At the end of the exhibition, school visits also have an educational workshop where they can work with robots that behave like human beings.
Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, helps us at work, observes us. Would you like to see some of its foremost advances?
Further information about the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest
Audio guide for the exhibition "TechnoRevolution. Discover the advances in converging technologies" (AIF, 94,4 MB) (in Spanish only)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET THE SHOW BEGIN. GEORGES MÉLIÈS AND FILM OF THE 1900s
Parque del Salón de Isabel II
From 28 February to 26 March 2017
Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, "la Caixa" Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.
Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.
Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.
Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.
Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)
ILLUSIONISM. MAGIC OR SCIENCE?
Plaza de la Concordia
From 24 February to 29 March 2017
The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?", presented by "la Caixa" Foundation, explores the relations between illusionism and science. The main idea is inspired by the premise that the brain is a factory of illusions. The reality we perceive is constructed based on the signals we receive from the exterior via our senses. These come together in the brain which is responsible for integrating and relating the information received with its own experiences, knowledge and expectations, thereby generating our own particular perception. But many different factors are involved in this process of interpretation that can alter the final outcome and open up cracks that arts, such as illusionism, can take advantage of to produce surprising effects that appear to contradict natural facts.
The exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" provides us with an accessible, educational and fun way to explore such phenomena and explains the scientific foundation of illusionism and some of the mechanisms it employs.
The museum modules and resources are particularly designed to encourage a dialogue between friends and communication between parents and children in order to foster an exchange of opinion and experiences regarding such an appealing world.
One of the distinctive features of this CosmoCaixa marquee is that it offers visitors the chance to enjoy knowledge by discovering the scientific basis underlying natural phenomena. In addition to such enjoyment, the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" also provides the magic of surprise. The "la Caixa" Foundation would like to invite all visitors to experience it.
The app can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/ilusionismo/id587292603
It will also soon be available at the CaixaMóvil Store on the "la Caixa" portal and the "la Caixa" iPhone apps.
Further information about the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest:
Leaflet from the exhibition "Illusionism. Magic or science?" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)
ROMANORUM VITA. A HISTORY OF ROME
From 6 April to 9 May 2017
For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.
Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.
Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…
Information available in Braille and with audio description
Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)
Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest:
Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)
Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio
From 1 February to 2 April 2017
Henry Moore (1898-1986) is one of the great masters of modern sculpture and in the decades after the Second World War he became world famous for his monumental bronzes exhibited outdoors.
This exhibition forms part of the Art in the Street programme through which the "la Caixa" Foundation aims to bring art closer to people outside the usual settings of museums and exhibition rooms. It comprises six sculptures curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation, the organisation that safeguards the conservation and dissemination of the artist's legacy.
Exhibition organised in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation and curated by Sebastiano Barassi, Head of Collections and Exhibitions.
Further information about the exhibition "Henry Moore" (in Spanish only)
Materials of interest
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Two-Piece Reclining Figure no. 2 (MP3, 5.65 MB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Large standing figure: knife edge (MP3, 5.75 MB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Block piece (MP3, 6.03 MB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Oval with points (MP3, 5.70 MB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Connected Forms (MP3, 5.53 MB) (in Spanish only)
Audio guide for the exhibition "Henry Moore". Reclining Figure (MP3, 5.16 MB) (in Spanish only)