The Design Museum, now from your home sofa

The Design Museum of Barcelona may be keeping its exhibition doors closed, but its network activity has not stopped. Since the beginning of the confinement, the institution is offering different online content and launching proposals to all audiences to make from home.

If you never imagined walking around the Museum’s halls in bathrobes and pajamas, now you can walk around them at your own leisure with Google Streets technology. One of the exhibitions you can visit virtually is "Dressing the Body. Silhouettes and fashion (1550-2015)", which takes you on a journey through history, looking at how the dress modifies the shape of the body, in which you can appreciate the slightest detail of some of the most outstanding pieces.

The Documentation Centre’s bibliographic collection can also be visited from home. Every week the Museum makes a thematic selection of titles from among the more than 600 books published, with proposals for interior design, fashion and clothing, typography and graphic arts, among others. All documents can be freely consulted and downloaded so that anyone can explore their valuable heritage.

As a result of collaboration with other Catalan museums such as the Maritime Museum of Barcelona and the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, the #MuseumQuizACasa competition was created with the aim of offering a cultural and leisure activity for younger families and the elderly. The questions include current issues, catchphrases, popular culture, arts and curiosities, with special attention to the cultural heritage of each of the participating museums.

To enjoy design with your little ones, "Find the object!" offers a set of clues with which you must put on a detective costume to find pieces that are hidden in the virtual exhibitions. Another proposal is to design your own personalized memory set, with photographs of objects that you have at home or even draws of them.

The institution has also launched the #cadadiaunobjecte campaign on Instagram Stories, in which the museum staff makes a daily selection of pieces from the collection to bring home the culture of design. From the conservation and restoration teams to the director, Pilar Vélez, all staff participates in these activities, picking objects such as La Chocolatada plaque, the emblematic suspension lamp by Josep Antoni Coderch and the Junior 74 motorcycle from Bultaco.

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