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Fundación Julio Muñoz Ramonet

The Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet was created in 1994 to fulfil the entrepreneur’s last wishes, who died in 1991. In his will, he bequeathed his estate on calle de Muntaner, with all its contents, to the city of Barcelona with the aim of being preserved and visited by the general public. The objective is to promote, disseminate and defend cultural heritage.

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The Foundation events...

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the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet has to offer.

4/12/2022

Actividad en el jardín: ¡El reBOOOMbori! de la Cía. Roger Canals

On Sunday, December 4 at 12 p.m., there will be a show of songs, dances and musical games that seek the full participation of the true protagonists of the party: you, the audience! Do not miss it!
*Free entry and activity without reservation until capacity is reached. In case of rain or very strong wind, the activity will be canceled and an attempt will be made to reschedule for another day.

22/10/2022

The Foundation reopens its doors with guided tours for the 48h Open House

On October 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Foundation reopens its doors with free guided tours of the garden and the main house for the general public.

11/07/2022

Good summer!

From September, we resume activities in the garden. During the months of July and August, come for a walk in the garden. It will be open every day from 10am to 8pm.

19/06/2022

C1ENCI4RT 2022: CYCLE OF ACTIVITIES SCIENCE AND ART

The C1ENCI4RT cycle, programmed by Science and Universities of Barcelona City Council, returns to the Foundation’s garden. Science and art will come together again, highlighting the close link between the two disciplines.
This second cycle will consist of six activities with the same characteristics as in the previous edition: aimed for children, family audiences, and all those passers-by who want to stay. They will be held during the spring, from March to June, always on Sunday and at 12 noon.

16/06/2022

Call resolution to fill the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation

At the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation held on May 26, 2022, the appointment of the new general director of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation was approved. See the document:

15/06/2022

ISEA2022. 27th International Symposium of Electronic Art

The garden of the Foundation Julio Muñoz Ramonet will receive distinct of activities that form part of this International Symposium, devoted to foster the interdisciplinary academic speech centered at the intersections of the art, the design, the science, the tech and the society.

11/06/2022

12th edition of the Symphony Festival in the garden of the Foundation

The SIMFONIC Simultaneous Concert Festival has chosen the garden of the Foundation where the concert of Combos, Cor Eirené and Cor Swing Sisters of the Escola de Música de Gràcia will take place.
* Free admission and activity without reservation until capacity is reached.

11/05/2022

Test result and merits to fill the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation

After evaluating the eight applications of the people admitted to participate in the selection process to provide the position of general director of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation, the five candidates who would move to the second phase of interviews. See the document:

9/05/2022

Definitive list of those admitted and excluded from the selection process to fill the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation and list of candidates for the second phase

After the deadline for amendments and possible claims to the provisional list of people admitted and excluded to participate in the call for the provision of the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation, the final list of persons admitted and excluded from participating in the process, and the list of the 5 candidates who will move on to a second phase during which the corresponding interviews and tests will take place in accordance with the requirements set out in the rules of the call.

4/05/2022

announce date and place for performing interviews with the people selected to take part in the selection process to fill the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation

Once the deadline for amendments and possible claims to the provisional list of people admitted and excluded to participate in the call for the provision of the position of General Director of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation has passed, the list will be approved. of persons admitted and excluded from participating in the process.
Date of interviews: May 11, 2022. Place: Passeig de Sant Joan, 75, 1st floor 08009 Barcelona. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

22/04/2022

Provisional list of those admitted and excluded from the selection process to fill the position of General Manager of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation

Once the deadline for submitting applications for the selection process for the general management of the Muñoz Ramonet Foundation has been published, the provisional list of admitted and excluded candidates has been published, which you can find at this link:

6/04/2022

Bases published for the call for the selection process to provide the general management of the Julio Mu�oz Ramonet Foundation

The selection process is open to fill the General Management position of the Julio Mu�oz Ramonet Foundation. The application and other documentation requested in the bases must be submitted in any of the co-official languages (Catalan or Spanish), to the email address fundaciojmr@bcn.cat or in the register of the Barcelona Institute of Culture. The deadline for submission is twenty calendar days from the day after the publication of this call in the DOGC (Until the 6th of April). Check the Director Plan. Check the bases in the link:

20/03/2022

Activity CIENCIART 2022: The cooking and chemistry of Re-Crea Cultural Actions [ACTIVITY CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER]*

We are sorry to inform you that due to the wind and rain weather forecast for Sunday, we are forced to cancel the planned activity and it will be rescheduled for later.

21/02/2022

Photographic exhibition: Birds in the garden

You can now visit the exhibition in the garden of the Foundation. As you walk through the garden you can see pictures of some of the birds that have visited our garden. Photographs by Juan Pascuet Muliterno.

21/02/2022

Drawing in the garden

First-year students of the Nausica School, after a fascinating journey through ancient Greece, they discovered that the neighborhood is full of columns. Wishing to discover more of these architectural elements, it took them to the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation; a garden full of columns and statues that became the perfect environment to enjoy a unique moment in which they were aware of the pleasure of drawing in a relaxed way in an oasis in the middle of the city.

21/12/2021

ART AND SCIENCE HUB AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE JMR FOUNDATION

After years of litigation, and once part of the art collection has recovered, and with full capacity to act on real estate, the JMR Foundation has begun work to address the rehabilitation of the buildings. With the recovery of an important part of the works of the legacy, it is necessary for the Foundation to put the buildings into operation and open them to the public to promote art and culture.

20/12/2021

The nativity scene of the Escola Nausica

The students of the first years of the Nausica School exhibited in the garden of the Foundation a large nativity scene made in small boxes where each of the students presented their nativity scene made with different recycled materials.

28/11/2021

C1ENCI4RT 2021: CYCLE OF ACTIVITIES SCIENCE AND ART

During the months of September, October and November, science and art will go hand in hand in the garden of the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation.
It will be a cycle of 6 activities aimed at children and families in general, which have been programmed by the Department of Science and Universities of Barcelona City Council.
In this cycle we will see the link between physics and the circus, mathematics and magic, chemistry and cooking, nature and music or science and the visual arts, aesthetics or beauty.

25/11/2021

Barcelona Tree of Local Interest Commission 2021

This month, the annual Meeting of the Barcelona Tree of Local Interest Commission was held at the Foundation's headquarters, with the aim of cataloging the most valuable specimens in the streets and private gardens of our city.

8/07/2021

Secret Concerts

On July 8, a solidarity concert was held in the garden, organized by Son Canciones, within the Indies Keeping Secrets Solidaris cycle The money raised went entirely to the Mano Amiga project of the IURAA Association. The performance was given by the singer from Luxembourg, C'est Karma.

4/03/2021

Activities Casal de Gent Gran de Sant Ildefons

For a year, as a result of the Covid-19, the Casal de Gent Gran de Sant Ildefons in the Galvany neighborhood has carried out different activities in the Foundation's garden.

3/03/2021

Series: Com si fos ahir

During the months of January and February, TV3 has made different sequences of the series Com si fos ahir, in the Foundation's garden.

1/12/2020

The avocados of Muñoz Ramonet, article by José Ángel Montañés

"The house that the businessman bequeathed to Barcelona in 1991 has a rare specimen of this tree that provides abundant fruit". Want to know more? Read the full article by clicking on the link.

29/11/2020

Resumption of activities in the garden with the show Kumulunimbu by Cia. Ortiga

Next Sunday, November 29, at 12 pm, we will once again be launching activities for family audiences in the Foundation\'s garden.
See you there!

24/11/2020

2020 Management Coference

Organized by the Municipal Management, it is an annual meeting that brings together the directors of Barcelona City Council and its institutes, consortia and dependent companies to share municipal projects and strategies.
This year the Board of Directors was held exceptionally in electronic format from the JMR Foundation and was attended by more than 300 municipal managers.

2/10/2020

Recovered more than 470 works of art from the Muñoz Ramonet legacy

These works have been requisitioned in an operation carried out by the Civil Guard\'s Central Operational Unit for Patrimony (UCO) and, for the most part, coincide with the list of works claimed.

30/09/2020

Classroom in the garden of the UPC-ETSAB

The Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC-ETSAB), I gave its first face-to-face class of the Theory II subject in the garden of the Foundation.

20/09/2020

Harvest of avocados

The maintenance and preservation of the garden requires constant tasks. Occasionally, the fruits of some of its trees are collected. This year, the avocado harvest has been very good and, in small quantities, they are offered to the people who come for a walk in the garden.
Advocado trees are very rare in the city of Barcelona and the Julio Muñoz Ramonet Foundation has one of the biggest in the city.

19/09/2020

Resumption of activities in the garden

Next Saturday, September 19, we will once again launch activities for family audiences in the Foundation's garden.
We will wait for you!

14/09/2020

Activities in the garden of the Nausica School

Starting next Monday, September 14, class groups from the Nausica School will do outdoor activities in the Foundation\'s garden.

26/07/2020

Tornen les activitats el 26 de juliol!

Reprenem les activitats adoptan les mesures de prevenció necessàries perquè pugueu tornar a gaudir amb nosaltres. T’esperem al jardí de la Fundació JMR!

25/06/2020

Garden reopening, June 25th

On June 25, the garden will be reopened to the public.
In order to be able to use it with the resumption of activities, it will be necessary to take into account the measures that you will find in the link and at the entrance of the garden:

13/03/2020

Notice: The garden of the Fundación JMR is currently closed

In line with the recommendations of the health authorities and with the aim of limiting the propagation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Fundación and the Garden will remain closed to the public from March 13 until further notice.
Thank you for your collaboration.

18/11/2019

Change of venue for the activity scheduled on 24th November

Due to improvement works being carried out on the garden, the theatre performance “Don Julio, el retorn” [Don Julio, the return], scheduled on 24th November, will be held on the same day, however there will only be one performance at 6 p.m. at the Born Centre Cultural i Memòria, no. 12 plaça Comercial.

12/06/2019

Presentation of the collective book: “Muñoz Ramonet, retrat dún home sense imatge” [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image].

On Wednesday 12th June, at 7 p.m., marking the eighth anniversary of Can Batlló, the presentation of the collective book “Muñoz Ramonet, retrat dún home sense imatge” (Comanegra 2019), took place at the Auditori de Can Batlló.

9/06/2019

9th edition of the Festival Simfónic held at the Foundation’s garden

For the third consecutive year, the Festival of Simultaneous Concerts has chosen the Foundation’s garden as a venue. This time the concert will be played by Virtèlia Escola de Música.

15/05/2019

Guided tour of the garden

On 15th May we had the pleasure of accompanying a group of 25 people from the Casal de Gent Gran of Sant Ildefons. We walked through this historical garden, recounting its history and restoration process.

8/04/2019

Cultural April, Sant Jordi and the Foundation’s garden

On 23rd April at 6 p.m., the Compañía Jordi Font will present the show entitled El Contador de leyendas [The storyteller of legends]. A musician and an actor come together to tell stories and legends from Catalan lands.  A show for all audiences.The book Muñoz Ramonet, retrato de un hombre sin imagen [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image] will also be sold at this event.

6/04/2019

Cultural April, Concert: The saxophone quartet sound

The concert will be performed in the main house on 6th April by the Limnos Quartet, a saxophone ensemble playing their original pieces, as well as others written for the organ, string quartet or orchestra, but today performed by the four saxophones.

5/04/2019

Cultural April, Conference: How did Julio Muñoz become a collector?

During the conference held in the main house on 5th April, Professor Esther Alsina discussed how Julio Muñoz Ramonet became the owner of one of the most important art collections, previously owned by Rómulo Bosch i Catalina. If you couldn’t attend, please find below the link to the conference’s video:

4/04/2019

Cultural April, presentation of the book: Muñoz Ramonet, retrat d’un home sense imatge [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image]

During the presentation of the book, which took place in the main house on 4th April, the following participated: Manel Risques, Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad de Barcelona and editor of the book, Xavier Muñoz, entrepreneur; José Martí Gómez, journalist and Miguel Ángel Montañés, journalist.

28/03/2019

Cultural April, Programme of Activities at the Foundation

On the occasion of the book "Muñoz Ramonet, retrato de un hombre sin imagen [Muñoz Ramonet, portrait of a man without image]" being published, the Foundation will open the doors of the main house with a programme of activities designed to showcase the work being carried out since the garden was opened to the general public. Activities have limited places, please register by following the below link:

22/01/2018

Visit the works of «El Greco» and Goya at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

On 29th June, two of the most important artworks that the industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet bequeathed to the Foundation, were returned to the city of Barcelona.

16/11/2017

Restoration of the dividing wall of the Muñoz Ramonet Gardens

The Instituto Municipal del Paisaje Urbano signed an agreement with the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet and the estate’s neighbourhood community which is adjacent to the gardens, to restore and embellish the dividing wall.

13/07/2017

The Foundation recovers «Greco and Goya» art pieces

After years of lawsuits to recover the art collection, on 29th June, two of the most important works that the industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet bequeathed to the Foundation that bears his name were returned to the city of Barcelona! They are The Annunciation by El Greco and The Apparition of the Virgin of the Pillar by Goya.

1/07/2017

Can Batlló in the nineteen forties –En temps del Sr. Muñoz [In the days of Mr Muñoz], a show at Can Batlló

7th, 8th and 9th july 2017
En el tiempo del Sr. Muñoz [In the days of Mr Muñoz], is a show for the general public to participate and interact with the performance that focuses on the day-to-day life of the factory, its workers and the people of the neighbourhood. The show will be performed within Can Batlló, in several streets and industrial warehouses of the old factory.

7/06/2016

The garden of the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet opens to the public

The garden of the Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet was opened on Sunday 5th June to the general public, as a new green space in the city. The opening ceremony took place in the morning with activities for all the family including music, painting and storytelling.

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The first Sunday of every month (except for August), the Foundation hosts monthly activities aimed at the general public and families. The Mediterranean garden offers a calm environment where you can enjoy different types of activities: storytelling, clowns, puppets, dance, theatre, etc.

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