The Museum of World Cultures is a fascinating and unique ethnological collection of artistic and cultural artefacts from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. The collection is made up of nearly 529 pieces from the private Folch collection and is on loan to the city of Barcelona for the next 20 years. None of it has ever previously been on display to the general public until now.
The exhibition is on Calle Montcada in a medieval townhouse – the Nadal and Marquès de Llió house.
As well as the pieces from the Folch Collection, pieces from the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, the Clos Archaeological Foundation and the Duran Vall-llosera Archaeological Collection can be seen, making for a rich and unique cultural experience.
Interactive and audiovisual museum resources help to explain the background of the items on display. These make use of images, films and documentaries provided by the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona and the Folch Foundation, providing insight into different aspects of cultures and landscapes exhibited, and helping to place them in context, rather than just being shown as raw exhibits.
Free until Tuesday the 7th of April, Montcada, 14, Barcelona 08003.