I expected better show the “gray areas” of the Civil War
History museum of Catalonia photography
The new director of the Museu d’Historia de Catalunya (MHC), Josep Boya, working on an update of the speeches and modernizing formats museum culminating in ten years to make it more dynamic, adapting to new audiences and silenced visible social groups as women and immigrants, said the director in an interview with Europa Press.
On the eve of its 20th anniversary and with only one amendment made to extend the contents until 2009, the museum has become outdated and is now facing a renewal process explained its new director: “There is a logical impairment, there is a move from aesthetic fashion of museum, “he said.
“The opening of Catalunya to the world” will be the storyline of the new museum proposal –previa interna– discussion Boya –tiempo plans to close five year duration whose term to be approved and begin to materialize from 2018, although it will culminate in ten years.
Thus, the dominant theme of the museum will no longer be the relationship Catalunya-Spain for the ‘leitmotif’ is “the lace of Catalonia in the world, beyond politics,” stressed Buoy in the next ten years .
The current museum “reflects the consensus and dominant discourses of Catalan historiography of 70 and 80, which has evolved” and many issues have been revisited by historians, stressed Boya, who has indicated that museums are not immutable. According to Boya, the current museological discourse is too based on the suffering and pain and its role now is to balance this situation: “There is a very large burden of war and conflict in all historical periods, and the twentieth century is brutal. ”
Boya has advanced to be a review of the discourse of the Civil War: “The Civil War is normal –which has much weight– marks us much, but over the museum much space, and now go to find a story more social and chiaroscuro “.
Without giving details on when the museum will be declared a national by law, Boya commitment to a centered “structures of everyday life, in the evolution of mentalities, women and body” story, he said, while it has talked to lower the volume of the political and institutional history a bit.
For the reform process, which will think the structures of a museum for 25 years, especially Boya fixed at the Museum of Civilization in Quebec, where he formed; Dauphinois in Grenoble Museum and the Museum of World Cultures in Sweden, the Världskultur Museerna.
“The idea of the new museum gets the ideal of total history, and as an ideal or utopia is the Ithaca to which all go,” said Boya, the three main areas of the museum are: the history of Catalonia, the presentation of other cultures and civilizations and a mixture of the two.
In this line, the museum plans for next year an exhibition on the history of love and marriage, coming to talk about remarriage to reflect the country’s identity, and has a preliminary agreement for another exhibition to bring to talk to Catalonia and Morocco.