A new museum for non-European Art to open in Barcelona

The Museum of World Cultures Barcelona

We recently learned (here) that a new museum for non-European art will be opening in Milan later this year, but also Barcelona will be getting its own Museum of World Cultures. The Museu de Cultures del Mon will open in early 2015. It will be located in the gothic palaces Nadal (which until 2012 contained the Barbier-Mueller Museum of pre-Columbian Art) and Marquès de Llió, in the historic Montcada Street of Barcelona (across the Picasso Museum). The museum will display around 700 objects from Asia, Africa and Oceania and is based on the 2,300 objects on loan for a period of 20 years to Barcelona City Council from the Folch Foundation, as well as a selection of objects from the non-European collections of the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona and other important collections from across Spain. Of its 2.100 square meters, 1.300 will be occupied by the permanent collection and 300 by the temporary exhibitions. Learn more about it here.

Fang-Okak figure. Image courtesy of the Museu de Cultures del Mon (#71-5).

Fang-Okak figure. Image courtesy of the Museu de Cultures del Mon (#71-5).