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Eduard Vallès, Head of Collections of the National Art Museum of Catalonia

Art historian and academic, Eduard Vallès is an expert in Catalan art from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century

Eduard Vallès, Head of Collections of the National Art Museum of Catalonia
bonart barcelona - 05/12/23

The appointment of Eduard Vallès as Head of Collections at the National Art Museum of Catalonia comes at a particularly opportune time, when the Museum is in the middle of the work process of the New Museum project, which will allow the story to unfold complete about the collections. Art historian and academic, his expertise in Catalan art from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century and his long experience in museum institutions such as the Picasso Museum, the Palau de Caldes d'Estrac Foundation and the MNAC, strengthens the Museum's team at a key moment.

Eduard Vallès (Tortosa, 1971) has been curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia since 2016. In 2021 he was the curator of the new rooms of the Museum's permanent collection National dedicated to the Civil War.

Since 2019 he has been a member of the Historical-Archaeological Section of the Institute of Catalan Studies. He has previously been director-curator of the Palau de Caldes d'Estrac Foundation and curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

He holds a PhD in art history from the University of Barcelona, a Master's in advanced studies in art history from the University of Barcelona, and a postgraduate degree in the management of institutions, platforms and cultural facilities from Pompeu Fabra University. He has alternated scientific research tasks with the curation of exhibitions and the management of museum equipment. Picasso and Rusiñol stand out among his publications. The crossroads of modernity ; Picasso Catalan work; Picasso and the Catalan literary world , and Nonell. Visions from the margins . He has directed and coordinated the guide for the Picasso Museum in Barcelona as well as that of the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, and the book Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. From Tàpies to Taüll .

He has been curator at the National Museum of the Carles Casagemas exhibitions. The Artist under the myth ; Pere Torné Esquius. Everyday poetry and has been co-curated by Anglada Camarasa. The Premeditated Archive . Regarding Picasso, among others, he has been the curator of the Picasso exhibitions. Catalan friends from youth ; Picasso versus Rusiñol , Yo Picasso. Self portraits ; Picasso and Perpignan. The inner circle ; Picasso The Blue Period and Beyond and, recently, Picasso on the retina. Portraits of Catalan artists .

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