The Museum's collection is the fundamental pillar of the project; it bears witness to the role of artistic and documentary practices in the construction of the image of the world and its development from the Enlightenment to the present day. The Museum's artistic team has established five main lines of work.
Art and the construction of our image of the world.
Projects from the collection itself
Contemporary creation and cultural heritage
Dialogue between disciplines: plastic and visual arts & living and performing arts.
Reflection on creative processes
The collection and the creation, research and artistic residency projects are the basis of the artistic strategy.
The artistic activity of the MUN is configured around two main axes: exhibition halls and theater, which house the visual arts, performing arts and music. Around them, various events are programmed that allow the visitor and the user to approach each initiative in greater depth.
In this way, the collection, processes and artistic creations give rise, through programming events, to a system connected to thought, knowledge and research, which are enriched through joint work with academia.
As outstanding elements of the activity, the artistic residencies are a framework for studying the relationship between art, creativity, innovation and development in the promotion of social, cultural, scientific or business projects in working environments open to all disciplines.
In this work, the transfer of methodologies or elements between disciplines, the cross-contribution between visual and performing arts and music, and even between artistic and academic research, are part of the spirit and reality of these processes of creation and research.
All of this is collected systematically and in many cases takes the form of a publication within the Museum's collections.