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SPAIN

ORGANIZATIONS AND WEBSITES
 
Multifestival David. Annual Arts Festival by Christians in the Arts in Spain.  Multifestival David is a Christian meeting of music and contemporary art dedicated to the service of the evangelization in our society. It was born in a postconciliar atmosphere where artists and pastoral agents from different groups and traditions were working in the search of new forms of celebration and faith communication that could unite the tradition with creativity, according to the present times. Every year we publish the program of Multifestival, with the schedules, artists, activities and articles about different issues. The Multifestival David has taken place also in countries like Mexico, Uruguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, USA, Italy. http://multifestivaldavid.blogspot.com (Sp)
 
Nártex is a member of the international federation Ars et Fides organizing  and training volunteer guides who help people discover the rich religious heritage of historic churches and monasteries in Spain and other European countries. www.nartex.org (Sp)
 
 
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Escuela de Arte Cristiano - Instituto Diocesano de Teología, Plaza de Palacio, 1, Alcalá de Henares. Started in 2011. Focuses on visual arts, music and architecture. The school offers courses, seminars, lectures, excursions and dialogue with national and international artists. www.escueladeartecristiano.es (Sp)
 
 
JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
 
Ars Sacra (Sp), journal about church patrimony, church art, architecture, restoration, manifestations and expositions. www.world-design-directory.com/MAG40044.wdd (Sp)  
 
 
MUSEUMS
 
Barcelona:
- Museu Diocesà de Barcelona, Av Catedral, 4. Art and liturgical objects from the Middle ages – 20th century.
 
Bilbao:
- Bilbao Diocesan Sacred Art Museum, Plaza Encarnación 9b, Bilbao. The Museum is located in the premises of a former convent, founded by Dominican nuns. Collection: Silver works with religious motifs, Sacred clothing: ornaments from the 16th century onwards, Sculptures, paintings, alabaster figures, pottery and leather items from the Romanesque up to the 21st century.
 
Lleida:
- Museu Diocesa d’Urgell, La Sue d’Urgell, Lleida. Romanesque to Baroque art. http://www.museudiocesaurgell.org/home/cat/benvingut.htm (Sp, E, Cat)
 
Madrid:
- Museo de la Catedral de la Almuneda.
 
Orihuela:
- Diocesan Museum.
 
Palma de Mallorca:
- Museu Diocesa, Palma de Mallorca. This small museum of religious and historical antefacts is based in a wing of the former episcopal palace tucked behind the cathedral. Among the paintings, pulpits and prayer books are splendid Arab tapestries, a collection of ceramics spanning five centuries and a 17th century painting of baby Jesus carrying a cross. Opening hours are 10am to 1.30pm, and 3pm to 6pm.
 
Solsona:
- El Museu Diocesà i Comarcal de Solsona, Plaça Palau, 1, Solsona with art from the Neolothic period to the 20th century.
 
Tarragona:
- Museu Diocesà, Pla de Palau, 2, Tarragona, with art from Antiquity to the 19th century. http://museu.diocesa.arquebisbattarragona.cat (Cat, Sp)
 
Toledo:
- In the Sacristia of the cathedral Works by many great artists, from El Greco, Titian, Rubens to Goya.
- Casa Museo de El Greco, the house where El Greco lived.
- Museo El Greco.
 
Vic:
- Museu Episcopal de Vic, Plaça Bisbe Oliba 3, Vic. Conserves a magnificent collection of medieval art with paintings and sculpture from the Catalan Romanesque and Gothic periods. The collections of precious metals, textile, foundry, glass and ceramics offer a complete journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia. www.museuepiscopalvic.com (Cat, F, E)