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Seminar: The Influence of Museums on the Interpretation and Reception of Pablo Picasso's Work


On January 22rd and 23rd, experts on Picasso and professional museologists will be taking part in “France-Picasso-Spain. The Artist and his Museums”, a series of talks that will be held in the Museo Picasso Málaga auditorium and the conference hall of the Fundación Picasso-Museo Casa Natal.

Is Picasso considered a French or a Spanish artist? What role have museums played in canonizing him? Are Picasso Museums a tourist attraction or a cultural asset? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed during the sessions on 22nd and 23rd January. The seminar examines the influence that museums, as artistic institutions, have had and continue to have on attributing Pablo Picasso&acute";"s work to be French, given that he carried out most of his work in France and was inspired by French sources.

Professionals of art history and museology, such as the Head of the 19th-Century Painting Department at the Prado Museum, Javier Barón, art historian and former Director of Museu Picasso de Barcelona, Maite Ocaña, and Chief Conservator of the Collections Department for the Service des Musées de France, Dominique Dupuis-Labbé, are just some of the speakers who will be voicing their thoughts on the historical changes brought about by the influence of museums on the public reception of Picasso.

The seminar France-Picasso-Spain. The Artist and his Museums is organized by Museo Picasso Málaga in collaboration with Fundación Picasso-Museo Casa Natal, and with the sponsorship of Obra Social &ldquo";“La Caixa&rdquo”;".

FULL PROGRAMME Seminar: France-Picasso-Spain. The Artist and his Museums

Wednesday, 22nd January 7.00 pm &gt";" MPM Auditorium

Javier Barón. Head of the 19th-century Painting Department. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid. Dominique Dupuis-Labbé. Chief Conservator of the Collections Department. Service des Musées de France. José Serra. Director. Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña. Barcelona.

Thursday, 23rd January 7.00 pm &gt";" MPM Auditorium

Paloma Esteban. Chief Conservator of Paintings and Drawings, 1881-1939. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid. Laurence Madeline. Chief Conservator of the Collections Department. Musées d&rsquo";“Art et d&rsquo”;"Histoire. Geneva. Maite Ocaña. Art historian. Barcelona.

Moderators: José María Luna. Director. Fundación Picasso-Museo Casa Natal. Málaga City Council. José Lebrero Stals. Director. Museo Picasso Málaga.

Thursday 23rd January 12.30 pm &gt";" Technical session for professionals. In the conference hall of Fundación Picasso-Museo Casa Natal.

MPM Auditorium. Admission free until all seats are taken (maximum: 172 people). Participants who wish to receive a certificate of attendance must both register and attend. Registration is free. Registration for the general public is on the museum website Register for the technical session at