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MeLa Publications

The MeLa editorial activity promotes the widespread use of the advancement of knowledge produced by the Project. Special policies have been agreed by the Consortium Partners in order to guarantee a high open access level to all Project products, and in particular to make publications readable and downloadable.
In this page, you can find a selection of MeLa related documents, and the articles, papers and books produced by the Consortium members within the MeLa Project, which will be available free of charge whenever possible and, in any case, at least in their executive summary.

These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.


The MeLa*Books Series


>> Access the series of open-access digital publications which report the main findings ensued from the research activities developed by the different MeLa Research Fields.



  • Folding the Exhibition

    MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. 2014. Folding the Exhibition. Barcelona: MACBA.

    The MACBA Study Center – in the context of Research Field 04 "Curatorial and Artistic Research" of the MeLa Project – has carried out research into the protocols of archiving and the methods of classifying documentation produced by exhibitions in the field of contemporary art, as well as investigating how these practices impact upon the writing of art history. The main aim of the research project is the identification of these and the production of a proposal of recommendations for putting in motion and managing archives of exhibitions. The present publication presents a preliminary analysis and theoretical reflection surrounding methods and systems for documenting exhibitions and other activities in the field of the art practices of our time.

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  • Redefining the Lobby of the MACBA Study Center

    Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ed. 2013. Redefining the Lobby of MACBA Study Center. Selection of Proposals. Barcelona: MACBA.

    One of the main purposes of museum archives and libraries is to make the knowledge contained in their documentary collections available to the public. For this transmission to be e‚ective, it must take place in an appropriate environment, its design going beyond sites traditionally devoted to document consultation and exhibition. Accordingly, it is important to consider the role that the architecture of such sites and their visibility from the exterior play in leading the public to them, and in users’ sensory and cognitive experience of them. The objective of the call for proposals, launched as part of the MeLa Project and aimed at students of design and architecture, is to find creative solutions for and reflect on this concern, taking the lobby of the MACBA Study Center as a case in point. This book contains the projects that best respond to the desire to promote documentary heritage and provide a flexible, multi-purpose space that facilitates interaction with the public. With contributions by: Isabel Bachs, Mela Dávila Freire and Gennaro Postiglione.

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