For yet another year we’re taking part in the Nit dels Museus – a truly unique experience where you can discover museums’ collections under the magic of Barcelona’s night sky.
Coinciding with International Museum Day, museums across the world will open their doors at night, free of charge, and stay open until the early hours.
At Derby Hotels Collection we don’t want anyone to miss out on this magical cultural event, and we’re joining in with the Nit dels Museus by opening the Hotel Astoria’s Museo Opisso and the Museu Egipci de Barcelona.
Museo Opisso, Hotel Astoria
Through his works, you can explore the Catalan artist’s life history in the cultural context of the first half of the twentieth century.
From his beginnings as Gaudí’s apprentice, at a time when he was a regular at the “Els Quatre Gats” tavern in Barcelona, a favourite of artists and bohemians and where he met Picasso; to his days in Paris, where he had the freedom to let his more provocative side flow, publishing works in humorous French magazines under the pseudonym “le Bigre”.
Museu Egipci de Barcelona
The perfect place to immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient Egyptians. Considered one of Europe’s most significant private collections of Egyptian art, the Museu Egipci is home to more than 1,000 exhibits in its permanent collection.
The exhibition “Tutankhamun: the history of a discovery” takes you on a journey through the mysteries of the famous pharaoh’s tomb and the Valley of the Kings.
In addition, as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fundació Arqueològica Clos, the exhibition “Passion for the Egyptian pharaoh” has more than 100 original pieces on display, from private collections, museums, and the most prestigious antique shops and auction houses.
So how are you going to spend this night-time celebration of art and culture?