The Prado Publishes New Acquisitions Catalogue *Only* Online — It’s Free

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on June 19, 2011

Is this the future or just an experiment along the way? From the Prado’s website:

José Manuel Matilla, ed., No solo Goya: Adquisiciones para el Gabinete de Dibujos y Estampas del Museo del Prado 1997-2010, exhibition catalogue (Madrid: Prado, 2011), 383 pages, ISBN: 9788484802204.

For the first time in the Museum’s history the catalogue has only been published in on-line format. An innovative new format has been designed that combines the benefits of the traditional printed book with the new possibilities offered by digital formats, such as links, attached archives, image enlargement, bibliographies and automatic searches.

The catalogue offers detailed descriptions and reproductions of the 111 works in the exhibition. The texts are written by curators at the Museum and by outside experts with whom the Museum is working on various projects that are currently in progress.

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  1. Etelvino Gayangós said, on June 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    This is a catalogue of recent acquisitions on paper by the Prado Museum, it is not in any way a full inventory. The title could be translated as ‘Not just Goya’.

  2. Editor said, on June 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks, Etelvino. I’m sorry if I misrepresented the catalogue by including Goya’s name in the title of my posting — I meant it only as a hook, though of course the point of the catalogue is, as you note, that these acquisitions represent ‘Not just Goya’ but a much broader range of new acquisitions. I’ve updated my title to reflect your correction. Thanks again! -CH.

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