Activities in the Hall: Multi-tactile screen and accompanying video
Goya exhibition. Educational technologies for knowledge dissemination
Multi-tactile 55” screen
New information and communication technologies (ICT) are now part of the reality of modern museums. Within this context, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao was recently involved in the first application for i-Pad by a Spanish artist, the painter Antonio López, which has been added to Google’s Art Project. Now, the Museum is making use of cutting-edge technology for its exhibition on Goya, involving a multi-tactile screen, produced by Manterola Dividsión Arte, that offers users access to written comments and enables them to navigate a series of high-resolution images.
The Museum has seen this exhibition on Goya’s prints as the ideal opportunity to take advantage of the enormous educational potential of this new technology. In addition to direct contemplation of the works in the gallery, visitors/users will now be able to discover Goya’s genius as a printmaker just by using their fingers to enlarge the images to a remarkable size and definition.
The Museum has produced an accompanying video to be shown in the exhibition gallery. It offers a practical explanation of the entire process of creating a print following the techniques used by Goya.
Also on display is the printing press that belonged to the painter and engraver Gabriel Ramos Uranga (Bilbao 1939-1995), donated by his family in 2004, alongside a variety of printmaking tools (plates, burins etc).