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The Virtual Museum of the University of Barcelona holds an exhibition about light

“Goodsun”, Luís Dubón, C.E.A. Litografia Simeón Durá, Valencia – 1937 from the Collection “Posters of Pavelló de la República”

“Goodsun”, Luís Dubón, C.E.A. Litografia Simeón Durá, Valencia – 1937 from the Collection “Posters of Pavelló de la República”

18/11/2016

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The Virtual Museum of the University of Barcelona holds a new virtual exhibition entitled Lux, Lucis – Knowledge Is Light. It shows the many possibilities of analyzing and understanding the phenomenon of light with multi-disciplinary approaches, such as physics, religion, astronomy or philosophy. It shows a wide range of objects coming from the heritage of the University of Barcelona: from photographs, books, paintings, to scientific tools or plants. With this material the exhibition explores the different traits of the light, and how arts, science and nature have studied, transformed and promoted it.

The exhibition starts with the coat of arms of the University of Barcelona, which includes the representation of the sun together with the motto Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce, which means “freedom lightens everything with its light”. There are also minerals from the Faculty of Geology, pictures from the Museum of Catalan Pharmacy, and works by contemporary authors from the collection of the Faculty of Fine Arts, old scientific tools, and objects from the collection of the Animal Biodiversity Resource Center (CRBA).

Lots of the exhibited documents were already seen in 2016 in the exhibition by the Vice-Rector’s Office of Institutional Relations and Culture in collaboration with Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of History of Catalonia) “Treasures of knowledge. Arbor Scientiae”, which explained the work of the University of Barcelona regarding creation and transfer of knowledge. This exhibition was part of an agreement signed between the University and the MHC, which expects to organize an annual exhibition on the UB artistic and cultural heritage until 2019. Therefore, in 2017, the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (MHC) will exhibit some of the works that are now in this virtual exhibition (available here.)
 
European Academic Heritage Day
 
Every year, European universities celebrate the European Academic Heritage Day on November 18. This year, UNIVERSEUM, the European University Heritage Network, proposes relating the concepts of heritage and war. For this occasion, the Virtual Museum of the University of Barcelona exhibits a set of heritage items related to war, from its most emblematic collections.
 
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