“Hats in the museum” talk by Montserrat Xirau – heritage curator and restorer


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona - Barcelona Design Museum
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes,, 38, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08018

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**THIS TALK WILL BE IN SPANISH – THERE WILL BE NO TRANSLATOR AVAILABLE (there will be visual elements that you might enjoy though)**

We are going to look at hats from a different perspective and examine what happens when they become part of a museum collection.

We will explain the implications once a hat becomes part of the Museum’s collection, and what steps are followed to preserve these pieces and disseminate their knowledge.

We will talk about:

  • Conservation-restoration
  • How materials degrade and why
  • How we treat them to preserve them for many years to come

This talk will be in Spanish and there will be no translator available.
ROOM M (Design Museum).


With a diploma in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets, Bachelor in Humanities and Postgraduate in Preventive Conservation in Museums, Exhibitions and Monuments, Montserrat specializes in textile conservation and restoration and since 2002 has developed her professional career as a freelancer in private collections and in several public heritage institutions. In recent years, she has collaborated closely with the Barcelona Design Museum as part of the conservation-restoration services.



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