Exhibition Palau Mornau
Palau Mornau: Making-of is an exhibition representing, through photos, prints and documents, a unique insight into the history and Modernista architecture of Palau Mornau.
The history of Palau Mornau goes back to the 15th century, when the first stone was laid at Carrer Ample, the city’s most exclusive street at that time, equivalent to what today would be Passeig de Gràcia. Over the next 500 years, Palau Mornau witnessed a meeting between several conspirators against the French occupation of Barcelona, got a complete renovation by Modernista architect Manuel Raspall (1877-1937) and helped promote Catalan culture being the headquarters of Xarxa Cultural until the 90s.
In 2002, Dutch philanthropist and entrepreneur Ben Dronkers bought the Modernista palace, which was in a deplorable state. Architect Jordi Romeu, together with a team of constructors and artists, began working on the refurbishment of this important national monument, giving back the grace and beauty it once had. Ten years later, in the spring of 2012, Palau Mornau opened its doors to the public as the Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum, the largest museum in the world dedicated to the culture of cannabis.
Palau Mornau: Making-of not only tells the story of a building, but also the medieval, Modernista and contemporary facets of Barcelona.
9th October 2014 – 29th March 2015
Opening: Thursday, 9th October 2014, at 7.00 p.m.
Organization: Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum of Barcelona.
Address: Carrer Ample, 35. Barcelona.
Dates: Thursday, 9th October 2014 to Sunday, 29th March 2015.
Exhibit hours: 10.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Entrance: free admission.