Museum of Navarre, Pamplona

The Museum of Navarra is the art museum of Navarre, and is located on Calle Cuesta Santo Domingo in Pamplona, in the Navarre province of Spain.

HistoryEdit

The museum is sited in the old hospital of 16th-century Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia de Pamplona, converted to museum only in 1956. The origins of the collection are works obtained by a provincial Commission in 1844, and displayed in 1910 at what is now the Cámara de los Comptos. To the right of the entrance is the facade of the church of the hospital.[1]

The exhibits in the four story museum is chronologically arranged, starting from prehistoric works to the 20th-century. Among its collections are:

In addition the museum displays works by artists from or active in Navarre such as Javier Ciga, Jesús Basiano, Gerardo Sacristán, Caro, Joreg Oteiza, Julio Martín Royo, Salaberri, Aquerreta or Manterola. The church is used to display retablos and religious art.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Museo de Navarra, history.
  2. ^ Turismo Navarra, description of museum.

Coordinates: 42°49′10″N 1°38′47″W / 42.8195°N 1.6464°W / 42.8195; -1.6464