The Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) is taking part in the Terrassa Local Festival with open days, on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 July, between 10:00 and 14:30, and a wide-ranging programme of activities.
On Sunday 5 July, at 12:00 and 13:00, the Museum has scheduled the dramatised tour "1910. A Stroll around the Factory". This is a tour around the old sections of the textile factory, to discover, courtesy of historic personalities, the wool production process and the everyday life of the men and women who worked there in the early 20th century.
On Monday 6 July, the programme of activities begins with a walk around the roof vaults, at either 11:00 112:00. This guided tour of the Museum roof offers a different perspective on the outstanding building designed by the architect Muncunill, which has proved very popular on previous occasions. At 18:00, on the Museum's historic courtyard, the youngest visitors are invited to take part in the children's activity "Under full sail", a workshop during which they will build ships using corks and other recycled materials.
The children's workshop is free of charge and no prior booking is required. The other activities cost one euro, and capacity is limited. Prior booking is recommended by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the activity, the chosen time, the number of places booked, full name and telephone number.
New developments on the Museum facade
To coincide with the festivities, the mNACTEC is unveiling a new image on the facade overlooking Rambla d’Ègara. The windows of the wall containing the building, which had previously been blocked off, have been covered with photographs of heritage and exhibits from the Museum collection, accompanied by quotations connected with science and technology.
This initiative forms a part of the Walls of the mNACTEC project, the aim of which is to showcase and increase the profile of the industrial building that houses the Museum, as well as enhancing the surrounding area. The first phase of the project comprises the installation on the outer walls of the museum complex of three large-format photographs connected with the former industrial activity that took place in the building, accompanied by QR codes, providing access to content via mobile devices. The second initiative will be the premiere of a show featuring augmented reality in motion (video mapping) on the main facade of the building. There are plans for such other projects as the continuation of the work performed on Carrer Pau Claris and on Carrer Indústria and Carrer Mare de Déu dels Àngels.