Recovered Sites

A journey through initiatives to reuse the industrial heritage of Catalonia

From November, 26 2016 to August, 17 2019

The architectural heritage of the industrial society that came into being in the mid-19th century is the latest addition to the campaigns striving to preserve these cultural riches. The decision to preserve factories was not an easy one, and meant overcoming a lack of understanding on the part of those who suffered the drawbacks they represented. Nonetheless, the recognition of the values of manufacturing architecture has served to maintain and reuse a significant group of buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The exhibition "Recovered Sites" takes us on a journey through the initiatives to reuse industrial heritage that have been undertaken over recent decades in Catalonia. A remarkable venture taken as a whole, and one that would not have been possible without the perseverance of the many individuals, bodies and institutions who have worked and fought to guarantee the survival of this legacy.

Exhibition co-produced by the MNACTEC and the Foundation of Former Catalan Savings Banks.

This travelling exhibition was held at the MNACTEC from 26 November 2016 to 23 April 2017.

Itinerancy of the exhibition:

  • MNACTEC (Terrassa, Vallès Occidental) from 26/11/2016 to 23/04/2017
  • Museu Agbar de les Aigues (Cornellà de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat) from 08/01/2018 to 10/02/2018
  • Museu de la Pell i Comarcal de l’Anoia (Igualada, Anoia) from 20/04/2018 to 24/06/2018
  • Ecomuseu Farinera de Castelló d’Empúries (Castelló d’Empúries, Alt Empordà) from 07/07/2018 to 30/09/2018
  • Museu Can Marfà. Gènere de Punt (Mataró, Maresme) from 11/10/2018 tol 17/12/2018
  • Archivo Histórico y Museo de la Mineria  (Pachuca, Mèxic) from 17/05/2019 to 17/08/2019
  • Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa (Manresa, Bages) from 18/10/2019 to 17/11/2019
  • Celler Cooperatiu Modernísta (Rubí, Vallès Occidental) from 16/01/2020 to 30/03/2020
  • Casa de les Aigües (Montcada i Reixac, Vallès Occidental) from 10/04/2021 to 28/06/2021