Recovered Sites

A journey through initiatives to reuse the industrial heritage of Catalonia

From November, 22 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 exhibit can currently be visited at the Historic Archive and Museum of Mining of Pachuca, Pachuca (Mexico), from 17 May to 17 August 2019. 
This exhibition was held at the MNACTEC from 22 November 2016 to 23 April 2017.