The National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) has installed 18 large-scale images on the outer walls of the complex, connected with the former industrial activity at the Vapor Aymerich, Amat i Jover factory which is now the Museum's home. The intervention was staged within the context of the Walls of the mNACTEC project, with the aim of showcasing and raising the profile of the industrial building that houses the Museum, while also embellishing its surroundings. The large-scale photographs have been installed on the streets Pau Claris, Indústria and Mare de Déu dels Àngels in Terrassa.
Walls of the mNACTEC is a project promoted by the mNACTEC and designed by the EDIP (Image and Heritage Educational Space) of La Farinera CAVV, with the collaboration of the CITM/UPC (Image and Multimedia Technology Centre of the Technical University of Catalonia). The project focuses on blending a display of old, modern and also moving images against the buildings.
The photographs installed on the walls of the mNACTEC depict industrial activity at the textile factory in the first third of the 20th century: the industrial spaces (shop floor, looms, steam engine), the workers employed there, a group of workers leaving via the historic gateway of the building on Rambla d'Ègara, along with an advertisement from the period for the "Aymerich Amat y Jover cloths and novelties factory". Of particular note are the images of workers installed on Carrer de la Mare de Déu dels Àngels, featuring photographs of groups of male and female workers framed by the former windows, which had previously been covered over.
QR codes have also been installed on the walls, providing access via mobile devices to a description of the image on display, and the chance to view other similar images.
2 November 2016