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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2011 18:54    Post subject: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

Dear Sirs,

(1) Is the Folch collection shown now (December 2011)?
(2) Is the displayed mineral collection otherwise extensive?

We'll visit Barcelona soon and I'd like to plan ahead.

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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2011 02:28    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

Sorry, the Folch Collection is not shown publicly. You can get more details in the article published in Rock & Minerals:
The Joaquín Folch Girona Mineral Collection, Barcelona, Spain


I recomend also this other two topics:
The Folch Collection
My visit to the Folch Collection
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2011 09:38    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

Thanks, though I am sorry to hear that. In fact, it was the article in the magazine which made me interested. I presume there is no way to have a private viewing, is there?

How about the actual displayed collection? Is it very extensive?

Thanks for your time.
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2011 09:54    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

ebayster wrote:

I presume there is no way to have a private viewing, is there?


Correct, only previous appointments (with months in advance) for groups or institutions

ebayster wrote:

How about the actual displayed collection? Is it very extensive?


I believe all these details are in the article, and anyway the family don't like so much to make public the details. Thank you for the understanding.
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2011 23:30    Post subject: Barcelona Museum - publicly viewable specimens  

Sorry if a part of my question was not clear. I wanted to have some information on how extensive the museum's mineral exhibit (viewable for any ticketholder) is.

Again, many thanks for your time.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2011 04:11    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - publicly viewable specimens  

ebayster wrote:
Sorry if a part of my question was not clear. I wanted to have some information on how extensive the museum's mineral exhibit (viewable for any ticketholder) is.

Hi!

If what you want is to get an idea about how large the room is just go to the topic My visit to the Folch Collection and look for the photos which names are Folch collection Hall.jpg and Hall_general_view.jpg.
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2011 05:08    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

I think ebayster is referring to Blau Museum of Barcelona, not to the Folch collection. Fortunately we have here Carles Curto, curator of the mineralogical section of the Museum, who can answer the question as soon as he reads it.

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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2023 09:48    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

The news came in yesterday that the government of Catalonia has reached an agreement with the Folch family under which the government will buy a portion of the collection and the family will donate a portion.

As a result one day, but who knows how long it will take, you may be able to see the collection.

If what you want is to get an idea about the collection just go to the topic
https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=3053#3053
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2023 13:30    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

Just extremely curious.....
I am Catalan, born in Barcelona and now living near Barcelona. I have seen the Folch Collection three times... and as far as I know, and has been posted here, it *was sold* some years ago...
Mr. Folch had a collection of minerals, His son, had a collection of cultural art (by the way, extremely exquisite in my taste!), and the son of his son (who is the one alive now, if I am not wrong), had/has a collection of cars (extremely wonderful, I have heard...)

Which collection is bought/donated?
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2023 14:05    Post subject: Re: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection  

I believe that the Folch mineral collection has not been sold. And I might add that Folch's daughter had a collection of antique musical instruments. A family of collectors!
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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2023 16:29    Post subject: Barcelona Museum - Folch collection / Recommended reading  

Recommended reading:
https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13726
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