Almost Books

Library and Documentation Centre Mediation Programme

March – December 2021
Enric Farrés Durán, Biblioteca sin títulos (Library without titles), 2017. Photograph: Pau Ardid
Enric Farrés Durán, Biblioteca sin títulos (Library without titles), 2017. Photograph: Pau Ardid
Organised by
Museo Reina Sofía
Education programme developed by the Banco Santander Foundation

The Casi libros (Almost Books) programme of experimental mediation is an initiative from the Museo Reina Sofía’s Library and Documentation Centre team and sets forth an approach to their spaces, holdings and services, stretching beyond their characteristics as research platforms around contemporary art.

The programme explores the Library as a reflexive and participatory area, from which links between citizens and its artistic and documentary holdings can surface. Its action lines — some developed inside the Library, others developed outside — start from the book as a common and galvanising element and give rise to different projects, such as the reading club Other Books, And That; Magnetised Needle, a programme of Library visits; Look Closely, a programme which trains users in the Library’s artistic and documentary holdings; and Leave the Margin, a series of visits around the Museo’s Collection.

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