The National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (MNACTEC) presents...


4 November to 3 December
Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00. Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:30 and from 15:30 to 19:30. Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 14:30.
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In 1667 Isaac Newton presented his research on colour. He observed how white light that passes though a glass prism is broken down unto the colours of the rainbow. Later, it was discovered that light is electromagnetic waves, that colour is a perception generated in the brain, that each colour corresponds to a wavelength reflected on illuminated surfaces and that we can only perceive a part of these waves.

So, the study of colour, defined first as matter, then as light and finally as perception, has always been a motivation for physicists, chemists, neurologists, anthropologists and artists. In this edition of the MNACTEC Inspira competition, the Museu Nacional de la Ciència i la Tècnica de Catalunya has challenged us to explore the colours red, blue, green and white with four photographic challenges.

The winning works and the runners-up will be displayed in the framework of Àlbum, Festival of contemporary image and photography, from 4 November to 3 December in the Museu Nacional de la Ciència i la Tècnica de Catalunya.

MNACTEC Inspira is a participative artistic project open to all members of the public that is held annually to mark the European Heritage Days (EHD).

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