The new app brings collections to users
The new application, which was premiered at the Museums of Sitges last Easter, offers the possibility to travel through Cau Ferrat and the Maricel Museum through the mobile phone, either as a tool for accompanying the physical visit to both museums or at distance from the device. The app was activated ten days ago and has already received hundreds of downloads.
The application is free and is available for both iPhone and Android. This is a new service of Museus of Sitges that starts with a double objective: on the one hand, the dissemination of the collections and services offered by Cau Ferrat and the Museum of Maricel and, on the other, a free virtual support for live visits to both museums.
The access, navigation and operation of the new application is simple and adapted to all users. The initial screen is structured in different areas: Cau Ferrat, Maricel Museum, the Piece of the Month and News. Access to both museums offers a quick visit at 360 degrees, which presents a selection of its most emblematic pieces, with detailed information. It also offers a visit to the collections: in the case of Maricel, those of painting, sculpture, furniture and ceramics; and in the Cau, those of painting, sculpture, iron, glass, furniture and archeology. The routes for both museums also present a children's visit, where the children can discover the works playing and from an educational vision.
At the same time, the application offers two thematic tours: Sitges in the collections of the Museum of Maricel and the collection of the heart of Santiago Rusiñol. In the first one, it is about 23 pieces, which go from Joaquim Espalter (Female Portrait , 1846) and authors of the Luminist School (Mas and Fondevila, Roig i Soler, Felip Masó, Joaquim de Miró ...) to Alfred Sisquella ( Nature Dead , 1932) and Pere Jou ( Allegory of Sitges , 1954) through Santiago Rusiñol ( White Gallery , 1893, or El Malavida , 1892-93) or Ramon Casas ( Portrait of Charles Deering , 1914).
For his part, the route of The collection of the heart responds to the aesthetic ideology and the living testament of Santiago Rusiñol and includes 21 works, of which three are from the same artist ( Cementiri de Montmartre , 1891; La niña de the clavellina, 1893 and Portrait of the sculptor Carles Mani , 1895) and the rest are pieces integrated into his collection: the two Greco, Picasso, Houses and pieces of collector, both wrought iron and antique or a photograph.