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About—Museo Reina Sofía
Museo Reina Sofía

The Museo Reina Sofía program is based on a redefinition of the function of museums, on an alternative to the institution’s historical models. Creating alternative narrations, developing new forms of intermediation and forming active spectators are the Museum’s main priorities. The Museum’s Collection is intended to create intertwining narrations that take the form of archives. Aesthetic autonomy is diluted by the inclusion – all on the same level – of documents, artwork, books, journals or photographs, thus giving rise to alternative narrations that give back to viewers knowledge, aesthetic experience and the possibility of comprehending a historical moment. The idea is to create an archive of archives that gives to the Other the voice and capacity with which to archive, rethink and narrate its own history.