The exhibition “Ramon Llull and the dialogue between cultures” is enriched with the Archive of the Marquis of Santa María de Barberá

25 June 2018 | Press release

The IEMed itinerant exhibition “Raimundus, christianus arabicus. Ramon Llull and the encounter between cultures ”is inaugurated on Saturday June 30 in Vilassar de Dalt.

The inclusion of pieces from the archive of the Marquis of Santa María de Barberá in the town allows one to get closer to the medieval family of the Llull family and their commitment to the lulian work.

The exhibition “Raimundus, christianus arabicus. Ramon Llull and the encounter between cultures ”offers a journey through the life and work of the Mallorcan thinker where the dialogue he maintained with the Muslim world stands out. Illustrations, texts and interactive audiovisuals make up an exhibition coordinated by the IEMed, which since 2007 has visited capitals such as Rabat, Alger, Tunisia, Barcelona, ​​Brussels and Rome and which was an outstanding exhibition in the Llull Year 2016.

This 2018, the exhibition arrives at the Vilassar de Dalt Archive Museum that opens next Saturday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m., in a ceremony that will feature Xavier Godàs i Pérez, mayor of Vilassar de Dalt, Sénen Florensa, president of the Delegate Commission of l’IEmed, i Coral Cuadrada, director of the Archive of the Marquises of Santa María de Barberá (AMSMB).

Co-organized with the Vilassar de Dalt City Council and the AMSMB and with the sponsorship of Obra Social ‘La Caixa’, the exhibition includes for the first time a selection of 18 manuscripts from the documentary collection of the Barcelona branch of the Llull family, currently available at the AMSMB.

Among the pieces selected for the exhibition is a copy of Ramon Llull’s will, an object that underlines the interest in Llull of his Barcelona relatives, who always protected and promoted his work and figure. The testament can be consulted in its entirety in one of the panels of the sample. The collections on display also allow to know other aspects of the family or their interests in Mallorca, Sardinia or Valencia.

Within the framework of the exhibition, which can be seen until October 7, there will be an academic day on the figure of Ramon Llull (October 3) during which the first edition of the inventory of the Llull archives of the Archive of the Marquis of Santa María de Barberá will also be presented.