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Conference A new light on Axel Munthe, by Jordi Mestre.
28 28Europe/Madrid April 28Europe/Madrid 2023 - 18:30 - 19:30Free
AXEL MUNTHE. STORY OF A JOURNEY
By Jordi Mestre i Vergés
Friday, April 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Pati Limona Civic Centre. Carrer del Regomir, 3, 08002 Barcelona (Free entry. Limited capacity).
In this case, to attend the talk, prior registration is required at the link you received by mail.
Recently, the photographer, chemist and restaurateur Jordi Mestre has worked on the recovery of Axel Munthe’s photographic legacy in Italy.
Axel Munthe (1857-1949) was an important figure on many levels. Doctor by profession, great defender of human rights and culture, being also a successful literary author. In addition, his interest in photography led him to practice it prolifically between the last quarter of the 19th century and the first of the 20th.
The fund comes into the hands of Jordi Mestre through Katriona Munthe, the author’s granddaughter. It is from here that a journey begins that begins with the belief that you are in front of a family collection with no more importance than this, and that turns out to open the way to the story of one of the most fascinating characters of his time
After the restoration and digitization of these photographs, the project culminated in an exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples -MANN- made by Katriona Munthe, Michele Iodice and Jordi Mestre himself.