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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Del Prado Museum : The Old Testament

Today we arrive at Prado Museum – The Old Testament, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The Prado collection consist of various artistic treasures from all around Europe. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. The Creation of Adam, 1771, by Francisco Bayeu y Subías
2. The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1500, by Hieronymus Bosch
3. The Flood, circa 1530, by Jan Van Scorel

Image credit for artworks : Museo del Prado

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Prado provides archiving and documenting services, apart from holding an invaluable collection of European art.
  • While these may be ancillary services, they are undoubtedly extremely important in their own right.
  • The documentation team is responsible for collating and organising information relating to the Museum, its history and the collection. This data may be historic, technical or scientific. The database created is accessible from the Reading Room of the Museum.
  • The data collected is a crucial source of information about the Museum and its place in the artistic canon of Europe.
  • The archive consists of both physical and digital documentation that is also accessible to the public, through the Museum servers.
  • The Prado boasts of over 5,000 boxes of physical documentation relating to the history of the Museum since its establishment.

A Final Thought :

Most people visiting the Museum are tourists who are interested in art, not scholars in the field. Therefore, providing them complete access to this wealth of information is a great service done by the Museum for the masses. The archives are organised in an easily accessible manner, and the Museum’s reading room staff are happy to help anyone who is keen to have a look.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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