Temporary Exhibitions

Exhibition "Authorized to leave. Exile of 36"
Exhibition from December 1, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
Inauguration: Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 12 o'clock.

When in February 1939, about 450,000 people passed the border to take refuge in France, in the Catalonia Principality, thousands of Catalans who had fled in the summer of 1936 began to arrive. It was a fairly more homogeneous group that the exile of 1939, since it was represented by the Catalans linked to the ruling classes, the Church and the right politicians of the Catalonia.

The flight of Catalonia took place thanks to the work of the foreign consulates in Barcelona, ​​but mainly to the counselors and the president of the Generalitat, Lluís Companys. They fled the revolutionary process and the consequent repression as a result of the coup failure of July 19 in the Catalonia. Most of them embarked on the port of Barcelona to the south of France, but mainly to Italy, in the city of Genoa.

The "Catalans of Genoa" remained abroad waiting for the war to end. However, when it ended, many of them had already worked economically, personally and professionally for the Francoist cause. They returned to Catalonia behind pro-Franco troops to recover their properties and contribute to the "New State" configuration.

Organized by: MUME
Curated by: Rubèn Doll-Petit