OT: Madrid National Archaeological Museum

Between 2008 and 2013 the 19th-century building housing the National Archaeological Museum has been remodelled and the permanent exhibition redesigned. In the refurbished building, the spaces are distributed more rationally and are more accessible, have the appropriate technological equipment and meet stringent comfort and security criteria to provide a satisfying, pleasurable experience. Thanks to the enlarged public areas, the museum can now offer visitors a proper welcome area, exhibit new collections, conduct a wide range of activities simultaneously, and deliver new services.The new installations in the galleries incorporate a comprehensive array of technical and communication solutions designed to enhance public appreciation of the collections and encourage a greater understanding of the museum’s exhibition discourse, now updated and reinterpreted in the light of new scientific discoveries. (Source: www.man.es/man/en/museo/elnuevo-museo)

www.spainisculture.com/en/museos/madrid/museo_arqueologico_nacional.html

New Release: Crímenes que no olvidaré by Alicia Giménez Bartlett

https://i2.wp.com/static3.planetadelibros.com/usuaris/libros/fotos/173/tam_1/crimenes-que-no-olvidare_9788423348831.jpgCrímenes que no olvidaré (Crimes I Won’t Forget) is the tenth instalment in the Petra Delicado series by Spanish crime writer Alicia Giménez Bartlett. According to Wikipedia the Petra Delicado novels have been published in various languages and are very popular in Germany and Italy. 

The list of books in the series are:

  • Ritos de muerte (Grijalbo-Mondadori, 1996) English title: Death Rites (Europa editions, 2008) my review is here.
  • Día de perros (Grijalbo-Mondadori, 1997) English title: Dog Day (Europa editions, 2006) my review is here.
  • Mensajeros de la oscuridad (Plaza & Janés, 1999) English title: Prime Time Suspect (Europa editions, 2007)
  • Muertos de papel (Plaza & Janés, 2000)
  • Serpientes en el paraíso (Planeta, 2002)
  • Un barco cargado de arroz (Planeta, 2004)
  • Nido vacío (Planeta, 2007)
  • El silencio de los claustros (Destino, 2009)
  • Nadie quiere saber (Destino, 2013)
  • Crímenes que no olvidaré (Destino, 2015)

See also Alicia Giménez Bartlett page at Europa Editions

Alicia Giménez Bartlett won the Pepe Carvalho Award for crime fiction in 2015. The Pepe Carvalho prize is named after the protagonist of the Spanish writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s detective novels. Previous award winners include Francisco González Ledesma, Henning Mankell, P. D. James, Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, Andreu Martín, Petros Márkaris, Maj Sjöwall and Andrea Camilleri, not a bad company.

Alicia Giménez Bartlett receives the Pepe Carvalho Award