Room 56A in the Prado’s Villanueva Building has reopened with a new installation. The ‘Jheronimus Bosch Gallery’ was closed since March when the museum was forced to close due to Covid-19 regulations. In the now reopened gallery visitors can see a new display that offers a clearer vision of the works and an optimal use of space. New supports have been designed and made for three of the triptychs and the gallery now has a table-case, a new lighting system, new graphics and a screen which shows enlarged details of the works.
While the paintings remain in the same locations within the gallery, some formal aspects of the previous installation needed updating and improving. For this reason the display has been modified to gain more circulation space for visitors, improve the accessibility of the works, individualize the lighting of the different triptychs to enhance the overall viewing experience of all the paintings on display and take into account the requirements deriving from the implementation of the Emergency Protection of Collections Plan.
The installation of the new room can be seen in the video below.