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This section has two aims. Firstly, that of being a platform for the dissemination of knowledge generated by the Museum's publishing activities; and secondly, that of encouraging the creation of a body of scholarly texts on art in the Basque language, making a significant volume of information in this language available to the academic community and the interested public at large while simultaneously furthering lexicographic endeavour in this field.

Since the time it was founded, the Museum's missions have included research into the subject of art history, with a particular focus on the study of its own collection. The result of this activity is an extensive series of publications on paper, including exhibition catalogues, collection guides and periodical publications of a scholarly nature.

Reproduced here is a series of texts of particular importance that have previously been published on paper and which are now being republished in a format appropriate for reading on screen or for printing out at home. They can be downloaded in Spanish and Basque and in most cases in English.

All the texts are published under an international Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons licence (BY-NC-ND), version 4.0. They can therefore be circulated, copied and reproduced (with no alteration to the contents), but for educational and research purposes only and always citing its author and provenance. They may not be used commercially. The terms and conditions of this type of licence are available for consultation at:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode

Using and copying images are prohibited unless expressly authorised by the owners of the photographs and/or copyright of the works.

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  • La mirada de Goya: retratos innovadores para personajes de excepción
    La mirada de Goya: retratos innovadores para personajes de excepción Manuela B. Mena Marqués [Not available in english]
  • A funerary relief from Palmyra in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
    A funerary relief from Palmyra in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Ramón Corzo Sánchez Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • Contexts for a fragment. On some thirteenth-century mural paintings from the cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
    Contexts for a fragment. On some thirteenth-century mural paintings from the cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Marta Bertran Armadans; Anna Orriols Alsina Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • <em>The Descent from the Cross</em> in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum: a small manifesto of Brussels School Painting
    The Descent from the Cross in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum: a small manifesto of Brussels School Painting Elodie De Zutter Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • Baroque Masterpieces representing Mary Immaculate and her Assumption in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
    Baroque Masterpieces representing Mary Immaculate and her Assumption in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • <em>Self-portrait with Studio Interior</em> by Antonio Gisbert in the collection of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
    Self-portrait with Studio Interior by Antonio Gisbert in the collection of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Luis Alberto Pérez Velarde Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • <em>Tristan and Isolde. Death</em> by Rogelio de Egusquiza
    Tristan and Isolde. Death by Rogelio de Egusquiza Lourdes Jiménez Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • Valentín Dueñas in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
    Valentín Dueñas in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum María Soto Cano Published in: Buletina = Boletín = Bulletin. Bilbao : Bilboko Arte Ederren Museoa = Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao = Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, no. 10, 2016
  • Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea (1963-2016)
    Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea (1963-2016) Javier Viar Original text published in the catalogue of the exhibition "Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea. Retrospective (1963-2016)" held at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (18 October 2016 to 16 January 2017)
  • Conditio humana: the image of the human being in the mirror of hyperrealist sculpture
    Conditio humana: the image of the human being in the mirror of hyperrealist sculpture Otto Letze; Argiro Mavromatis Original text published in the catalogue of the exhibition "Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016" held at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (7 June to 26 September 2016)