The Documentation Centre of the Fundación Ernesto Ventós specializes in the contemporary art of the last decades of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first, with a fonds of books and catalogues devoted to the artists whose work is the basis of the colección olorVISUAL, a number of which have a personal dedication to the collector Ernesto Ventós Omedes accompanied by a drawing, as for instance in the case of Amat, Brossa, Tàpies. The archive also includes correspondence and other documents relating to the acquisition of works for the collection.
The Documentation Centre also has copies of the many catalogues produced by more than twenty leading museums and art centres for shows based on the olorVISUAL collection and for exhibitions by NASEVO, the pseudonym Ernesto Ventós used for his work as an artist. In addition, there is an important collection of books on the subject of the sense of smell and perfume, which were the collector and visual artist’s profession and great passion.
Curators, researchers and university students who wish to consult or do work on the fonds should contact the Foundation by e-mail to request facilitate access at agreed times.
The Documentation Centre of the Fundación Ernesto Ventós is in Colònia Güell, a heritage site 25 km from the centre of Barcelona.
Recinto Industrial Colonia Güell
carrer Tint Vell (D), núm. 29
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló