«Them and Us» activities program

We continue with the program of parallel activities of the exhibition «Them and Us» with more conferences, round tables, screenings, mediation actions with public-speakers and educational workshops to enjoy with family until the end of the year , as well as competitions to promote the creativity of the youngest people based on critical and reflective perspectives, in collaboration with different entities and leading figures from the local, national and international context.

All the activities arise from the research process produced through the transversality and the network work of the museum team, focusing on the dynamics, peculiarities and advances that have been promoted in relation to the interaction between non-human animals and humans.

Cultural Activities

  • December 11, 2018, 7 pm
    Activation of the exhibition in the showroom
    Room floor 0. Free entry activity
    Participants: Vesna Mímica and the director of Es Baluard, Nekane Aramburu

The visit will consist of a tour commented by the artist and Chilean activist Vesna Mímica with Nekane Aramburu, in order to highlight different aspects of the selection of works that are part of the curatorial proposal, and which aims at the end, analyze the relationship between human and non-human animals.

  • December 12, 2018, 7 pm
    Round table about legislation on abuse and animal welfare
    Auditori. Free entry activity
    Participants: Manuel Molina, lawyer of the Asociación Balear de Abogados de Derechos de Animales (ABADA); the director of AnimaNaturalis Spain, Aïda Gascón; deputy of the Balearic parliament, Carlos Saura; Olga Coego, vice president of Baldea and María Jesús Campos Barciela, judge, as a moderator of debat.

To what extent does the law contemplate the abandonment of animals, the sale between individuals or the spectacles that involve the exercise of violence over them? What kind of penalties do these practices involve?

Are laws reflecting social change and raising awareness about animal life? In an autonomous community like the Balearic, a pioneer in legislation (law of bloodless bulls, sentences against abuse…) we must continue to reflect on all issues that affect animal protection.

Mija is a girl who lives on a farm in Gangwon, on a remote mountain in South Korea. There he takes care of a giant sow, Okja. Everything will change when the big multinational Mirando Corporation that ambitions to turn it into meat, try to take the mascot to New York. Mija will come to your rescue and get help from environmentalists who are against the plans of the company.

  • January 10, 2019, 7 pm
    Round table: Conversation about Menorcan horses: between art and the ecosystem
    Space: Can Saura Miret. Carrer del Santíssim, 2 07760, Ciutadella de Menorca
    Free activity

A meeting based on the exhibition «Them and Us» to discuss some issues of the relationship between humans and non-human animals, ways of thinking and dialogues that in this case take the Menorcan horses as a starting point between tradition and modernity. In this conversation they will participate: the cultural manager Mariona Fernández, responsible for Talleres Islados, director of the art school CREAE, Virginia Torrego and Josep Marquès Oleo, representative of the Associació dels Criadors i Propietaris de Cavalls Menorquins  along with Nekane Aramburu, director of Es Baluard and curator of the currently shows up in the museum.

  • January 24, 2019, 7 pm
    Round table: About antispecisms and feminisms
    Place: Auditori
    Free activity

Sexism and speculation are forms of discrimination manifested in oppressive patterns of hierarchy and domination. Morally it has been considered that the ability to suffer and enjoy the lives of human and non-human animals are the same. Therefore, the feminist struggle for equality and against discrimination is also, necessarily, antispecialist. Participants: Ruth Toledano, animal rights activist, editor of the blog El Caballo de Nietzsche, in eldiario.es and creator and promoter of Animal Capital, art, culture and animalism project; the journalist Carmen Buades and the teacher, Estela Díaz.

  • 1, 2, and 3 February 2019
    Photography workshop: «Exploring the sky: The paths of endless search» with Juan del Junco
    Time: 11.00 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm
    Space: Auditori and practical exit
    Payment activity with inscription € 50 (with 10% discount for Members of the museum)

The workshop is formulated through an artistic practice, in a variable time, resorting to the strategies linked to the work of Juan del Junco, artist present in the Permanent Collection of Es Baluard: the approach to the natural world, the paradox between science and emotion, experience in the landscape and formal processes linked to the archive and conceptual art.


  • October 20, 27 and 10, 17, November 24, 2018, 11 am.
    Moc la cua, estic content!! (I move the tail, I’m happy!)
    Workshop for families with children from 3 to 5 years old.
    Activity in collaboration with S’Hort Vell. Pre-booking.
    Price: 1€ per child.

Do you want to know about Jazz and Na Nuss and learn how to communicate with them? Come to participate in this workshop where, from the visit to the exhibition and the dynamics that will be proposed by the professionals of the S’Hort Vell canine intervention unit, we will learn that there are many different ways of communication, both human as animals.

We propose you to participate in the new edition of this contest, aimed at all young people, from 13 to 17 years old, who have made photography an element more in your daily life. The subject of the photographs is Them and you, alluding to the temporary exhibition of the museum. In them it is intended that the participants show their relationship with the animal world, and will value the critical sense and responsibility on the subject.

The sea is present in our day to day life. With this activity linked to the exhibition and by the professionals of Palma Aquarium, we will learn about its secrets and learn how important is to conserve and protect it.

  • 3 and 4 January 2019 at 10 am
    Sensacions al galop!! (Galloping sensations)
    Christmas intergenerational workshop for children aged 6 to 12 with their grandparents.
    Project in collaboration with S’Hort Vell, Intervention Unit with horses.
    Price: 3€ per child (includes transport). Bookings and payment from 20 November to 20 December or until full capacity is reached.

The bond between grandparents and children are special, we will have the opportunity to strengthen them enjoying a morning together. After visiting the exhibition «Them and Us» we will go to S’Hort Vell (Biniali) to meet the centre´s horses and share with them this special relationship between the two generations.


  • Every Friday from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm
    Mediation actions in the room with the public in the exhibition hall.
    Floor 0.
  • From December 12 to December 16.
    Informative point of associations for life of animals.
    Intermedi. Access from the exhibition hall «Them and Us»

As of December 12, a group of pro-animal associations will be in the Intermedi with different points of information and dissemination of their actions during the museum’s regular hours (Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm).

Among the organizations and collaborators are Baldea, SOS Animal, S’hort Vell, Sonrisa Animal (con Luis Bovino), Animaerea, Nieves Martín, Associació Animalista Llucmajor, Centro Canino Internacional, Assaib and Colonia Tramuntana.

  • January 16 and 17, 2019, 6.30 pm
    Vostellito invites its friends
    Free entry

Vostellito is a pug puppy, the main character of Pedro Vidal’s art project in which expressions intimacy threaten by media pressure is disputed, but also the role of artists’ production in human society. After its appearing at the «Them and Us» opening, Vostellito invites its pug friends the 16th of January and other dogs the 17th of January to share its artistic experience at the Intermedi in Es Baluard.

  • 20th of January, 2019, at 11 am and at 12 pm
    Guided tour by the Col·legi Oficial de Guies Turístics de les Illes Balears
    Language: German.
    Free activity with donation.
    Sign up at mediacio@esbaluard.org
Cultural Education
21st November 2018 → 3rd February 2019

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