THE EXHIBITION ABOUT THE RAVETLLAT-PLA INSTITUTE IN THE HOUSE MUSEUM OF THE RAMON PLA ARMENGOL FOUNDATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
The Institut-Laboratori Ravetllat-Pla exhibition opened to the public on December 15th, 2019, coinciding with the inauguration by Barcelona City Council of the ‘Jardins del Doctor Pla i Armengol’.
The Ravetllat-Pla Institute was one of the first pharmaceutical laboratories in the country. Dedicated to studying tuberculosis and producing drugs against this disease, it developed a successful activity between 1923 and 1980.
The permanent exhibition of around a hundred objects occupies some of the old facilities of this laboratory, specifically on the ground floor of Mas Ravellat-Pla, now the Museum House of the Ramon Pla i Armengol Foundation. At the same time, the iconography, photographs and video that accompany the exhibition allow us to know the history of the Institute and appreciate what its admirable facilities were like and how the scientific, industrial and commercial process took place at that time.
The exhibition offers to the public a sample of the rich scientific, documentary and graphic material that was bequeathed by Dr. Nuria Pla, director of the Institute from 1940, and which has been cataloged and studied at the Autonomous University of Barcelona throughout more than a decade by researchers from the History of Medicine Unit, specifically from the Center for the History of Science or CEHIC. The exhibition has been commissioned by Dr. Carles Acosta Rizo, Associate Professor at the UAB and member of the CEHIC.