The Casa de Serralves, in Oporto, is commemorating two important moments: its reopening, following the completion of restoration works designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and the exhibition of Joan Miró with the theme Signs and Figuration. Owned by the Portuguese state, this magnificent collection includes works from six decades, by the artist born in Spain in the city of Barcelona in 1893. Signs and Figuration covers the years from 1924 to 1981 and has been created on the basis of 85 pieces by the artist, and much of the author’s restlessness can be seen among paintings, sculptures, drawings and tapestries. Robert Lubar Messeri, curator of the exhibition, reveals that it has not followed any linear model, nor is there any chronological order, but that there has been a huge concern for the aesthetic. In addition to this project you also can see how conservation work is carried out, which normally takes place in places away from the public eye.