Alicante returns to the streets on International Museum Day

Municipal cultural centers (MACA, Las Cigarreras, Lonja, MUSA and Tabarca Museum), province (MARQ, Mubag and Juan Gil Albert Institute), museum Ocean Race, MUA and Alicante Water Museum They are reuniting to return to normal in the special program for the International Museum Day celebrated on May 18, but it will be between 13-22, when events for all audiences will take place.

If in 2020 DIM was completely virtual and was postponed to November and replaced online and in-person programming in 2021, then this 2022 museums have joined forces again to open their doors and go out.

This year, the city’s museums are updated and promoted. new partner website Culture and heritage, which provides a single tool for all actors involved in the promotion of culture and tourism in Alicante to showcase art-related content, showing the identity of each and consolidating the activity of all institutions into one space.

The website, based on RSS technology, collects information from specific pages of each museum and also allows the management of their own space by the technicians of each institution, making the maintenance very functional.

provincial museums

“The Power of Museums” This year’s motto is the festival, which was founded in 1977 by International Council of Museums (ICOM) It was established to raise public awareness that “museums are an important environment for cultural exchange”. The slogan alludes to the fact that museums have the power to transform the world around us. As unique places of discovery, they teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas, two key steps to building a better future.

Vice President of Diputación de Alicante, Julia ParraHe emphasized that “On this International Day of Museums, we have a lot to celebrate because of the important dynamic role played by all our cultural centers in a province like Alicante.” The head of culture said, “A great effort has been made to present this year. a wide range of events for all audiences in BRAND first of all it will be about the international exhibition gladiators. Colosseum Heroes and in Mubagwith permanent exhibition XIX century. gathering under the lightwith a wide representation of the collection Prado National Museum”. The deputy also underlined the point Cultural Institute of Alicante Juan Gil-Albertwill participate in a special cultural program,” he said.

A view from the “Gladiators” exhibition at MARQ. ALEX DOMINGUEZ

municipal centers

Cultural Consultant, Anthony Manresawanted to “emphasize the importance that a return to normalcy after this two-year pandemic allows the city’s museums and cultural centers to reunite, to re-celebrate one of its most well-known events.” “DIM has always been a meeting point for young and old, thanks to the numerous proposals of the participating centres, all audiences without exception experience the city’s cultural offer more than ever before.”


This University of Alicante Museum In the words of the (MUA) Vice-Chancellor for Culture, Sport and University Extension, Catalina Iliescu is participating in the DIM celebrations with a program of events that highlights the university museum’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the creation of communities. ”

Water Museum

Martin SanzAguas de Alicante Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs emphasized that in Aguas de Alicante “we believe in the power of alliances and cooperation in all areas. On this occasion and as a result of joint work with all the museums of the city”. The result of Alicante is a complete program of activities for citizens to enjoy”.

Around the Alicante Water Museum, a variety of recreational activities open to all this go dramatized visits visiting the old town the museum itself or a magic performance for families up to in a batu outside of our facilities.

“Alicante Water Museum is a reference site for hosting all kinds of water, beyond its purpose of creating environmental awareness on water. cultural projects It is introduced by the company in cooperation with different institutions and organizations”.

Ocean Race Museum

Jan Pérez, director of The Ocean Race Museum, “at the same time attending DIM, is the only museum in the world dedicated to sailing the world. Free activities for the whole family on Saturday 21 and Sunday. guided visits, workshops on navigation and sustainability for the little ones, the visitable boat Brasil 1, which circumnavigated the world in the 2005-06 edition, or racing simulator to experience firsthand the feeling of going to an Open 70.

Also on a Saturday afternoonpoetry recital and dance show We will enjoy a storytelling yoga session dedicated to the oceans and to experience the power of museums once again on Sunday”.

Museum hours.

MUA: The museum is on Wednesday, May 18, Friday, May 20, at its usual time between 10:00 – 20:00; It is open between 10:00 and 14:00 on 22 Sundays and between 10:00 and 20:00 on 21 Saturdays.

rotten: It will open at its usual time from 10:00 to 20:00 on May 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21, and from 10:00 to 14:00 on May 15 and 22.

OCEAN RACING MUSEUM: It is opened on Saturday, the 21st, from 10:00 to 20:00 during special hours, and on the 22nd, from 10:00 to 14:00 on Sunday.

MUBAG: The museum will remain open during normal hours.

BRAND: The museum is open to visitors between 10.00 – 20.00 on Wednesday, May 18, 10.00 – 20.00 on Saturday, 21st, and 10.00 – 14.00 on Sunday, 22nd. The archaeological sites of Lucentum, Illeta dels Banyets and Torre de la Almudaina will maintain their usual opening hours.

JUAN GIL ALBERT INSTITUTE: The center is open during normal hours.

cigar boxes: The center opens at its usual hours, on Saturday, 21st from 10:00 to 23:00.

NEW TABARCA MUSEUM: The museum will remain open during normal hours.

MUSE: The museum will remain open during normal hours.

WATER MUSEUM: The museum is open between 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00 on Saturday 21st, and 10:00-14:00 on 22nd Sunday.

MARKET FAIR HALL: Open during normal hours

Visitors visiting any of the participating museums and centers can take home a magnet with an image chosen by each and made for the event.

Source: Informacion


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