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The Ethnographic Museum and Natural Sciences reopens with an exhibition entomological (18/03/2011)

Jumilla Mayor Francisco Abellán and CEO of Tourism, Marina Garcia inaugurated the renovation work on the second floor of the Museum of Ethnography and Natural Sciences' Jerónimo Molina. "

At the same time has opened an exhibition of the Entomological Collection Francisco Gonzalez has been assigned to this institution.

It has also been placed in this museum, the bust of Jerónimo Molina, made by sculptor Eduardo Berinstain and exposed the image of Santa Catalina and the paintings of Santa Maria de Gracia and the Assumption restored by the Restoration Center Region Murcia.

The papers have a total budget of 194,800 euros, 120,000 euros of which are provided by the Commonwealth Travel Services of the Northeast (where the City Council makes its annual contribution) and the remaining 74,800 euros from the Directorate General of Fine Arts.

The wording of the project has been by Joaquín Pérez and has been executed by the company Euloman.

Work on the second floor consisted, among other actions, in a reinforcement of the floor, plaster casts and chopped back.

In addition, the paving has been renewed, has expanded the electrical installation has provided a new distribution and extended the ladder to the loft.

In the attic were recovered forged through metal profiles, the area has been paved and renovated with wood railing.

As for housing rehabilitation, the works included the removal of board and tile existing hurdle for later reuse, and plates were placed insulation, and a curved tile old coverage.

In addition, furniture was purchased to equip the museum.

The whole project includes the renovation of the plant, where to house the butterfly exhibition, with the extension of a light-controlled room, location of office to museum management, laboratory preparation of insects for display and storage area for those insects to keep them in good working temperature.

Finally, we have glass windows, we have proceeded to the lighting and placement of the floor.

A portion of the painting on the second floor have been made by the workshop of the School of Painting Workshop.

In the event, which was also attended by various council members of the corporation, as well as several relatives of Francisco González, the director of the Museum and a large audience Cayetano Herrero, Francisco Abellán has stated that "the Consortium are involved in the three administrations, for noble aim is that this museum has been closed for various reasons. "

He wished that "we have many visitors and the Autonomous Region continues to help us in the best of its possibilities," the mayor said he also recognized the work done by the councilman of Culture Joan Guardiola, absent finding themselves in a tourism fair in Terrassa.

For its part, Marina Garcia stressed that the center is emblematic of the city, as it is one of the first museums of ethnography, which opened in the region and is a hallmark of Jumilla.

The Director General of Tourism said, "We also are working to retrieve other items of cultural heritage of the city, as it demonstrates the openness of the courtyard of the castle and from the tourism point of view, the implementation of the routes the wine they are working very well for several years. "

The councilman of Culture, Juan Guardiola has also reported that "there have been significant donations are expected to conclude before the end of next month and also on Tuesday, 22 opens in the Exhibition Hall of the exhibition of paintings Temporary 'Color' of Esmagi.

Entomological Collection donated by Francisco González

The museum houses an exhibition of the Entomological Collection donated by Francisco González.

The collection includes over 2,500 saved and is the work of more than 50 years, "but have yet to bring 5,000 more, a collection that is the product of many illusions and satisfaction, which has involved my wife who has helped and supported me" Gonzalez said.

His friend said Lencina Jumillano Francisco "Paco Gonzalez is the most senior entomologist of the Region of Murcia and has decided to donate his collection to the museum, to endure over time and not lost in time."

For his part, Francisco González also said that "the main reason of this grant is the love I have for this city and Paco I consider as my son and because Jumilla, in the region is culturally very important area, and the proof is the museum where we are, there is none like it either in the region or throughout the southeast. "

He added that "this museum deserves to be well known and reported."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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