On May the 18th Granada celebrates the International Museum Day 2018 with a varied and interesting program that includes a hundred of proposal for all audiences, some of which will last throughout the weekend.
Organized every year in May and coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the event aims to raise awareness of the importance of these cultural sites at a social level. Indeed, this edition has been organized under the motto “Hyperconnected museums: new approaches, new audiences”, in order to highlight the new possibilities offered by the meeting between information technologies and the management of museums in relation to society.
Free museums and activities
The program of free cultural activities this year provides for open days, guided tours, exhibitions, concerts, screenings and workshops for all tastes.
For instance, among the museums that participate in open days there are the Casa de Zafra, (on May the 18th, the 19th and the 20th, from 9am to 2:30pm and from 5pm to 8:30pm); the Federico García Lorca Center (on May the 18th and the 19th, from 11am to 2pm and from 6pm to 9pm, and on the 20th from 11am to 2pm); the José Guerrero Center (on May the 18th, from 10.30am to 2pm and from 4.30pm to 9pm); and the Manuel de Falla House Museum (on May the 18th, from 10am to 5pm). In addition, it will be possible to visit the Museum of the Royal Chapel enjoying the collection of the museum with the new lighting recently installed, and all visitors to the San Juan de Dios Archive-Museum – House of Pisa will receive a tree seedling for the initiative “Museums give life”.
For more information about the event, open days and activities, click here.
The Archeological Museum
In Granada the main attraction will be the reopening of the Archeological Museum, which includes a collection, structures on two levels, around a Renaissance courtyard, with archaeological finds from the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras, as well as Phoenician, Roman, Iberian and Arab pieces of extraordinary value. Although it is a partial rehabilitation, it will undoubtedly be a good chance to visit one of the most interesting museums in the city, which reopens its doors after being closed for almost ten years due to maintenance works.