Inaugural meeting of Amics del Museu de Xàbia on Wednesday 24 October
Amics, amigos, friends, freunde, amis – all are invited to the launch of the Amics del Museu de Xabia (AMUX) or Friends of the Museum of Xàbia, a new association open to anyone interested in the history and cultural heritage of Xàbia, The inaugural meeting takes place on Wednesday 24 October at 7 pm in the Museum of Xabia.
The programme of events envisaged includes lectures and talks, excursions to other museums, archaeological and historical sites and workshops on specific areas of interest. Support for the museum is also planned through projects such as the digital preservation of old photographs of Xàbia and the recording of citizen’s memories..
Two events for members are already organised for this year – a visit to the Ermita of San Joan and a guided tour of the museum building, often overlooked when viewing the exhibits.. But the committee – all volunteers - want to hear suggestions from ‘Friends and Amics’ before planning the 2013 programme Annual membership will cost 10 euros.
AMUX has grown out of an on-going translation project undertaken by a volunteer group of English-speaking residents.. So far they have translated into English the main information panels in the museum, as well as leaflets and panels for special exhibitions, enabling visitors to have a greater understanding of the town’s history and development. It is hoped that AMUX will encourage volunteers to translate the museum texts into other languages, such as French and German.
The initial idea of a ‘Friends’ association arose after the successful 2008 course on Xàbia’s history organised by museum director Ximo Bolufer for UNED (National University of Distance Education, known in Spanish as Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).
Anyone interested in joining or knowing more about the association but unable to come to the inaugural meeting can contact AMUX on firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the museum itself. The Museum Soler Blasco is situated in the heart of the Old Town. Plaça dels Germans Segarra 1, Xàbia.
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