To celebrate the big museum festival, the Bolarque Museum is holding an open day on Saturday 18 May, from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday 19 May, from 10 am to 2 pm, as well as a guided tour of its permanent exhibition on Sunday 19, from 11 am.
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977, to raise public awareness of the role museums play in the development of society. The theme chosen for 2019, “Museums as cultural hubs. The future of tradition”, will focus on the new roles that museums play as active players in their communities. Museums are constantly reinventing themselves so they become even more innovative, public-focused, community-oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile.
The Bolarque Museum was opened in 1977 with a mission to conserve industrial heritage through its collection, capable of telling the story of the country’s energy sector. At present, there are over 1,000 pieces in the museum collection, including original items and documents, period furniture and large machinery. Furthermore, the collection of photographs showing the construction and operation of the Salto de Bolarque Hydropower Plant is especially notable.