The Councilor for Culture MijasVerónica Ensberg, announced this Friday that the House Museum will open its doors for free to visitors for International Museum Day, an initiative that will not be the only one scheduled by the area to celebrate this event on May 18.
“From the Historical Ethnological Museum of Mijas we join this beautiful initiative to celebrate International Museum Day with a open day so that all the people of Mijas can come to know the historical heritage and the rich culture that this space of Mijas Pueblo houses”, he detailed.
The mayor has advanced that that same day “music and cultural heritage go hand in hand starting at 7:00 p.m. with a concert clarinet quartet by Malacitana, four clarinetists from Malaga who are having great success and who will make us live a very special day in the courtyard of the House Museum”.
The Malacitana Quartet was born in Malaga at the beginning of 2014 by four young clarinettists, Antonio Ortega, Carlos Arrabal, David Pérez and Víctor Santiago. This group has held concerts throughout the province of Malaga and now they will stop at the House Museum with a very special repertoire made up of works by Albéniz, Bizet or Piazzola to the delight of music lovers.
For his part, the Historical Ethnological Museum of Mijas, better known as the House Museum, it is located in the old Town Hall of the town. Inside, there are not only farming and fishing utensils, oil mills, a cellar or a kitchen, but it also houses a reference center for the exhibition of traveling art collections and local crafts. Its hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
They have recalled from the City Council that the International Museum Day was created in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to raise public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Since then, the popularity of the event has not stopped growing, becoming an unmissable event for all the Andalusian museums that open to the public for free on this day.