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Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Museum of the Antequera Town was created as
The origin of the Museum of the Antequera town is the “Municipal Archaeological Museum” designed by the archaeologist, Mr. Rodrigo Amador de los Ríos, in 1908. In 1966, by a Ministerial Order, the Municipal Museum was moved to its current location, an 18th century building, the current Palace of Nájera, which underwent a significant remodelling and extension in 2010. The resulting complex measures around five thousand square meters, being half of them aimed to exhibition rooms. It has become one of the most outstanding museums within the municipal Andalusian community.
The MVCA singularity lies in the excellent quality of its collections, the surprising good maintenance state of its master works and in the variety of what has been accumulated along centuries by the former town councils and church institutions, besides the archaeological collections and other acquisitions achieved by those who took charge of the artistic enrichment of the institution when created the first Municipal Museum at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Museum of the Antequera Town shows the history of the “Antequera’s Lands” in a general, complete, chronological and illustrative way through a selection of its most representative archaeological, historical and artistic vestiges.
The following theme areas are part of the Museum’s permanent exhibition:
– Symbols of the Town
– Material Culture of Prehistory and Proto-History, with special emphasis on Megalithism and Chalcolithic period.
– Funerary rites in Roman times. Daily life and sculptural repertoire of the Roman Villas
– The Efebo (Adonis) of Antequera.
– The Rome Epigraphic Collection.
– Early Christian, Visigoth and Medieval expressions.
– Transition from Medieval village to Renaissance town.
– Pedro de Mena sculputure.
– The paintings of Antonio Mohedano.
– Baroque painting and sculpture. Pedro A. Bocanegra and Juan Correa.
– Iconography of the Baroque devotions
– Silverworks from 15th-18th centuries.
– Jewellery of the Marian images.
– Religious ornaments. Textiles and embroideries from 16th and 17th centuries. – Baroque painting and sculpture. Pedro A. Bocanegra and Juan Correa.
– Painting and Sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
– The paintings of Jose María Fernández – The paintings of Cristóbal Toral.
Besides the permanent exhibitions, the Museum organizes cultural activities and workshops which are a reference for all the Antequera citizens and visitors.
360º IMMERSION ROOM
Front-2 Immersion Room. The MVCA is aware that the so called new technologies are already part of our daily life and, thus, it offers the visitors a unique patrimonial experience through an innovative 360º Immersion Room. From April, all the people who come to our Museum will have the possibility of experiencing the feeling of “Correr las Vegas” (running in front of the thrones) in the Antequera Holy Week. Thanks to this opportunity, the people with disabilities,children and seniors will have this experience at any time of the year.
New museography contents are already being designed for this project, such a historical reproduction of a funerary rite inside the Menga Dolmen in the middle of the summer solstice, the experience of a visit to the Caminito del Rey or a hiking route in the core of the El Torcal of Antequera.
The visit to the Immersion Room is included in the MVCA entry ticket. It is recommended to book through the Phone Number (0034) 952 708 300.
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