Palma.—The old Torrents Llado Museum in calle Portella in Palma has been given a new lease of life by German art dealer Wolfgang Hornke.
The collection of work by Xim Torrents has given way to a huge collection of graphic work by Salvador Dali and Hornke has also recuperated the original name of the museum, Can Morey de Santamarti which is what the building was called at the turn of the 20th century.

The vast collection of work by Dali which is on show in the museum from 9.30am to 8.30pm daily comes from the private collection of a French family who were Dali's neighbours in Cadaques.

Hornke first staged an exhibition of some of the collection some five years ago in Inca and it was a great success and it made him realise that there was not a permanent exhibition of Dali's work on the island but there was a great level of interest and demand. “But now, my dream has become a reality and to host it in Palma is perfect because of the largest population and the vast number of visitors the city attracts,” he explained.

Hornke has secured a deal with the Torrents family who own the museum to use the building for the next ten years.
The Medieval building is an ideal site for a museum because it has 18 rooms.
Most will be used for the exhibition while some of the downstairs rooms will be used as an audio visual centre screening films made with the legendary director Luis Buñuel.

The exhibition is extremely varied with works by Dali dating from the 30s, 60s and 70s.


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