THE leading Balearic savings bank Sa Nostra, Spanish airport authority AENA and Cabildo, the institution which governs Palma Cathedral, have apparently agreed to help provide the money needed for Majorcan artist Miguel Barceló to complete his work in St. Peter's Chapel. Last week the Balearic government and Palma City Council said they would provide the necessary funds to help Barceló complete his work which also includes a mural and the installation of stained glass windows and illumination. The Fundació Art a la Seu, the foundation which was set up to pay for the work, was granted a million euros by the government and city council last week for the stained glass windows and an unspecified amount of lighting, but it is understood that Sa Nostra, AENA and Cabildo will now help the local authorities cover the cost. The first phase of the work has cost 2.5 million euros and includes a ceramic mural depicting the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
It is now hoped that, with the funding secure, the work will be completed before the end of next year.
It appears that the much needed funds have been forthcoming because of fears Barceló*s work would remain unfinished.