18-05-2015Jason Moore

Following a three-month delay after restoration work was completed, the Museum of Majorca in Palma will finally be officially reopened today, with doors being open to the general public from tomorrow.
The renovation has been ongoing for some years, starting in 2009 when some rooms had to be closed in order that emergency work could be carried out, especially to the rooms in Ca la Gran Cristina.
Various pieces were then moved into storage at Son Tous and the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre, which was the temporary location for the museum between 2012 and 2013, while comprehensive renovation was undertaken at a cost of over three million euros.
Some rooms at the museum were open to the public in May for International Museum Day, but organising the official reopening has taken time.
The national secretary-of-state for culture, José María Lassalle, will preside over the ceremony this evening, though one important project - for the archaeology section - has not yet been undertaken: a tender for work for this is to be issued in the next few months, with the hope that the project will be finished by the end of next year or the start of 2017.
 After the inauguration, the culture secretary will also visit the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, having been invited by its board. It has received, for the first time, a government subvention (worth 40,000 euros), and the culture secretary is aware of the value that Miró promotion has for tourism and for Majorca; there are currently four exhibitions running in Malaga, Germany, Holland and Brazil.
The Museum of Majorca’s hours will be as they used to be: Tuesday-Friday 10a.m-6p.m and Saturday-Sunday 11a.m-2p.m.

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