The town of Turre is once again refusing to accept a multi million euro art donation offered by the town’s old doctor. Dr Blas Carrillo, a now retired yet still famous gynocologist who is from Turre, has accumulated an art collection worth several million euros. Most of his collection come from famous local artists, or were made in the area, especially during the “Indalecio” art movement years. He has some 350 paintings, 300 sculptures, 512 Continue reading Turre again refuses multi-million euro art donation→
The Museum of Almería has been declared a “Top Choice 2015” by the Lianorg Guide, an influential Chinese guidebook which helps Chinese & Japanese tourists plan their Western holidays. The award was given based on feedback by tourists to the Museum during 2014, as well as a visit by the local representative of the guide, who praised the Museum’s hard work in putting up information in both Chinese & Japanese. Director Arturo del Pino said Continue reading Almería’s museum given top marks by influential Chinese guide book→
We learn today that Juan Bonillo, a retired truck driver living in his native Almería city, has amassed a collected of over 24,000 keyrings over the last 40 years. Juan has turned his hobby into his passion since his retirement, and has completely outfitted his garage where he used to keep his truck into a small museum. He has personally built all of the stands which display his collection, and can proudly show you any Continue reading Almeria chap collects 24,000 keyrings→
And this time, they’ve remembered to include a bull. It’s taken 10 years and 3,5 million euros to refit the museum, but the Museo Taurino de Córdoba has finally reopened to the public. But, with an eye to the change in public opinion, the gist of the museum has changed slightly – it’s now more about the bulls than the bullfighters.
A major new guitar museum, the “Antonio de Torres”, has opened in Almeria city. This despite the fact that we don’t make guitars, don’t really play them, and have no tradition of flamenco in this area. Anyway, it seems that the famed guitar maker “Antonio de Torres” (1817-1892) was originally from Almeria. His Wikipedia entry says that “Torres is as revered among guitarists as Antonio Stradivari is revered among violinists.” Can’t say I’d ever heard Continue reading Guitar museum opens in Almeria→