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EXHIBITIONISM Lanzarote Celebrates Museum Day

Monday May 16, 2016

EXHIBITIONISM Lanzarote Celebrates Museum Day

It's International Museum Day this coming Wednesday May 18th and Lanzarote will be joining the celebrations. With the inauguration of two new exhibition spaces at the Pirate Museum in Teguise and free entry to the Museum of International and Contemporary Art and the Casa Amarilla, both in Arrecife.

Since its inception back in 1977 this worldwide event has come to encompass more than 35,000 museums in 145 countries and is designed to raise awareness of the importance of these spaces as a means of cultural exchange and enrichment.

The Pirate Museum is housed within the walls of the Castillo Santa Barbara, which sits atop Mount Guanapay overlooking the former island capital of Teguise. This impressive edifice was once the island's early warning system during the prolonged periods of naval raids back in the 16th and 17th centuries and provides a fascinating insight into this piratical period. Two new spaces will be opened to the public on Wednesday and the Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 16.00, with admission costing €3 for adults and €1.80 for children.

Elsewhere tourists can enjoy free entry to MIAC, which is housed in the Castillo San Jose just on the outskirts of Arrecife, where they can take in a small display of modern art pieces as well as an exhibition focusing on the new Museo Atlantico project which is scheduled to open off the shores of Playa Blanca in January 2017. Along with free entry to the Casa Amarilla, situated in Calle Leon Y Castillo, which is currently staging Journey Through Celluloid, which documents Lanzarote's starring role in numerous major film productions over the last 50 years.

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