SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The representatives of the delegation of the Rodin Museum in Paris, who this Thursday visited Santa Cruz de Tenerife to see the future installations of the museum on the island, have endorsed the Viera y Clavijo Cultural Park for its “extremely important heritage value.”
The director, Amelie Simier, said in a meeting with the media that they are “very happy” to see that the project of the City Council and the Cabildo of Tenerife “implies continuity in the vision and mission of the museum, precisely because of love. and the passion for sculpture, which is reflected in the presence of international works in its streets “.
The mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, who welcomed the delegation from the Rodin Museum, took the opportunity to insist that this visit is the continuation of the working day that began last October in Paris, where the agreement of intentions with the museum leaders.
In addition, he added that it results in the culmination of an administrative file that will allow to rehabilitate a space “that has been abandoned for many years” and wants to “recover” for the citizens of Santa Cruz apart from “giving the city a first-rate international museum” .
The director of the Parisian museum added that “considering the enclave envisaged for the museum and the city, it has all the logic in the world that the Rodin Museum should have its place here, because it fits perfectly with the artist’s spirit and finds in Santa Cruz the ideal place to maintain the continuity of this wonderful project. “
Along these lines, he revealed that “in fact, in the one in Paris, there is a 19th century chapel, which is why the projection that the director of the rehabilitation project, Fernando Menis, has of locating in it part of the exhibition of the Rodin Museum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife “.
According to Bermúdez, this would make Santa Cruz de Tenerife “the sculpture capital of the entire Spanish state and one of the most important in the world, since we would combine having sculptures on the street, and the museum of the father of modern sculpture “, while arguing that” it is the work of an artist who is an icon of this discipline at an international and local level. “
Bermúdez has confirmed that “it was very important that the directors of the Rodin Museum knew the dimensions of the space and enclave in Santa Cruz and added that the technical project of the building, by the architect Fernando Menis, is practically completed.”
In fact, he has advanced that the intention is to put the project out to tender this year to get the works to begin at the end of 2022 or the beginning of next year.
10 MILLION FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CANARY ISLANDS
On the other hand, he thanked the Government of the Canary Islands for their collaboration, “which will contribute the 10 million euros provided for in the signed agreement, and also the involvement of the Cabildo de Tenerife, which has insisted on its expressed willingness to participate in this rehabilitation, in the insofar as the technical project says “.
Bermúdez wanted to insist that “this space will continue to be for public use and, in addition, the location of this international museum will attract tourists from all over the world to the city.”
Without a doubt, he said, “it is a bet to generate economy and employment opportunities, as well as to recover a space for the citizens of Santa Cruz de Tenerife”.
This first day of stay in the city of the French delegation was completed with the meeting at noon to learn about the progress of the rehabilitation project of the Viera and Clavijo by its director, the architect Fernando Menis, and, already in the afternoon, it is A working meeting is planned to continue specifying aspects of the future museum installation in the capital.