THE Provincial ‘Uva del Barco’ Museum in Terque (Almeria) have been included amongst the 210 best rural experiences in the whole of Spain.
The Ministry for the Environment has created a catalogue of experiences which contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas in order to make them an example for other parts of the country.
One of the is the grape museum in Terque, chosen for its innovative character and the projects which it has been carrying out since 2001, including the creation of the museum itself, the documentation centre, the project to recover several varieties of table grapes, reintroducing the barrel-making trade, books, conferences and exhibitions.
The activities at the museum are considered some of the best in promoting sustainable development and the conservation of the area’s natural values, while contributing to the economic development in the area with the number of people who visit the town to see the museum and use other services during their visit.
The project has received a number of awards, contributions and recognition. Locals have seen what an impact it has had on the town, with less than 500 inhabitants, and are keen to help in its development.
The museum aims to conserve the cultural identity of the area and works with towns throughout the province.
For more information, see www.museodeterque.com