ORIHUELA will have a municipal museum of Nativity scenes where the most emblematic figures and scenes of recognized artists will be exhibited.
The Department of Culture plans to open the museum on December 18. The museum will be located in the former hermitage of the Holy Sepulchre, which is being prepared to house these facilities.
This move comes three years after the local council originally approved the idea.
The main content will be the work of local artist Manuel Zambrana, who has just signed an agreement with the Department of Culture to cede part of his highly regarded nativity scene collection for its permanent exhibition.
Councillor of Culture, Mar Ezcurra, said that “thanks to the signing of this agreement and, above all, the generosity of Manuel Zambrana, Orihuela will have a Nativity Museum open throughout the year and with permanent activity to continue to promote and enjoy one of the most deeply rooted traditions in our city. “
Zambrana has given a total of 34 representations of biblical scenes of great artistic quality made by himself throughout his life.
“Manuel Zambrana is an artist who has become a benchmark in our country and we are fortunate to have him and his work in Orihuela,” said Councillor Mar Ezcurra during the signing of the agreement to transfer part of the work.