The Museum of Fine Arts in Castellón is located since 2001 in a brand new building. This building is a benchmark for contemporary architecture and it was constructed by architects Emilio Tuñón Alvarez and Luis Moreno Mansilla to accommodate this museum. The museum features five rooms for permanent exhibitions, one for temporary, a library, one conference room, one auditorium, warehouses and offices of the museum.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón promotes the study and conservation of artistic heritage, tradition and history of Castellón
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The Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón is one of the oldest in Valencian Community and was created out of the funds from of the confiscation of the nineteenth century. Since its foundation in 1845 has had different locations such as the former convent of Santa Clara, Francisco Ribalta Institute, the Old Botanical Garden, the Provincial Hospital, the Provincial Palace of the council, a building from the eighteenth century until finally arrived its current and final seat.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón is arranged in four large blocks:
- public (showrooms)
- semi-public (office)
- work (restoration workshops) and
- storage (basement), formed with funds from the confiscation of the nineteenth century, and from other museums like the Prado, as well as private donations.
The permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón is divided into three sections:
The Archaeology and Ethnology section located in the basement and focuses on five axes:
- “The Art. Communication and Cultural Tradition” teaching the importance of communication and highlighting the Levantine rock art.
- Following this section we see the axes of “The arts of subsistence“ that teach the ways of life from the first inhabitants of Castellón;
- “Food producers“ focused on food production;
- “Technology and Cultural Change” and
- “Complexity and Urban Societies“ teach the ethnological evolution of Castellón from prehistory to the present day.
The section of Ceramics is located on the ground floor and the first floor, and is the most important collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón, is composed by more than 800 pieces of pottery traditional Valencian the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.
Most of them are from the legacy of Francisco Esteve Galvez.
The section of Painting and Sculpture is located in the second and third floor, in them we find works from the confiscation of the nineteenth century. On the third floor there are mainly works from artists associated with the deputation of Castellón such as Francisco Gimeno Barón, Gabriel Puig Roda, Viciano Francisco or Juan Bautista Porcar Ripollés.
The visit to the Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón can be made throughout the year except Mondays the museum is closed.
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