More than a thousand people participate in Sitges in commemoration of International Museum Day
A total of 1,158 people participated, this weekend, in the different activities organized by the Museums of Sitges to commemorate the International Museum Day. The busiest one has once again been the Blue Saturday Night, which has brought together 758 people and that, in the whole district of Barcelona, has exceeded its attendance record with more than 200,000 visitors. In the case of Sitges, the proposal allowed to travel, either freely or on a guided tour, throughout all the rooms of the Maricel Museum and the Cau Ferrat to contemplate their works of art in a schedule and with a very unusual lighting.
Uninterruptedly held since 1977, one of the great goals of the International Museum Day is to bring art closer to the public, and for this reason, the Museums of Sitges have also scheduled an open day throughout Friday. More than 250 people visited the Maricel Museum, the Cau Ferrat and the Stämpfli Foundation to enjoy free of its extensive and varied artistic collections..
The other three proposals to commemorate the event were a lecture about Charles Deering and his artistic vision - also embodied in the Centenary of Maricel -, concert of the Sitges Canta Choir! that packed the Golden Hall of the Maricel Palace and a family treasure hunt that took place in the Maricel Museum. Precisely, this year's International Museum Day has devoted itself to the new possibilities offered by technology to facilitate the connection between users and cultural facilities.