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First Open Day of the University of Navarra Museum

The entrance to the Center will be free for one month for those who want to know the collection.

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First visitors to the Museum, at conference room Tapiès. PHOTO: María Carbó
23/01/15 14:50 Elena Ojer

After the opening ceremonies, the Museum of the University of Navarra has opened its doors to the public. For a month, until February 23, entrance is free for anyone who wants to visit the five exhibitions inaugurated: the collections of María Josefa Huarte and José Ortiz Echagüe;"The Black Forest", by Íñigo Manglano-Ovalle;"The world upside down: The calotype in Spain", and"The Third Place", by Carlos Irijalba.

Many residents of Pamplona, students and employees of the University did not want to wait to get to know the Museum.

José María, a resident of Pamplona, came with his wife. "We wanted to come today because we wanted to see it. When a museum is inaugurated, you have to come and see it," he explains.

Another resident of Arrieta has also come attracted by the building. "I find Moneo's work extraordinary. The exterior is very beautiful. It is extraordinary the view of the basin and the campus", he says. "It is a great achievement to have this art collection. It is very important for Pamplona, for Navarre, and also for the campus, which many are now going to approach, and which is a real museum of architecture, with each building the work of a different author. The campus complements this museum very well," he concludes.

María Cruz, Cristina Garau, Amaia Escribano and Álvaro Alcain. PHOTO: María Carbó

Many students have also come today, taking advantage of the free hours of class. For some of them it is very special to see it inaugurated. "We came when it was not yet open, to a construction site visit , and we wanted to visit it now," says Amaia Escribano, a 2nd year Architecture student. She and her classmates from class, Álvaro Alcain, Cristina Garau and María Cruz know the building well because they have done a lot of work on it. "We have had the opportunity to compare it with other Moneo museums, the one in Palma by Miró, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and the one he has at the University of Massachusetts," they explain. "It's a museum that I think is going to give people something to talk about because of the level of the works on display," concludes Álvaro.