Benidorm expands the heritage exhibition donated by Cristina Boissiè with more than 40 works by the painter Francisco Díaz

The exhibition of pieces bequeathed by the collector can be visited until June 9 at Boca Calvari Museum
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The exhibition of pieces bequeathed by the collector can be visited until June 9 at the Boca Calvari Museum.
The exhibition of pieces bequeathed by the collector can be visited until June 9 at the Boca Calvari Museum.

Benidorm City Council has expanded the exhibition that exhibits at Boca Calvari Museum a first selection of heritage legacy to the city by the French collector Cristina Boissiè to incorporate more than 40 works by her husband, the Sevillian painter Francisco Díaz. The councilor of Historical Heritage, Ana Pellicer, has indicated that "it is an anthology made up of several dozen drawings and paintings made with different techniques that allow us to know and go through the different creative stages of Francisco Díaz".

These more than 40 works have been installed on the ground floor and in the basement of the museum, once the exhibition of the costumes of the film 'La sombra de la ley', which occupied these spaces, has been removed. Thus, "at this time and until June 9 all facilities of Boca Calvari are dedicated to the heritage of Cristina Boissiè." A heritage, Pellicer recalled, which is "the result of a lifetime dedicated to art and ethnography, and that has reached us in an unbeatable state of conservation, thanks to the care and attention that the collector has put in the preservation of all and each of the thousands of pieces that he has donated to the City Council. "

Among the pieces that make up the donation of Boissiè is the entire family library, its heritage and decoration elements, as well as the collection of oil paintings and drawings of her husband. Through all these pieces, "those who visit the museum can make a journey of several centuries for the history, culture, and customs and customs of Europe, thanks to all those pieces inherited or acquired by Boissiè over the years."

Thus, detailed Pellicer, "until June 9 the showcases of Boca Calvari will continue to exhibit this important legacy", consisting of children's games, ceramics and tiles from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, kitchen utensils, centuries-old clothing, decorative pieces, furniture of the professional practice of medicine or jewelry, musical instruments, objects related to grooming and personal care, tools for carpentry or agricultural work, and some of the oldest copies of the legacy library; as well as part of the pictorial production of Francisco Díaz.

The museum's usual opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.