Museu da Horta - Horta, Portugal
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N 38° 32.213 W 028° 37.611
26S E 358210 N 4266640
Quick Description: The Museu da Horta (in Horta on Faial Island in the Archipelago of the Azores) is located in part of a former 16th century Jesuit college, which also houses the Igreja Matriz São Salvador and the Horta City Hall.
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 11:16:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM9W05
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
About the Building in which the Museum is Located:

"Dominating the square of Duque d’Avila, the imposing parish church, Igreja Matriz São Salvador, has a beautiful Baroque façade looking towards the sea. The construction works started already in 1680, but it was only in 1760 when the church was consecrated. The church is part of a former Jesuit college, for which the foundation was laid in the beginning of the 16th century and which today houses the Town Hall and the Museu da Horta."

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About the Museum:

"The Regional Museum Horta as a cultural organization, communication, seeks to develop a work structured to respond to its mission: collecting and conservation, research, exhibition, distribution of the image, publication, and the relationship with other institutions.

Repository of a wealth of symbolic meaning, the Horta Museum is composed of a heterogeneous set of collections, covering a vast field of studies. Deposits resulting from public and private donations and acquisitions, and containing a chronological period that goes century. XVI to the present, the collection is split into the following collections, in a generic way: ethnography, objects and devices linked to ancient crafts and traditional agricultural technologies, flax, wool and ceramics, technological objects, relating to the history of the Port of Horta, as with cable-telegraph stations between which the nineteenth century to twentieth operated in this communications hub of the North Atlantic, sacred art, fine arts, photographic documents, printed documents and manuscripts, specimens of natural history, geology and mineralogy.

In addition to the estate described, is to highlight a unique collection in the world runs on fig tree pith, which integrates it since 1980, and consists of parts made to the scale that matters, and that in general relate to models of sea- included a model that depicts the historical evolution of navigation. Since this is a production of a single author, Euclides Rosa, began around 1936 and took ten years to complete."

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An English translation of the Wikipedia article is available (visit link)

Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Gothic

Address or physical location:
Rua E. Rebelo Horta, Azores Portugal


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