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The Garden Museum dedicates October to the world of ditches (02/10/2019)

The Museum of the Garden will dedicate the month of October to the world of the ditches with a wide program that includes exhibitions, guided visits to the Aqueduct and the Museum of the Garden, workshops for the whole family, gatherings and conferences on the culture of the water.

The activities began yesterday with the inauguration of the Assáqya exhibition, by photographer Frédéric Volkringer, curated by Elena Fuentes.

Assáqya shows 23 photographs where the photographer of French origin and based in Murcia, collects his particular vision of the ditches, the garden and the water reflected through the unique landscape.

The ditches in the sample belong to Era Alta and San Ginés and show the beauty of the garden landscape.

The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, highlighted "the importance of preserving the traditional landscape and of valuing the natural heritage of the Murcia orchard in environments such as where we are."

He added that "one of the most recognized symbols of the garden and water is our Ferris Wheel and Aqueduct, which are traditional systems that have endured for centuries."

The presentation was also the Councilor for Education, Culture and Youth, Marina Lorenzo.

This exhibition, provided by the City of Murcia, can be visited until October 31.

Other activities

In addition, the Museum of the Garden has planned for this month of October a cycle of activities that continues with guided visits to the Aqueduct, on Saturday, October 5, and the archaeological thematic workshop 'Let's rescue our past'.

On Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m., the conference 'La Huerta del Segura, an anthropic landscape of great environmental value', is given by Gregorio Canales, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Alicante.

On Thursday 17, within the Nights in the museum cycle, the conference 'The eel in your hands', by David Verdiell, of the Columbares Association, will be held at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday 20th, family workshops will be held in the Museum;

and on Monday, October 21, there will be a guided tour by Tomás García, entitled 'An afternoon between ditches', starting at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday, October 31, within the Nights in the museum cycle, the paper 'Water, earth and mud' will be organized, by Paco Franco, at 7:30 p.m.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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