Tarrafal de Santiago: Resistance Museum closed for works for eight months

Tarrafal, Mar 4 (Inforpress) – The Resistance Museum – former Tarrafal de Santiago Concentration Camp – will be closed to the public from March 9 and for the next eight months for rehabilitation works.

The information was provided by the Institute of Cultural Heritage (IPC), in a statement, recalling that this closure follows the signing the contract and unveiling the plaque, on February 27, which marked the start of the works.

“Thus, and given the need to guarantee the normal development of the works and preserve the safety of the visitors, the IPC communicate the closure of the Resistance Museum – former Tarrafal Concentration Camp during the intervention period, scheduled for eight months,” reads the note.

When signing the contract for work and unveiling the plaque for the rehabilitation of the former Tarrafal Concentration Camp, the Minister of Culture and Creative Industries will guarantee that the interventions will fulfill the “authenticity and integrity” of the space for its consecration to UNESCO World Heritage.

“The idea is to recover the entire built part, recover the authenticity of the historic and memory site and then launch the museological project, estimated at 22 million escudos. And it will be closely linked to the application dossier that we are going to deliver to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ”, said Abraão Vicente at the time.



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