Saturday, February 24, 2024

The ticking of time in the Sancristobalense gallery

The San Cristóbal Museum proposes the exhibition The Tick Tock of Time, inaugurated in the presence of students from the School of Trades and pioneers from the Combat Urban Basic Secondary School in Río Hondo.

The presence of Alberto Santiago Núñez, a faithful collaborator of the institution, restores the entire collection of watches, as well as the graduate of Art History Lidis Nubia Rodríguez, a specialist of the National Museum of Decorative Arts, who stands out.

Santiago Núñez discussed the art of watchmaking with the students to inspire them about the usefulness and beauty of the craft, while Elda De Los Ángeles Giménez Terán, curator of the exhibition and specialist in the registration of heritage properties, guided the presentation. the sample.

The pieces correspond to the first decades of the 20th century and come from countries such as England, France, and Canada. Most belong to the García-Álvarez Mendizábal family from San Cristobal; others were donated by Dr. Eusebio Leal and transferred from the Palace of the Captains General.

The variety is from the designs and materials used to make it to the way it is used: in travel, tables, walls, etc. Among the most important, the clock of the old sugar mill in San Cristóbal, named José Martí after the nationalization, has been preserved. Currently, it permanently decorates the room dedicated to the Neocolony period. The collection of watches held by the museum will be on display throughout January.

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