The opening of the exhibition Nuestra isla de las especias featuring the work of the (mainly Swiss) 20 illustrators - 10 women and 10 men - who took turn on board Fleur de Passion throughout the expedition opened Friday September 6th at the Archivo Generale de Indias of Seville. And on the eve of school re-starting for the Sevillians and holidays for many tourists, crowds of visitors flocked in to discover a rich selection of the amazing sketches, drawings and other watercolors each recounting in the style of their author an aspect of the trip.
The opening took place the evening before in the large central courtyard of the majestic building, in the heart of the city. The ceremony was opened by the director of the institution, Manuel Ravina Martin, in the presence of Daniel Chambaz, Director of the Environment at the canton of Geneva, which at the last moment replaced Antonio Hodgers, president of the canton, who was held in Geneva at the last minute. Among the other personalities present was also the Ambassador of Switzerland for Spain and Andorra, since it was the latter who organized the ceremony of official arrival of the expedition, scheduled to take place on Friday, September 6. For the Fondation Pacifique, its president Pietro Godenzi gave a speech call to « better live together", assisted for the translation by the Spanish skipper of the expedition, Pere Valera.
The exhibition Nuestra isla de las especias, deployed in the two side galleries of the ground floor, will last until March 31, 2020. It benefited from the support of the canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia.
It should be noted that from September 12, the Archivo will open a huge exhibition dedicated to the first world tour of Magellan / Elcano, called El viaje más largo.
The address of the Archives:
Av. De la Constitución, s / n, 41004 Sevilla
Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm
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