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“Living museum” in Las Palmas is the place to visit 

PAGE 15 Living museum in Las  Palmas is the place to visit

Gran Canaria’s Cabildo says it is delighted with the success of its living museum, the Casa de Colon in Las Palmas.

In 2017, the attraction received 189,277 visitors and users, a figure that is 24,259 more than in the previous year and representing an increase of 12.8 per cent.

All nationalities have been visiting the museum, including Germans, French and Brits but also people from Scandinavia, Russia, Italy and Poland among others.

One of the great successes of the museum was the 43,000 people who took part in the programmed activities, 11,000 more. Mainly from Gran Canaria, they attended temporary exhibitions, conferences, cinema and concerts, among other cultural offers.

The guided visits for schoolchildren, families and groups also increased with more than 15,000 participants, an increase of 1,127 people. The users of the Library and the Documentation Centre (more than 1,300 students and researchers) also grew.

“In 2017, the Casa de Colón remained faithful to its commitment to the policies of gender equality, film, music and the assignment of spaces for various institutions, companies and cultural and social groups,” said a spokesman. “Regarding the general profile of the visits, 52 per cent of the people who visited or ‘used’ the museum were women, a percentage that is even higher in the case of attendance at activities.”