Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

The Painted Cave Museum and Archeological Park boasts new light – La Provincia


The new lighting installed this year by the Cabildo Grancanario in the Museum and Painted Cave Archaeological Park of Gáldar, marks a before and after in the program of visits and tours of the guided itineraries established by the aforementioned enclave, turning the light that bathes its details into an ally of an experience that aims to be unique and that allows to reconcile the contemplation and the evocation, promoting in the public an approach to the heritage as a whole from the emotion, as well as a better understanding of its archaeological reality.

For all citizens who wish to verify it, on October 14 the registration period begins for the two night visits scheduled at 8:00 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. on the 18th of this month. Places are limited and people who wish to participate in it must reserve their place by calling 928.895489, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Participants have the opportunity to offer a voluntary contribution to the benefit of the Food Bank of Las Palmas, which gives the activity a solidary character.

As has happened on previous occasions, the music adds once more to these night tours hand in hand and the talent of the singer's trio Rebeca Mora, that with an exercise of creation they will transport the public in space and time through their interpretations. Night visits have been going on for more than four years. The artificial night lighting gives a special character to the contemplation of the decorated chamber and the route along the catwalks that run over the pre-Hispanic farmhouse discovered around the Painted Cave by the different excavation and research campaigns.

It should be remembered that the new lighting was released in February 2019. The project designed by the Intervento company whose optional management Miguel Ángel Rodríguez took responsibility for (in the 80s he designed the lighting system of the Altamira Cave), substantially improves the Preventive conservation measures of the archaeological site and its valuable collections of movable property, avoiding the chemical reactions generated by traditional light in the exhibited material supports. Therefore, the system that has been chosen improves the balance between its direct effects and protection without compromising the state of conservation of the archaeological remains that the museum guards. In addition, the new system implemented guarantees technological efficiency and sustainability with the use of Led technology, impacting it on significant energy savings and the reduction of waste contamination.

The incorporation of programming in the new light system also allows different scenarios to be created under dynamic light flows for the organization of specific events, which usually take place during the night at the museum center, generating very plastic atmospheres. The guided tour program staff will now be able to control the light sequence that will be linked to their speech during those visits. On the catwalks a circulation lighting which has been one of the most complicated and laborious technical processes of this project.

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