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Museu del Suru de Palafrugell

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Notable Activities

  • Inter-generational cork workshop: Senior workers explain their experiences and demonstrate the art of manufacturing corks using old-fashioned techniques.
  • Cork harvesting social: A full day in a cork oak plantation where the harvesting process is demonstrated where there are also exhibitions, product trade fairs, cork workshops, conferences, traditional cuisine, music, dancing, etc...
  • Continued programme of temporary exhibitions.
  • Cork and social development: organisation of congresses, technical seminars, and various types of meetings related to the cork industry.
  • Museu del Suro de Palafrugell Sponsorship: Annual sponsorship of € 3,000 to promote research regarding cork from a social and scientific perspective.
  • Palafrugell restaura: A series of annual exhibitions about a restored piece. The study of the piece is exhibited as well as its historic context and the restoration process.
 

Temporary Exhibitions 

  • "Ricard Mur, fotógrafo del corcho". A series of photographs dating back to the decade of the 20’s of the cork production process.
  • "La saca del corcho: actividad compartida, culturas diferenciadas". Photographs of cork harvesting by Josep Capellá in Jimena de la Frontera (Cádiz). 
  • "La mujer en la industria corchera (siglos XIX y XX)". 

Publications

  • L'Estoig Magazine: 5 volumes published (3 miscellaneous and 2 regarding the union "Sindicato Nacional de Madera y Corcho" and regarding "Los Efectos de la gran Guerra en la Industria Corchera"). 
  • Colección Estudis: 2 volumes published (Joaquim Alvarado: "El negoci del suro a L'alt Empordá (segles XVIII i XIX" y Pere Sala: "Manufacturas de Corcho S.A. Líder de l'exportació industrial espanyola (19000-1930)"). 
  • Exhibition Catalogues: "Ricard Mur, fotógrafo del suro", "Va de Suro", "Ocells i mamífers de la sureda"... 
  • Palafrugell restaura: 3 volumes published. 
  • Educational book: One issue of the series from the Museu Nacional de la Ciencia i de la Técnica de Catalunya museum. 
  • Cork and the Environment: One issue of the series from the Museu Nacional de la Ciencia i de la Técnica de Catalunya museum.
  • "Suro,Corcho, Cortiça, Cork, Kork, Korken" Edited within the framework of the European programme, "People are the real history". 

Information and Reservations

MUSEU DEL SURO DE PALAFRUGELL
C/ Tarongeta, 31
C.P: 17200 Palafrugell. 

Tel: 972307825
Fax: 972302310
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Recommended Links

(Museu del Suro de Palafrugell) www.museudelsuro.org 
(Ajuntament de Palafrugell) www.palafrugell.net
(Institut Cátala del Suro) www.icsuro.com
(Asociació d'Empresaris Surers de Catalunya) www.aecork.com
(Museu Nacional de la Ciència i de la Técnica de Catalunya) www.mnactec.com 

Opening Hours

From June 15 to September 15: 

Mornings from 10:00 to 13:30.
Evenings from 17:00 to 20:30.
Sundays 10:00 - 13:30 
Public Holidays: Open all day 

From September 16 to June 14:

From Tuesday to Saturday: Evenings from 17:00 to 20:00.
Sundays and holidays: Mornings from 10:30 to 13:30.
Monday: closed.

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