This March, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will begin demolition work on the old navy commissary at the port of Palma, located on the Old Harbour, so that the Oceanographic Centre
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has signed the protocol of actions with the Government of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza Island Council and the Town Council of Ibiza for the creation of the Sea and Fishing Museum in Plaça de sa Riba in Ibiza Town.
The minister of Culture, Participation and Sports of the Regional Government, Fanny Tur, the chairman of Ibiza Island Council, Vicent Torres, the mayor of Ibiza, Rafel Ruiz, and the president of the Port Authority, Joan Gual de Torrella, were responsible for signing the protocol that will turn the Sea and Fishing Museum into a reality, a proposal that has also been promoted by the Cultural Maritime Association of Ibiza and Formentera, with the main aim of recovering traditional boats and making part of the history of Ibiza known to the citizens.
All of the organisations involved in this project have agreed to carry it forward with these actions: the APB will hand over the area of the port of Ibiza where the different traditional boats are to be moored, Ibiza Island Council will be in charge of the management, the Town Council of Vila will hand over the old Foreign Health building and, finally, the Balearic Government will make a financial contribution.
Preliminary project of the Museum
The Sea and Fishing Museum aims to be an innovative centre, given that the graphic and exhibition elements will be distributed among the Health building, the breakwater dock and the promenade of the port of Vila, according to the preliminary project designer, historian and museologist Antoni Nicolau.
The building will be used as the museum venue and will distribute its contents over the three floors: the first floor will contain the reception and an audiovisual exhibition, while the second and third floors will have thematic exhibitions that will change on an annual basis. These spaces will be complemented by the exhibition of traditional boats that will be moored in front of the Plaça de sa Riba and the pedestrian promenade at the port of Vila will be used to create a route with exhibition stations.