18th MAY INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

May 12, 2008
“MASTER ENGRAVERS IN THE MUSEUM”
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On the 18th of May, to commemorate the International Museum Day, the Arms Industry Museum has organised an open day, during which entry will be free for all visitors. In addition, for this day the opening hours will be extended to include not only the usual afternoon timetable but also from 10am to 1pm.

On this occasion visitors will be able to enjoy a demonstration of various engraving techniques used to decorate arms, given by expert Master Engravers.

The demonstration will take place from 10:30 in the morning until 12:30. The following specialists have assured us of their attendance: Vicente Alberdi, who will give a demonstration of the technique known as “eskuaide”, Pedro Azpiazu, who will do some chisel work, and Asun Nogués, who will demonstrate damascene work.

This day the Museum will host a completely new activity. The activity in question is an instructive game geared for families with children aged from 6 to 9. Much like a treasure hunt, the family group will tour the Museum following clues and looking at important exhibits. Later, in the teaching area, with the help of their parents the children will become creators and designers of new models of shotgun side plates. Families wishing to take part may do so on the International Museum Day - Sunday 18 of May - or on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of the year.