Kutxa grants Eibar Arms Industry Museum 500.000 euro subsidy

May 12, 2008
Iñaki Arriola and Jesús M. Alkain sign agreement.

The Mayor of Eibar, Iñaki Arriola and the director of the kutxa Social Services Department, Jesús María Alkain, have signed an agreement whereby the Savings Bank of Gipuzkoa will give the Museum a 500.000 euro subsidy with a view to covering part of the expenses incurred in setting up the Arms Industry Museum in Eibar. The aim of the Arms Industry Museum is divulge the historic past, the industrial tradition and the production of arms in Eibar, and to enable the local population and visitors to discover the town’s heritage, within the framework of the regional development of cultural tourism. Using an innovative design, the museum constitutes a cultural, educational and tourist asset that promotes the industrial heritage of Eibar both for education and for leisure. Jesús María Alkain has stated that the Savings Bank regards the Museum as a cultural project in Eibar for the benefit of the population of the province as a whole. Kutxa Obra Social