On Tuesday, the regional delegate for Culture, Manuel García, and the Opposition PSOE leader and manager of the Nerja Caves Foundation, Ángel Ramírez, announced the inclusion of the Nerja Museum in the Andalucian Museum Network and one was just waiting for some kind of barbed response from the Council.
And we were not disappointed. On Wednesday, the Councillor for Culture, Angélica Portillo, criticised Manuel García for ‘institutional disloyalty’ and ‘political sectarianism’ with regard to his visit to Nerja.
The normal protocol, adhered to by most, is for visiting members of the Junta de Andalucia to make their presence known to the local authority. On this occasion, Manuel García apparently twice visited the Town Hall but failed to notify anyone in the government.
According to the Councillor for Culture, this was made even worse by the fact that the visit was made to discuss the thorny subject of the Nerja Museum.