The director of the Nerja History Museum, 37-year-old Ana Maria Marquéz, was found stabbed to death in Torrox this morning, allegedly by her partner.
The Council is due to approve the hiring of staff and ticket prices for the Nerja History Museum at its plenary session on Tuesday, a foregone conclusion with an absolute majority, which will pave the way for the ‘imminent’ opening of the museum to the public.
The likelihood of a new round of pre-election party political rhetoric looks exceedingly high after an announcement by the manager of the Nerja Caves Foundation, Ángel Ramírez, that he intends to hold an ‘open day’ at the Nerja History Museum this coming Friday.
Work on equipping the Nerja History Museum is proceeding in a timely fashion according to the manager of the Nerja Caves Foundation, Ángel Ramírez, and could possibly open in April if the Council grants an opening license.
If all goes to plan and there are no more party political interruptions, the contract for the equipping of the Nerja History Museum should be finalised before the end of this month and work could begin in October.
Since the management of the Nerja Caves Foundation passed to the Opposition PSOE leader Angel Ramírez and the Town Hall ceased to receive its 10%, there has been much posturing, party political bickering and now, calls for Ramirez to cease as manager of the Foundation.
The Nerja Caves Foundation has managed to secure a €1.8 million loan to complete the new Nerja History Museum.
The new Nerja History Museum could be included in the Red de Espacios Culturales de la Comunidad (Network of Cultural Spaces) in 2010 which would unlock the door to applications for official grants and financial aid and finally allow for the completion of the project.
Junta de Andalucía and the Provincial Council could finally become involved in the completion of the Nerja History Museum, a project started by the Nerja Caves Foundation on land supplied by the Municipal Council.
The new Nerja History Museum is to become part of the Red de Espacio Museísticos de la Junta de Andalucía (Network of Museum Spaces of Andalucía), a move which will open various possibilities for assistance with the project.