The guitars belong to the collection of Daniel Gil de Avalle.
Almost 2,000 visitors in the guitar exhibition of Daniel Gil de Avalle for the 30th anniversary of the Musical Documentation Center: nearly two thousand visitors have had this extraordinary sample of guitars from the collection of the 2016 National Crafts Prize, Daniel Gil de Avalle. The closing ceremony was attended, in addition to the award-winning luthier, with the Territorial Delegate of Culture, Tourism and Sports in Granada, Guillermo Quero
Nearly 2,000 people have visited the exhibition ‘The guitar in Romanticism: guitar exhibition of the nineteenth century’, from the collection of Daniel Gil de Avalle, luthier from Granada who was the National Crafts Prize in 2016, exhibited at the Musical Documentation Center , within the commemorative events of the Center’s 30th anniversary.
In a visit to the exhibition, which was opened between October 20, 2017 and January 31, 2018, by the delegate of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Board in Granada, Guillermo Quero, the head of the same, Leandro Herranz, has indicated that the number of people who have passed through the exhibition is relevant, given that “the citizen must expressly approach the center located in the Carrera del Darro.”
The exhibition, composed of seven guitars of Daniel Gil de Avalle and one Torres guitar from the center’s own funds, wanted to be “a window to the world of the guitar of Granada,” explained Guillermo Quero, who has highlighted the tradition and good making of Granada guitar workshops, which he has pointed out are known in the internationally. He also thanked Gil de Avalle for his contribution with the exhibition for both the historic guitars, and for the explanations about their singularities in the 19th century.
The delegate of Culture, Tourism and Sports also recalled that the Andalusian Musical Documentation Center was created in 1987 by the Andalusian Board as an instrument of research of Andalusian music, and that, since its creation, its objectives have been to gather, protect and spread it. The music funds cover international music production and the materials recovered by this entity.
Likewise, Guillermo Quero has explained that, among his objectives, there are also research, recovery, conservation and dissemination works sponsored by the center on Andalusian music in any of its aspects: popular, traditional, classical, religious, contemporary. To this end, collaboration agreements have been established with other institutions -Catholic Church, universities, associations and cultural organizations-, and the result of these agreements are the various publications published by the Musical Documentation Center each year.
Quero has encouraged Granada citizens and visitors to visit the Andalusian musical institution, which is located in a palace from the end of the 16th century with a central courtyard and several plants that can be visited in the Carrera del Darro, in Lower Albaicín, as well as with a program of activities for the enjoyment of citizens.