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‎8 Tishri 5781 | ‎26/09/2020

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Madrid Municipality Grants Use of Building for New Jewish Museum

Madrid Municipality Grants Use of Building for New Jewish Museum

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – At the beginning of February the Mayor of Madrid announced that the municipality has signed an agreement with the Hispanic Jewish Foundation to grant it the use of a building in the city center for 50 years to create a Jewish museum, which is scheduled to open in 2022. The 3,000 sq. m. building is in Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art, the area housing the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.  

In April, 2018, when the project was still in its infancy, we spoke with David Hatchwell, President of the Foundation, about the Foundation itself and its key project, the creation of the Jewish Museum of Spain which will cover three thousand years of history and highlight the Jewish contributions made to Spain and to the world.  In case you missed it, this week we are bringing you that program again.