Josep Aragay Municipal Museum

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Photo of Josep Aragay Municipal Museum in Breda

The museum is housed in the 12th century parish church of Santa Maria, of which the Romanesque apse and transept remain.

In 1968, as part of the celebrations of the 9th centenary of the monastery of Sant Salvador in Breda, a Josep Aragay retrospective was shown. It was on this occasion that the artist stated his wish to bequeath his work to the town of Breda.

Josep Aragay died in 1973. The following year the museum was created as a tribute to the artist, promoted by the Amics de BREDA (Friends of BREDA) association.

The museum's works have been donated by Aragay's widow, Na Teresa Solà, by Salvador and Fanny Riera, by Marcel·lí Trunes, and later on by Martina Aragay, the artist's niece, among others.

In 1984 it was incorporated in the museums network of the Government of Catalonia. At the end of 1987 it was closed for refurbishment and extension works. The facility was reopened in May 1988 with the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, Girona Provincial Council and Breda Town Council.

In February 2000 the collection was expanded when the Government of Catalonia transferred the works by Aragay held in the Salvador Riera Collection, which it owns, to the museum.

In addition to the Aragay Museum, the network includes three other museums:

The Ethnological Museum of Montseny - La Gabella (Arbúcies)

The Guilleries Museum (Sant Hilari Sacalm)

European Cultural Centre of Nature (Viladrau)

Contact

Josep Aragay Municipal Museum
C. Nou, 2
17400 Breda (La Selva)

Telephone: (+34) 972 870 012
Fax: (+34) 972 160 333
E-mail:
Website: www.breda.cat

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