“Living Heritage” Exhibition: Workshops on traditional building crafts and guided tours

The exhibition LIVING HERITAGE: Traditional Construction in the 21st Century was opened to the public at the Museum of Santa Cruz in Toledo between June 2 and September 24, 2023. It presented the work of the master craftspeople honored in the 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards, the winners of the 2022 Donald Gray Grant, and several masters of traditional building from both the province of Toledo and the rest of the provinces of Castilla-La Mancha.

In the context of this exhibition a series of workshops were organized at the Santa Cruz Museum, the Sephardic Museum and the Toledo Consortium, in the context of this exhibition to promote the knowledge and appreciation of traditional building techniques as well as to bring the general public closer to the work of the masters who still preserve and put them into practice:

  • Wood color workshop with Paco Luis Martos (Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Tile making workshop with Centro Cerámico Talavera (Thursday, September 7, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Traditional forging workshop with Miguel Ángel M. Luque (Friday, September 8, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Plasterwork workshop with Artesanía Nazarí (Saturday, September 9, 2023. Museo Sefardí, Toledo)
  • Workshop on half-timbered walls and trabadillo finishes with Jesús Adeva (Saturday, September 9, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • 2nd Course on Mudejar Carpentry “Consorcio de la Ciudad de Toledo” (From Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15, 2023. Escuela Taller Municipal / Campus UCLM. Toledo)
  • Toledo trompe l’oeil workshop with Diego Rodríguez (Friday, September 22, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Workshop on traditional coatings of Toledo with Luis Prieto (Saturday, September 23, 2023, Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Ceramic mosaic of Nasrid geometry with Fátima Quesada (Saturday, September 23, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)
  • Workshop on shingle roofs from the Irati Forest with Javier Goicoa and Jesús María Larrañeta (Sunday, September 24, 2023. Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo)

Guided tours of the exhibition with Alba Ramírez Arteaga and Xavier Bueno Llasat were also offered every Thursday at 4:30 pm and every Friday at 12:00 pm.

This exhibition has been organised by INTBAU and the Traditional Building Cultures Foundation, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, the Museum of Santa Cruz, the Toledo City Council, the Consorcio de Toledo and the Council of Architecture Institutes of Spain.

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