More than 200 square meters, a total of 134 plots, two directors, more than 28,000 visitors and a decade of existence representing some of the numbers associated with Diocese Museum meet Ten years from the opening Saint Tommyturned into a reference for the sacred art of all Diocese of Zamora.
Pregnancy The project combined the desire and sensitivity of the then Bishop of Zamora, Gregorio Martinez Sacristan and Legacy delegate of that moment, Jose Angel Rivera de las Heras, for his show Exceptional works of art deposited in the diocese of Zamora for years which were not available to the general public, or other ceded parishes deposited or even from the disappeared religious communities Such as Concepcionistas or Juanas.
a A trustee donation of €200,000, becomes applicable Bishop Gregorio Martinez Sacristan said at the opening ceremony, who also indicated the desire to provide “a qualitative service to the community in General and to the people of Zamora”.
a lot of she was Places that seemed to welcome himAs in the former Convent of Concepts, it is located in Rúa de los Notarios, not far from the cathedral and its museum. However, the Specific frame corresponding to Santo Tome, Little Romanesque temple of the 12th century without worship, located in the neighborhood of La Horta, which was restored years ago through a program Romanesque Zamora.
The The bet was risky. A building far from the tourist center of the city, but to its advantage it had an exceptional head and some beautiful capitalss, which are incorporated into the explanatory discourse, make the container and the content similarly relevant.
The center opened its doors in Summer 2012 with 134 artworks including sculpture, painting, silverware, gold and silver, metalwork, furniture and stone objects dating back to the 1st century, such as Spanish and Roman paintings, as well as artistic items prior to the formation of the diocese, re-founded in 1121, which comes from a church San Pedro de la Nav, not forgetting the paintings and sculptures by major companies such as Gregorio Fernández or Juan Ruiz de Zumeta.
Ten years later, the public can discover the same explanatory discourse in which the rich title has been incorporated in such a way that the beauty of the building can be appreciated.
Among those who go to the center, which in the early days lacked the signage that would facilitate its location for both the tourists and the Zamorans themselves, two profiles coexist. on one side These people, mainly from Madrid, who travel to Santo Tome are “motivated by architecture, Romanesque, and many of them are actually surprised by the interior gathering,” he points out from the diocese.
a the second group It is made up of visitors “even though they have mePaying attention to the church, they visit it for the quality of the group that can be seenr” indicates from the center that it features an “immaculate chord” signed by Gregorio Fernandez or two busts or Ecce Homo and a Dolorous Virgin, by Pedro de Mina.
The The transfer of business has been a constant in the diocese of Zamora since its opening. Which is that even at that time the piece was missing because it was on display. was about”Capital with Nereid of Santa Maria La Nueva that on that occasion Monacatus was at an exhibition in Oña”, sources from the center indicate the creation of two posts.
The Ecce Homo and Dolorosa in Minawhich was shown before the opening of Santo Tome in the Cathedral Museum, They represent the most traveled business of the diocese. I demanded them, and the institution ceded them, to Numerous editions from human eras until today The visitor watches pictures of her on the foam board, where they are displayed in a sample of sacred art Carrón de los Condes and Sahagún.
Another piece for youA fashion fair in Toledo matches one of the center’s gems, Baby Jesus From the Convent of San Juan de Jerusalem the disappeared. A small figurine from the end of the 16th century, multicolored and gilded. Sources from the center testified that it was “one of the pieces that attract the most attention to the visitor, perhaps because of her clothes.” Since 2016 it has been part of Shared login to the cathedral and Cathedral Museum.
Since its inception, the diocese has held temporary exhibitions, which are actually located in the first precinct of the temple. So far, 17 technical proposals have been developed over a six-month period, and a scheme has been extended with the outbreak of the epidemic to one year.
From Marian paintings by Francisco Antolinez, paintings of the main altar of the Barcial del Barco or those of the old church of San Nicolás de Castroverde de Campos or a series of embroidered chariots have been discovered from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, while now fame falls on some liturgical books from Diocese Library.
The initiative, which contributed to giving more clarity to the inhabitants of Zamora, who do not know their subordination in the least, corresponds to the election of local artists who exhibited their sacred works for six months. In the first half of 2016, the religious work of the painter Alfonso Bartolome was discovered. Behind him are the creations of Antonio Pedriro, José Luis Alonso Comonte, who for the first time showed the cross of the absent to the public, which is now incorporated into the procession of Luz y Vida; Thomas Crespo Rivera, Ricardo Felica and Hipólito Perez Calvo.
The Changes in habits due to COVID have also required the borrowing of audio evidence That the museum has been since its inception. considered dThe device has been replaced by a QR code It allows downloading the information of each of the items displayed on the mobile phone.