THE INSTITUTION

The concept of ecomuseum encompasses ‘a museography of time and space, with development as the objective, interdisciplinarity as a tool and participation as the engine’. Jean-Claude Duclos
The concept of ecomuseum encompasses ‘a museography of time and space, with development as the objective, interdisciplinarity as a tool and participation as the engine’. Jean-Claude Duclos
 
The Ecomuseu-Farinera was established with this objective: to conserve and enrich the heritage of the Farinera and its environment; to promote its social usage and convert it into a promotional tool of social and economic life; and to promote the culture of the village of Castelló d’Empúries and the region of Alt Empordà.
 

Objectives of the Ecomuseum

The objective of the Ecomuseu-Farinera of Castelló d’Empúries is to study the territory and the relationships between the land and the societies that have inhabited it, acting as a promotional element for the municipality and its surroundings.
 
The first phase of the project has been developed that affects the actual building of the Farinera. On 24 July 2004, the new museum space was opened, entailing the museification of the production space of a flour mill from the end of the 19th century.
 
The second phase is currently under way, which affects the Edifici del Casal (cultural centre). The space has been adapted as a reception hall, shop, itinerant exhibition hall, workshop and multiple-use hall.  

Future projects

  • The creation of the Ecomuseu Interpretative Centre, which will give information about the territory. 
  • The adaptation of the kitchen garden for educational uses.
  • The recovery of the Rec del Molí (mill irrigation channel) with routes to follow its path.
  • The implementation of the ecomuseum project.