The Fine Arts Museum of Alicante

The Fine Arts Museum of Alicante was opened to the public on 14th December 2001. Its seat results from the union of two 18th century palace-houses. The museum’s mission is the commitment to research, conservation, restoration and dissemination of the works of art it holds and all activities to promote their knowledge and enjoyment.
The rooms exhibit works from the 16th to the 21st century, from the collection of the Alicante Provincial Council and deposits from other important art centres, especially the Prado National Museum with twenty-eight works.

The permanent exhibition is divided into two areas. One focuses on the main authors and movements that shaped the Spanish pictorial panorama of the 19th century, in which Alicante painters play a major role. The other is dedicated to the leading figures of the avant-garde movements of Spanish art from the mid-20th century, now internationally recognised.
The museum completes its exhibition activity with a programme of temporary exhibitions, educational activities and scientific publications.

Within the Museum Next Project, the museum is participating in the development of a Geolocation app.