The Museu Carmen Thyssen opened its doors on 16 March 2017, on the ground floor of the former Hotel Valira in Escaldes-Engordany. This Museum, one of Andorra’s stellar cultural spaces, offers annual temporary exhibits with works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
It encompasses 250 square meters, and houses small exhibits of between twenty and thirty works. The space is designed to allow visitors to spend more time enjoying each piece. The different areas of the Museum are versatile and can be used for all sorts of activities, such as cultural presentations.
The Artistic Director of the institution, Guillermo Cervera, describes the concept behind the space: “We have managed to create a museum that’s different from others; a living museum with dynamic surroundings, since we believe that art needs to renew the way it interacts with the public. On the one hand, we offer a new selection every year, allowing visitors to interact freely with the works in a much more participative manner, thanks to technology. On the other, we have multi-purpose spaces within the museum itself, which can be used for different activities.”