Parc de la Séquia participates in the I International Webinar of Water Museums
The meeting, organized by the National Water Museum of China in collaboration with the World Network of Water Museums, was attended by more than a hundred technicians and managers of water museums around the world.
After the strong global upheaval caused by the crisis caused by COVID-19, the fourth global conference of the global network of water museums initially planned in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in March 2020 had to be postponed and later cancel.
The pandemic has caused serious problems for water museums around the world and this week they finally met at an online seminar to discuss the adaptations they have made in the face of this crisis. Entitled "Embracing the changes", this seminar has had the positive intervention of leaders of different museums who have explained the most effective strategies that have been developed during these months.
The Parc de la Séquia has been invited through the Museu de la Tècnica to take part in one of the two sessions where these topics have been discussed and where different experiences have been shared. The director of the Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa, Eudald Serra, explained the adaptation at the educational level carried out by the Fundació Aigües de Manresa - Junta de la Séquia, where through 10 educational pills sponsored by BBVA created new ways to reach students who year after year visited the facilities related to the Irrigation and that this year due to restrictions on mobility have not been able to do.
In this same seminar a manifesto was read to proclaim the interests and commitments of the World Network of Water Museums (WAMU-Net) and its desire to strengthen this association and build new tools for cooperation, solidarity and new development. project and training ideas and shared exhibitions.
In 2016, this network of museums was created under the auspices of UNESCO to work and deepen the culture of water as well as improve the relationship we have as a society. Catalonia is represented through two museums, the Agbar Museum and the Manresa Museum of Technology.