Valencian castle team prepare for summer exhibition

CATALOGUING: The team working during a special project meeting.

A SPECIAL project team from the Amics del Museu de Xàbia (AMUX) is celebrating the cataloguing of an entire collection of detailed site plans of over 50 castles in the Comarca.

They were donated to the Museum of Javea by British resident Michael Stephenson. 

The material filled 12 archive boxes and it took retired librarian Milagros Uriate nearly a year to complete the task.   

This is the first step in the preparation of the material for a touring exhibition due to open in August. 

Also working on the project is Christine Betterton-Jones, who has added many up-to-date photographs of the sites and details from her research. Local archaeologist Josep Castello Marí and municipal archaeologist and Museum Director Joaquim Bolufer are adding their expertise.

For many years Michael, together with friends Anne Scott and Ted Adams, visited the ruined castles in the Region: “I was always curious about the number of castles I spotted from the road when I drove to Valencia. This, combined with my love of walking provided the stimulus for the project.”

Anyone interested in getting involved in the project should email the AMUX at [email protected] 

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