Spanish Company to Restore Stained Glasses in Cuba
- Submitted by: lena campos
- 05 / 04 / 2013
A Spanish specialized company will undertake the restoration of stained glass set with high artistic and historical value in the Cathedral of Cienfuegos, confirmed today the director of the Office of the Curator of the City, architect Iran Millan.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Millán said that the project designed by the firm Vidrieras Barrio, of the city of Burgos, in northern Spain, provides on-site training of young Cubans who are prepared as workers in the school ascribed to his office.
Our students will participate in the workshop, the school will use the know-how and in the future we want to perform similar work with specialists in this city without or with limited foreign participation, argued Millán, also Member of the Cuban Parliament.
Built as a parish in 1833, since 1903 the Church of the Immaculate Conception acquired the range of Cathedral and current headquarters of the diocese of Cienfuegos (250 km southeast of Havana) and Trinidad.
The building, part of the historic center of Cienfuegos, inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in July 2005, boasts among its core values a set of 15 stained glasses manufactured in Paris and premiered on December 8, 1871.
Produced by the Swiss-French master Gaspard Gsell (1814-1904) in the workshops Gsell-Laurent, of the City of Light, the windows represent the 12 Christian apostles plus the Sacred Heart of Jesus and two small windows (small circular window) inspired in other symbols of the Catholic Church.
The company Vidrieras Barrio, formed in 1975 with the assistance of former masters of Maumejean Parisian house, with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian from the late nineteenth century, listed as a member of the International Association for the study of the history of glass.
Source: Prensa Latina