¡Hola! Me llamo Arminda... ¿y tú? A global communication project for Gran Canaria’s Archaeological Heritage

Carmen Gloria Rodríguez Santana, Tomás Correa Guimerá


The opening of the Museum and Archaeological Park of Cueva Pintada (Gáldar, Gran Canaria) was the culmination of the recovery of one of the most remarkable sites of the pre-Hispanic culture in the Canary Islands (Spain). A great part of the exhibition revolves around the figure of Arminda, a historical character that lived in the site during the late 15th Century. This character has also become the main figure in the different activities designed for children and families, such as tales, puppet shows, workshops, etc., in which this Canarian girl plays a central role. The project exposed in this paper is the work of an interdisciplinary team that has transformed Arminda into a loyal ally to transmit the contents linked to the pre-Hispanic period in Gran Canaria and especially to create a motivating environment for the public, able to transform the museum into a space for sharing, thinking and enjoying History.


Informal Learning; Dissemination of Archaeology; Public Programs; School Programs

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v1i2.4


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