San Nicolas Community Museum will feature Mario Odor's expansive collections PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:43
Mario Odor was a collector at heart. Throughout his life he put together an amazing collection of items and artifacts which were on exhibit at his home in Dakota, under the name "Antiquities Museum of Aruba".

When Odor passed his wife continued organizing an Open House twice a year and when died the couple's family decided to offer the valuable collection to the government and thus preserve it for future generations.

The government this week signed an agreement on the establishment of the museum, including the Minister of Culture, Michelle Hooyboer-Winklaar; Minister of Tourism, Otmar Oduber and Minister of Finance Mike de Meza.  The museum will be managed by Fundacion Museo Arubano, which resorts under the responsibility of Minister Hooyboer-Winklaar.

The exposition will open on March 14 and foundation member Alice van Romondt said this will be a "first look" of what will become the San Nicolas Community Museum. Among those working on realizing this project are curator Irene Peterson, the Pedagogic Institute's Gregory Richardson and the project leader Zahira Zaandam.

At present Minister Hooyboer-Winklaar is looking into the restoration of different monuments in San Nicolas of which is to become the San Nicolas Community Museum.

The museum will include among others an installation including authentic pieces Mr. Odor acquired from a typical barbershop.

The community museum promises to become a fabulous trip down memory lane.

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