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Permanent exhibition 1. Peeling the cork and participative area

<p>Space where visitors can participate in the Cork in Progress exhibition. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>

Space where visitors can participate in the Cork in Progress exhibition. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.

In this part of the ground floor, visitors can see how cork is removed from the tree through a collection of photographs by Josep Capellà and an audiovisual screening. There is also an area of games and educational materials for children. In the centre of the room, visitors can handle the raw material, from its original form until it has been transformed by factories. They can study the cork with magnifying glasses and see its properties in the different interactive videos. They can also see a selection of objects that have been manufactured over the years, making the most of the characteristics of cork. Finally, in the Cork in Progress area, visitors are asked to participate in evaluating the museography.

OBJECTS

<p>Artisan workspace in the permanent exhibition. On the left, a glass cabinet with knives used to strip, slice and make stoppers.</p>
Knives used to strip, slice an...
Knives used to strip, slice and make stoppers
<p>Table with moulds used to manufacture pith helmets. ILECO Collection</p>
Pith helmet made with cork
Pith helmet made with cork
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