Public donation by Joan Armangué

On Wednesday, April 20, at our headquarters in Sant Ferran Castle, the signing of the agreement for the transfer of the documentary collection called "Castell" from the personal archive of Joan Armangué, who was mayor of Figueres from 1995 to 2007, took place.

The event was attended by about twenty people and various authorities such as the Deputy Delegates of the Central Government, Mr. Albert Bramón, and the Ministry of Defence in Girona, Sr. Roberto Plà, and the President of the Promoter Board of the Ferran Castle Consortium, Sr. Diaz Capmany, and Fede Luque, president of the Association that signed the agreement with the donor.

The collection consists of 94 documents, 60 photographs and numerous digital material and corresponds to the period in which Joan Armangué was mayor of Figueres and the Consortium was constituted that manages the fortress that will celebrate its 25th anniversary next Sunday.

During his speech, the donor took stock of the Consortium's activity, the funds invested in improvements to the monument and the number of visitors who have passed through the Castle in recent years. He also stressed the need for a civilian leadership at the head of the entity.

For his part, Fede Luque publicly encouraged all those who have graphic or documentary material on the fortress to donate it to help enlarge the Archive-Library of the Association. The event was followed by a debate among the attendees.

After the event, a visit was made to the exhibition of paintings and photographs of the adjoining rooms.