Minera Panama, a national subsidiary of Inmet Mining Corp., signed a cooperation agreement with the Heritage Department of the National Institute of Culture (INAC) to restore the Penonomé Museum, in Cocle province.
The agreement will allow the renovation of the historic site, which comprises of a group of typical Panamanian country houses highlighting architectural and construction patterns representative of early years of the Republic.
Mercedes Morris, Director of External Relations of Minera Panama, said that the work will take about four months and cost $83,500. Morris said that the Heritage Department issued terms of reference to the company and will be responsible for evaluating and selecting the contractor who will renovate the Penonomé Museum.
These works include structural repairs and improvements to showrooms and the electrical system, installation of security alarms and the placement of ramps for people with disabilities.
The museum preserves important Penonomé collections of archeological, colonial and religious art, and regional ethnology belonging to ancient Cocle families.
Through this cooperation agreement with INAC, Minera Panama reiterates its commitment to provide more to strengthen cultural identity and development activities that promote positive values for present and future generations.
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