YANNICK & BEN JAKOBER ART FOUNDATION: MUSEU SA BASSA BLANCA

The Fundación Yannick Vu Ben Jakober (FYBJ), created in 1993, is a private cultural foundation dedicated to promoting the arts and historical preservation. It is located in the Bassa Blanca, a county estate of great beauty which can be accessed taking the road that goes towards Coll Baix from the road that joins Alcudia to the Victoria peninsula.

The building that houses the office used to be a mountain house, converted in 1978 in a Muslim palace by the famous Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, following the model of l'Estaca de Valldemossa: high walls with battlements and an interior garden, like the ones in Granada, around which you find the different rooms. We must mention the contemporary art collection, the library and the collection of the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli. Outside the house the hortus conclusus shows a splendid collection of roses in spring.

The impressive water reservoir of the ancient possession has been transformed into the Museum FYBJ, where you can see a collection of portraits of children from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It allows us to observe the evolution of painting during this period and the perception the European courts had of childhood. 

An outdoor park of sculptures and a new museum named Socrates with the recent acquisitions of contemporary art has recently been added to the FYBJ.

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