We visited the Resin Museum and discovered the various shapes adopted by this particular material. An important tourist attraction a few steps from Villa Carlos Paz.
Very close to Villa Carlos Paz
, in the community of San Antonio de Arredondo and only 10 kilometers from the mountain range tourist destination, the particular Resin Museum, unique in its style in the Province of Córdoba
, may be visited. Inside its venue, we discovered everything that may be done with this particular element based on oil.
At present, the museum has over 6,500 pieces, including original works and replicas, distributed into seven exhibition rooms.
Its present director and founder, Mr. Miguel Saletti, along with his two sons -Esteban and Gustavo- have developed this modeling technique with the purpose of reproducing pieces of high paleontological or museological value and thus foster the knowledge of plastic arts.
The museum officers, its director and the craftsmen committee, researchers, scientists and museologists have succeeded in printing a didactic and modern sense into its exhibitions thus managing great dynamism. Lessons are given to teach how to work with resin. All kinds of art pieces are sold and traditional guided tours are available for visitors to understand the process of transformation of resin.
The museum has a captivating cabinet with curious items, wonders and strange things, where remarkable objects related to applied art and science -especially paleo art (dinosaur fossils)- are kept.
There are also several collections of frames, beveled mirrors, ornaments, murals, plates, coats of arms and clocks. Among other things, visitors may observe how billiards balls are made, a collection of Maya sculptures and an Aztec calendar.
Various techniques are used to print the final details on the art pieces. Some of them are oil, acrylic, watercolor and patina.
It is important to point out that the museum is open 365 days a year from 9 o’clock in the morning till sunset. The total funds collected through the entrance ticket are destined to the maintenance of the facilities.
The various rooms are dedicated to the following materials:
Room 1: the strange and the ancient about heraldry.
Room 2: genealogy, coats of arms, murals, ornaments and weapons.
Room 3: collection of amazing rock crystallization. Gems and amber.
Room 4: statutory items, sculptural figures, religious images.
Room 5: ancient clocks, mirrors, frames and silk products.
Room 6: molds and tools (guided tours).
Room 7: paleontology, replicas made in resin, dinosaur fossil remains.
The Resin Museum is a highly valuable attraction which has become an important local tourist destination with the passing of time. It is highly recommended to pay a visit.
Duration: 2 hours
Opening hours: Open everyday. In summer, from 8:30am to 9:30pm and in winter 10am to 5:30pm.
How to get here: From the center of Villa Carlos Paz, take Cárcano Avenue heading for the community of San Antonio de Arredondo and travel along about 10 kilometers. The museum is located on the road.
Bear in mind: In order to understand the resin process more accurately, we recommend that you take the guided tour. Those interested in this activity may ask about various resin lessons taught at the museum facilities.