18 - 20 September 2019
Palacio de Ferias y
Congress de Málaga
18th September – Welcome Reception
A part of Malaga
El Balneario de los Baños del Carmen opened his doors on July 16th 1918. It was an innovative project for these times since unlike other resorts like Diana, The Star and Apollo, it was open to the sea and exposed to the sun, as like as the trendy San Sebastian and Santander.
It was a huge success and the project kept growing with a pier, a restaurant, an open screen to play movies from the shore and the first tennis courts in Malaga.
In 1922 the first football field of Malaga opened in El Balneario as well as a 2000 meters dance floor. Parties, festivals and concerts were some of the events celebrated here, and in the gardens it was possible to find from an aquarium to a wine instead of water fountain.
In the fifties decade from the last century El Balneario hosted equestrian contests like the XI National Equestrian Competition in 1955. Three years later the camping for 300 people were approved.
Now, after decades of decadence, El Balneario wants to keep back its former glory to be what it has always been, the reference of the entertainment by the sea.
19th September - Congress Dinner
The Automobile and Fashion Museum, which opened in September 2010, is a 6000-squaremetre space where luxury, sophistication and good taste come together throughout its thirteen thematic rooms that show the automobile’s aesthetic evolution over three centuries, developing a new concept: the automobile as a work of art.
This museum becomes a benchmark – a design, fashion, entertainment and learning venue that hosts an unique collection of cars, hats, Haute Couture, engines and contemporary art in its modern facilities.
Almost a hundred cars, restored to the highest level that illustrates society’s evolution. The collection spans everything from the 1898 Winner to the 2011 compressed air prototype, through amazing cars like Jaguar, Cadillac, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche and Bugatti and curious cars such as the jet-car, the solar car or the hydrogen prototype.
Divided into thirteen thematic rooms, each illustrates an important moment in automotive history and in the evolution of society: Belle Époque, The Golden 20, The 30s – Art Decó, Popular Cars, Designed cars, Dream cars, Alternative energies, English Tradition, The 50s-La Dolce Vita, Tuning Hot-Rods.
The Automobile and Fashion Museum also holds the unprecedented Engine Gallery collection with engines from the 1920s, 30s and 50s that have been restored and converted by
contemporary artists into unique and admirable pieces. Twelve engines from fantastic brands like Chrysler, Chevrolet and Packard from the 1920s, 30s and 50s, transformed into works of art by international artists. These are genuine customized pieces with many different motifs, depending on the age, whether Swarovski crystals or 30,000 small mirrors. The artists Jorge Marques, Pedro Machado, Firmino and Susana Martins have made their mark on the idea of the engine as a work of art, with each of these engines being an exclusive piece created for the Automobile and Fashion Museum.
Maga Sublime Collection:
The Automobile and Fashion Museum takes a tour through the artistic evolution of the 20th century, based on the concept of the automobile as a work of art. What could be better than
fashion to accompany this journey through time, with its luxury, its changes in style adapted to each age. Each collection seems better than the one before.
Maga Sublime Collection by the Automobile and Fashion Museum presents From Mariano Fortuny to John Galliano, Trilogy, Fashion Victim, Spectra, Constellation, Underground, From Darkness to Light, Sherezade and the broad collection of hats From Balenciaga to Schiaparelli.
Through its that take place in our facilities, the Automobile and Fashion Museum tries to raise awareness of the need for Eco-Museum project and its educational programme aimed at all levels, during the guided visits commitment to the prevention of pollution, the preservation of the environment and the promotion of energy saving and energy efficiency, building ecological awareness and developing an eco-friendly attitude in all the students.
To achieve this, the Museum has a zone dedicated to nature in its purest state. An installation called La Esperanza shows a car taken over by nature and covered by plants, creepers and ferns, which represent the idea that the destruction wrought by human beings is not irreversible. Nature will always end up dominating the space previously occupied by the humans. The dream of a green and clean planet isn’t lost to us yet.
The museum is located in the emblematic architectural ensemble known as La Tabacalera, an old tobacco factory from Málaga that dates from 1927, provides an incomparable setting for this exhibition. It is located only fifty metres from the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas (Antonio Banderas Promenade) and ten minutes from the historic centre of the city.