The review of the first 75 years of the IER arrives at the Florida Gardens

Two neighbors review the content of one of the seven information panels that cover the trajectory of the IER in the Florida Gardens. / R. Solano

Seven panels summarize, in twenty-one pages, the beginnings of the institute, its headquarters and the recovery of documents that the center has carried out

The Florida Gardens once again become an urban exhibition lane, showing the neighborhood of the region, and those who visit the city, the landscape, natural and, on this occasion, cultural and historical heritage that the Community treasures. On the lane that protects the alignment of banana trees closest to Calle de la Vega, the panels that summarize the story of the Institute of Rioja Studies (IER) and, consequently, the work carried out by the regional department throughout his first seventy-five years of life (1946/2021).

It is an itinerant exhibition that has arrived in the town of Jarrera after passing through other municipalities in the region and will remain in this public space until the 31st of this month of May. And of a proposal of special interest because it reveals the role that this institution has played and recalls the milestones that reinforce its role, in terms of information, through the contents that each of the three faces of the seven metal panels that have been installed on the ride.

In short, it consists of twenty-one sheets in which reference is made to each and every one of the sections on which the work of the Institute of Rioja Studies has focused to date, reviewing the different venues where it has been developed, guarding the documents and writings that contained the tour of the region, and even detailing episodes and curious details about its current location, the Palacio de los Chapiteles de Logroño.

Much of the information offered to those who come to the exhibition provides in-depth knowledge, both of the services it offers to users of its collections, and the outstanding process it carries out to recover or acquire original documents that it ends up incorporating into its Library. , once they are subjected to a digitization process; or the extensive list of publications that have seen the light of day with its endorsement and stamp, together with the four magazines that it publishes periodically to collect in its pages studies and reports that help spread and maintain everything related to the story of the region , from a social and ethnographic perspective, trying to keep it that way in the collective memory of the people of La Rioja and to spread it to the rest of the State.

Supervised and promoted from the management of the institute, which is currently occupied by Diego Iturriaga, doctor in Contemporary History, with the support of the researcher attached to the department attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture, sports and Youth, Diego Moreno Galilea, and José Ignacio Peso Echarri, IER librarian, the exhibition tries to make the inhabitants of the territory aware of the important role it has played since its creation, back in 1946, by a group of intellectuals from the capital.

Seventy-five years later, this organization sets itself the objective of “collecting Rioja documents and their dissemination, as well as scientific and economic support for researchers who focus their studies on any aspect related to La Rioja.”

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