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Cork Museum support

Caixa Geral de Depósitos bank (CGD) has stated that it is committed to finding a solution to save Silves Cork Museum, which closed its doors due to financial difficulties.

At a meeting in Lisbon involving the CGD, Algarve tourism and cultural authorities and Silves Câmara members, it was decided to initiate contacts to find urgent financial support for the museum.

The museum won the award for Best Industrial Museum in Europe in 2001 but was forced to close due to the insolvency of the Alicoop group, the largest shareholder of Fábrica do Inglês where the museum is sited.