This culminates the work of study, restoration and enhancement of the chapel and the movable property inside, which has been carried out by the CAEM.
In the municipality of Ponts, you can find a beautiful complex owned by the Comunitat de Regants del Canal d’Urgell, which houses a small chapel dedicated to Sant Isidre Llaurador. A slim construction designed by a great disciple of Antoni Gaudí: Isidre Puig i Boada (Barcelona 1891-1987).
The management of the Comunitat de Regants wanted to study, preserve and value this little piece of heritage that they keep. And the CAEM has been key to this work. We have studied the chapel, in addition to various movable property that it keeps inside: a tabernacle from the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century, an oil painting of a crucified Christ from the 19th century, a sculpture of Sant Isidre Llaurador from the school of Olot, and some beautiful period lamps. Some of the assets, in addition to being studied, have been restored under the supervision of the Center, restoring them and thus helping their conservation.
Also, the CAEM has coordinated the musealization of the space for its enhancement, devising and placing various exhibition panels, in addition to the placement of a protective screen for the crucifixion, which can be seen in the same niche in which it was found previously, but now minimizing the risks of deterioration, and the new lighting that helps to appreciate the work in all its splendour.
In short, it is an integral work, which has been culminated with a conference on the day of the inauguration of the chapel as a musealized space: the day of Sant Isidre Llaurador (last May 14th), during the congregation party that the Comunitat de Regants celebrates that day.