Technology and vision in the 'Bridge of Life'

Last December a campaign was launched called Thousand of Thousand, where for every thousand dollar donation, a name could be placed in the atrium of the Biomuseum, located on the Amador Causeway. This will become a historical initiative, as future museum visitors will remember the visionaries who supported this important project.

The campaign ended on January 29, when the donors were invited to celebrate a special moment with a majestic multiple-colored light and sound show.

“It is an act of appreciation to these visionaries who have given a special meaning to the campaign. All of these people who have joined us contributed to help make this project come true,” expressed Dr. Alejandro Ferrer, president of the Amador Foundation, the nonprofit organization in charge of the project.

This was the first official event held at the Museum of Biodiversity, which from the start received a visit by the famous actors, and now spouses, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who are followers and admirers of the work of Frank Gehry, the Canadian architect responsible for designing the facilities, his first building in Latin America.

The purpose of the activity was to raise funds for the Biomuseum. “Forty thousand students from public schools will be granted free admission through the educational program that this museum will promote every year,” affirmed Roberto Maduro, Coordinator of Institutional Development. Maduro also announced that the names of these donors will be engraved on a wall located in the atrium of the Biomuseum.

Those in attendance were satisfied by the progress of the construction work, and it was even far enough along to allow them to tour a part of the facilities, specifically the galleries Divided Oceans, The Web of Life and Panama is the Museum. These are three of the eight galleries in the building, which are scheduled to open in the second half of this year, as confirmed by the directors of the Amador Foundation. One of the surprises of the evening was an auction of a painting donated by the Panamanian artist Eduardo Navarro, with the proceeds also going to benefit the museum.