Museo Cal de Morón
The main aim of this Training Centre is to transmit and keep alive the knowledge relating to lime and all its applications for the development of everyday life and the professional aspect of it.
Within the most important activities the museum has launched we must highlight the creation of a Training Centre. From its very beginning in 2011, they have delivered courses of all levels, both at a national and international level. It is mainly targeted at technicians (Architects, Technical Architects, Restorers, Archaeologists) and professionals linked to construction (Painters, Decorators, Master builders and Masons). However, the general public is also welcome as long as they have an interest in ecological and sustainable traditional construction.
Lime is one of the most well-known products since Antiquity. Its use can be found in many fields of human activity: industry, construction, agriculture and protection of the environment. It specially stands out because of its availability, its versatility and its low cost.
The benefits of using lime in the field of construction are countless, and its usage instead of other products leads to a better quality of life and general well-being of citizens. Among its main properties we could basically name the following:
At the Museo de Cal, in Morón, there is a teaching and pedagogical labour of great importance being carried out. Courses have been delivered at the Institute for Spanish Cultural Heritage in its headquarters in Madrid and Nájera, in the Andalusian Institute for Historic Heritage, the Alhambra Patronage in Granada and the Schools of Architecture and Technical Architecture of the University of Seville and the Politécnica in Barcelona among others.
The themes of these courses have been diverse and have covered different topics:
Lime in restoration of Historic Heritage
Formulation and appliance of traditional stucco.
Formulation and appliance of the tadelakt.
Rough render coatings made of earths.
Formulation and appliance of lime mortars.
Rammed earth architecture.
Construction of green roofs.