The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and Altea Town Hall have presented the UMH Anneta Nicoli Institutional Chair of Artistic Education at the Gadea Cultural Centre. Daniel Tejero, UMH Associate Professor from the Area of Sculpture, will be chair director, and Carmen García Muriana, UMH Assistant Professor from the Area of Design, will be its secretary. Tasked with presenting this chair were UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor Ciurana, and Altea Mayor, Jaume Llinares.
Tatiana Sentamans, Vice Rector for Culture and University Extension, also attended the presentation, and accompanying her included Mercedes Sánchez, Registrar; Eva Aliaga, Vice Rector for Faculty; Diego Zaragozí, Altea Councillor for Culture, in addition to other local government representatives.
The Anneta Nicoli Chair of Artistic Education, part of the UMH Vice Rectorate for Institutional Relations, will be located at the Gadea Cultural Center of the Alta Town Hall and assigned to the Altea Campus of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.
Anneta Nicoli, 1841 (Altea) – 1893 (El Campello), was a singer in the Altea Opera, daughter of Miguel Jorro, diplomat and owner of the Finca de la Moreira, which passed on to her brother, Vicente, the Count of Altea. According to the book Altea 1896-1955 (La Tertulia, 1986), Ana Jorro Gómez, “Anneta,” was married to the sculptor from Carrara (Italy), Silvio Nicoli, and lived between Rome, Florence, and Altea. She passed away while on holiday in Alicante, in El Campello.