- The exhibition celebrates in Madrid the 800 years of the University of Salamanca.
- Scripta, one of the most valuable handwritten text selection preserved by the University Library will be unveiled to the general public
Salamanca, 18th April 2017.- Global Exchange, the Spanish multinational specialised in foreign exchange services will sponsor “Scripta: Handwritten Treasures of the University of Salamanca” in an exhibition held from 4th May to 4th June in the National Library of Madrid to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca.The agreement was signed in the Portrait Hall of the University of Salamanca and was attended by the University’s Rector Daniel Hernández Ruipérez and Global Exchange President Isidoro J. Alanís along with President of Grupo Feltrero, another sponsor of the exhibition.
This collaboration will showcase for the first time a selection of the finest handwritten texts retained by the Historical General Library of the University of Salamanca, such as the “Liber mozarabicus canticorum et horarum”, copied in 1059 for Queen Sancha, wife of Ferdinand I and inherited by her daughter Doña Urraca, and the “Book of Good Love” one of the Masterpieces of Early Spanish Literature, written by of Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita.
Global Exchange President Isidoro Alanís stated “the University of Salamanca is a source of inspiration for our company, as it has made of our city a cultural reference at a global scale, and that encourages us to try to expand in the same way”. Global Exchange has great respect for the University -that this year celebrates 8 centuries of history- and shows its engagement to the institution by taking actions like this one or supporting training courses to foster the relation. On this special occasion Global Exchange partnered up with the University for the exhibition in the National Library in Madrid in an attempt to raise awareness of the institution’s heritage. “We’re happy to be part of this celebration and we hope we can be part of the future of the University of Salamanca”.
About Global Exchange
Global Exchange is the leading Spanish multinational and one of the top three worldwide specialised in the provision of currency exchange services at international airports and other major tourist destinations. Founded in 1996 in Fuentes de Oñoro (Salamanca), Global Exchange is present in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Russia and Australia through a branch network of 235 branches in 56 international airports of five continents. The company serves around 4.8 million Customers annually and employs over 1,900 workers, 400 of which are based in Spain.
During 2016 Global Exchange serviced almost 5 million customers at a world level, almost twice as many as in 2012. In 2016 Global Exchange finished its strategic plan 2012-2016, four folding profit before taxes up to 9.7 million euros.
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