Casa Fernando Pessoa reopens with new exhibition

in News · 23-08-2020 12:00:00 · 0 Comments

Casa Fernando Pessoa (CFP), in Lisbon, reopens on 29 August with a new exhibition, a relocated auditorium and a renovated library, after 16 months of works.

The CFP, in the neighbourhood of Campo de Ourique, where Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) lived the last 15 years of his life, closed in March last year for remodelling works.

The remodelling project is the responsibility of the José Adrião Arquitetos studio and the museography project of the design company GBNT, signed by designers Nuno Quá and Cláudio Silva, having been executed based on a proposal by Paulo Pires do Vale.

The CFP's estate includes the books that Pessoa read, classified as a National Treasure, which will be on display, as well as part of the collection of works of art about the writer, furniture and personal objects.

The library includes a collection of books by and about Fernando Pessoa as well as poetry by various authors, national and foreign, which has also been renovated, allowing to receive, "with better working conditions", researchers and students.

The permanent exhibition includes various documents and objects that belonged to the writer. Also included in the exhibition are pieces that tells stories of Fernando Pessoa's life in Lisbon, where he had more than 16 addresses, and in South Africa, where he spent his youth and where he started to build his private library, according to the same note.

The exhibition also includes works of art in which the poet is represented, namely a painting by Almada Negreiros or drawings by Júlio Pomar.


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