Free entry for Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

By TPN/Lusa, in World · 18-09-2019 14:18:00 · 0 Comments

The Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (CHPR), in Cascais, which on Wednesday celebrates its tenth anniversary, will have free tickets and cultural activities until Sunday to celebrate the painter's work.

Various activities are planned for those days such as guided tours, cinema, workshops. On Sunday, the celebrations close at 5.30 p.m. with a session to mark the date on which the mayor of Cascais (CMC), Carlos Carreiras, and the president of the D. Luís I Foundation, Salvato Teles de Menezes, will be present.

The artist Paula Rego will not be present but sent a statement: "It is an honour for me to attend, even if far away, the commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the museum that is dedicated to me.”

"I look forward to the continuity of this valuable project, in close collaboration with the Cascais City Council and the D. Luís I Foundation, through the signing of a new ten-year contract. I would also like to thank all those who have contributed to the success achieved at the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego,” according to Paula Rego, resident in London.

The Casa das Histórias Paula Rego has had 630,000 visitors since the museum opened ten years ago when it was created to house a collection of paintings, drawings and engravings that reflects the artist's creative journey over 50 years.

The agreement for the creation of CHPR, inaugurated in 2009 to welcome, promote and preserve the work of the Portuguese artist, was signed between Paula Rego and the CMC, after which the D. Luis I Foundation took over the management of the cultural equipment.

Last weekend, Salvato Teles de Menezes told Lusa that the agreement signed with the painter for the Casa das Histórias will be renewed for another ten years, and a new contract should be signed by the end of the last quarter of 2019.

The D. Luís I Foundation is responsible for the logistical, administrative and financial management of CHPR, which is part of the Cascais cultural facilities, but the collection (around 620 pieces in painting, drawing and engraving), is owned by CMC, which finances the museum's operation.


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