25 Feb 2019

Casa Fernando Pessoa: more open and accessible 

On  March  1st,  Casa  Fernando  Pessoa,  at  Rua  Coelho  da  Rocha  nº  16, will close its doors,  reopening them later this year,  more  accessible to all visitors and showcasing a  new museography project which will grant wider access to the writer’s estate. 

During the next months, the place where Fernando Pessoa lived his last 15 years will be subject to procedures which will allow us to answer to the growing number of visitors who seek to know more about the author who became, over the last decades, a worldwide symbol of Portuguese literature. 

Throughout this period, Casa Fernando Pessoa will continue its activities from different points of Lisbon. This will happen in schools, on the streets walked on by Pessoa, in the neighbourhood of  Campo  de Ourique and other cultural units of the EGEAC  network, such as theatres and
museums of the city. We will keep having our walking tours, workshops and other offers from our Educational Service, as well as some of our programming cycles, such as the World Poetry Classes, the Poetry Book Fair (in partnership with the Junta de Freguesia of Campo de Ourique), 
the Living Poets Society (in partnership with D. Maria II National Theatre), or the second edition of the international meeting Lisbon Revisited – Days of Poetry, in June.  

Our team will be provisionally installed in a space kindly made available by the Junta de Freguesia of Campo de Ourique, on Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, nº 8, alongside Espaço Llansol. 

About the project:  
The remodelling project of the building is signed by  José  Adrião Arquitectos and the museography project was executed by Gabinete de Design GBNT, from a proposal by the curator Paulo Pires do Vale. Researchers specializing in Fernando Pessoa and relatives of the writer were
called upon for the conception of the information contents.  The non-profit organization Acesso Cultura was our advisor in terms of accessibility issues.  

Read complete communication here