Casa Museu Duran i Sanpere

La Casa Duran i Sanpere de Cervera  is a good example of a Catalan bourgeois home from the end of the 19th century. Crossing the threshold, strolling through the rooms, observing the distribution and enjoying the objects that wear it gives a lot of information about the period, especially on the decoration of interiors and the production of consumer objects, but also allows to understand aspects of the daily life of its inhabitants. The house is a document that transfers the visitor to Catalonia for more than a century and offers the possibility to imagine how family members were related to each other and to other people, as well as to intuit values ​​and ways that governed their daily actions.

A walk through the reception halls, with the large halls decorated to show in society, allow us to understand a slogan, that of Duran, strongly rooted in the political and social life of the city. The most intimate spaces in the house, such as the particular chapel, and the more functional spaces, such as the dining room, the office and the kitchen, speak of the family relationships and life forms of that moment and their transformations along of the years when the house was inhabited

La casa en femení



Within the framework of the Isagoge 2019, the 43rd cultural week of Cervera, the Museum of the city offers a tour of the Casa Museo Duran i Sanpere by the specialist Mònica Piera.

 
La Casa Duran i Sanpere, It has been explained, usually, from his men and, on the contrary, women have silently filled their spaces and have been invisible. In spite of his intellectual power, Hermínia Grau and Aymà and Eulàlia Duran i Grau, remained in the shadow of Agustí Duran and Sanpere, their husband and father respectively. In fact, Hermínia Grau and Aymá claim their identity, independent of the social roles they assign to him, and breaks with the gray and mimicry of women in the nineteenth century, to occupy a space that belongs to him solely because he exists. Although the house (now Casa Museu) is one of the most important spaces to build a women's history, we realize that there are certain deviations in the research projects that benefit the hegemonic gender identities to the detriment of the minority. That is why we propose the revision of the inventory of the objects of the house to integrate the gender perspective into the description tools of the object, as well as in the description field, not to mention references to the genre. Therefore, we propose a revision of the inventories of the Casa Museu that allows the update and, at the same time, to facilitate us develop new stories.