US News in Illiers-Combray The Ephemeral Museum Marcel Proust opens its doors in a house of downtown

20:10  24 january  2022
20:10  24 january  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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while waiting for the renovation of the house of Aunt Léonie, the permanent collection of the Museum Marcel Proust, is exposed to the public in the villa in the villa Chapet, in the city center. The occasion, the year of the centenary of his death, to discover or rediscover the memories of the writer.

  À Illiers-Combray le musée éphémère Marcel Proust ouvre ses portes dans une maison du centre-ville © Supplied by FranceInfo

It is a place in charge of history and literature, in Illiers-Combray, in Eure-et-Loir, the house of Aunt Leonie houses the childhood memories of Marcel Proust. A corporation damaged by time, which requires significant restoration work. It will remain closed until June 2023.

But, for the company of the friends of Marcel Proust , no question of depriving the lovers of the famous writer. The permanent collection has therefore moved to a bourgeois house of the city center of Illiers-Combray .

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celebrate the centenary of the death of Proust

The collection exposes manuscripts of the author of to the search for lost time , photographs of Paul Nadar , but also Works of art inspired by the great writer who remain visible in the ephemeral museum. And it's the essential for Marcel Proust's friends while 2022 marks the hundred years of his disappearance.

"There are many artists, designers and photographers who came to see him on his death bed and fashion at the time was to be able to reproduce death," explains Jérôme Bastianelli, President of the Society of Friends of Marcel Proust. At the turn of the different pieces, the curious can discover photos of Man Ray or the paintings of Paul César Helleu .

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The holiday home

Marcel Proust, child and future writer, spent his holidays, in this provincial charming house, embellished with an orientalist touch. The museum brings together all the memories related to the writer. Immortal'sRendé by his famous Madeleine, the house of Aunt Léonie is known around the world for his flower garden, his half-timbered facade, his mosaics, the room of Petit Marcel and well sure his picturesque cuisine. It is also the only piece that could not be moved to the ephemeral museum.

after the renovation work financed through public funds but also in part by the lotto of the Heritage , the house of Aunt Léonie will be returned to the public in June 2023.

The ephemeral museum Marcel Proust is located at the 9, Charter Street in Illiers-Combray .

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 14:15 to 17h, Saturdays and Sundays from 11h to 17h.

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