“Caspe searches for “treasures” from the Civil War for a new Museum.
The consistory requests the collaboration of neighbours to transfer objects, photographs and documents of the Republic, the Civil War and the postwar period.
The City Council of Caspe, through the area of Culture and Democratic Memory, led by Rafael Lumbreras, has announced its next cultural project: the Space of Democratic Memory of Caspe, a space for dialogue between generations. For its implementation, they have requested the collaboration of the neighbours to transfer objects, photographs and documents from the Republic, the civil war and the postwar period, which may be carried out at the Tourist Office of the town.
The donated objects will be destined for this new space, which will be in a room within the Goya Cinema Theatre of the municipality and will be managed by the town council, which has signed an agreement with the Bajo Aragonese Agitation and Propaganda Association for its implementation. . The museum design will be carried out by Serendipia Gestión Cultural.
The new project aims to be “didactic” and “attractive” to the public, “moving away from traditional political history”, according to the council in a press release, and insisting on a “more social point of view.” In fact, they assure that whoever enters the room will not only see “the darkest dimensions of the moment” in Caspe, Spain or Europe, but also “those people who lived, loved, had sons and daughters and even dreams of a better world”, As José Luis Ledesma and Juan Carlos García Funes comment in memory of the project.”