A Space of One's Own at the David Parr House
25 May 2020, 10 a.m. - 22 Jun 2020, 6 p.m.
'A Space of One's Own' online exhibition from David Parr's House in Cambridge.
How important is it to have our own private space? Do you have a particular room or space that represents the person you are, or how you like to live?
These were the questions that were asked in the formulation of an exhibition called 'A Space of One's Own' at the Museum of Cambridge (then the Folk Museum) back in 2009. Based on photographs by Alexandra Murphy, interviews and text by Jane Phillimore and curated by Tamsin Wimhurst, the exhibition explored these questions through a series of 'portraits'.
With the unexpected closure of the house due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, this tale recounted on every public tour by our house guides has fallen temporarily silent. However, confined to our homes, surrounded by our 'things', and with plenty of time for reflection, a vibrant conversation about a space of one's own has never seemed more pertinent. Returning to our roots, our 2020 edition of the exhibition begins with Elsie's contribution to the original exhibition, revisits portraits by Shelley and David, and explores these same questions through a series of poignant new portraits drawn from individuals with a close connection to the David Parr House.