Museums & Attractions
Thursday, 23 April 2009 15:39More than 170 items, never before on display in public, will be at Lisbon's soon-to-open Design and Fashion Museum (MUDE). The event will kick off a new cultural program for the Baixa of Lisbon as the new museum home is transformed. The exhibit "Ante-estreia"will be installed in number 24 of the historic Rua Augusta, in the former headquarters of the Banco Nacional Ultramarino. MUDE will transform the space of more than 3,000 square meters to house some 2,000 items of design and 1,200 of fashion purchased in 2002 from collector Francisco Capelo. Set to open in 2010 to the public, the museum is working to offer temporary exhibit to raise awareness, and include the public in its progress. http://www.mude.pt/en/html/agora/mude_agora.html
Saturday, 14 February 2009 20:20Museu José Malhoa or José Malhoa Museum, in Caldas da Rainha has reopened after a remodeling and reorganization of the collection. The work was overseen by architect João Santa-Rita. With new space the museum can put more of its’ collections and temporary expositions on display. José Malhoa, one of Portugal's great painters of the 19th century, was born in the pottery town of Caldas da Rainha. His acclaimed naturalist paintings show everyday Portuguese life, and his most famous one is the "Fado" (1910).
Monday, 12 January 2009 21:29Fluviário de Mora as Portugal’s best museum of 2008. The Fluviário presents life on a typical Iberian river, including exhibits on some exotic species. It is located near the Açude do Gameiro, near Mora. Visitors can watch the river species, some which have already disappeared from the rivers, such as the sturgeon, and discover some species that live in other rivers of the world. The Fluviário de Mora opened in 2007 and has also won an International Architecture Award. More than 300,000 visitors have been to the museum since its opening. The Portuguese Museum Association also honored the Elvas Contemporary Art Museum and the Fundão Archeological Museum as runners up. Lisbon’s National Museum of Archeology won the prize for Best Exhibit, and the award for Best Cultural Extension service went to the Communication Museum and to the Colecção Berardo. http://www.museusportugal.org/apom/default1.htm
Saturday, 05 July 2008 03:35http://www.museudooriente.pt/?lang=en
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