Women and Resistance – New Portuguese Letters and other struggles

From May 6 to December 2021
The temporary exhibition Women and Resistance – New Portuguese Letters and other struggles aims to reveal and relight the contribution of so many women who, with different origins and paths, invented and concretized battles for their rights, social justice and freedom, from the 1930s until 25 April.
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Augusta Conchiglia on the Tracks of the Eastern Front – Images (and Sounds) of the Liberation Struggle in Angola

From July 22 to December 31
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Parallel programming of the Temporary Exhibition

13 OF MAY TO 14 OF OCTOBER OF 2021
Pre-registration required: inscricoes@museudoaljube.pt | Free entry, subject to room capacity
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Long-term Exhibition
The Museum’s long-term exhibition presents to the visitors, on the -1 floor an archaeological exhibit with traces found here. On floor 0, the memorial to the political prisoners and the building’s history; on floor 1, the characterization of the Portuguese dictatorial regime (1926-1974), its means of repression and oppression (the Censorship, the police and the political courts). On floor 2, the resistance of the oppositions (semi-legal and clandestine), prison, torture, isolation cells. On floor 3, the anti-colonial struggle and the independence movements of liberation, the overthrow of the dictatorship and the 25th of April 1974.
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Women and Resistance – “New Portuguese Letters” and other struggles
The temporary exhibition Women and Resistance – New Portuguese Letters and other struggles aims to reveal and highlight the contribution of so many women who, with different origins and paths, invented and concretized battles for their rights, social justice and freedom, from the 1930s until the 25th of April.
06 of May to 31 of December of 2021
Augusta Conchiglia on the Tracks of the Eastern Front – Images (and Sounds) of the Liberation Struggle in Angola
In April 1968, Augusta Conchiglia clandestinely entered Angola to report, with director Stefano de Stefani, on the ongoing liberation struggle. Until September, guided by MPLA guerrillas, they traveled hundreds of kilometers in the liberated areas of Moxico and Cuando-Cubango. Used by Sarah Maldoror and William Klein, Augusta Conchiglia’s images – which are not always credited to her – have become iconographic of the liberation struggle against Portuguese colonialism. This is a gesture of restitution, which projects the name of its author with her images.
22 of July to 31 of December of 2021

Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom

Dedicated to the history and memory of the fight against the dictatorship and the recognition of resistance in favor of freedom and democracy.
It is a museum site and a historical museum that intends to fill a gap in the Portuguese museological fabric, projecting the valorization of the memory of the struggle against the dictatorship in the construction of an enlightened and responsible citizenship and assuming the fight against the excusing silencing, and often accomplice, of the dictatorial regime that ran the country between 1926 and 1974.
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Women from Marinha Grande
In partnership with the Women’s Democratic Movement (MDM) we welcomed women from Marinha Grande who were resisting the dictatorship for a conversation about their memories of participating in strikes and workers’ struggles in the glass industry, of repression and imprisonment by PIDE, and of fighting for women’s rights and freedom.
28 of September of 2021 – 16h30
Guided Tours
On 25 September, the Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade organises three guided tours aimed at different types of audiences.
25 of September of 2021 – 10h30
Readings of the New Portuguese Letters
Through the voice of other Marias we will dive into the “New Portuguese Letters” within the temporary exhibition WOMEN AND RESISTANCE – New Portuguese Letters and other struggles.
23 of September of 2021 – 19h00
The Aljube Museum collects testimonial memories of resistant and former political prisoners who passed through the PIDE prisons, as well as their families and the rest of the community that lived through the dictatorial period, as a way of memorializing the experiences of oppression, struggle and resistance for Freedom and Democracy.
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Guided Tours to the Aljube Museum
The Museum of Aljube promotes monthly Guided Tours to its Long Term Exhibition and Temporary Exhibition, aimed at the whole community, subject to previous registration through the Educational Service of the Museum.
Educational Programs
Maintaining a close and continuous work relationship with schools and other institutions is one of the main objectives of the Educational Service. Therefore, several projects are promoted and welcomed.
CITIZENSHIP, BECAUSE SO!
We live in times when it is necessary to discuss the obvious. Let’s do it! Education for Citizenship and Human Rights is at our origin, and in our identity and in our daily practice. For all these reasons, we decided to launch the invitation to help us think and explain the obvious: education and culture are always the best answer.
Agostinho Neto
#inthisday recalls people and events of resistance to the dictatorship and the fight for freedom.
17 of September of 2021
Amílcar Lopes Cabral
#inthisday recalls people and events of resistance to the dictatorship and the fight for freedom.
12 of September of 2021
Sailors’ Revolt of 1936
#inthisday recalls people and events of resistance to the dictatorship and the fight for freedom.
8 of September of 2021