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.
In April, we inaugurated the new temporary exhibition space on the 4th floor of the Aljube Resistance and Freedom Museum. The first exhibition we received is a happy meeting between the Atelier-Museum Júlio Pomar and the Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom.
08 of April to 30 of June of 2021
Os Olhos da Memória, by Armindo Cardoso
The photographs at the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom tell us the recent history of a country, the period between the revolution, in 1975, and the post-revolutionary period, between 1976 and 1980. The look by Armindo Cardoso it goes through critical moments of the ongoing revolutionary process, such as the 1st of May 1975 or the siege of the Constituent Assembly, but also the years of “reflux”, “counterrevolution” or “normalization”, depending on the narratives.
12 of November of 2020 to 31 of January of 2021