Following the reform of the Director of the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom, Luís Farinha, in April of this year, EGEAC opened a recruitment process to select a new direction.
This process had several applications and resulted in the selection of Rita Rato Fonseca, who stood out for the project presented and for the performance in the interviews with the jury.
Born in Estremoz, 1983, Rita Rato Fonseca has a degree in Political Science and International Relations from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, was a member of the Assembly of the Republic between 2009 and 2019 and participated, as Coordinator of the Parliamentary Group in the Education, Science and Culture Commission ( 2011-2015).
The selected candidate will start working as director of the Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom on the 1st of August.
Opened in 2015, the Aljube Museum has consolidated itself over 5 years as a reference museum space, developing collaborative projects of great relevance, such as the collection of testimonies of freedom fighters and the life stories of many resistant, for public consultation and for future memory. Based on the theme of the permanent exhibition, it held various temporary exhibitions, interacted with students and teachers from different schools of different degrees of education and was visited by thousands of people from multiple nationalities who thus got to know, or deepened their knowledge about, a part of Portuguese 20th century history.
In this new stage, the intention is to continue and consolidate the lines of work already established, as well as to develop new complementary lines of action and to attract new audiences.