Archive of Temporary Exhibitions

Violence is in the genesis, the practice and the symbolism of an occupation process. But violence meets resistance, with different expressions and impacts. This exhibition aims to reveal and highlight various processes of resistance to Portuguese colonialism between 1926 and 1974, the period that is the object of this museum.
20 of January to 12 of June of 2022
The Guarded War
Curated by Maria José Lobo Antunes and Inês Ponte, "The Guarded War" explores personal collections of men who were once soldiers during the war years.
13 of January to 03 of April of 2022
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
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
8998, Pomar
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 07 of July 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
Emídio Guerreiro, 120th anniversary of his birth. Born in Guimarães, a citizen of the world
The exhibition “Emídio Guerreiro, 120th anniversary of his birth. Born in Guimarães, a citizen of the world" portrays, in a simple narrative directed to the general public, the life of a freedom fighter, from the republican period until the 25th of April 1974.
19 of September to 01 of November of 2020
Jaime Cortesão – Citizen, Patriot, Member of the Resistance
Jaime Cortesão – Citizen, Patriot, Member of the Resistance, shows the man of action, committed to a regenerative political praxis of the nation, with a secure support in the genuine culture and founder of portuguese roots.
18 of October of 2019 to 30 of August of 2020
the portuguese prison photo project provides an insight into seven portuguese contemporary prisons. From the largest and oldest dating back to the 1880s to the newest opened in 2004. The images, captured by two photographers, a portuguese (Luís Barbosa) and a swiss (Peter M. Schulthess), show different approaches and perspectives and are complemented by historical images from the national archives.
11 of May to 29 of September of 2019