Documentation Center

The Documentation Centre of the Museum of Aljube collects, treats and makes available to the community tangible and intangible documents about political imprisonment, the resistance to the dictatorship and the struggle for freedom in the twentieth century, in Portugal and its former empire.
It focuses on the creation of networks with the scientific community, memory organisations, archives, libraries and other entities, through various initiatives and projects.

Testimonies

Maria Helena Pato – I

Imprisoned Lives at the Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom, on 2015/09/30. Maria Helena Pato left us her testimony of struggle against the dictatorial regime. Interview conducted by Ana Aranha, with the presence of the D. Amelia Secondary School and the Pedro Nunes Secondary School.

Dossier of the Month

Norton de Matos and the Presidential Elections of 1949

Norton de Matos campaign was a last burst of vitality of a unified opposition before a long period of recoil. Salazar’s dictatorship had survived his first serious crisis in the context of the II World War but was severely stunned by the campaign and the mass mobilizations. The regime threats and attacks and the all-round fraud forced Norton de Matos to withdraw his candidacy on the eve of the poll.

Documentation Centre of the Museum of Aljube
Rua Augusto Rosa, 42 • 1100-059 Lisboa

Telephone: 215 818 538
General: 215 818 535
E-mail: odeteviola@egeac.pt

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, from 10h00 to 18h00 – it closes for lunch from 13h00 to 14h00.

Closed on Mondays.