the portuguese prison photo project

11 of May to 29 of September of 2019
Aljube Museum
Flyer of the Exhibitions

Who ever saw a prison on the inside?

For most of us is just a ideia that we create when reading or watching films of these spaces.

the portuguese prison photo project crosses the different looks of two photographers about seven contemporary portuguese prisons. Luís Barbosa (SPA 2018, prize winner ) and Peter Schulthess lead us into a world that portrays portuguese prisons, from the oldest, created in 1880, to the most modern, opened in 2004.

Historical images, coming from national archives, complete the exhibition that will remain in the space of the temporary exhibitions room of the Aljube Museum until the end of September 2019.

General information about the project

Inauguration of the exhibition

10 May – 7 pm

Floor 0, Hall of The Temporary Exhibitions Room of the Aljube Museum

11 May

Exhibition Opening

Other events

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
“They were afraid and went and didn’t go”
In the scope of the parallel programming of the temporary exhibition "WOMEN AND RESISTANCE - New Portuguese Letters and other struggles" we welcome anti-fascist resistance women for a cycle of conversations around the experiences of resistance to dictatorship and the struggle for women's rights, still so necessary and current nowadays.
18 of September to 30 of October of 2021