The Permanent Exhibition of the Museum offers to visitors a general characterisation of the Portuguese dictatorial regime (1926-1974), its means of oppression over the population (through Censorship and the repressive action of the political police and the political courts), the response of the opposition, semi-legal and clandestine, and also aspects of the anti-colonial struggle that induced the military to overthrow the regime through a military coup in 1974. On floor -1, visitors can still see part of the building structures where the Museum is housed and an archaeological exhibit raised from its subsoil.
The concentration camp of Tarrafal, between the painful history of hundreds of prisoners of conscience who were tortured to death, and the present of a memory of resistance that has been at risk of oblivion.
The MFA’s Cultural Promotion and Civic Action Campaign, announced in October 1974, had as its primary objective “to put the Armed Forces at the service of a project for the development of the Portuguese people”, and “to promote the better cultural and political level of the country ‘. The exhibition is composed by a set […]