20 of January to 12 of June of 2022
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.
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The Guarded War

13 of January to 03 of April of 2022
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.
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Long-term exhibition

Dedicated to the history and memory of the fight against the dictatorship and the recognition of resistance in favor of freedom and democracy.
The Museum's Long-term Exhibition presents visitors with a general characterization of the Portuguese dictatorial regime (1926-1974), its means of oppression on the population (through censorship and the repressive action of police and political courts), the means of response by oppositions, semi-legal and clandestine, as well as aspects of the anti-colonial struggle that led the military to overthrow the regime by military coup, in 1974. On floor -1, visitors can still see part of the structures of the building where the Museum is housed and an archaeological show raised from its subsoil.
Long-term Exhibition
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
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