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Exhibition opening «Lisbon in revolution, 1383-1974»

  • 25 MAY 2024 5PM

25 May 202417h – 19h

Free admission

All ages

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the revolution of 25 April 1974, Lisbon in revolution, 1383-1974 invokes various moments of rupture and transformation that have taken place in Lisbon from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The exhibition focuses on six periods of tension, specifically 1383-85, 1640, 1820, 1836, 1910 and 1974, to tell stories of resistance and change, of the reinvention of identity, human rights and freedom. Based on the stories of specific characters on the ground where the actions took place, the exhibition explores the transformations in the historical political, social and cultural landscape that have unfolded in Lisbon.

Curated by Daniel Alves (researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at NOVA FCSH, specialising in 19th century history),  Lisbon in revolution. 1383-1974 will feature around 135 pieces from the Museum of Lisbon's collection and more than 40 external institutions, including national museums, archives and private collections.

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Lisbon in revolution, 1383-1974