Museum of Mértola – Islamic Art 20 years later…

Much has been said and written lately about the role of culture and more specifically of museums in today’s society. This has been a much debated topic in recent years, with the pandemic situation experienced in 2020 and 2021 rekindling interest and giving rise to a diversity of positions, critical analyses and many opinions. Ler mais Museum of Mértola – Islamic Art 20 years later…

‘Consequências na Matéria’ (‘Consequences in Matter’) exhibition by Sofia Beça

Sofia Beça, ceramic sculptor, is exhibiting her work in Mértola for the first time. Her work, although rooted in sculpture and ceramics, assumes itself as multiform and calls upon the visual arts in a comprehensive manner, breaking the boundaries of the discipline. Ler mais ‘Consequências na Matéria’ (‘Consequences in Matter’) exhibition by Sofia Beça

Mértola Museum's Activities for the International Museum Day

The International Museum Day, celebrated annually on 18 May, was created in 1977 by ICOM – the International Council of Museums, with the aim of encouraging society to reflect on the role of museums in societal development. Taking into account the social mission of museums and the new reality associated with the current pandemic, ICOM presents the theme for 2021: ‘The future of museums: recovering and reimagining’. Ler mais Mértola Museum's Activities for the International Museum Day

Mértola Museum units opening hours between 2 May and 30 June 2021

Little by little, and in total safety, we are returning to normality. From 2 May until 30 June, the Mértola Museums units are open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm, and on Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (closed on Monday and Sunday afternoon). Ler mais Mértola Museum units opening hours between 2 May and 30 June 2021

Webinar – ‘Mértola Museum: contribution to literacy and cultural mediation’

As part of the ‘Remember Serrão Martins’ initiative, which takes place between 16 and 29 March, this year in a format suited to the pandemic situation we are experiencing, on 26 March, at 03:00 pm, we will hold the Webinar ‘Mértola Museum: contribution to literacy and cultural mediation.’
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Exhibition: ‘Warriors and Martyrs – Christianity and Islam in the formation of Portugal’

The temporary exhibition ‘Warriors and Martyrs – Christianity and Islam in the formation of Portugal’, curated by Santiago Macias and Joaquim Oliveira Caetano, opened on 19 November at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. Ler mais Exhibition: ‘Warriors and Martyrs – Christianity and Islam in the formation of Portugal’

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