Exhibition in the Monument to the Discoveries invites you to discover Africa

An exhibition that brings together pieces chosen by 45 researchers from various areas in relation to Africa, will be inaugurated on November 25 in the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, the organization announced today.

‘Count Africa!’ is the title of this exhibition that has the coordination of António Camões Gouveia, and results from “an exercise in the discovery of Africa and the many Africas that comprise it,” according to the organization.

Until April 21, this show will present the result of a “scientific-museological exercise”, whose challenge was “to count Africa and not the vision that, from Africa, had the Portuguese”, according to the coordinator, António Camões Gouveia.

Each piece tells a story and results in an analysis and reflection by the one who chose it, and the purpose of the organization is that the set of pieces “tell the story of a plural Africa.”

The choices of researchers and experts are the basis of the design of the museological narrative that forms a tour circuit, which is open and unconditioned.

Alexandra Curvelo, Ângela Barreto Xavier, Beatriz Gomes, Carlos Sousa, Catarina Madeira Santos, Edalina Sanches, Filipa Lowndes Vicente, Hugo Ribeiro da Silva, Inês Beauty Barreiros, Joacine Katar Moreira, João Vasconcelos, Manuel dos Santos, Maria Emília Madeira Santos, Nuno Domingos, Nuno Senos, Paulo Almeida Fernandes, Ricardo Roque and Santiago Macías are some of the 45 researchers who chose the pieces for the show.

António Camões Gouveia, born in 1958, holds a degree in History, a postgraduate degree in Cultural and Political History and a PhD in History and Theory of Ideas, a specialty in History of Social Ideas, by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches since 1981.

As a lecturer, he has taught subjects in the History of Society and Culture, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and the cultural program.

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