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The Museu da Cidade in Porto reopens and announces the reopening of some museum stations with new exhibitions to mark on the agenda. Some of these exhibitions may even be free for those who hold the Porto card.
The Casa Marta Ortigão Sampaio, a house built by the Ortigão Sampaio family with the intention of conserving and sharing the estate of a family from the Porto bourgeoisie, reopens to reveal its collection of jewelry, the library, the collection of Aurélia de Sousa, as well like your garden, a small green retreat in the center of the city.
Casa Tait, a working point for the teams of the Museu da Cidade, invites you to stroll through the gardens and romantic routes. Right next door, the Romantic Museum, or the future Extension of Romanticism, is currently closed for work on altering its museological project that will be born later this year.
The Banco de Materiais, in the Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, at Praça de Carlos Alberto, is a free access place, where objects found in the city are deposited for collection, study, cataloging and return to the city. Also at the Palacete, this week the Triplex opens, a space of three rooms where exhibition projects in partnership or co-production are conceived.
Diving into the complex and rich archive of the Portuguese Communist Party – Regional Organization of Porto and with its partnership, the exhibition “PCP — 100 anos” opened the doors of the Triplex. In a crossroads, next April 15, also at 3 pm, it is the turn of “Panfletarismo“, from the two hundred posters, pamphlets and brochures of different origins and which launches the new Graphic Office. This space, located in the foyer of the Auditorium of the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, features a program of temporary exhibitions dedicated to the diverse and prolific graphic production ecosystem existing in the city of Porto.
Casa Guerra Junqueiro, located in the heart of the Cathedral, houses the collection of the poet and collector of decorative arts and also closes the Drawing Office, where it’s open until tomorrow, April 11, Jorge Feijão’s exhibition “Cadernos A & B: Prelúdio e Fuga“.
Casa do Infante, currently undergoing maintenance work on the building, will also open again with a permanent exhibition.
The hours are held from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. At the weekend, the museum spaces close at 12:30 pm, according to the rules of the state of emergency in force. All visits are made in total security, by means of the protocol of restrictions and capacity of the spaces in force.
Museum stations are free of charge for holders of the new Porto card.