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Education Services

The work of the Educational Service could overall be defined as that of facilitating contact between the object/exhibition and the lay observer. Provoking a reaction towards the contents of a work of art is as important as the contents of the work themselves. Stimulating enjoyment and a liking for art ought to be part of this experience, thereby helping to establish closer links between the public and the museum.


The orientation of guided tours within a pedagogic framework for groups: students from all levels of education, teachers, adults, senior citizens, the disabled, and professional and cultural associations.

Teacher training, during which themes and methodologies are discussed so that in school teachers can prepare their students for a visit to the museum and afterwards make better use of what they have learnt.

Pedagogic workshops for children and adolescents, in which participants examine and experiment creatively with an art technique or theme arising from the exhibition visited. Aimed at primary school groups. Weekend pedagogic workshops, intended for non-school groups of children and adolescents. Their aim is to explore the temporary exhibitions from a fun yet pedagogic perspective. 

Themed workshops, developed and held, at the Educational Service’s invitation, by researchers from fields such as literature, art and sociology, based on the temporary exhibitions and approached from the perspective of diversifying ways of looking and perceiving. Aimed at secondary school children.

All the activities mentioned above are scheduled to coincide with the temporary exhibitions and are subject to advance booking by telephone or e-mail.

Extended projects, developed in collaboration with schools from the neighbouring vicinity, and with the participation of teachers and students. The projects are long-term and involve students combining their school studies with art themes that can be researched in the exhibition and museum space.

Supervision and assistance with research projects, both at the theoretical/pedagogical level and with practicals in the field of observation and animation. 

Collaboration with schools, participation in debates, forums and lectures at schools and associations interested in learning more about 19th- and 20th-century art.

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Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

Cycle “Women Painters in the Ibero-American World” 2021-2022

Until the beginning of the 20th century, women were still expected to have a delicate and sentimental art, involved with the intimate sphere of the home. Female artistic work was considered amateur, even more so in the Ibero-American space where the predominantly Catholic culture contributed to the expectation of women only the role of mother and wife. In the artistic field, the barriers that confined women to an 'art in the privacy of the home' were only effectively broken as of the second half of the 20th century, but in terms of criticism, a paternalistic and discriminatory attitude still remained. This Cycle aims to highlight Painters who were especially active in the Ibero-American World and who, over the centuries, from the late Renaissance to our days, contributed to reduce gender bias and put an end to a series of stereotypes in the world of the arts.


Monthly - 8 Sessions

Each session will last 1 (one) hour: 5 minutes of presentation; 45 minutes to the Lecture and 10 minutes to answer questions from the public.



June 17: Sophonisba Anguissola (c. 1535-1625): A destination between Italy and Spain. Ana Isabel Buescu (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon)

8 July: Sacred and Profane in the work of Josefa de Óbidos. Fernando António Baptista-Pereira (FBAUL - CIEBA)

16 September: Female Surrealism in Mexico. Teresa Lousa (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and FBAUL - CIEBA)

14 October: My painting is a piece of writing - the Viera da Silva case. Maria Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira (CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and Center of Philosophy, FLUL)

November 4: Mily Possoz, professional artist. Emília Ferreira (MNAC - IHA / FCSH / NOVA - CIEG / ISCSP- UL)

2 December: Sarah Affonso. Ana Vasconcelos (Gulbenkian - CAM, FCG)


13 January: The Women of Contemporary Portuguese Tapestry. Ana Maria Gonçalves (FLUL)

February 17: Brazilian Painters of the 60-70 Generation. José Mikosz (UNESPAR; CHAM, FCSH, NOVA University of Lisbon and FBAUL - CIEBA)

March 3: "Aurélia de Sousa", Raquel Henriques daSilva (IHA/ FCSH/ NOVA)


Teresa Lousa / History of Women and Gender Line Research Group - Iberian and Ibero-American Culture, History and Thought. CHAM / MNAC

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