In a year marked by the celebration of the bicentenary of the Independence of Brazil, Porto City Hall has yet another event to celebrate the life and action of D. Pedro IV. This Thursday, at 6 pm, the atrium of the City Hall opens its doors for the opening of the exhibition “D. Pedro, a Independência do Brasil e o Porto”.
With the scientific support of the Interdisciplinary «Culture, Space and Memory» Research Centre [Centro Interdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória»-CITCEM] of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto [Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto-FLUP], the initiative intends to evoke the role of D. Pedro (I of Brazil and IV of Portugal) in independence of the Brazilian nation, in the triumph of the liberal cause, as well as the close relationship he had with the city of Porto.
Curated by Conceição Meireles Pereira, professor at the Department of History and Political and International Studies at the U.Porto, the exhibition brings together around two hundred objects of a varied nature (originals and reproductions), such as oil paintings, engravings, documents, sheet music , uniforms and weapons, coins, among other pieces of high historical value, from national and foreign institutions.
This exhibition is “environmentally friendly”, bringing together sustainable materials and procedures. The wood used in the exhibition structures are ecological MDF; the embossed photographs were printed on textured PVC-Free plates; printing inks are 100% eco-friendly latex with no harmful air pollutants.
In addition, the metalwork has been treated and painted with water-based paints; the lighting consists of very low consumption LEDs; the fabrics of the luminous boxes are produced with yarn made with plastics taken from the oceans; the vinyl covering, or cut, is 100% ecological; and the acrylic displays are recycled and glued by laser.
Admission is free and is available from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, the exhibition can be visited from 3 pm to 6 pm, and will remain on display until March 30th.