The work of the Museu da Cidade continues with the reopening of some museum stations and there are new exhibitions for you to save the date.
Marta Ortigão Sampaio House Museum, a house built by the Ortigão Sampaio family with the intention of preserving and sharing the estate of a family from Porto’s bourgeoisie, reopens to reveal its collection of jewellery, the library, the collection of Aurélia de Sousa, as well as its garden, a small green retreat in the city centre.
Tait House a working place for the teams of Museu da Cidade, beckons for strolls through the gardens and romantic paths. Right next door, the Romantic Museum, or the future Extensão do Romantismo, is currently closed for works on altering its museum project that will still be created this year.
Bank of Materials at Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, in Praça de Carlos Alberto, is a free access place, where objects found in the city are deposited for collecting, studying, cataloguing and then returned to the city. Also, at the Palacete, this week the Triplex opens, a three-room space where exhibition projects in partnership or co-production are conceived.
Diving into the complex and rich archive of the Portuguese Communist Party - Organização Regional do Porto and with its partnership, the exhibition “PCP — 100 anos” opens the doors of Triplex, April 8th, starting at 3 pm. Next April 15th, also at 3 pm, it is the turn of "Panfletarismo", showcasing two hundred posters, pamphlets and brochures of different origins and which launches the new Gabinete Gráfico. This space, located at the foyer of the Auditorium of the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, features a programme of temporary exhibitions dedicated to the diverse and prolific graphic production ecosystem existing in the city of Porto.
Guerra Junqueiro House Museum located in the heart of the Cathedral (Sé), houses the collection of the poet and collector of decorative arts and also houses the Gabinete de Desenho, which currently features Jorge Feijão's exhibition, "Cadernos A & B: Prelúdio e Fuga".
Casa do Infante currently undergoing maintenance works on the building, will also open again with the permanent exhibition.
The opening hours are the same, from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. On weekends, the museum spaces close at 12:30 pm, according to the rules of the state of emergency in force. All visits are done in total safety, according to the protocol of restrictions and maximum capacity of the spaces in force.