March 27, 2019 getLISBON

The Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is, on its own, considered the most fun museum of Lisbon… and it may well be true!Brilliance and humour usually go hand in hand and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) is a good example of this.The diversified, unmistakable and unique work of this artist is here represented in a collection that brings together countless works that take us from the world of caricature and illustration to the world of ceramics. And there are many pieces that make us smile!We are, among many other things, going to find out how this museum was born and what you should…

March 20, 2019 getLISBON

Today we’ll be testing your emotions! We’re going to present you the important and impressive Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital.But what does this dermatology collection consist of?It is constituted by diverse documentation, scientific literature and equipment, but the most surprising to the visitors are undoubtedly the wax models. These are representations of dermatological lesions directly cast from patients, destined for the teaching of medicine.This is a valuable documentary collection for research in the history of science, health and even of art and heritage. The Use of Wax: Precious Horrors Wax mask of the Dermatology Collection of the Capuchos Hospital…

March 13, 2019 getLISBON

Chintz of Alcobaça is a very expressive and colourful woodblock printed Portuguese cotton fabric. The reason why it is called Alcobaça is still a mystery, seeing that this fabric was never produced in that city.Did you know that one of the main production centres of chintz of Alcobaça was in Lisbon?And that this product resulted from the globalisation from 500 years ago, initiated with the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, along with the late industrialisation of Portugal in the end of 1700’s?By bringing this subject we want to promote this multi-purpose traditional product, which used to be of…