The Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Lisbon is now accessible for all its visitors
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The opening ceremony of the works to improve the accessibility of the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) – sponsored by the Salvador Association, with the support of the patrons Banco Espírito Santo and SEMAPA – was held on 14th April 2010.
Photo of the Museum / Museu Nacional do Azulejo
The opening ceremony of the works to improve the accessibility of the
The ceremony was attended by personalities including Salvador Mendes de Almeida, president of the Salvador Association; Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, Director of the Museu do Azulejo; Luís Pinho Lopes, Office Director of the State Secretary of Culture; João Carlos Brigola y Graça Filipe, Manager and Deputy Manager of the of the Institute of the Museums and Conservation.
After the initial discourses, there was a guided visit through the Museum in which all attendees - approximately 15 of them in wheelchairs – could appreciate the exposition, enjoying the newly accessible facilities.
The project of adaptation for the accessibility of Museu Nacional do Azulejo, located in a Monastery founded by Queen Leonor in 1509 and one of the bigger works in Portuguese religious architecture, has been carried out under the management of ProASolutions.pt.