MUNICIPAL MUSEUM TEACHER JOAQUIM VERMELHO

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM TEACHER JOAQUIM VERMELHO

The Prof. Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum is housed in a building of the century  XIII / XIV, which over the years has been suffering some renovations so as to adapt to the various functions which hosted, as Hospício da Caridade, the Escola Régia, the Escola Primária Masculine and Industrial & Commercial.

The idea to create this museum dates back to the nineteenth century and set off the President of the Chamber of the height, Mr Deville. After his idea was approved at a meeting of the chamber, the Museum was inaugurated on May 2nd 1880, being located in an annex to the Library.Over the years are acquired and are donated new parts, like dolls of Estremoz typical Industrial School, pieces of religious art, _ furniture and porcelain of the Anticuário Chambel, and a collection of ”barrística of Estremoz” belonging to Eng Julio Maria dos Reis Pereira, and the space became small for all the material. It is then, in 1972, when the museum occupied the building where it remains today.After this move, and with more space, the museum improved his work and in 1979, in collaboration with the Serviço Nacional de Parques, they create an office in the yard for the Brothers Ginjas´s work, a couple of artisans.In 2003 the museum changed its name to ”Museu Municipal Prof. Joaquim Vermelho”, as a tribute to the man who improved its work.Considering the type of craftsmanship of the region, the museum was attached in 2005 to the Rede Nacional de Cerâmicas. And in 2006 he became the founder of Rede de Museus do Concelho de Estremoz.The museum has to offer to the visitors ethnography and craft collections of the region, and three temporary exhibition spaces at various points in the city.

Address: Largo D. Dinis, 7100 Estremoz
Town: Estremoz
Country: Portugal
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Phone: 268 339 219
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