The International Museum Day, celebrated on May 18, will be marked by the Municipal Museum of Tavira with several free activities.
In the morning, at 11:00 a.m., there will be guided visits to the Artur Pastor and the Worlds of the South exhibitions and the Mediterranean Diet – Millennial Cultural Heritage.
The "Artur Pastor and the Worlds of the South" exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the municipalities of Lisbon and Tavira, the cooperation of the Municipal Archive of Lisbon with the Municipal Museum of Tavira.
Artur Pastor was one of the great Portuguese photographers of the 20th century. The present exhibition comprises several thematic rooms with photographs on agriculture, fisheries, architecture, handicraft activities, agricultural research activities and also a retrospective of its first exhibition in 1946, "Motivos do Sul". Also exhibited are his early works, from 1942 to 1974.
In the morning, you can also enjoy a visit to the exhibition "Mediterranean Diet – Millennial Cultural Heritage", which has been restructured and improved contents.
Conceived for all audiences, it allows the learning of the multiple dimensions of this heritage and results from the transnational classification of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO, Tavira being the representative community of Portugal.
Already during the afternoon of the 18th, and in the context of the exhibition "Palmyra, Queen of the Desert", the lecture "Syria, a culture … two worlds", by the photographer Luis Queen.
The exhibition functions as a photo tour of Palmira, an ancient city located in central Syria, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1980) and considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.