Books and Catalogues
The Lisbon That Could Have Been
A publication that turns public several projects from the archives of the Lisbon city council and of the Museum of Lisbon, commissioned for the city which, for different reasons, weren’t done, or weren’t completed carried out. On its diversity and extended chronology, they have in common the desire for monumentalize and modernize the capital.
"The Light of Lisbon" presented, for the first time, an exhibition about the natural city light, a worldwide recognized phenomena, considered as unique and special, questioning in scientific terms the specificity of this light and exploring its singularities, whether objective and subjective, which make it so special.
An exhibition of the Catalan artist Lourdes Fisa and the museologist and photographer Pedro Inácio that allows the reflection and the study of the geographical and material determinism of the city of Lisbon, alongside with historic texts about the importance and the power of water in this roman city, and its relevance in the old theatre of Felicitas Iulia Olisipo.
Archeology of the Rua da Saudade. A Roman Temple (?) in the City
This catalogue of the temporary exhibition «Archeology of Rua da Saudade. A Roman Temple (?) in the City», held in the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre (from October 2020 to June 2021), presents the results of an archaeological intervention carried out in 2019. This study allowed the reconstitution of the history of what could have been a roman temple in the old Felicitas Iulia Olisipo, enhancing the importance of the archaeology as a source for the knowledge of the city history.
Collection of Antonianos Studies
This is the first book published by the Saint Anthony Studies and Investigation Centre of the Museum of Lisbon - Saint Anthony that addresses the work of Henrique Pinto Rema, a well-known expert regarding this theme.
Coexistence. Plural Lisbon. 1147-1910
This publication approaches the role that religious minorities and foreign residents played in crafting the image of Lisbon, from the Middle Ages to the timeof the First Portuguese Replublic (1910-1926).In this edition we discover how the community of the religious minorities and the foreign residents were present in every single dimension of the city of Lisbon.
In this exhibition and edition, the Museum of Lisbon approaches a barely explored topic: the techniques, the outcrops, the shapes, the compositions and the floors covering color we step on, since the pre-history until the beginning of the 20th century.
Devotion and Faith. Registers in Tiles in Lisbon City
A work of reference about the tiles (azulejos)’ presence in the Lisbon buildings. The reader will find, in a general approach of the contexts, the studies, and the iconographies’ analysis, one of the most present art and feature of Lisbon’s edification.
Dissertation Critico-Filologico-Historica Sobre o (...) antigo Theatro Romano
A facsimile edition of the printed work in 1817 about the Roman Theatre construction, based on the Francis Xavier Fabri information. The introduction by Lídia Fernandes contextualizes the work using the original manuscript from 1815, acquired by the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre.
From the Carnival to Lucha Libre. Masks and Mexican Devotions
An approach to the universe of creators, constructors and mask users, fighters, their social context and their particular relation with the supernatural.
Fragments of Colour. Tiles of the Museum of Lisbon
«Azulejos» or Portuguese tiles are a truly iconic element of the city, which was long an important center for the production and consumption of this type of ceramics.
How have we been thinking about the future? And the future(s) of Lisbon?
Which futures and changes we imagine for the city?
This work is based on the exhibition with the same title organized by the Museum of Lisbon and registers several informed reflections that propose different futures for Lisbon, sometimes in dissonance with each other.
Guide of the Museum of Lisbon - Saint Anthony
This guide of the Museum of Lisbon - Saint Anthony is based on the program of the long-term exhibition. This edition covers the religious aspect, the popular traditions, and the festivities that Lisbon yearly celebrates in order to pay homage to Saint Anthony, presenting itself as an important document to understand and rediscover several traditions that are still present and alive in the Portuguese culture.
Texts by Henrique Pinto Rema (OFM), Maria de Lourdes Sirgado Ganho (Universidade Católica), Maria Adelina Amorim (Universidade de Lisboa), Isabel Dâmaso dos Santos, Rita Fragoso de Almeida (Museum of Lisbon), António Miranda (Lisbon City Council) e Pedro Teotónio Pereira (Museum of Lisboa - Saint Anthony).
Guide of the Lisbon Museum - Roman Theatre
This guide is much more than a description of the scenic monument, documenting the moments before and after its disappearance. Thus, it is also a landmark on the city´s history, beginning in the distant 4th century BC in the Iron Age and ending in the 19th century, with the opening of Rua de São Mamede and the construction of its buildings, as the present day museum’s reception.
A journey into the city's past with the Roman Theatre in the leading role.
Lisbon's Vegetable Gardens. From Middle Ages to the 21st century
This catalogue represents a major contribution by the Museum of Lisbon to the history of Lisbon's vegetable gardens and for the debate on their future, addressing current issues such as sustainability and food sovereignty and security in the city.
Irisalva Moita: A Photobiography
A biopic of the Museum of Lisbon creator, in the Pimenta Palace, illustrated with a very rich photographic collection, most of it unpublished.
Lisbon «Sad and Joyful City»: Architecture of a Book
This publication shows a deep gaze about the most important photography book from the 20th century in Portugal, whose double authorship belongs to the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Costa Martins (1922-1996). A 1959 book that recorded three years of the architects’ wanderings through the streets of Lisbon, depicting it and its inhabitants, revealing a hidden city, simultaneously a sad and a joyful one.
Sea Breeze. Lisbon and the Tagus 1850 - 2014
A journey for more than a century and a half of transformations of the Lisbon riverside, between Xabregas and Santos, was the motto for the exhibition at the West Tower in Praça do Comércio.
The Tilled Leather in the Museum of Lisbon
A monographic research study about pieces of the collection with tilled leather in the Museum of Lisbon: chairs from the beginning of the 17th century to mid-18th century, a coffer and a canopied lounge chair.
The Place of the Tower. Image of Lisbon
The Place of the tower. Image of Lisbon is about the past, the present and the future of the West Tower of the Commerce Square, one of the architectural and urbanistic symbols of Lisbon.
Universal Square of a Whole Orb. A Lisbon view in 1619
A monography fully dedicated to the painting «The View of Lisbon», an astonishing heirloom belonging to the Weilberg Castel, in Germany, whose representation is the Universal Square of a Whole Orb, a title used by the chronicler João Baptista Lavanha to mention Lisbon, on the occasion of solemn entrance of Philip II in the Portuguese capital.
This publication of the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre seeks to recover several remarkable events from the most recent history of this city area. The excavation of the roman monument carried out in the decade of 1960, the several changes of the constructed space and several distinct social aspects from now, that nearly lasted to our days, are some of the many pretended topics to be brought to the present.
Scaena II. Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre Magazine
A yearly scientific magazine of the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre that presents themes tied up with the archaeology. This second number is dedicated to Irisalva Moita.
Scaena. Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre Magazine
A yearly scientific magazine of the Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theatre that presents themes tied up with the archaeology. This first number is dedicated to the Roman Theatre itself.
Slavery Testimonies. An African Memory in the Museum of Lisbon
A monographic study, stem from the collections of the Museum of Lisbon, regarding the African slaves’ (in)visibility in the city history, enhancing a fundamental aspect of the social, economic and cultural history of Lisbon, a city of remarkable multiethnic and multicultural wealth.
Tronos de Santo António. Saint Anthony’s Thrones. 2015
Photographic register with 66 of the thrones spread by the doors and windows of the city, done by the shopkeepers, associations, schools and sports groups, in the context of the Lisbon Festivities ’17, recovering in this way a tradition and an unique popular expression that dates back to the 18th century.
Tronos de Santo António. Saint Anthony’s Thrones. 2016
Photographic register with more than 200 of the thrones spread by the doors and windows of the city, done by the shopkeepers, associations, schools and sports groups, in the context of the Lisbon Festivities ’16, recovering in this way a tradition and an unique popular expression that dates back to the 18th century.
Tronos de Santo António. Saint Anthony’s Thrones. 2017
Photographic register with more than 200 of the thrones spread by the doors and windows of the city, done by the shopkeepers, associations, schools and sports groups, in the context of the Lisbon Festivities ’17, recovering in this way a tradition and an unique popular expression that dates back to the 18th century.
Tronos de Santo António. Saint Anthony’s Thrones. 2018
Photographic register of the 153 thrones spread by the doors and windows of twenty-three city parishes, in the context of the Lisbon Festivities ’18, recovering a tradition of an unique popular expression that dates to the 18th century.
Tronos de Santo António. Saint Anthony’s Thrones. 2019
A publication that gathers photographs of the thrones and its authors, the participants of the street exhibition Thrones of Saint Anthony, a yearly event held throughout June, in which the Lisbon population pays homage to Saint Anthony