Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems
11th International Workshop
Lisbon, Portugal, August 16-17, 2010

Lisbon Museums

Belém Cultural Center (Centro Cultural de Belém)


Belém Cultural Center offers four exhibition areas and a Design Musem that presents exhibitions of plastic arts, architecture, design and photography.

Inaugurated in 1999, the Design Museum opened with a show of 200 pieces, chronologically ordered, allowing the visitor to see the evolution of the concept of design through the 20th century. The collection, known as the Francisco Capelo collection, is divided into three themes: luxury, pop and cool.

The first part of the exhibition is dedicated to objects originally from France and Italy, the second stage reflects the post-war era and the third was born during the reconstruction of Europe, after the end of the hostilities. Within this context, emerged the industrial real estate with a new design stage.

The Cultural Center is open daily, except the 25th of December.


National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo)


The National Tile Museum is located in the Convent of Madre de Deus, which dates from 1509. From its original structure only the lower floor cloister and the Arab room remain today. The church is covered with rich ornamental Baroque works of paintings, carving and tiles offered by royal patronage.

The collection, which virtually depicts the entire history of the tile in Portugal, includes tiles dating from the second half of the 15th century to contemporary artefacts already using new technologies. The highlights are the mannerist retable of Nossa Senhora da Vida and the Lisbon panel, 23 metres long, representing Lisbon before the 1755 earthquake.

It's open from Tuesday to Sunday but closed on some national holidays.


National Museum of Ancient Art (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga)


This museum is located near Santos o Velho and has a wonderful view over the Tagus river. Commonly known as Janelas Verdes Museum (this name came from the street where it's located - Janelas Verdes Street), it was constructed in 1884 to hold the pieces coming from monestaries and churches that became State property.

The museum's collection includes european art, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, textiles and other decorative arts representing the artistic forms from the Middle-Ages to the 20th century. It also shows a remarkable collection of ornamental objects made in Africa, India, China and Japan.

The National Museum of Ancient Art has become an essential reference to those who want to know and understand Portuguese art through the years.

Open from Tuesdays to Sundays and closed on Mondays and some national holidays.


Chiado Museum (Museu do Chiado)


Located in the historical centre of Lisbon, the Chiado Museum, founded in 1911, was entirely rebuilt in 1994.

The portuguese art collection, with works dating from 1850 until today, is the most important contemporary art collection in the whole of Portugal.

Museu do Chiado holds a considerable collection illustrating the Romantic, Naturalistic and Modernistic periods as well as a collection of paintings, sculptures and Portuguese drawings dating from the 19th century up to the present day.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday.


Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)


The Calouste Gulbenkian collection is made of more than 6000 pieces, colected by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian throughout his life and is divided in two areas.

The first is dedicated to the Oriental and Classic Arts and is divided through the Egyptian Art, Graeco-Roman, Mesopotamia, Islamic East and the Far East galleries.

The second is dedicated to European Art including thematic nucleus like Book Art, Sculpture, Painting and Decorative Arts.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10h00 and 17h45.


National Clothing Museum (Museu Nacional do Traje)


The initial collection of the National Clothing Museum came from the Coaches Museum and was made of 7000 costumes and accessories belonging to the Royal House.

The current collection includes over 30 000 items, from costumes, textiles and accessories to dolls and toys. The textile technology is shown in a permanent exhibition, through the representation of cotton, linen, wool and silk and the spinning, weaving and manual stamping techniques.

Every two years, approximately, the exhibitions are renovated and there are regular short exhibitions with historical and etnographical costumes or showing pieces of contemporary artists and designers.

The museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday.


National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)


The National Coach Museum is now located in the former Expo Park, after having spent many years in the Belém area.

It hosts an unique world collection of gala carriages from the 17th to the 19th centuries, most of them coming from the Crown, and berlines, coaches, push chairs, allowing visitors to see the evolution until the appearance of the first motor cars.

The collection includes a wide variety of horse-trappings like saddles, bits, stirrups, spurs as well as bull-fighting accessories and a considerable number of gala costumes.

This is one of the most visited museums in Portugal and the most visited in Lisbon.


National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)


This museum is located near the Planetarium in Belém and has been part of the Jerónimos Monastery since 1903.

Throughout its history, the museum has gathered a notable collection divided in a variety of core exhibits like archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, latin and pre-latin epigraphy, sculpture, etc.

In the treasure room visitors find one of the most important jewelry collections and the "Egyptian Antiquities" exhibition shows you a great deal from pharaonic tombs, including sarcophagi and mummies.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday.


Anthonian Museum (Museu Antoniano)


This museum is dedicated to Saint Anthony, Lisbon's most popular saint, who is believed to have been born in the house where the museum now stands.

Religious icons, books, clothing and other objects related to Saint Anthony's life are on display.

It also contains an oceanographic and bibliographic collection.

Closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Fado and Portuguese Guitar House (Casa do Fado e da Guitarra Portuguesa)


Getting to know Lisbon and its most intimate feelings means listening to Fado and to the weepings of the Portuguese guitar.

Interested in finding more about their origins?... Visit this museum and you will find a fascinating display documenting the history and roots of Lisbon's own typical music.

This house has an external atrium where shows are held and also a document archive, auditorium, a thematic shop and coffee shop.

Open everyday, except some public holidays.


Navy Museum (Museu da Marinha)


You'll find the Navy Museum in the noble area of Belém, right next to the Tagus river and a lovely green belt area.

Organized into several thematic areas, these museums collections show you marvellous ship models from the Discoveries Age (16th century) until today, including royal galliots, traditional boats and all sorts of nautical instruments connected to the Portuguese Navy.

Closed on Mondays and public holidays.