Exhibition | “Ser Músico em Portugal (1750-1985)”
Ser Músico em Portugal (1750-1985)
02.07.2022 to 06.11.2022 | Museu da Música Portuguesa - Casa Verdades de Faria (Monte Estoril)
The research project PROFMUS - To be a musician in Portugal: the social and professional condition of musicians in Lisbon (1750-1985) presents the exhibition "SER MÚSICO EM PORTUGAL (1750 1985)", which opens on July 2nd, 2022, at 3 p.m., at the Museu da Música Portuguesa - Casa Verdades de Faria (Monte Estoril), and will remain open until November 6th, 2022.
This is an unprecedented and pioneering initiative which brings together a selection of documents and other pieces of considerable value and heritage interest from the historical archives of the Irmandade de Santa Cecília and of the Montepio Filarmónico, both located in the Basílica dos Mártires, and from the Historical Archive of the Musicians' Union, housed in the Museu da Música Portuguesa - Casa Verdades de Faria.
This exhibition will bring to the public for the first time an extraordinary documental wealth kept in these collections, which is an essential source for the history of musical life in Portugal between the end of the Ancien Regime, when there is a growth in the musical associativism of Portuguese musicians, until the integration of Portugal in the then EEC (1985), and the consequent beginning of the free circulation of music professionals in the European labor market.
Documenting and bringing to light the way associations and musicians organized themselves professionally over this long period, aims to stimulate new insights into the conditions of everyday musical activity in Portugal, a rich historical and immaterial heritage that must be preserved, studied, and safeguarded.
The inauguration of the exhibition "Being a Musician in Portugal (1750-1985)", produced and curated by the researchers Cristina Fernandes, Manuel Deniz Silva and PROFMUS - To be a musician in Portugal: the social and professional condition of musicians in Lisbon (1750-1985), is integrated in the international congress "Music as a profession: status, careers and associativism", also organized by PROFMUS, between June 30th and July 2nd, 2022.