The exhibition “Memories of Moments - Macao and Lusophone African and Asian Regions in Photograph Postcards”, organized by the Archives of Macao, under the auspices of Cultural Affairs Bureau, will be open from 6 March to 29 June 2018, at the Office of the Economic and Commercial Delegation of Macao in Lisbon. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be held on 6 March 2018 (Tuesday), at 6:30pm (local time).
A photograph postcard is a dual source of information, in which an image on the front, which demonstrates the photographer’s vision of the society, is complemented with a personal message on the back. Messages on postcards are written accounts of experiences and happenings in different parts of the world and thus enhance the value of postcards as documents.
The 20th century marked the beginning of the international circulation of postcards and of the popularization of photography in world history. To enable the Portuguese society to learn more about the history and culture of Macao and the Lusophone African and Asian countries, the exhibition features over 100 photograph postcards selected from this particular period of the image collection of the Archives of Macao to present a big picture of the history and art, urban-architecture, ethnography, economic development, natural environment and other aspects of life in Macao and Angola, Cape Verde, the former Portuguese India, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Principe and East Timor since the first decades of the 20th century.
The exhibition “Memories of Moments - Macao and Lusophone African and Asian Regions in Photograph Postcards” will be open to the public daily from 10am to 7pm, except weekends and public holidays, at the Office of the Economic and Commercial Delegation of Macao, located at No. 115, Avenida de Cinco de Outubro, Lisbon. Admission is free.