Aljube will become a MuseumResistance and Freedom Museum
In order to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the April 25th, the Municipality of Lisbon signed two protocols in order to turn the former Prison of Aljube building into a space of evocation to the resistance to the dictartorship.
The aim is to transform the building, located at the surrounding of Lisbon's Cathedral, in an area of memory of all those who, until April 1965, were arrested by PIDE. For almost a third of the twentieth century, from 1936 it was assigned to PVDE - Police for Monitoring the State and Defense (PIDE's predecessor), almost all male political prisoners have been there.
The future museum will integrate and extend the abilities of the current Library Museum of Republic and Resistance, founded in 1993 and it is expected that the job to convert the building will begin in 2011.
The protocol also consider the installation of a memorial to victims of ex-PIDE/DGS from Rua António Maria Cardoso and the creation of a road map on the locations of resistance in Lisbon.
The same day, the Municipality of Lisbon and the Civic Movement Association "Do Not Put Out the Memory" (NAM) signed a protocol for the future museum space - April 25th, 2010 until April 25th, 2011 - the exhibition "The Voice of the Victims" , integrated in the commemorations of the centenary of the Republic, in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary History,Humanities Social Sciences Faculty, Lisbon's New University and Mário Soares Foundation.