Urban Rehabilitation Rehabilitation of the building Serafim and Esperança Oliveira in the centre of Famalicão received an Honourable MentionCulture and Tourism International Organ Festival with summer concert at the Main Church of RibeirãoCity Council “Post-Covid: The Major Challenge” is the theme of the 3rd Famalicão Made In Economic ForumEducation Famalicense teacher is one of the ten finalists of the Global Teacher PrizeCulture and Tourism Famalicenses watched more than 50 hours of cultural programming onlineEconomy More than 300 famalicenses companies benefited under the Retomar program Today We have a Market Square!Culture and Tourism City Council gives visibility to sites of archaeological interest to identify, preserve and protect heritageSport Famalicão revalidates title of Sport-Friendly MunicipalityEnvironment European Union approves Famalicão's application to mitigate the effects of climate changeEntrepreneurship and Innovation Re-Coffee creates coffee leather and shines with innovation Urban Rehabilitation Famalicão starts to build the City of the FutureInternationalization Famalicão and Fort Collins celebrate memorandum of understandingToday Famalicenses’s resilience and innovation awarded with Vision'25 StampCulture and Tourism The exhibitions are back to the Ala da Frente in Vila Nova de Famalicão.Environment Education and participation project in the Pateiras do Ave approved to the Environmental FundInternationalization Famalicenses across the World gathered to celebrate the Emigrant’s DayMusic Devesa Sunset for AugustMusic Salvador Sobral – Jazz na CaixaCulture and Tourism Dias à Mesa - Summer Special promotes gastronomy with discounts and securityGastronomy Dias à Mesa – CodfishAnimal Protection Famalicão will have an animal protection centreCulture and Tourism Famalicão has a summer proposal: Cheer up Fradelsport an example of overcoming

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Museum Network

Diversity & Cooperation


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The existence of museums in Vila Nova de Famalicão dates back to the early 1920s, with the opening of the first Portuguese house museum – the Camilo House Museum – to the public. Over the following decades, several museums opened, full of history, memory and identity, where culture is seen to be crucial to the exercise of citizenship. On November 26, 2012, with the signing of the Declaration of Principles, the Vila Nova de Famalicão Museum Network (VNFMN) was established.

Based on the Portuguese Museums Framework Law, the VNFMN is composed of museums and visitable collections within the municipality that come under different auspices, totalizing twelve: Camilo House – Museum. Study Centre; Bernardino Machado Museum; Cupertino Miranda Foundation Museum – Portuguese Surrealism Centre; National Railway Museum – Lousado Centre; Ave Basin Textile Industry Museum; Castro Alves Foundation Ceramic Art Museum; Automobile Museum; Colonial War Museum; Soledade Malvar House-Museum; Lapa Chapel Sacred Art Museum; Museum of the Lemenhe Brotherhood of Our Lady of Mt Carmel; Mouquim Civic and Religious Museum.
It is coordinated by the Municipal Coucil through its Culture and Tourism Division.

1. To promote cooperation for the integrated and decentralised use of human, material and financial resources;
2. To foster the adoption and development of standards of thoroughness, quality and ethics in the exercise of museum practices;
3. To enhance the exchange of experiences and knowledge between museum professionals;
4. To promote the museums and bring their cultural services closer to different audiences;
5. To value dialogue and explore connections between collections and the territory, whilst respecting each museum’s identity and mission.

To constitute a structure for the cooperation, communication and support of museum-members, which promotes understanding and contributes to the territory’s sustainable development.


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