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NEWS FROM GAMNAA

EXHIBITION "SEQUEIRA - THE FINAL STUDIES", in Teto Pintado Room.

Exhibition sponsored by : GAMNAA

After almost 30 years, these four preparatory drawings made by Domingos Sequeira for the series of compositions he painted in Rome towards the end of his active years in the city (1827-1833) - the Adoration of the Magi, the Descent from the Cross, Ascension and the Final Judgement - are once again on public display at the National Museum of Ancient Art. Produced on almost the same scale as the corresponding oil paintings, the solutions for the final compositions appear to be already fully established here, although the artist did reformulate certain details.

These four cartoons were acquired from the heirs of the Marquis de Souza e Holstein by the Academia de belas Artes, from where they were transferred to the Museum.

FRIEND'S DAY
17th of April 2024

Inauguration of the exhibition "Sequeira - The Final Studies" in the Teto Painting Room, sponsored by GAMNAA.

Presentation of a promotional film for the GAMNAA and the Digital Friend Card, followed by a drink with wines offered by Viticultores e Vinicultores, LDA.

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COLLABORATION PROTOCOL BETWEEN THE AMICI DI BRERA AND THE GAMNAA

4th March 2024

On 4th of March 2024, a Collaboration Protocol was signed between the Amici Di Brera, in the person of its President Carlo Orsi, and the Group of Friends of the National Museum of Ancient Art, in the person of its President Helena Azevedo Coutinho Geraldes.

The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Director of the MNAA Anísio Franco and Merribel Aryes, Head of International Relations for the Associazione Amici Di Brera e dei Museo Milanesi.

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On the 4th of January 2024, at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, the Government honoured the Grupo dos Amigos do Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga with the Medal of Cultural Merit.


GAMNAA is proud to have been at the Museum's side for over a hundred years, having contributed to its enrichment through the sustained commitment and dedication of its members.


The Ministry of Culture's recognition of the work carried out by the GAMNAA is undoubtedly a source of pride and encouragement for all those who have committed themselves to supporting the Museum and therefore culture in Portugal.

From the 1st of June 2020 to the 18th of May 2025

On the 3rd floor of the Museum, the Panels of São Vicente remain visible to the public to allow on-site monitoring of the work in progress.

In a patronage protocol, signed between the MNAA, the GAMNAA, the DGPC, and the Millennium BCP Foundation, a project of study, conservation, and restoration of this remarkable work was carried out.

The intervention is being carried out by Conservators of the MNAA, with the technical support of the Laboratory José de Figueiredo and the Laboratory Hercules of the University of Évora, and by international conservator-restorers and art historians, from the University of Ghent (Belgium), the Central Restoration Institute of Belgium, the National Gallery of London (UK), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA) and the Museo Nacional del Prado (Spain).

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ANNUAL LUNCH
June 23rd 2023

Another year and another GAMNAA lunch full of good mood.

The Lunch was followed by a guided visit to the invited exhibition “Dürer's Masterpiece and an intriguing Portuguese Face” guided by Anísio Franco, and by a Conference on the "Study, Conservation and Restoration of the Painéis de São Vicente (St. Vincent Panels)" by Joachim Caetano.

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FRIEND'S DAY
27th of April 2023

We celebrated 111 years with a full house of Friends and friends of Friends!

Thank you all so much for following us!

On this day it was held the ceremony of delivery by the GAMNAA of the last donation made by the Group to the Museum – Mestre de São Cristóvão (Manuel André?), “Três Apóstolos" [Part of the predella of the altarpiece group of the old Church of São Cristóvão, Lisbon], c.1550 – by the President Helena Coutinho Geraldes to the Director of the MNAA Joaquim Oliveira Caetano.

Followed by a musical moment W. A. MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Strings - provided by the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, to promote the "Festival Entre Quintas '23"and presentation and visit to the temporary exhibition "Gothic Barcelona – Artworks from the Diocesan Museum and Barcelona Cathedral", guided by Assistant Director Anisio Franco.

 

The day ended with a cocktail in the MNAA's garden with wine tasting.

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MNAA HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT IN LEBANON

13th to 17th of May 2023

With the support of the Group of Friends of the National Museum of Ancient Art, the MNAA's Education Service was in Lebanon working in partnership with the "Lisbon Garage Theatre!" and the Lebanese NGO "Tiro Association for Arts".
In the cities of Tripoli and Tyro, they held workshops in humanitarian mediation work with uprooted, displaced, vulnerable, and precarious communities. 
The aim was to contribute to the valorisation of intangible heritage (common and shareable), to the development of the notion of citizenship, promoting practices that facilitate access to artistic and cultural goods, from an inclusive and democratic perspective.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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"FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANCIENT ART OF LISBON AND FRIENDS OF THE LOUVRE MUSEUM SIGN PROTOCOL"

8th of June 2022

A historic day for the Group of Friends of the "Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga" (GAMNAA).

The ceremony of signature-cooperation agreement with the Amis du Louvre took place in presence of the President of the Friends of the Louvre, Louis-Antoine Prat, and the President of the Board of the Director, Helena Azevedo Coutinho Geraldes, in representation of the GAMNAA.

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In the Extraordinary General Assembly on November 29, the GAMNAA honored José Blanco for his 16 years of dedication, receiving the title of President Emeritus.

Tribute to Dr. José Blanco
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