Museum of Liberation Struggle
Preserving the heritage of African liberation
The museum comes to life in the restoration of a fortress dating from the 18th century, the Fortress of São Francisco do Penedo (former military prison of Luanda). The functional programme covers an important period in Angola’s history from the last century: from the beginning of the 1940s to the proclamation of independence, on the 11th of November 1975. With its opening planned for 2019, it is a global project, which integrates services in both architecture and exhibition design. From the restoration and conservation of historical heritage to the creation of a brand for this cultural facility, including the search for the best exhibiting solutions and editorial and multimedia support, this is a broad-spectrum challenge requiring a great deal of rigour. In museographic terms, the space will combine objects, films, sound and lighting design, texts and still and animated images.