Museu Do Oriente – 10th Anniversary: Combining meetings and culture
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, with an average of more than 200 trade events per year, the Museu Do Oriente Conference Centre (MOCC) is inaugurating a latest technology new high‑brightness LED display in the auditorium, with 36sqm (8m width by 4.5m height).
Museu Do Oriente is a recognised place of reference in Lisbon's events scenario. "However, in a very competitive market, we have to respond to the customers' increasing demands," those reponsible for the MOCC assure. "We believe our new LED display will enhance the attractiveness of this venue."
The Museum collection is eminently cultural, but it is also able to offer event guests a different experience. "Free or guided visits to museological areas and catering services in these same areas are just a few examples of how we want clients to reconcile their initiatives with the Museum's cultural offer," explains Pedro Cunha, in the Cultural Coordination Board.
MOCC has an auditorium with a capacity for 355 seats, a foyer and six rooms of variable capacity, allowing to hold meetings, congresses, seminars, products launches and other cultural, scientific, business, commercial or social events. Projection, lighting, sound, image and sound recording, simultaneous translation, are all services the Conference Centre provides.
Museum and collections
Museu Do Oriente was designed by architects João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Rui Francisco, as a result of the restoration of the former Lisbon's Port refrigerated warehouses, which opened in the early 1940s. It extends over seven floors, with a gross area of about 16 thousand square metres, and a unique location next to the river Tagus. It houses two exhibitions, the Portuguese Presence in Asia collection, featuring several Chinese and Japanese folding screens from the 17th and 18th centuries, several rare pieces of Namban art, a collection of porcelain pieces emblasoned by Companhia das Índias and a significant collection related to Timorese peoples and cultures; and the Kwok On collection, with about 14,000 objects, a vast set of pieces related to the Asian performing arts and the great narratives and popular religions of which these arts are expression. It is considered the first of its kind on a European scale, featuring pieces of outstanding quality and great specificity, many of them unique or very rare.
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