Friends of the Museum is a multinational,
multicultural organisation that arranges a wide range of cultural and social
events for the Portuguese and International community in the Algarve.
The interests and activities of our members are wide and
include: art, literature, dance, music, photography, bridge and various fitness programmes.
There are also a number of talks on e.g. Portuguese History,
Art and Literature and on various aspects of the Algarve e.g. fauna, flora and
archaeology (talks are given in English, Portuguese and German).
We organize visits to various sites of historical,
scientific and general interest in the Algarve.
We also have a lending library for books, CDs and videos as
well as our own choir and a number of different music groups which play a range
Besides painting exhibitions and photography exhibitions,
Friends of the Museum organise a regular programme of music from contemporary
and traditional jazz, through to contemporary and classical music.
Regular activities include: art classes,
salsa and merengue, bridge, Portuguese language lessons and yoga. There is also
a lively discussion group, film club and video presentations of operas.
As the name indicates, the Friends are situated in the
Museu do Trajo de São Brás de Alportel.