The TIKVA Jewish Museum of Lisbon was formally launched this Wednesday, with the signing of a protocol protocol between the Lisbon City Council and the Hagadá Association – a private non-profit association, directed by Esther Mucznik, Jean-Jacques Salomon and Diana Ettner – responsible for the creation, installation and management of the museum, whose project is by the architect Daniel Liberskind.
The museum’s objective is “to tell the story of the presence of Jews in the territory we now call Portugal, namely Lisbon.” Portugal, a Jewish and Portuguese history “, explains Associação Hagadá, on social networks.
The building will be located in front of the Tagus, at Rua das Hortas. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2022, and opening is scheduled for 2024, advances the “Diário de Notícias”.
The project, launched in 2016, and initially planned for the Alfama area, had been contested by residents. After the Justice confirmed, in 2019, the demolition of buildings in the planned area, the location was changed to the Belém area, to an area of free land.
The total cost of the work is not yet known, but there are already several donations. The most recent, released today, is that of the owner of Vanguard Properties, Claude Berda, who has already donated two million euros.