Regarded as one of the best museums in Portugal, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum can take you from Ancient Egypt to the present day across its two collections. The Founder’s Collection and the Modern Collection each has their own specific presentation, but they also speak to each other in temporary exhibitions and projects. These set up dialogues across time, between different kinds of art and artefacts, and between East and West.
The Founder’s Collection, gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, is considered to be one of the best private collections in the world, comprising more than six thousand pieces, from Antiquity to the early 20th century. The Modern Collection, one of the most complete collections of modern and contemporary Portuguese art, comprises more than ten thousand works, from the last decades of the 19th century up to the present day.