Friday, October 26, 2012

Resistencia Timorense arquivo & museo / Rezistensia Timorense arkivu &muzeu

The Resistencia Timorense arquivo & museo / Rezistensia Timorense arkivu & muzeu opened this year. The exhibition of the history of resistance in Timor Leste is in three languages, Tetum, Portuguese and English. It is a very impressive museum to visit.

There was a large touch screen display where you could see archival photographs for different areas. This was navigated by a subject tree (and you could choose the language it was shown in). This was a good way to navigate and to see what subject matter was covered. There were very interesting photograph. It would have been helpful if there was even a basic caption or title for each photograph, but no doubt that can be added in the future.

One of the options on the computer was a cartoon with an older man telling the history of the last fort years to children It was done in the form of him answering their questions. It was interesting to see the way that this was done, and the angle they took for interpreting the history.

It was a very interesting museum and archive.  You can find out more about if from its website.

No photography was permitted inside.

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