Amália Rodrigues Foundation is a legal person of private law and a non-profit foundational type of social solidarity and public utility in general, established by the will of Amália Rodrigues, her last will, which was recorded in a deed on September 30, 1997, and was recognized.
Its mission is to assist the most disadvantaged, charitable, or social solidarity institutions and in that purpose, develop all activities that it deems appropriate to the achievement of its ends, without ever forgetting the real or presumed will of its founder.
It has its headquarters at Rua de São Bento nº 193, in Lisbon, where the Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues works, open to the public for visits every day of the year except on Mondays and holidays.
Recognized as being of public interest with retroactive effect to the date of the request, by order of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Amália Rodrigues Foundation holds the rights to the name and image of the fado singer, managing this intangible heritage with the aim of attracting support and revenue to materialize the social solidarity action that, according to Amália Rodrigues, is the Foundation’s core objective.
To live up to this aim, the Foundation promotes and supports exhibitions and events associated with the name of Amália Rodrigues and Fado, literary publications, albums and photographic and videographic records, ornamentation, and collection objects (from jewelry to food items).
The Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues was inaugurated on July 24, 2001, and thus fulfilled the desire of Amália Rodrigues, to open the house that was hers for more than 50 years, to the public. Inside, preserved in the same way that Amália left him on October 6, 1999, you can see countless pieces of art, decorations, trophies, dresses, jewelry, and countless personal objects.
Here time stopped, Amália is everywhere, on the walls with her portraits and paintings, on the floor that she so often stepped on, in the air because we continue to hear her sing. It is a house where you can hear and breathe fado, where you share the space where the most renowned Portuguese fado singer once lived, where the Portuguese way of being is in every corner, in every tile, and in every object.
This is her home, the house that keeps her life, the life that extends beyond memories, and the memory of the great Diva that remains unmistakably. The Amália Rodrigues Foundation pursues the objective of maintaining this space, providing its visit, and keeping alive all its work and memory.
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