Opening Ceremony 1999 Exhibition

August 16, 2017 1:30PM - 6PM

The Xanana Gusmão Reading Room has a new exhibition opening on Wednesday 16th August at 1:30 pm, I welcome you to come along and please do pass on this message to friends and colleagues or anyone who might be interested. 


Entry FREE!


This exhibition at the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room is in memory of the events which took place in 1999 which opened the path to the restoration of independence for Timor-Leste! The main feature of this exhibition is a collection of memories from ordinary people. We asked the Timorese public to bring in a piece of their history from 1999. These stories represent different experiences from the Timorese at that time.


For this exhibition, we are also collaborating with Centro Nacional Chega (CNC) to help our visitors have a better understanding about the history leading up to the vote for independence.

This exhibition will run from the 16th August until the 4th September, Monday- Saturday 9am - 5pm


Opening Day Program:

1:30, Registration

1:45, Welcome introduction and singing of national anthem

2:00, Offical opening of exhibition by S.E. Dra. Maria Isabel de Jesus Ximenes, Securtery of Art and Culture

2:15, Veterans Talkshow

5:30, Coffee and finishing remarks


There will also be;

Songs sung from the resistance times on the 17th, 24th and 31st August in the afternoon 

Activities for children 19th and 27th August, 2nd September in the morning.