The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, foi “the first visitor” the NewsMuseum, dedicated to the news and communication, It opened in the first few minutes of the day 25 April in the historic centre of Sintra.
The future Museum of News, of the Media and of communication occupies the former premises of the Toy Museum, no centro histórico de Sintra. The equipment will be over 25 thematic modules, on three floors of the building, ceded by the municipality for 20 years to an association created by Louis Passion Malik, former agency journalist and entrepreneur in the field of communication.
A major new Museum spaces resides in “iArena”, a lounge with 67 metros quadrados, with a screen that reacts to the touch and with a vision almost 360 graus, that will provide a great deal of interactivity.
The room has thematic areas dedicated to journalists who became news, a shelf media communication, the description of the Bairro Alto (Lisboa), where concentrated the main national newspapers, e o “media altar” related to Fatima.
A metal tower with 70 monitors (‘ the pyramid of Babel ’), next to the stairs of different levels, is linked to the main tv channels of news of the world, In addition to the screening of hundreds of titles in real time in the application “last minute” with the topical themes, on the basis of national and international media.