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Vista Alegre

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200 years of vista alegre history

With a historical path built over 200 years, Fábrica de Porcelana da Vista Alegre [Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory] plays an important role within the Portuguese culture, deeply associated with the History of the country and Europe.

The Vista Alegre Museum, at Lugar da Vista Alegre in Ílhavo, aims at promoting, inspiring and motivating visitors to become acquainted with ceramic culture, safeguarding research and interpreting the heritage of the Factory.

Project and purposes

200 years of vista alegre history

The history of Vista Alegre is part of the lives of many people in Portugal and worldwide. With this initiative, we invite the entire community to become part of the celebration of Vista Alegre’s 200th anniversary, sharing memories, collections and knowledge about the company (either personal or corporate) all across Portugal and abroad. This sharing aims to:

  • Facilitate information sharing concerning Vista Alegre, strengthening the relationship between people and the brand
  • Enrich the history of a national and international reference chest, through unique stories, personalized and perhaps long forgotten
  • Make all those who love the brand feel that they are part of Vista Alegre’s history and that without them the brand would never be so strong
  • Enable accumulation of contents, processing and organization of information to create a Digital Archive for the Vista Alegre Museum

Who can participate:

  • Those who like the Brand, and/or its products;
  • Those who work or have worked for Vista Alegre, in its factories, stores or in any commercial branch in Portugal or abroad;
  • Those who live or have lived in the Social Neighborhood of the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory in Ílhavo, or in other Vista Alegre houses;
  • Those who collect Vista Alegre porcelain and/or crystal pieces (artistic, decorative, special limited series, advertising, hotelware, among others);
  • Those who own a personal and/or family collection associated with Vista Alegre (mail, photographs, administrative documents, objects related to the work in the factory or to its social institutions, such as the theatre, the band and the orchestra, among others).

Why participate?

  • To be part of the celebration of Vista Alegre 200th anniversary;
  • Because it is a unique opportunity to share private collections and personal knowledge about Vista Alegre;
  • To contribute to the preservation, conservation and study of these collections, in order to enhance the knowledge we have of Vista Alegre;
  • To create opportunities to share in a network.

How to participate

Access the menu “participate” complying with the following requirements:
  • Ensure the accuracy of the personal knowledge and information you wish to share;
  • Be the legitimate owner of the property right of the assets that are part of the collection you wish to share or to be duly authorized for that purpose;
  • Ensure that your private collections and personal knowledge are associated with Vista Alegre and its History, included in the period between 1824 and present day;
  • Provide your information in a digital format (e.g. text, image, video or sound), together with a short descriptive text;
  • Understand and accept the nature of sharing that the contents made available will be subject to.

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    2270 S Real Camino Lake California

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    2270 S Real Camino Lake
    California, US 90967

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    Os 200 anos da Vista Alegre são um momento de celebração da História da empresa e do seu vasto património, da História da família fundadora e, acima de tudo, da comunidade de pessoas que fizeram e fazem parte do mundo Vista Alegre.