Travel insurance customers in Portugal get Smithsonian opportunity
26 June 2009 10:16
UK travel insurance policyholders planning on a trip to Portugal may want to take in an "acclaimed" event during their stay.
The Smithsonian Institution display will be on show at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, supported by the country's culture ministry.
More than 250 artefacts are set to wow visitors from July 9th to October 11th.
Entitled Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries, it was previously displayed in Washington DC.
Highlights, according to Portugal's tourism department, include 16th century world maps, rare terracotta statues, mother of pearl vessels and scientific instruments.
The items relate to the period when sailors from the Mediterranean country and a statement about the exhibition said the artefacts mark "the artistic achievements that flourished when these sailors exposed new creative techniques and imagery to the world as they transported goods from port to port".
Of course, those with travel insurance heading to the US this summer can visit the actual Smithsonian in the capital.