Calouste Gulbenkian was a wealthy oil magnate of Armenian descent who was born in Constantinople in1869 and died in 1955. He lived in London and Paris and finally settled in Lisbon during WWII. During his life he amassed an outstanding private collection of art works which he carefully selected himself. The museum built in Lisbon to display his collection first opened in 1969. One section is devoted to works dating to ancient times, including 12th-18th-century Islamic art, as well as Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, East Asian, and Armenian pieces. The other section focuses on Western art, with exhibits dedicated to books, sculptures, paintings and decorative pieces, including jewelry and glasswork of René Lalique.
I made this movie from images taken with my Panasonic TZ70 on a visit in June 2015.
The music is from the Nocturne for Strings by the Portuguese composer Joly Braga Santos.