The “Memória 1999” exhibition was a unique opportunity for all East Timorese citizens to share their significant memories – not just the stories of heroes that people hear about more commonly. The stories gathered in the “Memória 1999” exhibition tell of people’s personal values and their pride in being part of the history of Timor-Leste’s independence. This exhibition was held for two and a half weeks (16 August to 4 September, 2017) and attracted much positive feedback from visitors. We at the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room are committed to hosting similar events that invite community participation in the future.

View the “Memória 1999” book here