Exhibition – Canning cans from other times

Canned fish is probably one of Lisbon’s most typical products. They have played an important role in Portuguese gastronomy when times were much harder than today. 

These days the canned products, Sardinhas, Cavala, Anchovas etc., are gourmet products and have created its own niche introducing several new spaces that we are going to explore in the next post.

Today we’re going to talk about a new exhibition taking place in the Lisboa Story Center.
Lisboa Story Centre is a place located in Praça do Comércio and dedicated to the city’s history, which combines knowledge and technology.

The exhibition called “Canning cans from other times” features about 300 cans of canned fish produced by various brands and national companies. The set was collected by Carole Garton, an English woman currently living in Portugal for several years and who is passionate about these objects that express art and stories about the country and its canning industry.

The exhibit, that also shows a large sardine, candidate for the Guinness World of Records, made in crochet and knitting, is part of the 1st edition of the Route of the Portuguese Can Fish - a joint project between the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish (ANICP), the Loja das Conservas store, Can the Can restaurant and the Lisboa Story Centre – from July 1st to  August 31st.


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