The Federação de Amigos dos Museus de Portugal (FAMP) was founded in 1998 and has been recognized by the Cultural Ministry as having high cultural interest. Today it consists of 26 groups of friends spread throughout Portugal. One of its main objectives is to create new groups of friends to increase the appreciation for museums and their on-going activities.
The Portuguese Federation presents an award to the best temporary exhibition held in a participating Museums.
The FAMP represents in Portugal the WFFM (The World Federation of Friends of Museums ) which has a global reach spanning over 30 countries.