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Posted on 05/19/2022 11:08 am
With activities across the country, National Museum Week celebrates 20 years
Schedule available - Photo: Publicity/ MTur
One of the main artistic and cultural events in the country, the National Museum Week, celebrates its 20th edition, full of activities such as concerts, theaters and exhibitions, which reflect the importance of these spaces. Under the theme “The Power of Museums”, the Federal Government, through the Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram), an autarchy linked to the Ministry of Tourism, supports the holding of 2,587 events and 877 museums in 26 states, such as the Imperial Museum ( RJ) and in Inconfidência (MG). The number of participants is greater than that recorded in the last edition, when 1,700 events were held in 660 museums.
In addition to concerts, theaters and exhibitions, the National Museum Week will promote until next Sunday (22/05) seminars, cinema sessions, mediated visits, debates, workshops, festivals and book launches in the main spaces of the country. Among the events is the exhibition “Decolonial Brazil – other stories” to be held this Thursday (19/05) at the National Historical Museum. The show presents a set of 17 textual and artistic interventions on themes and objects related to the African diaspora in the history of Brazil.
The Inconfidência Museum, in Minas Gerais, also carries out activities to celebrate the week. On the 20th and 21st of May, the space will offer a lecture on the Sambaquis archaeological site and an explanation to managers of partner institutions and the general public about the protocols and procedures for requests and partnerships with IPHAN. In addition, the book “An adventure in the Land of Sambaquieiros, the first inhabitants of Niterói” will be released, a free book aimed at children and teenagers that aims to present the oceanic region of Niterói. Visitors will also be able to check out carimbó dance and audio description workshops: an inclusive experience with artifacts and paraphernalia related to artisanal fishing.
The consolidated schedule of the National Museum Week (by state and by city) is available HERE.
For 45 years, the choice of theme for International Museum Day, celebrated on May 18, has been proposed annually by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). On that date, the event invites museums, professionals and museum communities to create, imagine and share actions aimed at dialogue with their audiences and territories, strengthening the recognition and visibility of museums.
With information from the Ministry of Tourism.