Cities and Historic Buildings
“Museums are special houses that keep and present dreams, feelings, thoughts and intuitions which have materialised through pictures, colors, sounds and shapes. Museums are like bridges, doors and windows that switch different worlds, times, cultures and different people on and off”.
The above definition appears on the website of the Brazilian Museums Institute (Ibram). However, beyond the lyrical definition, museums are spaces which guard the history of an ethnic group or a country.
To encourage the creation and maintenance of museums and cultural centres, while also helping to preserve the Brazilian cultural heritage, the Brazilian Museums Institute was established in 2009. This institution develops actions in the areas of education and social inclusion in these spaces, making use of the cultural heritage as a tool for interaction.
There are training courses and workshops for students and museologists, as well as professional people working in the area. For further information, please access the Ibram website . There, you shall find a full list of all Brazilian museums.
Through a system of maps, you shall be able to know just where these Federal Government spaces are, preserving and publicising Brazil’s national history.
Among the most important historical museums in the country we could mention the Republic Museum, in Catete Palace (in Rio de Janeiro) where the seat of the Federal Government was until 1960.
In the website of the Brazilian Museums System, it is possible to carry out a search and find out about all Brazilian museums, separated by states.
Brazilian System of museums (content in portuguese)