Project Cultures Past &Present promotes the II Virtual Encounter: African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology on June 28th

The project “Memories, cultures and identities: how the past weights on the present-day intercultural relations in Mozambique and Portugal?” promotes the II Virtual Meeting: African Museums of Ethnology and Anthropology next Tuesday, 28 June 2022, from 9 am (Lisbon time, Portugal).

The meeting aims to promote dialogue between the different directors and technicians of museums from four Portuguese-speaking countries, namely, the National Anthropology Museum and the Regional Museum of Huíla from Angola; the Ethnographic Museum of Praia from Cabo Verde; the National Ethnographic Museum of Guinea Bissau, from Guinea Bissau, and the National Ethnology Museum of Nampula, from Mozambique, with researchers in the area.

The event is divided into two themes, the first part on “Inventory, cataloguing and conservation” and the second part on “Public training and educational services”, moderation by Débora Merali and Lurdes Macedo respectively. Access is free, and will be held through the Zoom platform.

The organising committee is composed of the researchers of the Project Cultures Past Present, João Sarmento (CECS/University of Minho), Lurdes Macedo (CICANT/Lusófona University) and Alda Costa (Eduardo Mondlane University).

This Cultures Past & Present initiative is supported by the Centre for Communication and Society Studies, the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, the Eduardo Mondlane University, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT.