The work "Voyage Pittoresque et historique au Brésil" by Jean Baptiste Debret is a singular work produced in three volumes that contemplate part of the johannine period until the end of the first reign. In this show, we highlight the customs that accompanied the court and elites in Brazil, with illustrations that make up the third volume of the work.
The lithographs of the author illustrate significant moments in the history of Brazil, such as acclamations, coronations, religious celebrations or not, which are extremely important for the knowledge of the nineteenth century, because they were created when the events portrayed were in progress. The description of the facts, through the illustrations created by Debret, proved to be the source for the interpretation of Brazil in a period that is devoid of visual sources, becoming a necessary author for the understanding of the period treated.
Exposition made possible through the Law of Incentive to Culture, Rouanet Law. In its 5th phase, the Imperial Museum Collection (Dami) Scanning Project was sponsored by the company GE Celma and developed with the support of the Society of Friends of the Imperial Museum.
President: Michel Temer
Minister of Culture: Sérgio Sá Leitão
President of the Brazilian Institute of Museums: Marcelo Mattos Araujo
Director of the Imperial Museum: Maurício Vicente Ferreira Júnior
Administrative Coordinator: Isabela Neves de Souza Carreiro
Technical Coordinator: Fernando Ferreira Barbosa
Library: Claudia Costa e Marcio Miquelino
Trainees: Lucas Priori e Leonardo Ramos
Dami Project Team:
General coordinator: Muna Raquel Durans
Production coordinator: Guilherme da Silva Aguiar
Photographic Technicians: George Milek, Luis Azevedo
Technicians in historical collection: Neibe Costa, Tulio Magalhães Rodrigues e Vera Bulgarelli
Image editing: Ana Paula Piermatei, Carla Magno e Robson Gomes
Conservation: Cristina de Castro
Administrative assistant: Antônio José M. Pereira
Curatorship and texts: Tulio Magalhães Rodrigues
Suport : Claudia Costa e Marcio Miquelino
Virtual assembly: Tulio Magalhães Rodrigues e Muna Raquel Durans
Photography and Picture Editing: George Milek
Proofreading: Rosana Carvalho
English version: Vera Bulgarelli
The texts that compose this exhibition were based and worked with the help of the third volume, original edition of 1839, of the work "Voyage Pittoresque et historique au Brésil", by Jean Baptiste Debret, in addition to a translated version of the same work, by Livraria Martins Editora. The work "Debret and Brazil: complete work" was also used to support the texts, by authors Júlio Bandeira and Pedro Corrêa Lago.
Sponsorship: Ge Celma
Suport: Sociedade dos Amigos do Museu Imperial