Virtual Museum of Lusophony

University of Minho, Braga - Portugal

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Prometheus (21th Century) by Sofia GomesVirtual Museum of Lusophony

The Virtual Museum of Lusophony was conceived in 2017 as a project of the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho located in Braga (Portugal) as a platform for artistic, cultural and academic cooperation within the sciences. It encompasses the physical and virtual space of the Portuguese language and its "diasporas", which extend from Galiza to Macau.

Its mission is to promote the knowledge of Lusophone countries, of its numerous forms of artistic and cultural expression, bringing them together, preserving them and sharing them globally.

Welcoming (21th Century) by Sofia GomesVirtual Museum of Lusophony

It is an open space intended as a mechanism which invites the active participation of citizens, making records available, commenting on collections and building collective memory. Its purpose is to facilitate the acknowledgement and critical discussion of the extent to which the "colonial past" influences current intercultural relations, and to foster interaction and cooperation between countries with Portuguese as an official language.

Medieval fairs. (21th Century) by Edgar LiborioVirtual Museum of Lusophony

A virtual space open to the production of knowledge, arts and culture. As a virtual platform, the Virtual Museum of Lusophony favours communication as a way of involving and making known a certain heritage through digital platforms which transform several cultural representations of the Lusophone universe into Media Art.

Bombalhão' (21th Century) by Tatiane RodriguesVirtual Museum of Lusophony

Interaction with the Google Arts and Culture platform aims to expand horizons and universal access to Portuguese-speaking productions, especially in terms of the Portuguese language as a language of knowledge.

Banda de Cabreiros' (21th Century) by Tatiane RodriguesVirtual Museum of Lusophony

The proposal will be developed through:

• the collection of ‘works’ to be registered in the museum (photographs, sound records, audiovisual records, texts, songs, records of architectural and ethnographic heritage…) with the active participation of populations from Portuguese-speaking countries;

• the recording of histories and lifestyles in the closest possible way to all social groups in Portuguese-speaking countries;

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Virtual Museum of Lusophony

Director: Moisés de Lemos Martins

Development Team:
Elaine Trindade
Fernanda Lopes
Fernando Lopes
Isabel Macedo
Tiago Vieira da Silva

University of Minho. (2020). Institutional information - History. Retrieved from

University of Minho - History

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