Authored by: Regina Dantas , Pamela Howard-Reguindin

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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This entry presents a history of the National Museum as an example of the challenges to Brazilian museums facing political objectives at different times. The New Museology is examined, as a landmark for the transformation of the institutions of memory, and an example of the ever-changing activities of the National Museum (Museu Nacional) in Rio de Janeiro. The text should be considered as a contribution to museological sciences encouraging reflections between professionals of different subspecialties in various museums.

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