The presentation ceremony of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony on the Google, Arts & Culture platform will take place on September 4, at 9 pm, at the Nogueira da Silva Museum.
The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, the Rector of the University of Minho, Rui Vieira de Castro, the representative of Google Arts & Culture, Helena Martins, and the Director of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony, Moisés de Lemos Martins.
The Virtual Museum of Lusophony is one of the cultural platforms of the Communication and Society Research Centre and seeks to promote academic cooperation, in science, teaching and the arts, in the space of Portuguese-speaking countries and their diasporas. As a virtual platform, this project also aims to be a mechanism that invites the active participation of citizens, in making records available, in commenting on the ‘works’ preserved in the museum, in the (re) construction of collective memory.
Google Arts & Culture is a nonprofit initiative that works with cultural institutions and artists around the world. The mission of this platform is to preserve and put the art and culture of the world online, so that it is accessible to anyone, anywhere.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony, as well as on the Facebook of this museum and the Communication and Society Research Centre.