Virtual Museum of Lusophony is launched on Google Arts & Culture

The Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS) of the University of Minho launches this Friday, September 4th, the Virtual Museum of Lusophony on the Google Arts & Culture platform.

According to the professor, researcher and director of CECS, Moisés de Lemos Martins, the objective of the Museum is “the constitution of a transcultural and transnational space, open to the active participation of citizens, disseminating artistic and cultural materials from Portuguese-speaking countries, its diasporas and regions such as Galicia, Goa and Macau, which express the diversity of cultures in this space and shape the collective memory of these communities and their plural identity”. “The Virtual Museum of Lusophony also aims to develop dynamics of interaction and cooperation, cultural, artistic, civic and scientific, in the vast Lusophone space, not forgetting the importance of the colonial past in the gestation of what we are today as countries of Portuguese language”, he adds.

The Virtual Museum of Lusophony was created by CECS in 2017, as a platform for artistic and cultural cooperation open to the entire space, physical and virtual, of the Portuguese language. Its team includes education and media professionals, cultural and artistic agents, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, editors, politicians and communication researchers, who carry out the survey and analysis of all the works on display.

Google Arts & Culture works with cultural institutions and artists from around the world to preserve and publicize artistic and cultural production.


Minister Augusto Santos Silva present

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, in the center of Braga. The event was attended by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, UMinho’s rector, Rui Vieira de Castro, Google’s Public Policy Manager, Helena Martins, and the director of the Virtual Museum of Lusofonia and CECS, Moisés de Lemos Martins. The ceremony will be broadcast live on that museum’s YouTube channel.

[Posted: 02-09-2020]