Virtual Museum of Lusophony holds activities on the World Day of Portuguese Language

To celebrate the World Day of Portuguese Language, which takes place on May 5, the Virtual Museum of Lusophony prepared different activities, in physical space and in digital media.


On the eve of the celebration, on May 4, at 2.30 p.m., in the Paço Gallery – House of Knowledge of the University of Minho, will take place the Seminar of Communication and Diversity dedicated to the theme “Research and Practices in Media Narratives, Historical Consciousness and Education: Dialogues and Challenges”. The event counts the participation of Carlos Alberto de Carvalho (University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Giane Lessa (Federal University of Latin American Integration, Brazil), Julia Alves Brasil (CECS, University of Minho, Portugal), Manuel Chaparro (University of Malaga, Spain) and Olga Bailey (Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom).

The meeting is organized in the scope of the project MediaMigraActs “Migrations, media and activisms in the Portuguese language: decolonizing media landscapes and imagining alternative futures”, hosted at the Centre for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Lusophony and the Knowledge Houses Network.


Collection Launching

On May 5th, World Day of the Portuguese Language, the Museum launches the collection Convergências na Língua Portuguesa, on the Google Arts & Culture platform, based on the 9th Convergências Portugal – Galicia Cultural Festival, which took place between 10 and 25 February 2023. The show brings the event coverage that gathered artistic expressions such as music, dance, cinema, and exhibitions, besides workshops in the cities of Braga (Portugal), Ponteareas and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The collection tells the story of the festival and the relationship of the event with the Portuguese language, using an exclusive interview with the organisation of the event. The complete exhibition is available at


Collaborative exhibition

On May 8, it will be the turn of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony to start a challenge in its social networks to build a collaborative virtual exhibition, from the content sent by the public of the Portuguese-speaking countries. The aim of the campaign Olhares sobre as culturas em Língua Portuguesa is that the contents are co-created by the public, in order to present the different artistic expressions that involve urban art, dance, music, literature, poetry, cinema, plastic arts, the occupation of public spaces, among many other forms of expression in the Lusophone space. The campaign will take place throughout the month of May. The collaborative exhibition will be launched in July 2023 on the Google Arts & Culture platform.

[Posted: 04-05-2023]