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Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material
Print version ISSN 0101-4714
ABREU, Regina. History of a collection: Miguel Calmon and the National Historical Museum. An. mus. paul. [online]. 1994, vol.2, n.1, pp. 199-234. ISSN 0101-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-47141994000100013.
Oullining the career of the Miguel Calmon collection, endowed 10 the Nalional Historical Museum (Rio de Janeiro) in 1936, the A. unveils ils meaning in lhe historical and ideological conlext of the museum, which exhibiled lhe grant unlil the end of lhe 1960s, when the show was disconlinued. Two main arguments are deve10ped: first, the concepts of hislory underlying lhe museum paradigm Ihal inspired lhe Museu Histórico Nacional, since its origins in 1922 unlil lhe sixlies; secondly, lhe conslruction of Miguel Calmon's public persona, exhibited and rilually visiled in the roam named afer him.
Keywords : History museum; National Historical Museum (Rio de Janeiro); Miguel Calmon Collection; Gustavo Barroso.