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RAMOS, Francisco Régis Lopes. Objects from the Caldeirão Community: museum, memory, and material culture (1936-1997). Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.48, pp.366-384. ISSN 0103-2186.

This article focuses on a collection of objects from a community known as Caldeirão (1926-1936), which nowadays is cataloged by the Museum of Ceara. Through the history of artifacts appropriated as memory devices, it studies the material culture historically situated. Therefore, it argues that is necessary to recognize the historicity of the objects within fields of agreements and disputes that select and defend certain uses of the past. The collection is thus understood as part of certain demands that can be traced over time.

Keywords : memory; museums; material culture; Caldeirão.

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