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Varia Historia

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KNAUSS, Paulo. The students presence: the interface between museums and schools in Brazil the 1950's. Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.46, pp.581-597. ISSN 0104-8775.

The history of museology in Brazil is the focus of this paper, questioning the relation between museums and education in the 1950´s years. In this sense, tries to demonstrate how the debate about museums and education contributed to renovate the concept of museum and to renovate the profile of the museums professionals. The intellectual production was the main source of the research, specially books and journals, published at that time. The research highlights the importance of the organization in Brazil of the national committee of the International Council of Museums, culminating with the seminar that happened in Rio de Janeiro in 1958, followed by the diary press. At the end, the paper characterizes how the debate about museums and education was renovated in the 1980´s with the new concepts of integral museums and heritage education.

Keywords : museum; education; school.

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