Clio in time and at the shrine of Mnemosyne: a view on pedagogical materials in historical museums

Carina Martins Costa About the author

This article analyzes the challenges and the potential of teaching history in museums, a scenario in which memory predominates as a reference for narratives and political confrontation. In the face of the growing demand of memory, museums are meaningful spaces of production and diffusion of the discourse on the past. Historical museums, regarded as spaces of power, afford pedagogical materials as starting points for the perception of the concepts of history, memory, and learning and lend meaning to the past. Their multiple languages lead to the understanding of the continuity and the discontinuity of the national history projects. The importance of preserving pedagogical sources is highlighted within the framework of museum education in Brazil.

Museum Education; History Teaching; Pedagogical Materials

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