30 Nov 2014-25 Nov
For those who visit Niteroi regularly, it is no news that the turistic points are the Contemporary Museaum of Art, Itacoatiara Beach and Camoinhas beach. However, one of the most important museums of the State of Rio is located in this city. The Inga Museum presents Trajetórias – Ingá: From a palace to a State Museum, an interactive exhibition that tells us all about Fluminense, its history and culture.
‘We want Ingá Museum to be part of the museum agenda. Nowadays, it functions on a derelict palace, which used to be the headquarters of the State Government. We want to call the public’s attention to the importance of this place, its history deserves to be acknowledged’, explains Mariana Varzea, Superintendent of Secretary of State for Culture and one of the creators of this project.
The exhibition presents a 4 thousand-piece collection, including the works of Tarsila do Amaaral, Di Cavalanti and Lucilio de Albuquerque. It also focusses in showing how the revolution throughout tecnology affected history. The significant contribution of 32 bits, a company specialized in interactive design for museums and exhibitions, gives the feeling of a mixture between the past and the present. In this way, the public will be able to interact with their Ipads, have access to maps, see and touch objects of popular culture, see former governors pictures, hear speeches, record videos (that will end up in Youtube), and also watch videos in the Fluminense Cinema (videos over 50 years old recorded all over the State).
The exhibition is divided into three: the fluminense cultural agenda, the political career, and the future projections. The participation of the public is key to this purpose. What most people do not know is that the fluminense area had been the State Capital from 1903 to 1975, that is why one of the main focus is showing the local cultural importance and value, creating a new type of dialogue with the public, drawing the youth´s attention to this matter so as to freshen up the place.
‘Ingá is going through a big change. This new project is based on flowing towards it. By means of it, history has been assessed by its cultural and political trajectory,’ explains curator Andrea Tello, ‘the exhibition tells us about the transformation of the palace into the museum, and relies on the public with its new projects.’
Details of the event
-From nov 30th, 2014 to nov 25th, 2015.
-Its open from Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 5pm
Weekends and Holidays, 1pm yo 5 pm.