The University of São Paulo has a remarkable collections and heritages that represents the various fields of knowledge. In order to create a new channel for using and disseminating its cultural and scientific heritage, the PRCEU instituted in 2002 the Museu de Ciências da USP, whose mission is to articulate and reveal that wealth to the community.

The Museu de Ciências, in execution of its objectives, allow successful projects, organized in three points:

Exposições itinerantes (Travelling exhibitions)

Stand out in these actions the exhibitions Água: uma viagem no mundo do conhecimento and Cabeça Dinossauro: o novo titã brasileiro. Receiving thousands of visitors, such initiatives are successful models of exhibition actions. In addition, also allow for partnership models and management at the university.

Constituição e publicização de acervos virtuais (Virtual collections)

In these actions the most representative products are the portal Memória USP and Acervo digital USP. Memória USP is a project that presents information about people, places and facts related to the institutional memory of the USP units. The information is displayed through an interactive interface, which articulates the time and space to situate people, events and places. The project is integrated into the Digital Collection, which provides a database for indexing and information sharing. In addition to specific actions, these projects can be arranged and can be used as templates for creating new collections and interfaces.

Exposições vituais (Virtual exhibitions)

Recently, the Museu de Ciência has expanded the variety of actions and opened its first virtual exhibition, the project 12 Profetas de Aleijadinho. This initiative resulted, in addition to the virtual exhibition, an interdisciplinary model of collaboration with experts from the areas of history of art, art education and computer science. In the project are exposed the scanned sculptures of the prophets, presented as an interactive three-dimensional objects, which are articulated to the textual information about the work. It favors the allocation of meanings to virtual objects. These virtual objects are enable to give new aesthetic and expository experiences. The exposure motivated a workshop on virtual exhibitions held in 2014.

The Museum’s actions are designed and orchestrated with the contribution of members of its Advisory Board, made up of representatives of 50 units and organs.

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Museu de Ciências

Museu de Ciências

Por Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária

Museu de Ciências
  • Diretor Guilherme Andrade Marson
  • Museu de Ciências
  • Av. Miguel Stéfano, 4200, Prédio 7 | Água Funda
  • São Paulo - SP
  • CEP: 04301-904
  • tel.: (11) 5077-6335