Elisabete Pereira selected for TheMuseumsLab 2023 fellowship

Mar 20, 2023 | News

Elisabete Pereira was one of the researchers selected, among almost 300 applications, to participate in TheMuseumsLab 2023 programme, “a platform for joint learning, exchange and continuing education on the future of museums in both Africa and Europe”, as the official website states.

For the IHC researcher, this is “one of the most interesting projects at the moment regarding museum studies with non-European collections.” Funded by Germany, through the German Federal Foreign Office, TheMuseumsLab was “developed to support professional exchanges between curators, researchers, and executives, working in museums, galleries and heritage sites across African and European countries, enabling staff to share knowledge, skills and best practice and support their individual professional development”.

Between May and September 2023, the nearly 50 European and African fellows will share experiences and skills through a programme of residencies that will take place in various museums in Europe and Africa, involving more than a hundred people specialised in art, culture, and science from various worldwide institutions.

At the IHC, Elisabete Pereira is responsible for the project TRANSMAT — Transnational materialities (1850-1930): reconstituting collections and connecting histories, whose main objective is to study the origin of foreign collections in Portuguese archaeological museums, namely the National Archaeological Museum and the Santos Rocha Municipal Museum and, in this way, to compile and systematise data on the circulation of cultural goods and their cultural, social, and political implications.


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