Debate – The activist museum: going deeper, with Elaine Heumann Gurian

The second debate in the series "The activist museum: going deeper" takes place online on 1 July 2021, at 7pm CET | 1pm EDT. Our guest is Elaine Heumann Gurian. Register here Elaine's book Civilizing the Museum (which includes a number of essays under the title "The importance of 'and'" or the article "Turning the … Continue reading Debate – The activist museum: going deeper, with Elaine Heumann Gurian

Suggestions regarding the Preliminary Report of the Museums in the Future Project Group

  A few days ago, the Museums in the Future Project Group made its final report (a preliminary version) publicly available. Acesso Cultura | Access Culture was heard by the Group in the consultation phase, together with various entities and professionals, in May 2019. Now, we were asked to read the preliminary report and make … Continue reading Suggestions regarding the Preliminary Report of the Museums in the Future Project Group

Debate “Culture: an essential service”

Tonight, at 9:30 pm, we will be talking with Ana Isabel Bragança and Ricardo Baptista (ondamarela), Hugo Cruz (creator and cultural programmer), Madalena Victorino and Giacomo Scalisi (artistic directors of Lavrar o Mar), Márcio Laranjeira (Lovers & Lollypops) and Vera Mantero (dancer and choreographer, O Rumo do Fumo). Assuming that Culture is an essential asset, … Continue reading Debate “Culture: an essential service”

United for the Present and Future of Culture in Portugal

Dear Mr.President of the Republic, President of the Assembly of the Republic, Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, On 19th and 26th of April 2020, the following representative structures of the sector were gathered: Fundação GDA; Plateia - Associação de Profissionais das Artes Cénicas; CENA-STE - Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Espectáculos, do Audiovisual e dos … Continue reading United for the Present and Future of Culture in Portugal

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the cultural sector

(Last updated on 29.7.2020) Crises like the one we are experiencing at this moment, caused by the coronavirus / COVID-19, have also got a significant impact on the lives of self-employed workers. Cultural professionals, many of whom live in an extremely precarious context, will be particularly affected. The cancellation or postponement of cultural initiatives, absolutely … Continue reading Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the cultural sector