Redesign of the long-term exhibition is a benchmark for the Museu do Diamante

19 de March, 2024

The Soares dos Reis National Museum will host Juliane Nicolle Câmara, from the Museu do Diamante, for an institutional exchange within the context of the Ibermuseus cooperation program.


The Museu do Diamante was created in 1954 and is located in the historic center of Diamantina, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, a World Heritage Site.


The mansion that houses the Museu do Diamante was the residence of the priest Rolim, a key figure in the historical movement known as the Inconfidência Mineira. The building is currently closed and is undergoing an architectural restoration and exhibition redesign process aimed at revising the narrative and presenting a more accessible, inclusive, democratic and sustainable museum.

The exchange project to be carried out with the Soares dos Reis National Museum aims to gain a closer and comparative understanding of the recent process of reformulating the long-term exhibition, from a perspective that encompasses the various dimensions of sustainability.


Based on this experience, the work to be carried out at the Museu do Diamante will be studied, in the processes of museological reformulation, community participation, educational actions, communication and management.


In this 5th edition of the Ibermuseus Training Grants, 20 projects by museum professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Spain, Mexico and Uruguay were selected to receive support from Ibermuseus to carry out the exchange program.


About Ibermuseums

One of Ibermuseums’ objectives is to promote the sustainability of Ibero-American museum institutions and processes, given that the issue has been under constant debate on the global political agenda since the 1970s. Currently, this issue is one of the priority tasks for the United Nations (UN) and its States for the next fifteen years, the period foreseen for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG -2030) in each country.


The action, which responds to the demand for specific policies for the museum sector, is approached from a multidimensional (social, cultural, economic and environmental) and transdisciplinary perspective, involving different areas of knowledge.


The Ibermuseums Program is a cooperation initiative of 22 Ibero-American countries, with a view to promoting and articulating public policies in the area of museums. Portugal is one of the member countries of this program and is part of the group of 11 countries that make up the respective Intergovernmental Committee.