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The Sertorio Museum: A private collection in São Paulo on the 19th Century (Museu Paulistas first collection)

Grant number: 12/06205-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal researcher:Heloisa Maria Silveira Barbuy
Grantee:Paula Carolina de Andrade Carvalho
Home Institution: Museu Paulista (MP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research intends to trace and recover information about the private collection known as Sertorio Museum, which became Paulista Museum first main collection. This collection, which turned out to be a private museum in São Paulo, belonged to Colonel Joaquim Sertorio. This museum became famous at the second half of the 19th century, showing up at the local press and on travelers diaries. The collection was donated to São Paulo estate in 1890, from which Paulista Museum was created; it officialy opened in 1895 at the Ipiranga Monument.This project is part of the Research Project in Material Cultural History - History of Museums and Collections at Paulista Museum-USP.

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