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The study of the museum of photographic documentation JEZUALDO d'Oliveira: reflections on photographic collections of archive in museums

Grant number: 12/09992-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Information Science - Archival Science
Principal Investigator:Telma Campanha de Carvalho Madio
Grantee:Bruno Henrique Machado
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


The photography as an archive document does not get proper and necessary treatment as other archival documents, and therefore the organization of photographic collections demands and presupposes reflections based an archival procedures. We focus on study case of Jezualdo D' Oliveira museum in the municipality of Mirassol - SP, which has under its custody photographic collections of the city, thus characterizing a peculiar organization . These images are now museum pieces, but they are documents produced by Mirassol' s City Hall and City Council. Due to the moseological classification, several exhibitions and various mishandling, their organization was broken up loosing the administrative link. So, the project's main objective is to ehasize the importance of photographies organizing as archive documents and to reiterate the readings of the area discussing methods and procedures adopted for the organizations of this kind of document highlighting the importance that organized photographic records offer to the institutions. Finally, we propose a reflection on the custody of archival documents in museums, broaching the photographic collections.