This Scientific Initiation research project aims to study the model of Latin America exposed in Hall of the People's Creativity in Latin America Memorial, built by artists Harold George Gepp and José Roberto Maia, composed of miniatures alluding to Latin American countries representing major cities, buildings and monuments, fauna and flora characteristics and regional cultural events. As an artifact with a museum function and expographic a priori, the model leads us to reflect on cultural and political issues involved in the very foundation of the Memorial, as the idea of Latin America that sought to delineate the cultural heritage and set of elements chosen for underpin and support this construction. Through a necessary cut, we intend, in this context, identify and describe the representations of the tangible and intangible heritage existing in the model having relations with elements of Indian and Amerindian culture, locating them spatially and describing their formal and symbolic aspects. Be attempting to confront the patrimonialization process involved in choosing and forms of representation of these expressions, still trying to identify possible dialogues between the representations of the model and artifacts relevant to our collection cutout. This study articulates the other research proposals together, linked to the project "History of Art and Cultural Heritage in Hall of the People Creativity: technical cooperation agreement with the Latin American Memorial", coordinated by Prof. Dr. Manoela Rufinoni, with the participation of Profas. Drs. Leticia Squeff and Yanet VF De Matos, Department of History of Art EFLCH-UNIFESP.
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