As part of the National Museum Week program, Casa Museu Ema Klabin and the Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo carry out educational visits to get to know the two institutions on Saturday (21) and Sunday (22). The activities take place at 2:30 pm and can be scheduled by virtual forms.
Casa Ema Klabin brings together the collection of the collector, who died in 1994. The pieces make up a heterogeneous set, with household items, furniture, clothing items and artistic works from different periods and parts of the world, are exhibited at the institution’s headquarters – a house of 900 square meters built in the 1950s especially to house the collection. The property is located in Jardim Europa, west of São Paulo, opposite the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and the Museum of Image and Sound.
The Museum of Sacred Art is located in a wing of the Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição da Luz, in the central region of São Paulo. The collection began to be built in 1907, by Dom Duarte Leopoldo e Silva, the first archbishop of São Paulo, who collected sacred images from churches and small chapels that were being demolished at the time. In the 1970s, when an agreement was signed with the state government, the collection was significantly expanded.
The visit aims to show what are the possible relationships between the collections of institutions built in such a different way.
The National Museum Week is an initiative of the Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram) which this year reaches its 20th edition with the theme The Power of Museums. The proposal is to mobilize the country’s museums in a special program, with specific exhibitions, seminars and lectures.