Patricia Muniz Mendes

Biographical note

PhD in progress in Museology by the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, ULHT, Portugal. Master in Museology and Heritage by UNIRIO / MAST (2013). Specialization in Cultural Heritage Management by Instituto de Ensino Granbery / PERMEAR (2011). Specialization in Preservation of Science and Technology Collections by MAST (2011). Bachelor and Degree in History by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2009). Acting in the areas of Museology (with emphasis on University Museums), Management of Cultural Heritage and Archeology.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Major Area: Applied Social Sciences / Area: Museology.
  • Major Area: Humanities / Area: History.
  • Major Area: Humanities / Area: Education.

Individual doctoral project

UNIVERSITY MUSEOLOGICAL PATRIMONY: formation of collections, musealization and management in the case of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA)
Marcio Ferreira Rangel (UNIRIO-MAST)

The present research proposal will analyze the process of formation and management of the university museological patrimony, having as loci the museum spaces protected by the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Bi Moreira Museum (MBM) and Museum of Natural History (MHN). To this end, the process of formation of collections and musealization that culminated in the creation of such museological spaces, as well as the impact of university management in the development and continuity of these museums, will be sought. Against this backdrop, the present investigative process on university museological spaces has much to contribute with this fruitful context of debates in Sociomuseology, since they highlight the particularities and the challenges in managing museological spaces in the universities, so that these are instruments particularly at local and regional level.