MUSDIS: Art And The Museologic Dispositive. Inclussive Communication


MUSDIS is an academic research project that aims to theorize and test contemporary art as a tool that contributes to establishing museums as institutions that build social justice, in a democratic and dialogical way. The main objective of MUSDIS (carried out through an international conference and a publication) is to fill a gap in the current state of the art. It aims to systematize and ground theoretically art’s role in the field of dialogic, inclusive and non-authoritative techniques and programs of mediating information between the audience and the museologic collections. Firstly this research will be carried on a historic level, with art historical and museologic case-studies from the beginning of the 20th century to today. Secondly the research will be oriented towards a mapping of current strategies that are launched by artists, curators and institutions for decolonising their museologic collections, involving conceptual art. It represents a pilot project for preparing the FCT Project to take place 2023-2024.


  • International conference held at the Foundation Maison Science de l’Homme (FMSH) in partnership with Maison Suger in Paris on the 6th and 7th of October 2022. Keynote speakers: prof. dr. Mario Moutinho (ULUSÓFONA) and Sara Alonso Gomez (Aix Marseille Université).
  • Publication of a book as a result of the conference, through articles written by the speakers and other materials, to be published in 2023.


Ilind Universidade Lusofona: 15.000 Euros


01.01.2022- 30.05.2023


Marta Jecu (I.R.), prof. Maria Constança Vasconcelos (ULUSÓFONA), prof. Margarida Belchior (ULUSÓFONA), prof. José Gomes Pinto (ULUSÓFONA), Roberta Gonçalves (ULUSÓFONA), Heloisa Vivanco (ULUSÓFONA), Maria Luisa Moita (M.A. grant 5 months) (ULUSÓFONA), Sara Guindani (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris).