Marcelo Murta

Biographical note

PhD Candidate in Museology (Lusófona University – Lisbon) with a CAPES scholarship – Ministry of Education/Brazil. He holds a Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development (University of Cantabria, Spain, 2013), specialization in Cultural Management (UNA, 2008) and a degree in History (Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2006). He has experience in the areas of History, Cultural Heritage, International Cooperation and Museology and consulting for international organizations such as UNDP, UNESCO and OEI.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Social Museology
  • International Cooperation
  • Public Policies
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Policies
  • Cultural Management

Individual doctoral project

Social Museology and Public Policies: conceptual development and local practices.
Mário de Souza Chagas


The thesis under development was based on experiences of Social Museology in Portugal (Museum of the Costume of São Brás de Alportel) and Brazil (Museum of Quilombos and Urban Favelas) for the understanding of the strengthening of the field and the identification of influences and definitions for national and international documents, such as the declarations from UNESCO. Based on this broad understanding, the research-action methodology was used to design the project of the National Culture Policy of the Republic of Kiribati based on ethnography and participative actions with agents involved in the cultural area, starting the whole process of reflections with actors of the National Museum of the country.