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Dear Sirs,First, I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment concerning this unprecedented situation. I´m fully aware that you´ve been functioning in very difficult and...

Emergency Support Line for the Arts and Culture Sector of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.The Regional Government Council, after gathering on Plenary session, on 2 April 2020, decided to create an...

Emergency Support Line for the Arts Sector – Cultural Development FundThe Minister of Culture, through the Cultural Development Fund, in combination with the Directorate-General for the Arts...

The Portuguese Emerging Art (PEA) call is open until June 30, 2020, in order to promote the work of emerging Portuguese artists inside and outside Portugal. The promotion is carried out with the...

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Another proposal from the Educational Services of the Ethnographic Museum of Madeira, for the whole family.  In just five fun and informative illustrations, the Sardas and its saccharine ship...

MUDAS.Museu joins the celebrations of April 25, launching a new pedagogical challenge, this time, for the creation of a comic strip, inspired by the work “Guarda Nocturno (GN)” by...

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum is part of the history of Funchal, but also of all of us. For this reason, we are interested in collecting all the memories that each one of you has of this space. We...

Discover the Sardas at the Museum! Authors: Filipa Marcelino and António Pascal Illustration and cover: Pascalqb Artistic oordination: Pascalqb Editorial coordination: Filipa...

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This week we recall the temporary exhibitions, these being projects where ideas, knowledge and sensibilities cross over and, through a creative process, construct new speeches and interpretations,...

As part of the project developed at the museum, which resulted in a temporary exhibition and the edition, in 2019, of the book Festas e Romarias da Madeira (Madeira´s Festivals and Pilgrimages) (No....

“Yoyo” – With Wood Inlay. Madeira Island has a dense forest, therefore since the beginning of the colonization the settlers resorted to raw materials which the environment made available to them,...

On the day that the International Day for Monuments and Sites is celebrated, we cannot fail to mark this anniversary without joining the challenge launched by the Directorate-General for Cultural...

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Works, Artists and Collections

The Museum’s Collection. Transports. The Madeiran ox cart will have been influenced by the model of the ox cart from the Northeast of Portugal and the traditional Madeiran cart, an unwheeled drag...

The Museum’s Collection Extractive Activities Cereal Cycle After threshing, a process that consists of dislodging the grain from the ear, the grain is ready to be cleaned in the threshing floor....

Martha da Cunha Telles was born in Funchal, in 1930, within a traditional family, daughter of the lawyer Alexandre da Cunha Telles and Anne Kristine Stephanie Wera Beranger Cohen, a Danish lyric...

Some notes about the artist Ção Pestana highlighted under the rubric Um dia, uma obra (“One day, one work”).  Assunção Pestana was born in Funchal, in 1953. Visual artist and university...

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This is a festival that differs from the others held in the Madeira Archipelago as it is a festival dedicated to Saint Anthony in the middle of September, when the festivals for this saint take...

Early experiments in colour photography date back to 1868 with the contributions of Louis Ducos du Hauron (1837-1920), although they were not used commercially or industrially. It was only via the...

Since his earliest childhood, John Paul II wanted to visit Madeira? “I want to visit Madeira”, he said at one point to Teodoro de Faria, the Bishop of Funchal. In fact, John Paul II, the only pope...

Was the firstborn son of the painter Joaquim Manuel da Rocha? At 25, he enrolled with his brother João Francisco da Rocha at the Public Class of Drawing where his father was a teacher. He...

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Looking back

PHOTO FIGUEIRAS | Group of canoeists in unidentified place | Post. 1950. Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver. MFM-AV, Inv. PHF/1681 and PHF/1683.  Créditos: Museu de...

The only and typical process of removing cruise ship from the water by means of a capstan or handheld “sarilho” was found in Caniçal. VALÉRIO PÈCURTO | Cabrestante a puxar barco no Caniçal, concelho...

1. ÁLVARO NASCIMENTO FIGUEIRA | Bathers diving on a platform in the bay of Funchal | Between 1936 and 1938. Simple glass negative | Gelatin silver. MFM-AV, Inv. ANF/101.  2. ÁLVARO...

The race was on June 26, 1965, starting at Avenida Arriaga, in front of Clube Sports Madeira. On the first day, the pilots traveled through the following itinerary: Funchal, Caniço, Águas Mansas,...

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