Holidays at the Afro Brasil Museum

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The school holidays are coming and the Museu Afro Brasil has prepared a special program for this period of the year that Brazilian families are looking forward to.

In addition to the six temporary exhibitions on display and the more than 6,000 works featured in the long-term exhibition, the Afro Brasil Museum will offer six meetings focusing on children throughout the month of July.

Starting the program, on the next 10th and 12th of July the meeting “Playing Africa Brazil” will take place. In this activity, after being taken to a brief presentation of the museum's collection, visitors are invited to discover traditional games from Congo and Brazil. According to Rafael Domingos, Auxiliary Coordinator of the Education Nucleus, “the activity will allow visitors not only to get closer to both cultures, but also to perceive the continuities and similarities in the ways of playing in Africa and Brazil”.

On the 17th and 19th of July, the educators of the Museu Afro Brasil promote the “Tusakana” meeting – a word in Kikongo, the language of the Bacongo people who live in the Democratic Republic of Congo – and which means “Let's Play”. In this activity, visitors, in addition to playing, are encouraged to discover Congolese stories while learning words and expressions in the Lingala and Kicongo languages.

Closing the special holiday schedule of the Museu Afro Brasil, on the 24th and 26th of July, the “LARP – A Morning at the Museum” takes place. At this meeting, while getting to know the museum's collection, visitors participate in a game where they will have the chance to get closer to the objects and works of art in the collection through scenic games.

All activities are free and do not require prior booking.

Special Holiday Program at Museu Afro Brasil

• Brincar África Brasil (Holidays at the Museum)
July 10th (Wednesday) at 11:30 am
July 12th (Friday) at 3:30 pm
Duration: 40 min
free activity
Audience: Free

• Tusakana (Museum Holiday)
July 17th (Wednesday) at 11:30 am
July 19th (Friday) at 3:30 pm
Duration: 40 min
free activity
Audience: Free

• LARP – A Morning at the Museum (Museum Vacation)
July 24th (Wednesday) at 11:30 am
July 26th (Friday) at 3:30 pm
Duration: 2h00
free activity
Audience: Ages 12 and up

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