Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Introducing: Museu da Lingua Portuguesa

Museum of the Portuguese language at Estação da Luz (Luz Station) building

Opened on 2006, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Museum of the Portuguese language) was already visited by millions of people and currently is one of the most visited museums in Brazil and South America.

The Museum had a team of designers, researchers, sociologists, museum curators, experts on Portuguese language working together to build up the whole Museum's structure.

Located at the Estação da Luz (Luz Station) building, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa is a three store building dedicated to the use and dissemination of the Portuguese language (intangible assets). Through a different way this museum exhibition uses a lot of technology and interactive features in their presentations.

As Portuguese is spoken by several other countries in world, this Museum aims to introduce all the history content of the Language development through the world.

Main objectives of the Museum:
  • Submit the Portuguese language as a fundamental and founder of the Brazilian culture;
  • Celebrate and promote the Portuguese language, present on its origins, history and influences;
  • To highlight the diversity of Brazilian culture;
  • Promoting exchanges between the various Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • Organizing courses, lectures and seminars on the Portuguese language and relevant issues;
  • Hold temporary exhibitions on themes related to the Portuguese language and its various areas of influence.
It's a great opportunity for Portuguese language students that are in Sao Paulo and hold keen desire to know a bit more about this language.

Praça da Luz, s/n, Centro - São Paulo - SP
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am till 6pm
. (Tickets stop to selling an hour before closing).
Phone: (11) 3326-0775
How much: R$ 6 and R$ 3 (students). Only cash. Free for under 10 and above 60. It's free every Saturday for everyone.
Email: museu@museudalinguaportuguesa.org.br
Website: www.museulinguaportuguesa.org.br/
English introduction: http://www.museulinguaportuguesa.org.br/museudalinguaportuguesa/apresentacao_digital/MLP_ENG.html

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