Exhibition of the Museum of the Portuguese Language travels through Africa

Exposição do Museu da Língua Portuguesa faz percurso itinerante pela África

Still in reconstruction in São Paulo, the Museum of the Portuguese Language is promoting the itinerant exhibition “A Língua Portuguesa em Nós” (The Portuguese Language in Us). The show arrived in Angola this month at the Brazil-Angola Cultural Center, and presents part of the contents of the Museum with the aim of proposing dialogues with the people who dominate the Portuguese language in the African continent and the archipelago of Cape Verde. In August, an exhibition will be taken to Maputo and Mozambique.

The content was organized from four themes: Portuguese Language in the World, History of the Portuguese Language in Brazil, Poetry and Prose, and Dialogues. With content advice from Brazilian composer, writer and professor of Brazilian Literature José Miguel Wisnik, the exhibition takes a stroll around the presence of the Portuguese language in the world, the contact with other languages, its participation in Brazilian cultural formation and its presence in music, in culinary and literature expressions.

Two experiences of the Museum of the Portuguese Language celebrate the influence of language in the diversity of Brazilian culture. The Language Square is an immersive audiovisual installation with pearls of artistic creation in the Portuguese language, which form a mosaic of songs, poetry, literary quotes and testimonies. In the Music and Culinary area is approached the relationship between language, identities and cultures.

The exhibition “The Portuguese Language in Us” is an initiative of Itamaraty, in partnership with the Government of the State of São Paulo, the Roberto Marinho Foundation, the Museum of the Portuguese Language and the International Portuguese Language Institute, coordinated by Expomus.

Exhibition will register accents for the collection of the Museum

The exhibition also incorporates local accents and will bring them to the contents of the Museum of the Portuguese Language. In the Falares space, the visitor is invited to record his testimony about their relationship with the language and the videos will become part of the Museum’s collection, which is scheduled to open in 2019. The idea is to form a speech mosaic from Portuguese-speaking countries.


June 12 to August 3, 2018
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm
Brazil-Angola Cultural Center
Cerveira Pereira Street, 19
Baixa de Luanda, Coqueiros, Luanda.
Tel.: +244 931732214
Free entrance
Complete cultural programming: www.centroculturalbrasilangola.com

Praia/Cape Verde
May 10 to June 19, 2018– guided tours, up to 2 times a week, from Monday to Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Schedules by email ccb.praia@itamaraty.gov.br
From June 19 to July 27, 2018 – open to the public, no need to schedule.
Place: Headquarters of the International Institute of the Portuguese Language – IILP
Andrade Corvo Avenue, nº 8, Platô, Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde. Tel.: +238 261 95 04

Maputo/ Mozambique
August 15 to September 25, 2018.
Location: Brazil-Mozambique Cultural Center – CCBM
25 de Setembro Av., 1728, Maputo, Moçambique. Tel.: +258 21 306 840