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Here the Museum shares educational content and videos that may be of interest to many of our visitors. These will help increase knowledge about our collections and reinforce many of the themes taught in a school context.

DESAFIO DIGITAL - Maio

[ Aos pares ]

A Intemporalidade em Canto da Maya

[ A Intemporalidade em Canto da Maya ]

DESAFIO DIGITAL - Abril

[ Geo Quiz ]

60" NO MUSEU - Episódio 4

[ Ep. 4 - O Tamboril ]

OFICINA VIRTUAL

OFICINA DO CONTO

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DESAFIO DIGITAL - Março

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60" NO MUSEU - Episódio 3

[ Ep. 3 - Caresse Étrange ]

DESAFIO DIGITAL - Fevereiro

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60" NO MUSEU - Episódio 2

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MÁSCARAS DE CARNAVAL - Atividade

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60" NO MUSEU - Episódio 1

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DESAFIO DIGITAL - Janeiro

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PAINTING TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 3

The Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes a Painting Techniques activity divided into three tutorials.

Bento Coelho da Silveira's paintings (Baroque style) serve as a context for the development of the activity based on the painting “Assunção da Virgem".

Visit our website and view the second tutorial video in this series of three and participate.

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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PAINTING TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 2

The Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes a Painting Techniques activity divided into three tutorials.

Bento Coelho da Silveira's paintings (Baroque style) serve as a context for the development of the activity based on the painting “Assunção da Virgem".

Visit our website and view the second tutorial video in this series of three and participate.

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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PAINTING TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 1

The Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes a Painting Techniques activity divided into three tutorials.

First, the context of Bento Coelho da Silveira's painting (Baroque style), in order to develop an activity based on the painting “Assunção da Virgem". It is intended that the observer develops a composition on a circular surface with reference to the techniques of the time, mainly for the artisanal manufacture of paints from pigments, as well as an understanding of the theme, composition and technique of preparing pigments.

This tutorial is intended for an audience with some experience in painting.

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NATURAL DYE - Tutorial

Included in the Project From Fenais to Fenais, we highlight the parish of Fenais da Luz and the production of saffron, also known in the Azores as safflower or saffron for dyers. Used in the kitchen as a spice, this plant gives an “appetizing” color and has an important nutritional composition.

Saffron is used after its yellow flower is dried. This plant with many medicinal benefits is also used as a dye plant from which an orange or yellow color is obtained. Before the cheaper and chemical dyes appeared, natural dyes were used to dye fabrics and even for make-up. Almost everything that exists in nature is possible to become a natural dye.

Today, for reasons that are not indifferent to us, due to the growing awareness of the harm that chemicals have on the environment, natural dyeing has been gaining a place in the textile industry and having great support from many consumers and major brands.

The Carlos Machado Museum invites you to dye fabrics with natural materials.

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 3

Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes an activity with watercolors divided into three tutorials. The landscapes of the renowned painter Eduardo Soares de Sousa are the starting point for this activity.

View the first tutorial video of this series of three and participate.

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 2

Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes an activity with watercolors divided into three tutorials. The landscapes of the renowned painter Eduardo Soares de Sousa are the starting point for this activity.

View the first tutorial video of this series of three and participate. Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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WEAVE WITH NATURAL FIBERS - Tutorial

The art of weaving is one of the oldest artforms in the Azores. Performed mostly by women, they made clothes, blankets, rugs and other pieces. Today this art persists with the same purpose but also in a more contemporary form.

In this tutorial it is intended to show that, with a simple nail loom made at home, using natural and synthetic fibers, anyone can create original pieces and contribute so that weaving can stay alive as a part of our history.

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OLD ROOFS - Tutorial

Included in the Project From Fenais to Fenais and, in this case, the parish of Fenais da Ajuda, where, in the past, women used rushes to make carpets, blinds and other domestic utensils, using the tying technique of this fiber, identical to that used to make the roofs of primitive houses in the Azores, the Carlos Machado Museum recreates what this mooring technique would consist of.

Using other more contemporary fibers and materials within our reach, such as corn leaf, flax leaves, wicker, cotton thread or string, we recreate these roofs in nativity scene houses, a technique that can be used in a wide variety of handmade products.

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES - Tutorial 1

Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes an activity with watercolors divided into three tutorials. The landscapes of the renowned painter Eduardo Soares de Sousa are the starting point for this activity.

View the first tutorial video of this series of three and participate.

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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PROJECT MUSEUM IN YOUR HOME

The Museum in Your Home project, as a shareable and fluid event, aims to provoke dialogues and raise questions with the whole community about the urgency and the need for the society of São Miguel Island to become aware of the importance of its heritage, as a support for its identity.

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PIECES IN DIALOGUE - Activity 5

Our purpose, in addition to preserving, studying and presenting the collections, is to share them with the public and generate dialogues about the world in which we live.

The various collections of the Carlos Machado Museum, namely that of Natural History, are part of the collective memory and Heritage of the Azores. Due to the fascination that this particular collection generates, it has served as a starting point for the creation of several new works of art, offering new narratives and views on the pieces and collections.

Following this year's theme proposal for the International Day for Monuments and Sites, we propose a project in partnership with other entities that, like us, currently work on behalf of Heritage and Culture and develop new dynamics necessary for their protection, creation and presentation, at a time when it is more essential than ever.

Starting today and weekly, for 1 month, we present two works in dialogue: A piece from the Museum and a work of contemporary art.

In this first one, the Archipelago - Contemporary Arts Center is our partner.

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PIECES IN DIALOGUE - Activity 4

We hereby present our collection of Herbariums - belonging to the Natural History collection of the Carlos Machado Museum - from which the work Limbo, by the artist Gonçalo Preto, originated from an artistic residency within the Walk & Talk - Arts Festival between 2017 and 2018.

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PIECES IN DIALOGUE - Activity 3

We address an important figure for the Carlos Machado Museum's Natural History collection: Francisco Arruda Furtado, the young naturalist who exchanged correspondence with Darwin and whose work reflects the scientific spirit of the time.

Beside him, the work "Apple of Darwin, Monkey of Newton", by the artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, which was born from an artistic residency in São Miguel in 2012, with Fonseca Macedo - Arte Contemporânea, when they visited the Santo André Center.

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PIECES IN DIALOGUE - Activity 2

Natural History Museums often house the heritage of the first museums, the Curiosities of the 18th century. The Carlos Machado Museum is no exception.

In this activity we speak of the memory that lives in the Museum's collection and in the piece by the artist João Paulo Serafim "Espèce de Cabinet de Curiosités". This project began from an artistic residency in São Miguel, through Walk & Talk, developed precisely at the Carlos Machado Museum.

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TO WEAVE - Tutorial

The art of weaving is one of the oldest artforms in the Azores. Performed mostly by women, they made clothes, blankets, rugs and other pieces. Today this art persists with the same purpose but also in a more contemporary form.

In this tutorial it is intended to show that, with a simple nail loom made at home, using natural and synthetic fibers, anyone can create original pieces and contribute so that weaving can stay alive as a part of our history.

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PIECES IN DIALOGUE - Activity 1

We set our Natural History collection side by side with the installation “In-sight” by the artist Magaly Ponce. The Natural History collection and this work reflect the importance of scientific and historical knowledge, as a basis for questioning the present and thinking about the future.

Imagine that you are on a journey through the seabed. Create an aluminum foil for the animals you could find. Once ready, you can hang them like a mobile and watch the light effects it creates.

Magaly Ponce traveled by boat across the United States' coastline for 2 years with a group of scientists studying humpback whales. Everything she learned about these animals inspired her to create this installation.

A work of art is simply a way of communicating an idea, a message. Magaly wanted to talk about the importance of whales in the marine ecosystem but also in our relationship with this animal. For a long time, whaling was allowed and was an important sector of the economy, even in the Azores. Despite being banned here since the 1980s, in some countries, whales are still hunted.

Share your work with us by identifying the Carlos Machado Museum page and add hashtag #museemsuacasa

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DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES - Activity

The Educational Services of the Carlos Machado Museum proposes an activity about drawing and illustration techniques, inspired by the birds of its Natural History collection.

View the video tutorial and participate.

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museumsuacasa

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DRAWING AND PAINTING - Activity

Based on our collections, we look back on the history of Portrait (from painting to photography) and we challenge you to create your own self-portrait or a portrait of someone who is close to you.

View the video and participate!

Share your work on social media and add hashtag @museucarlosmachado and #museusuacasa

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SCULPTURE - Activity

We suggest an activity about sculpture and techniques of three-dimensional compositions, inspired by the marine species of our Natural History collection.

View the video tutorial and participate!

Share your work on social media and add @museucarlosmachado and #museuemsuacasa

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