International movement for a new Museology

Mouvement international pour une nouvelle Muséologie

Movimiento internacional para una nueva Museología

2011 - 14th International MINOM Conference Assomada, Cape Verde

IV Conferência Internacional do MINOM - 14th International MINOM Conference

Sociomuseologia / Altermuseologia - Sociomuseology/Altermuseology

Processos de Solidariedade - Processes of Solidarity


Assomada, Santiago Island-Cape Verde

27, 28 e 29 de Outubro de 2011 Assomada, República de Cabo Verde

Assomada, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

October 27, 28 and 29, 2011.

A XIV Conferência Internacional do MINOM foi realizada no arquipélago de Cabo Verde  na cidade de Assomada, na Ilha de Santiago a cerca de 50 Km. capital da República de Cabo Verde que é a cidade da Praia.

Assomada é uma cidade com cerca de 12.000 habitantes situada no centro da ilha, num município cheio de história.

Assomada, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

October 27, 28 and 29, 2011.

MINOM's XIVth conference took place in Cape Verde in the city of Assomada, on the island on Santiago, about 50km from the capital of the Republic of Cape Verde, Praia. Assomada has about 12.000 inhabitants. It is located in the center of the island and has a very rich history.

As a backdrop to the debate, MINOM proposed a reflection about Altermuseology with those who seek a world with justice and solidarity far beyond the perspective of cooperation between rich and poor, which has marked relations between north and south.

As Pierre Mayrand put it: “Today the steam roller of globalization once again forces the museologist to join his energy to the plea of populations and organizations committed to  the transformation of the museum framework into a Forum – Agora – Citizen, and also forces him to place himself in the field of otherworldliness with a didactic, dialectic position, capable, through the vital energies he generates, of fostering dialogue between peoples”  in other words, Pierre Mayrand  proposes an Altermuseology, “a gesture of cooperation, of resistance, of liberation and solidarity with the World Social Forum”. “Manifeste L' Altermuséologie”, launched by Pierre Mayrand, in Setúbal (Portugal), on 27 October 2007.

Inspired by this, MINOM organized a workshop to reflect upon participative heritage policies to be implemented in Assomada