Federal District Government reopens indigenous memorial

The site had been closed after a pandemic decree and underwent

Published in 28/11/2021 - 17:15 By Jonas Valente – Repórter Agência Brasil - Brasília

This week, the Federal District Government reopened the Memorial dos Povos Indígena, the main space dedicated to the culture of Brazilian native populations in the country's capital. The building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and is located on one of the main avenues in Brasília, the Eixo Monumental.

During the pandemic, the memorial was closed, as well as several other public facilities in the DF, due to restrictions defined by the local Executive. In the middle of the closing period, the space underwent a renovation, which involved changing the floor, painting and improvements in security systems.

In addition, the memorial received a donation of 8,000 artifacts from seizures carried out by the Federal Police of smuggling schemes for objects and heritage of indigenous peoples.

The reopening takes place through a new exhibition at the site, called More than 12 Thousand Years on this Earth. In total, 300 pieces from 15 nations of native peoples are available for public visitation.

The exhibition will display part of the 8,000 donated artifacts and will bring objects organized into four modalities: feathers, baskets, masks and ceramics. Also included in the exhibition will be photos by Theodor Koch-Grunberg (1872-1924), a German anthropologist who studied indigenous peoples in South America.

The exhibition is open from Friday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Paula Laboissière

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