Actions to Support SISEM
Besides managing the three state museums and an auditorium, ACAM Portinari also supports the actions of SISEM-SP (State Museums System), organ from the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, which gathers and systematises the state museums, aiming to promote the institutional qualification and strengthening in favour of preservation, research and diffusion of the State museological collection. In their last mapping, done in 2010, 415 private and public museological institutions were identified, located in over 190 cities of the state. The partnership predicts the accomplishment of the following actions:
TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY AND TRAINING – ASTECA
Action of combining training and technical support, in order to serve two bases of initiatives from SISEM-SP in a single project of long-term duration, whose results must be concrete, such as organising storage areas and the collection, renovation of the exhibition, development of education service. Gathering theoretical contents and hands-on activities, the ASTECAs aim to contribute to the exchange of professional experiences and permit the participants to work as direct agents on the technical and institutional development of the museums that host the initiative.
PAULISTA MUSEUMS CONFERENCE – EPM
Annual conference which gathers managers, professionals and students of national and paulista museological fields. Every year, a specific theme is defined to guide the talks and debates. Promoted since 2009, until the tenth edition, all the events had taken place in the capital of the state. Aiming to broaden the discussions, especially with professionals from the inland and seaside cities of the state, it has been decided that in even-numbered years, EPM will take place in São Paulo, and in odd years, it will be promoted the EPMi – Travelling Paulista Museums Conference, in other cities, making it possible to extend the period of reflection on the theme, into six different events throughout the year (one in each macroregion).
REGIONAL AGENTS CONFERENCE
Meetings of the Regional Agents from SISEM-SP, made of 35 incumbents and 35 substitutes, from the 24 regional agencies of the state of São Paulo, for producing diagnosis, experience exchanges, proposing actions and defining guidelines for the museological field of São Paulo. Held twice a year, these conferences are professional meetings where the regional agents with incumbent mandate, during two days, take part into assessment activities, systematising, discussion of priorities and development of proposals, contributing to the definition of the annual program of actions of SISEM.
Exhibitions that are sent to several institutions from the state of São Paulo, promoting collections and developing the cultural calendar of the state. The exhibitions are held in all administrative regions, respecting the demands of each region, and aim not only to contribute to the promotion and qualification of the short-term schedule of these museums, but also to the diffusion of the collections and the increase of cultural knowledge of people.
Through reflexive-practical activities, hired professionals present themes related to sections of museological field for the improvement on the work of the institutions of the state.
OPERATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO HISTORICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL MUSEUMS
Support the continuation and finalisation of the transference of Historical and Pedagogical Museums to municipalities, especially by checking and cleaning the collections, proposing technical visits for guiding and supporting the museums and the municipalities, aiming to strengthen these institutions for receiving the donations of the state collections.
STATE REGISTER OF SÃO PAULO MUSEUMS – CEM-SP
Technical visits for assessing the information about the stages of the CEM-SP, provided by the institutions, and consequently, writing technical reports with guidance based on the standards of the register.
ACAM Portinari has worked directly on the Work Group that developed and conceptualised the State Register of São Paulo Museums. In a partnership with SISEM-SP, they released the Environment of Friendly Data Digital Platform (ADA), which is responsible for the management of all information of the register of the museological institutions of São Paulo and works as an information storage of all initiatives developed by the State Museums System and their partners. Analysed in groups, the data of ADA Platform generates reports which aim to offer support that promotes the development of public policies for the field of museums of the state of São Paulo.
The SISEM squad of support is also responsible for the technical visits for assessing the institutions which may be interested to join the CEM-SP, whose information will result in technical and diagnostic reports which will be offered to each museum that concludes their register process.
Further information: www.sisemsp.org.br