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Mértola Museum

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

Mission

Studying, inventorying, preserving, documenting, and disseminating its collection, while supporting and collaborating in the protection, study, and dissemination of the cultural, material, and immaterial heritage of the municipality of Mértola, through collaborations with other museums and national or foreign institutions.

Objectives

  1. Studying, inventorying, preserving and disseminating its collections;

  2. Enhancing collections regarded as a legacy of the material culture and identity of the people of Mértola over time;

  3. As a member of the Portuguese Museum Network, integrating into its collection all the assets from archaeological interventions or collections carried out in the municipality, promoting their inventory, conditioning, preservation, and study;

  4. Supporting and collaborating in the protection, study, and dissemination of the cultural, material, and immaterial heritage of the municipality of Mértola at the national and international level;

  5. Promoting and developing studies and research that contribute to further knowledge on Local History;

  6. Developing work strategies that allow attracting new audiences and strengthening the ties of identity and belonging among the local community;

  7. Establishing partnerships and collaborations with local, national and foreign institutions with a view to studying, preserving, developing, disseminating, and enjoying local heritage.

  8. Supporting the creation, organization, and consolidation of new museological units or museums in the municipality of Mértola, specifically those created by the City Council, helping to promote and disseminate best practices inherent to museology, always with social and pedagogical concern and taking into account the development of high-quality cultural tourism.

  9. Participating in projects as a member of local, regional, national and international networks, as are the cases of the Rede de Museus Rurais do Sul (Southern Portugal Rural Museum Network), the Rede de Museus do Baixo Alentejo (Baixo Alentejo Museum Network), the Rede de Recursos Museológicos do Alentejo (Alentejo Museological Resources Network), and the Rede Portuguesa de Museus (Portuguese Museum Network).

 

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