THE ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL MUSEUMS COURSE BY THE HISTORICAL NATIONAL MUSEUM (BRASIL, 1958)

ABSTRACT This article is about the Organization of School Museums Course by the Historical National Museum of Brazil, as invited by the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research - Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais (Inep) in 1958. The agreement between both institutions aimed at offering a short course to scholarship holder teachers in order to enable them to organize school museums in their original states. Reports of the Historical National Museum of Brazil and of its employees, the students’ written assessments, and the Brazilian and international museological studies of the context were consulted. It was possible to recognize a dialogue between teachers and professionals of the museums in which representations, definitions, appropriations and practices about museums are being discussed. This paper has increased knowledge on school museums, educational performance of the Historical National Museum and international circulation in this context.