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Veleiros - José Pancetti @ CMMECPC (CC BY-NC-SA)

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There are many good reasons to visit museums. Attending an event or an exhibition are just two of these. Museums "show" and "stage", they "educate" and "stimulate". But there is much more to museums than these: museums are places of safekeeping and research. These are two sides of a museum that are not often visible, yet they build the very core of a museum's visibility. It is the museum objects that are displayed, stored and studied. They are at the center of (almost) all work done in a museum. However, not all of objects kept in a museum can be showcased at once. Much has to remain in storage, hidden from the visitors.

On this website museums showcase their objects, in current exhibits and beyond. More than what can be shown in a museum's viewing space.

A random selection of objects can be found on the right. Click on them to learn more. More objects of interest can be found by using the search bar on the left.

Overviews and descriptions of the various objects, collections, and participating museums are accessible via the navigation bar at the top.

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Barcos na Areia - José Pancetti
Arsenal de Marinha - José Pancetti
Sino Badalando - Cesar (?)
Águas Perdidas I
Primeira Montagem - Knid
Arcos da Lapa - Milton Ribeiro
Pegadas de Água IIÌ
Mulatas - Di Cavalcanti
Encosta marinha - Anita Malfatti
Portal Maranhense - Rogério Martins
Segunda Montagem - Knid
Mulheres Nuas - Carybé
Paisagem - Manoel Santiago
Menina do Frevo - Orlando Teruz
Aguagrama II
Formas de Água II
Pegadas de Água I
Formas de Água IV
Carta de Água II