Museu Nacional - UFRJ

1° Workshop ColDigi

Natural History and Anthropology Collections at the Digital Age

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Coordination: Cristiana Serejo

Local Chair: Asla Medeiros de Sá

Funding: British Council

Dates: 26-27th August, 2019

Site and support: Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Praia de Botafogo, 190, 12° floor auditorium.


Scientific collections are the basis for scientific development and technological innovation in the areas of biodiversity, environment, anthropology, health and agriculture. These depositories of biological and anthropological material are home not only for collected and studied artifacts, but also the associated information in a context of time and space. In the case of biological collections, when associated with climate, meteorological and edaphic data, among others, information is essential for understanding life on our planet (past and present) and for the projecting future scenarios. As for anthropological collections, they can reveal techniques, materials and cultural knowledge of the social diversity, and be associated with demands for citizenship and public policies of education, health and land. In this context, strategic actions on digitization, safeguard and disposal of collection data available on open platforms have been the trend in recent years. Such measures, coupled with the new digital technologies, allow fast and reliable characterization of collections, provide efficient management procedures with traceability of samples and associated information and are essential to promote data preservation and accessibility by providing wider longevity through the reduction of handling materials. Open data access increases visibility enormously and solidifies the relevance of institutions, while enabling a wider articulation between collections and patrimonial politics of preservation and cultural and scientific diffusion. In the present workshop we will discuss the State of the art of scientific collections of natural history and anthropology from National Museum and related institutions, combined with the new digital technologies that have been incorporated in recent years. At the forefront of this follow-up is the Natural History Museum of London, which will present the progress of projects on natural history museums and scientific institutions data in Europe in the scope of the projects DISSCO and Synthesys


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August 26

08:00 - 9:00

Arriving & Welcome Coffee


09:00 - 09:10

Director of EMAp - Fundação Getulio Vargas

Cesar Camacho


09:10 – 09:20

Director of the British Council

Martin Dowle


09:20 - 09:40

Perspectives & Recovering of the Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Alexander Kellner – Director of Museu Nacional/UFRJ

 09:45 – 10:20

Museums in the 21th Century

Michael DixonDirector do Natural History Museum, London

10:20 – 10:50

Coffee break

Partnership Museu Nacional/UFRJ & Natural History Museum, London (NHM)


10:50 - 11:10

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Museu Nacional/UFRJ and the Natural History Museum, London (NHM)

Brad IrwinHead of International Partnerships/NHM

Rescue, Anthropology, Geology & Palaeontology Collections - State of Art in the digital era


11:10 - 11:40

Rescue and the Geology and Palaeontology Collections from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Luciana Carvalho


11:40 - 12:10

The Biological Anthropology Collection from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Claudia Carvalho/Murilo Bastos


12:10 - 12:40

Reconstructure of indigenous tribes’ memories: objectives, methods and ethic assumptions

João Pacheco de Oliveira

12:40 - 12:50




Zoology Collections - State of Art in the Digital Era


14:00 – 14:30

Overview of the project & the Invertebrate Collections from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Cristiana Serejo


14:30 - 15:00

Entomology Collections from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Leonardo Gil Azevedo 


15:00 - 15:30

Zoology Collections from Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP)

Eliana Cancello


15:30 - 16:00

Vertebrate Collections from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Marcelo Britto

16:00 – 16:15



Coffee break

Herbarium - State of Art in the Digital Era


16:45 - 17:15

Project Reflora: learning, results and perspectives – Botanic Garden, Rio de Janeiro (JBRJ)

Rafaela Forzza

17:15 – 17:45

Herbarium of Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Nilber Gonçalves da Silva

17:45 - 18:00





August 27

Collections & Digital Technologies from the Natural History Museum, London


09:00 - 09:40

The Life Sciences Collection at the Natural History Museum

Clare Valentine (NHM)


09:40 - 10:20

Specimens to pixels and actions

Vincent Smith (NHM)

10:20 – 10:30



Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Tainacan Program

Dalton Martins

11:30 - 12:00

Archeology Collections from Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Rita Scheel-Ybert

12:00 - 12:30

Collections related to the Brazilian Institut of Museums/IBRAM

Paulo Knauss - Director of Museu Histórico Nacional

12:30 – 12:45




Collection Politics and Archives Documentation


14:00 - 14:30

Biological Collections of Fiocruz - Casa de Oswaldo Cruz

Marcelo Pelajo Machado


14:30 – 15:00

Archive Collections Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS)

Gabriel Bevilacqua & Bruno Buccalon


15:00 - 15:30

Colheita Project - Rescue of the Historic Archive of Museu Nacional -Seção de Memória e Arquivo do Museu Nacional (SEMEAR)  

Maria das Graças Freitas Souza Filho & Maria de Nazaré Freitas Pereira

15:30 - 16:00

Politics on preservation and diffusion of the historical collections of the CPDOC (Brazilian Contemporary History Research and Documentation Center) – FGV

Daniele Amado

16:00 – 16:15



Coffee break

Rebuilding and Rethinking the Collections & Culture Heritage


16:45 - 17:15

Instituto Butantan _Recuperation after 2010 fire & collections

Franciso Kiko Franco


17:15 -17:30

The future of the past: cultural heritage in the society of information

Communication School/UFRJ

Leno Veras

  17:30 - 17:45

Letters to the Museu Nacional/UFRJ

Robin MallickEUNIC/European Union National Insitutes for Culture

17:45 - 18:00



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