GUIDED VISIT TO THE MCB COLLECTION WITH WILTON GUERRA
Exhibition Remanescentes da Mata Atlântica & Acervo MCB | Crédito: Renato Parada
Activity takes place on July 15th, Friday, at 7 pm, with free admission
On Friday, July 15, at 7 pm, the Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution managed by Fundação Padre Anchieta, promotes a guided tour of the collection with Wilton Guerra, museologist and manager of the Center for Preservation and Conservation at MCB. To participate, interested parties must register through the Museum website. The activity is free.
The guided tour with Wilton Guerra will present details of Solar Fabio Prado, built between 1942 and 1945, highlights of the collection and, of course, a bit of the history of the couple Renata Crespi and Fábio Prado, who lived in the property for 18 years.
“In addition to the 52 years of MCB history and its collection, the institution was created to document the different ways of living. We also cannot fail to mention Solar Fábio Prado, which offers the public interesting aspects of the couple’s way of life, which was so important to the city of São Paulo”, comments the museologist who has worked at the institution for over 20 years.
Currently, Solar Fábio Prado does not correspond to its original project, especially with regard to coatings and intimate and service rooms. Over the years, many changes were made in order to adapt the residence to the installation of the museum and its collection.
The MCB collection is made up of furniture representing the transformation of furniture in Brazil in the 17th and 21st centuries. There are also utilitarian objects, such as Brazilian kitchen utensils.
Museu da Casa Brasileira
Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 2705 – Jardim Paulistano, SP
Close to Faria Lima station on the Yellow Line of the Metro
Tel.: (11) 3026-3900
Sobre Wilton Guerra
He has been manager of the Research and Documentation Preservation Center at the MCB (area responsible for the collection) since 2006. He holds a master’s degree in Museology from USP (2015), a bachelor’s degree and a degree in History from PUC-SP (2003) and a museum technician from Centro Paula Souza (2007). Since 1998, he has been a researcher at the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB). In 2000, he organized three volumes (Architecture, Objects and Equipment) of the collection “Equipment, Uses and Customs of the Brazilian House” (Official Press). In 2005, he coordinated the project “Virtual Collection – Equipment, Uses and Customs of the Brazilian House” (Arquivo Ernani Silva Bruno), which made the entire file available for consultation on the institution’s website. In recent years, he has participated in the development of exhibitions such as: “Renata e Fábio – A Casa e a Cidade” (2006); “MCB Collection” (2007); “The Brazilian House of MCB – Memories of a Collection” (2008); “The House and the City – Crespi-Prado Collection”, “Wood and Furniture – A look at the MCB Collection” (2012) and “MCB Collection – new donations” (2016). In 2015, in the coordination of the Protocols Axis, of the Collection Policy Committee of the Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo, together with the team of three other museums (Immigration Museum, Coffee Museum and India Vanuíre Museum) it developed the first Protocol for Description of State Furniture.
Tue. to sun. from 10am to 6pm