Dúvidas Frequentes

The selection process is published through a public call on the PPGMuseu website , respecting the timeframes of the academic calendar of UFBA, and the legal provisions described in the Program By-law  and in UFBA’s By-Laws of Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching.
The admission of both national, and foreign students is contemplated. Twenty (20) openingsare offered for admission per year, and distributed between the two lines of research. Specific criteria to meet the Affirmative Action Policies (considering the Normative Rule of the Ministry of Education, n. 13, from May 11, 2016) are observed for the occupation of those openings, as well as related to foreign applicants.
Applicants who choose to abide by the Affirmative Action Policies are designated may make their option. For admission to the Master's degree, there are reserved openings for self-declared: People with Disabilities (PWD); People of Color; Indigenous People; Trans People (transsexual, transgender and cross-dressers), according to the Resolution N. 01/2017,which establishes procedures forpublic calls and reserves of openings for UFBA’sstrictosensuGraduate Programs’ selection processes.
Foreign students, who meet the requirements of agreements signed by UFBA and/or exchange programs between Brazil and the applicants' countries of origin, can be admitted to the PPGMUSEU after analysis and evaluation of the PPGMUSEU Collegiate, and according to the legislation in force.
Foreign candidates interested in applying must contact PPGMUSEU by e-mail: ppgmuseu@ufba.br, sending a résumé and a research project (in Portuguese) in PDF format, naming the line of research for which they intend to apply, a copy of the passport and other documents required in the application rules for all candidates  (except for specific Brazilian legislation).

Research Line 1:  Museology and Social Development

The investigations related to the Contemporary Museological Theory are considered according to the relationship Heritage, Culture and Preservation, including the museum as a laboratory where the relationship between the individual and cultural goods is processed, and readings and interpretations are produced in the social groups. Social development is understood in the training perspective of the individuals involved in the museum action, in which the cultural heritage is an instrument of social inclusion and citizenship. Discussions on the museological and/or heritage trajectories, agents and the constitution of collections of a diverse nature are predicted, as well as the studies on the cultural heritage, in order to understand and value the diverse sociocultural realities of contemporary societies. 
Coordinator: Suely Moraes Cerávolo
Faculty: Joseania Miranda Freitas, Marcelo Nascimento Bernardo da Cunha, Sidélia Santos Teixeira, and Suely Moraes Cerávolo.
AssociateProfessors: Mário de Souza Chagas, Heloísa Helena Fernandes Gonçalves da Costa, Clovis Carvalho Britto, Carlos Alberto Santos Costa, Mariela Brazón Hernández.

Research Line 2:   Heritage and Communication

This research line privileges investigations on the relationship between heritage, and the museological communication. The stages of the musealisation processes are taken as a reference, including documentation, preventive conservation and dissemination through exhibition designs. Approaches on cultural mediation and audience studies are included as well as the use and management of the cyberspace and digital museums, besides the use of Information and Communication Technologies (TIC).
Coordinator: Maria das Graças de Souza Teixeira
Faculty: José Claudio Alves de Oliveira, Maria das Graças de Souza Teixeira, and Rita de Cássia Maia da Silva.
AssociateProfessors: Ana Helena da Silva Delfino Duarte, Gilson Magno dos Santos, Cecilia Conceicao Moreira Soares, and Mary Weinstein.

Study Group on Cyber Museums - GREC

The GREC studies the social memory in a global dimension, through cyberspace and the emergence of locative media. Currently, the group is studying the democratization of museum collections, and other sources of cultural heritage, verifying the possibility of integration between cyber and face-to-face systems. The group also supports research in the field of folk media, through the analysis of miracle rooms of the Brazilian Catholic shrines, in the project “Ex-votosof Brazil”.

Bahia Museology Observatory (OMB)

The Bahian Museology Observatory (OMB) is part of the Department of Museology of the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (FFCH) of UFBA. Its aims integrate the three lines of Research – History of Bahian Museology; Museology and Afro-Brazilian Memory andMUSEUTERMO: a) to search the path of institutions focused on questions about the material and immaterial cultural heritage, such as museums and managers, collectors, and collections involving cultural and preservation policies in Bahia; b) to investigate the relation of the museological processes and the manifestations of Afro-Brazilian identity memories; c) to analyze connections between Museology and Information Science.

  • A Coordination room;
  • Classrooms of the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences; 
  • Reception room for Students;
  • Rooms for defenses and auditoriums: Videoconference Room; Auditorium of the Class Hall Raul Seixas; Audiovisual Room; Deliberation and Extension Rooms;
  • LabMuseu (Fapesb Resources, Term of Agreement n. CNV0029/2014): preventive conservation room, office, stockroom, and Museology laboratory with multimedia resources;
  • Laboratory of Museums of the Federal University of Bahia;
  • Computer Lab of the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences of UFBA;
  • UFBA’s Library and Libraries of Museums in Salvador
The Graduate Program in Museology of the Federal University of Bahia, following UFBA’s By-Laws of Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching, is openfor applicationsfor curricular components in Museology to students and alumni from higher educationfrom other national or foreign institutions that intend to conduct specific studies, subject to the existence of openings. The applicant, who enrolls in curricular components, will be a Special Student, and will be entitled to enroll
in the same curricular component up to a maximum of two times.
A special student can only enroll in up to a total of 04 (four) curricular components in the Graduate Program.
A special student will not be allowed to enroll in Curricular Internships,Undergraduate and GraduateConclusiveMonograph, Course Completion Recitals and other similar activities.
The student application will be registered in the Graduate Program Collegiate, within a time frame defined in the Calendar/Academic Agenda in accordance with the Selection Public Call. The application must be accompanied by the following documents:
  • ID (Original and Copy);
  • CPF (Original and Copy); 
  • Proof of Voting (obtained on the TSE website);
  • Military Certificate or proof of exemption (for male candidates only);
  • Application form, specifying the component(s) that the applicant wishes to take in the semester;
  • Original and Copy of updated School Records, or University Degree diploma duly certified, orCourse Completion and School RecordCertificates issued by a higher education institution duly certified by the Ministry of Education;
  • Original of the Application Fee Payment Form (GRU) containing the candidate’s name and CPF,as well as proof of payment;
  • Updated Proof of Residence.
In addition to items a, b and c, foreign applicants must present their School Record or Diploma officially translated (certified translation).
Original documents and copies can be handed in at the Program Secretariat to be duly certified.
The candidates accepted as special studentsmust pay their enrollment fee, and must present a proof of payment upon their registration. 
Source: UFBA’s By-laws of UFBA Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching (REGPG UFBA), click here to access.
Related Documents:
Excerpt of By-laws’ Section IV – from the Special Student Enrollment (REGPG), click here.
Official Communication Nº 002/2014 SUPAC/SGC, click here.
Application Form for Special Graduate Student (doc version / pdf version);
Academic Services/Invoice, click here.
The Graduate Program in Museology at UFBA falls underCAPES Area # 31 -Communication and Information – with emphasis on the Contemporary Museological Theory, turned towards the study of museum processes, be them institutional or non-institutional. The program focuses on the relations of power and representations developed between cultural groups, encompassing historical and sociocultural issues,so as to emphasize theoretical-conceptual configurations,methods of approach, strategies, use and appropriation of the cultural heritage.
The PPG/Museum was established so that the students can be qualified for the Research and Higher Education Teaching in the field of Museology and Heritage. Qualification forMuseum activities,in defense of the preservation of Cultural Heritage (material and immaterial), Museum Communication and Social Development in public and private spaces are also contemplated.

The Program aims to:

Train and qualify people for Research and Higher Education Teaching in the field of Museology;
Develop research in the Museologicalarea focusing on Heritage, Museum Communication, and Social Development; 
Stimulate and spread the production of knowledge on Museology and Heritage generated in the Brazilian Northeastern and Northern regions.
The Graduate Program in Museology, established in 2013, is part of the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (FFCH) at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), and stems from the desire of faculty members of undergraduate program in Museology, created in 1969.
The Program aims to train professors and researchers whose work can allow for the enhancementof the scientific production in the field of Museology, bearing in mind that the North and the Northeast of Brazil are characterized by their uniqueness and lack of Graduate courses in this field of knowledge,beingstill very recent the implementation of undergraduate courses in these regions.
With the Graduate Program in Museology, UFBA – located in a privileged geographical position – became the first site of an advanced course in this field of knowledge, at Master's level, and a research pole in Interstate research and intellectual capacitation, aiming atproblematizing routes and itineraries on collections of a multiple nature, and different expressions of heritage, thus generating a significant impact on the most traditional approaches. The Program brings together the expectation for qualification in the training of new faculty members, revaluation and updating of existing museum equipment, or in an implementationphase, and the questioning of the explicit or underlying motivations about cultural heritage within a broad perspective.