The Minas Gerais Vale Memorial presents the history, culture and traditions of Minas Gerais. It was developed based on the concept of a “museum of experience”, which seeks to dialogue with its various audiences through the contents it exhibits, presents or includes in its programming. Inaugurated in 2010, the museum occupies the building where the State Treasury Department used to operate. Listed by the State Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage of Minas Gerais – IEPHA MG, the building dates back to 1897.
Upon entering the museum, the visitor is invited to discover, without a pre-defined route, the life and work of artists who are symbols of Minas Gerais, such as Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Guimarães Rosa, Lygia Clark and Sebastião Salgado, strolling through the towns of Minas Gerais and its stories, by the farms, by the Vale do Jequitinhonha, to learn more about the formation of the people of Minas Gerais and about the Baroque, to know new talents of the state and their creations.
In addition to the environments with permanent collection and coexistence, offers free cultural programming, which includes popular and classical music shows, readings, soirées, workshops, book launches, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, lectures and academic events, among others.
At Minas Gerais Vale Memorial, education is understood as one of the primary functions of a museum. Thus, it prioritizes the training of educators and maintains a program especially aimed at pedagogical coordinators, teachers and students of all ages and their families.