Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples, Brasilia

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Designed by modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples was inspired by the round huts of the Yanomami people. The interior space in which the collection of indigenous artifacts is displayed, accessed by a ramp, surrounds a circular, glass-fronted courtyard. Of note amongst the collection are the feather art of the Urubu-Kaapor, wooden benches of the Yawalapiti, Kuikuro and Jurunas, and masks and musical instruments of the Alto Xingu and Amazonas regions. Plan trip to Brasilia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The Memorial is very interesting but I found it somewhat careless, especially the outside and toilets. But it's worth a visit.
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  • Indigenous peoples are our past! There should be several museums that show the most of the indigenous cultures present in the Brazilian soil, however, this museum shows only one or other decorative pieces/crafts. There's very little history. It's a disgrace to the Indians!
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  • In front of the Memorial JK has that another Memorial, which could also be considered as a museum. Several canvases depicting the life of people, with some information and examples such as idumentária, weapons, etc. It has a rounded shape and in the middle there is an area of land where there are presentation of traditional dance. Unheralded this place.
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  • Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
  • A great missed opportunity. It virtually contains nothing. Apparently the curator either is nonexistent or totally idiotic. With over three quarters of million indigenous peoples in Brazil this empty space sets the tone of what both the government and the academy cares about them. Not even a list/map of the different ethnic groups is there. At the same time of visiting it the Tapajos and Aware Muybu were demonstrating in the capital for their rights to keep their sacred lands whilst no mention to any current issues is discussed in one of the barely 5 panels inside the 'museum'. On the architectural side is not a special highlight, although it is interesting in that it is concealing a big outdoor space where cultural demonstrations can be held.
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  • For a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of brasil it lacks substance.
  • A must-to-see place. If you are lucky, you can participate of ritualistic ceremonies.
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