Project Details

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Tainacan and Museums Project


Tainacan is a digital platform baptized from an indigenous legend originating from the Carajás peoples. The Ministry of Culture, the Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram) and the Federal University of Goiás have developed the Tainacan platform for the management of digital collections of Culture, with the novelty of covering different types of collections and the categorization and indexing of data. The aforementioned digital repository is free software and presents itself as an interesting possibility of hyperconnectivity, not only for its ability to gather multiple Brazilian museums, with its diversity of collections, in the same portal, but also to make the user participant active in the process . This creates a new relationship between the museums and the users of their digital collections, even if they are not currently in exhibition at the institution's headquarters. This opens new possibilities in the relationship of the "virtual visitor" with the cultural institution. It allows innovative experience, with the interaction of the collections, contribution of the visitor with comments in the accessed registry and the alternative of sharing it in the social networks most used in the virtual world. To produce intense connectivity.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content 2022
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

  • Brazil



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WSIS values promotion

Promotion of culture through technology

Entity name

Ministry of Culture

Entity country—type

Brazil Government

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Ministry of Culture, the Brazilian Institute of museums, and Academia