Mission and Objectives

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

Objectives:

The objectives of the Pottery Museum are:

  1. Study, protect and spread the pieces that constitute the collection of the Pottery Museum;

  2. Value pottery as evidence and document of a tradition, of society and culture;

  3. Support and cooperate in the safeguard, study and spread of the national pottery heritage;

  4. Support and cooperate in the safeguard, study and spread of the ethnographic cultural heritage, movable and immovable;

  5. Extend and diversify the public of the Museum;

  6. Establish partnerships with other institutions, national or international (specially the Portuguese speaking countries), in order to study, spread and fruition of the national and international pottery heritage;

  7. Support, when possible, the creation, organization and consolidation of museum centres or museums in the region and quite specifically the ones created by the local council that are located in the geographical area of Barcelos, helping to promote and diffuse the good practises inherent in the new museology.