Bed and throne: the “museumification” of the living quarters of a candomblé priestess

  title={Bed and throne: the “museumification” of the living quarters of a candombl{\'e} priestess},
  author={Maria Paula Fernandes Adinolfi and Mattijs van de Port},
  journal={Material Religion},
  pages={282 - 303}
  • Maria Paula Fernandes Adinolfi, Mattijs van de Port
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Material Religion
  • ABSTRACT This article discusses the way in which the living quarters of a famous priestess from the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé were turned into a heritage site. The Memorial de Mãe Menininha do Gantois shows that the form of the museum might be understood as a particular “language” of status and prestige. The site therefore allows us to discuss what happens when new actors in the public sphere pick up, appropriate, and transform this language of “museumification.” Although the profane… CONTINUE READING
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