Museu de Odontologia Salles Cunha

Aphorisme D´Hippocrate- 1699
Aphorisme D´Hippocrate- 1699

(28.11.2007 , Brazil, Rio de Janeiro 20261-050 )
Museu Notas Sep 2007


V. XIV N.º 01 ISSN – 1413-6494 SEPTEMBER / 2007


The benefits of using a playful approach in the patients treatment were acclaimed in hospitals, from the experience of Doctor Happiness. Some artists dressed as clowns and acting like doctors would visit patients as doctors do amusing and making fun of them, thus making them achieve an improvement on the health through their emotional status.
To introduce this technique on the dental treatment was meant to conquer people’s trust, mainly children. Thus, the dentist relationship with its patient culd be developed in an environment of pleasure and free will.
The project was developed by Dr. Cleitom Alves inside the Museum place. Using dolls and puppets and clowns clothes, a video was produced following a pre-established itinerary.


This is a joint activity by UNICAMP Recollection Center, Educational Memory Center and Unicamp Educational College. This congress will take place on October 17,18 and 19, 2007 and will celebrate the 35 years of Unicamp Educational College where this event will take place.


From December 4 to 7, 2007, the Brazilian Association of Museology (ABM) is organizing in Recife/Pernambuco the XVI National Congresso of Museums with the subject of Museums, Recolletions and Social Movements, aiming at promoting the involvement of social movements and museological practices, where the experience exchange among professionals and supporters will make the “museum” tool a lot easier to everyone.
General Objective
To gather museums, professionals, civil company and public authorities to discuss over themes related to museums, recollection and social movements.
Specific Objectives
To prepare a formal document with the information gathered from the meetings occurred during this event;
To produce a scientific publication with the presented paper and its results (recommended proposals).


Created on 1998, following an initiative from the Consulting Counsel of IPHAN (National Artistic and Historical Heritage Institute) the National Historical Heritage Day is celebrated on August 17. This date is dedicated to honor the Minas Gerais citizen born chronicler Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade (17/08/1898 - 11/05/1969), who has for three decades dedicated his life to preserving the Brazilian cultural heritage while comanding IPHAN.


1) IBERMUSEUS Salvador City Declaration, BA, 2007, results from the I Museum Ibero-American Encounter, which has taken place from June 26 to 28, 2007 in Salvador, Bahia.
The representatives of 22 countries in Ibero-america, with the representative contributions of SEGIB (Ibero-america General Secretary), at that moment also representing the OEI (Ibero-american States Organization), the ILAM (Latino-american Museum Institute), the ABM (Museology Brazilian Association) and the Brazilian Committee of ICOM-BR (International Museum Counsel) prepared and approved this document.
Among several proposals the outstanding ones are those dedicated to integration and development strategy such as : Ibermuseus Program; Ibero-americana Museum Network; Professional and Technical Education Program for Museums; Census, Observatory and Ibero-american Museum Homepage; among some other specific projects and programs that strive against the illegal traffic of cultural goods and information circulation, published matters, experiments and shows.
The year of 2008 will be celebrated as the Museum Ibero-American Year. The subject “Museums as the agents for changing and development” was accepted and acknowledged as the inspiring motif for action and reflection.

2) Iberoamerican Cultural Letter – 16th Ibero-American Summit of Governors in Montevideu, Uruguay – from Novmeber 4th to 5th 2006.
The ibero-american distinction is not just a total amount of different cultures; on the contrary, it is an assemblage of ibero-american people as an integrated cultural system, described by a dynamic between units and difference, what constitutes a powerful factor for creative capacity.
The Iberoamerican Cultural Letter, adopted by the 16th Ibero-American Summit of Governors in Montevideu, will promote, with no doubt, a great articulation and a better cooperation between among the countries of this region. It is a political project of great importance that settles the basis for the structuring of “ibero-american cultural espace” and for the promotion of a stronger position, as the main character of the Ibero-american Community in front of the rest of the world for its cultural treasure.
The Letter pushes the cultural cooperation among the ibero-american countries and facilitates the mechanisms for a better knowledge of its own cultural richness, creating the necessary conditions to a better circulation of regional cultural products and goods.

5. The first graveyard in Rio de Janeiro was settled in Vila Velha, between Cara-de-Cão Hill and the Sugar Loaf, at a land where Estácio de Sá and many of his companions were buried. When the village was transferred to São Januário Hill (after the Castle), the new graveyard was formed in the churchyard and in the inbounds of the Saint Sebastian Church, the old city cathedral, into which main chapel the corpse of Estácio de Sá was transferred on 1583.

It was only after that that the Misericórdia Order started to bury the dead. The graveyard was just beside the hospital who attended indigent people (Santa Casa). Then came the use of burying in the floor beside the churches. Some other orders kept guardo f its churches and chapels for the dead. As the population increased, there was an attempt to prohibit this habit. Only on 1850, during the severe yellow fever disease spread, the burying of people inside the churches was finally prohibited.

The first burial at the Catumbi graveyard, which belonged to the Sacred Third Order of Minimum of Saint Francisco, has taken place on May 20, 1850.

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The CECA Annual Conference (August 20 to 22), de agosto), during the 21st ICOM General Conference, in Vienna, from August 19 to 24, was very profitable. Although very fatiguing (from 9h to 21h), it was very interesting. I have presented a paper that, as you all know, intended to demonstrate our way of working together. This work was very much appreciated and the CECA President has even suggested that other countries should adopt the same methodology. During the Conference, the following books were launched : Anais da Conferência Anual do CECA in Rome, on 2006 and Heritage Education in Europe. Some others were still for sale, like the ones on the presented researches at the CECA conferences, organized by the president Ms. Colette Dufresne-Tassé.
The next CECA Annual Conference will take place in Montreal, Canadá. The suggested date is from Septemebr 29th to October 3rd and the theme should be regarding Tourism and Education. The final title is under discussion right now.
Also, as already announced to you, our colleague Adriana Mortara Almeida has joined our Committee. However, as two members from Latin America remained in the committee, at the next new board’s meeting, as per Adriana, there has been decided that Daniel Castro, from Colômbia, will be the Regional Coordinator for Latin America, as this function had been occupied by Brazil for several years. Adriana should receive some other functions which shall be announced soon.

Editorial : Thales Ribeiro de Magalhães F.º
Karin de Mello Weig
Fernanda Marinho de Magalhães
Luciano Marinho de Magalhães
Christiane Brito da Silva
Contribution : Technical Dentistry Dept. – FOUFF
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