Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (Sacred Art Museum of São Paulo) is the result of an agreement signed between the State Government and Archdiocese Mitra of São Paulo, in October 28, 1969 and its installation date June 28, 1970. From this date, Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo came to occupy the left touchline of the ground floor of Mosteiro de Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição da Luz (Monastery of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) and the former Casa do Capelão (Chaplain House), prior administration, and where, since 1999, it is exhibited the collection of cribs of the museum.
The oldest part of the complex was built under the guidance of Friar Antônio Galvão de Santana to accommodate the recollection of conceptionists sisters, a function that still continues nowadays.
The museum began to be formed by Dom Duarte Leopoldo e Silva, the first archbishop of São Paulo, who, from 1907 on, began to collect sacred images in churches and small chapels from farms that were systematically demolished after the proclamation of the Republic. In the 1970s, it was possible to significantly expand this acquis.
Currently, the main responsibilities of Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (Sacred Art Museum of São Paulo) are: collect, classify, catalog, and conveniently display religious objects which aesthetic or historical value recommends its preservation; display permanent, public and didactically its collection, promoting training, professional qualification and technical and scientific expertise of human resources needed to carry out its activities; encourage and support studies and research on sacred art and art history; promote regular, periodic or sporadic courses of propagation, extension and training on topics related its field.
SÃO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT
State Secretary of Culture
Coordinator of the Preservation Unit for the Museological Patrimony
Regina Célia Pousa Ponte
MUSEU DE ARTE SACRA DE SÃO PAULO (Sacred Art Museum of São Paulo)
José Carlos Marçal de Barros
Maria Inês Lopes Coutinho
Planning and Management Director
Luiz Henrique Marcon Neves
Phone: 55 11 3326.3336
Address: 676 Tiradentes Avenue - Luz - São Paulo - SP - Zip Code: 01102-000
Subway: Tiradentes Station
Free Parking at the Museum: 43 Jorge Miranda, Street - Luz - São Paulo - SP
Tuesday to Sunday – 9 am. To 5 pm
Neapolitan Nativity Scene – 10 am to 11 pm; 2 pm to 3 pm.
Mondays - closed
The box office is open until 30 minutes before closing the Museum.
Other days: R$6.00 (students pay half)
Exempt : elderly over 60 years old, children up to 7 years old, public school teachers ( with ID ) and up to 4 companions.
SCHEDULE OF GROUPS
(11) 3326.3336 | Recording Option 1
The appointment will be effective with groups of at least 10 people.
(11) 3326.3336 | Recording Option 3
Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo
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Secretary of State for Culture
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