EDP announced today that it will support the restoration works of the Museu do Ipiranga, in São Paulo, Brazil, with a budget of 12 million reais (2.8 million euros), with the inauguration of the space planned for 2022.
In a statement, EDP emphasized that “it is the first contract to be closed with the University of São Paulo, the institution that manages the Ipiranga Museum“, with the work expected to last 30 months with the reopening scheduled for 2022, year of the bicentenary of the Independence of Brazil “.
On Thursday, São Paulo state governor João Doria announced on Twitter that the partnership with EDP was signed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, recalling that EDP “already sponsors the reconstruction of the Language Museum With this support, will make a great contribution to the preservation of the history of Brazil. ”
Closed since 2013 due to problems in the structure of the building, the Ipiranga Museum is officially named “Paulista Museum of the University of São Paulo” and is a “scientific, cultural and educational institution active in the field of History and whose activities have, as permanent reference, a collection “, according to the institution’s website.
According to the museum’s website, its collection has “more than 450,000 units, including objects, iconography and archival documentation, from the sixteenth century until the mid-twentieth century, an axis for the understanding of Brazilian society, from the study of material aspects of culture, with a special focus on the History of São Paulo “.
The most well-known work in possession of the museum is the painting “Independência ou Morte“, by Pedro Américo de Figueiredo e Mello, finished in 1888, in an idealized representation of the moment of the proclamation of the independence of Brazil by D. Pedro.