Oral History

Oral history is understood as an important and efficient method of apprehension and record of narratives, aimed at documenting experiences, practices and ways of life. The Immigration Museum realizes that dealing with its main theme permeates the experiences of thousands of migrants and immigrants who lived and still live this process and adopts oral history as the procedure to record, preserve and communicate it.

The Immigration Museum has a rich collection of testimonies collected over more than a decade and continues to invest on the development of projects and collection of narratives. The oral history projects developed have the as assumption the direct dialogue with other research and preservation fronts, surfacing important issues to discuss migratory phenomena. They also intend to expand actions of the Museum in external activities, bringing to communities stories and memories of their ancestors and presenting plenty of current ones.

– See some testimonies