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Programs developed

The Center for Educational Action (NAE) is organized along two axes to cover programs and lines of action designed to address different target audiences:


Program for Attending to School Children and the General Public (Papeg)

Papeg includes programs and projects dedicated to population groups traditionally received by educational processes, i.e., school children, teachers, and the public at large.


Educational visits

Educational visits seek to establish dialogue relations with the various publics and promote reinterpretation about the works observed by the participants of these diverse groups. Each group is accompanied by a docent from Pinacoteca, prepared to adapt their guidance based on the characteristics of the group. Each visit is oriented around proposals for reading the images in the works of the Pinacoteca’s collection or temporary exhibits, as well as actions called “poetic proposals,” aimed at materializing the cognitive or perceptual aspects addressed during the visit, through recreational educational activities. Educational visits are available for groups organized under prior scheduling and, if there are museum docents available at the moment, for spontaneous groups, without prior scheduling. For more information, access: educational visits.


Teacher training

The programs focused on teacher training are developed with the aim of expanding the channels of dialogue, offering virtual and face-to-face activities, meetings and training courses for teachers of the public and private school systems, with the focus on art, education, heritage and the museum. These actions are intended to provide educational support through the analysis and study of the works in the Pinacoteca’s collection and in some of its temporary exhibits, contributing to the development of autonomy in creating educational projects, encouraging a taste for cultural frequency, and revealing the importance of cultural heritage and art as powerful resources to generate educational processes within the ambit of culture. Partnerships are also established with other cultural institutions, museums and city governments, expanding the actions of the Pinacoteca to the entire state of São Paulo.

Publications and mediation resources designed for educators are developed with the aim of bringing everyday pedagogical practices closer to the educational activities at the Pinacoteca. These pedagogical supporting materials have a set of reproductions of images of the works in the Pinacoteca’s permanent collection and temporary exhibits, organized based on: proposals of analysis, perception and interpretation of the works of art, time comparisons of different periods of art production and biographies of the artists, comparative chronology, and poetic proposals. These materials are distributed free of charge to interested teachers and educational institutions. The materials can be picked up on Mondays and from Wednesday to Friday, from 12:00 am to 8 pm at the office of the Center for Educational Action, by presenting proper professional ID. For more information about this program, please contact: 3324-0943 or 3324-0944.


Teachers’ Club

The Teachers’ Club aims to provide preferential service to teachers who already participate in our other educational activities. This action enables constant interaction with teachers, promoting opportunities for reflection and development of qualified projects that, in the future, will form a study group and establish a bank of projects, associating formal educational practice to the content covered by the Pinacoteca.


Museums for All

Museum for All is this area of the Pinacoteca web site featuring games, texts and materials to support teaching, whose information and proposed activities are based on the actions developed by the museum’s Center for Educational Action. It is aimed at contributing to the relationship between art and education and to support the construction and development of projects in education, having art, culture and heritage as the foci of interdisciplinary articulation. Here you will find information on educational visits and scheduling, teaching support materials available for download, access to online games, as well as banks of texts and links to references for research, creating constant interaction with educators and promoting opportunities for reflection.



The aim of Pinafamily is to encourage families to visit the Pinacoteca; promote family life through the enjoyment of art, and encourage visits to cultural venues; develop learning processes in art through educational and participatory activities; promote the understanding, among these groups, of the importance of heritage and its preservation. For more information about this program, please contact: 3324-0943 or 3324-0944.


Devices for Independent Visits

For the general public visiting the Pinacoteca, the NAE develops actions in the program called Devices for Independent Visits, which aims to encourage the perception, comparison, interpretation and reflection on art, without the participation of a museum docent. As part of this program, we have developed the following: the self-visit guides called “Para saber mais”, [“To learn more”], which provide information and questions about the works and exhibits; “Educateca,” a collection of games that can be loaned and used to stimulate an attentive and curious look at the works on display; commented labels, which contextualize works or parts of the building; and the “Vamos conversar?” [“Let’s talk?”] panel, whereby visitors can leave their messages to the museum.

In the exhibit “Art in Brazil: A History at Pinacoteca de São Paulo” and “Art in Brazil: A history at Pinacoteca de São Paulo. Jose & Paulina Nemirovsky Gallery – Modern Art” at the Pinacoteca, the NAE participates with the proposal known as Art in Dialogue. Based on conceptual axes, works from different periods were selected and inserted into the curatorial routes, complemented with texts that propose questions for reading the images and comparing themes, techniques and meanings. The exhibit “Art in Brazil: A history at Pinacoteca de São Paulo,” also includes the Interpretation Room, where visitors are invited to experience aspects of the exhibit and of the history of the Pinacoteca, through games as well as tactile and participatory resources, in addition to having the opportunity to leave their testimonials on video about their memories of the exhibit and of the Museum.


Educational actions in temporary exhibits

For each temporary exhibit at the Pinacoteca, opportunities to insert educational activities are evaluated. These activities can range from the construction of satellite teams to attend to school groups and general-public groups, courses and pedagogical support materials for teachers, to more experimental actions, depending on the concepts addressed by the artist and the curator, present in the works or in the contexts and moments in which the exhibit is held.


Inclusive Educational Programs (IEP)

The Inclusive Educational Programs cover programs for inclusion geared toward the museum’s so-called “non-visitors,” those who do not usually spontaneously frequent the institution.


Educational Program for Special Publics (PEPE)

This program seeks to promote access to the Pinacoteca by groups of people with sensory, physical or intellectual disabilities and mental disorders, through a number of approaches and multi-sensory resources. Educational tours are conducted by specialized docents, including the use of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) by a deaf docent. The PEPE also conducts training courses for professionals interested in using art and heritage as inclusive resources and develops publications for the visually and hearing impaired. To ensure visitation autonomy of the visually impaired public, the Tactile Gallery of Brazilian Sculptures and the Video Guide for the hearing impaired public was developed. For more information about this program, please contact: 3324-0945 or e-mail educaespecial@pinacoteca.org.br.


Social–Cultural Inclusion Program (PISC)

The aim of this program is to promote qualified access to cultural assets, present at the museum, to groups in situations of social vulnerability, who have little or no contact with official institutions of culture. The PISC develops partnerships with social organizations and carries out continuous visits to the Pinacoteca, guided by the profile and demand of each group, in line with the educational processes of the source institution. Training courses and publications for social educators are also promoted. Furthermore, it also develops the Extramural Educational Action with groups of homeless adults, through workshops on printmaking and writing, combined with continued visits to the museum. This project generated publications and exhibits of the works produced by participants. More recently, the PISC started the action called “Community and Museum,” a heritage education project with community groups in the city. For more information about this program, please contact: 3324-0942 or e-mail educainclusiva@pinacoteca.org.br.


 My Museum Program

This program aims to promote educational tours to the Pinacoteca for groups of senior citizens, composed of people aged 60 or more. Among the actions of this program are the establishment of partnerships with senior care institutions, and the promotion of training courses for professionals working with this age group, preparing them for a more qualified performance in contact with art, culture and heritage, as well as promoting activities of expressive creation with the visiting seniors. For more information about this program, please contact: 3324-0991 or e-mail meumuseu@pinacoteca.org.br.


Functional Awareness Program

Aimed at the continuing education and integration of Pinacoteca employees, this program is geared primarily toward visitor services employees (attendants and receptionists), maintenance staff, and service providers (security and housekeeping). Organized into several modules and activities, it starts by presenting museum’s technical activities, and proceeds to discuss issues related to receiving the public, cultural heritage, and the museum’s social purpose. Additionally, it organizes educational tours to temporary exhibits of the Pinacoteca for employees, produces informational materials about these exhibits, and promotes technical training and art experimentation. For more information about the program, please call 3324-0941 or e-mail conscienciafuncional@pinacoteca.org.br.