An interesting journey through the folklore of the country, and a more in-depth look at its culture
Not everything is about Samba in Río
Its name is reminiscent of the popular Brazilian author Edison de Souza Carneiro (1912 - 1972), whose work focused on Africans in Latin America. The museum (http://www.cnfcp.gov.br/interna.php?ID_Secao=2) is located on Catete Street in the Catete neighbourhood, and is responsible for the dissemination of culture and traditional folklore in Brazil. It is for this reason, that the museum collects objects from different regions of the country, including a vast number of books and archives of huge cultural importance. In total, its collection is formed by almost 14,000 items, 70,000 audiovisual documents and 130,000 references. Currently, the areas open to the general public are the Popular Artists Room, the Mestre Vitalino Gallery, the Amadeu Amaral Library and the shop, where you can buy affordable reproductions of objects and literary and musical works. The Folklore and Popular Culture National Centre is a Ministry of Culture institution, set up by the Campaign for the Defence of Brazilian Folklore in 1958. Its aim is to conserve the museum, which you can visit Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 to 18:00, and during weekends and holidays from 15:00 to 18:00.