SAMA is in the process of fully registering our collection online with Axiell. In the meantime you can explore our extensive and colourful collection on Google Arts and Culture
In order to accomplish the expected results, the SAMA has a curatorial team of young professionals to bring expertise in areas such as art history, museology, architecture, urban history, and education.
Vitória Zanquetta (BRA) is an architect and urbanist specializing in practical museology. She is currently in the process of getting her MA from Reinwardt Academie. With a strong interest in the urban and social dynamics with focus on cultural production, heritage and urban interventions, she developed, as the final product of her bachelor, a project that used tactical urbanism as a tool to question the space production and the heritage policies of the city of Belo Horizonte. Ms. Zanquetta also has work experience on exhibition design, assisting in the development of five exhibitions at Espaço do Conhecimento. As part of her master's in museology, Ms. Zanquetta was the lead staff member on the development of SAMA’s Collection Policy Plan, a task which has contributed significantly to SAMA’s collection research plan and catalogue creation by forming the foundation and blueprint for its execution. Ms. Zanquetta has directed SAMA toward a higher degree of professionalization and introduced best museological practice to the museum thanks to her training and Reinwardt Academie. She has committed to extending her partnership with SAMA beyond completion of the collections policy plan for the opportunities SAMA will offer her to continue developing her practice by pioneering the museum’s policies. In this unique setting, Vitoria will gain high-level experience and be provided with an open-source research lab in pursuit of postgraduate studies. Utilizing her architectural and museological background, Ms. Zanquetta will be responsible for inventorying the main and supporting collection, advising on risk assessment issues, contributing to data entry and liaising with SAMA’s consultants.
Jesse Scott (CAN) is an educator and historian applying his multidisciplinary background to museum education, collection policy, and curatorship. Coming from a background in postcolonial studies, migration history and development studies, Mr. Scott has an acute understanding of the issues of gentrification and displacement of precarious urban populations in which SAMA is immersed, and of the grassroots resistance ideologies behind street art. He will bring his experience in oral history and archival research to contribute to the development of an accessible museum catalogue and history. Working with SAMA provides Mr. Scott the opportunity to explore his own heritage as a Canadian of Dutch descent and obtain high-level museological experience to support his transition into the museum field, while applying his expertise in creating accessible histories to writing the heritage of Nieuw-West. Mr. Scott will interview artists and community stakeholders, contribute research into SAMA’s collection and the history of the museum and neighborhood for use in public education resources, and assist with data entry.