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.
IYulia is an art historian, museologist, and researcher. As an art historian, she specialises in Dutch and Flemish painting and graphics of the 16-17 centuries, live art, and new media art. Within the museology field, her focus currently lays on musealisation of intangible cultural heritage and live art. IShe loves working with projects in which artistic research and contemporary art engage with cultural heritage and sites of memory. She is keen on applying ethnographic and artistic research methods. Throughout the years she haa been involved in the coordination and production of various cultural and educational projects and programs in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, and Amsterdam. Yulia's MA thesis at the Amsterdam University of the Arts was dedicated to ethics, participatory strategies, and legal aspects of the collectioning and documentation of intangible cultural forms. In December 2019 she has participated in the international training 'Sharing Stories on Contested Histories' jointly organised by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the Reinwardt Academy. At SAMA Yulia is charged with EU STAR, PRVIACY and MUSEUM 2.0 projects. She is working on cataloguing the collection in preparation for Rijksoverheid formal registration.