Museus comunitários no Brasil: o Ponto de Memória Museu do Taquaril
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The Taquaril Museum, created in 2010, is studied as a contemporary museum institution, as a community museum, as an initiative driven by the government sector through the Pilot Action of the program Pontos de Memória, carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram). With inquiry conducted through desk research and interviews, supplemented by consulting other sources, are described and analyzed: the emergence context of Taquaril Museum, stages and processes of its creation and its establishment, faced challenges and prospects for continuity. The study is made from literature review about the development, the transformation and the diversification of the museums in the West. These ones considered as tools used in social processes of memories construction and identitys affirmation. Are focused the so-called new museology and the emergence, in recent years, of socially oriented museums, engaged in satisfy society interests in a more democratic way. It is addressed the current national development context of inclusive cultural policies and a specific national public policy for the museum sector. It is observed that the trajectory of the Taquaril Museum, within this scenario, is impacted by agents and circumstances of the internal context of the institution and of the local community. And it is also impacted by the external environment, especially the operation of Ibram and the program Pontos de Memória. It is concluded that there are still obstacles to be faced by Taquaril Museum for its consolidation as a community museum.