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Sunday, 18 September 2011 20:43

Terra Museum of Besteiros

The Museum

Located in the old Manor House of St. Anne, in the historic center of Tondela, this museum is a must if you want to know more about reality, past, present and future of the Territory Land Besteiros and its inhabitants.

Designed to be a reference in the panorama museum in the region, this area combines the design excellence and creativity content. Your museography is designed to be dynamic, attractive, open and pluralistic broadcasting so appealing and innovative interpretive content whatever its medium. In addition the museum has a range of new multimedia technologies that give new perspectives to know, with a special focus on interpretation and knowledge of content and issues.

The speech of this museum focuses on the human activity that has shaped and transformed this peculiar territory, making man and time as key drivers for understanding these cycles of life throughout history.

This space has a permanent exhibition on two floors. The level 0 gives information about the evolution of man in this county, as shown by a fabulous collection of artifacts and art from prehistoric archaeological sites are as unique as the case of the tapir Arquinho Moura (Lajeosa Dão) and season of Rock Art of Molelinhos (Molelos). On this floor we can also learn more about the Romanization of the territory and the formation of the Lands of nonsense. We are faced with even human faith and the evolution of his former municípios.No floor can go a history of the nineteenth and twentieth century, addressing the issue of pre-industrial development, the arrival of the railway, the development and the emergence of Caramulo of Sanatoriums.

They are also made known the activities of ancestral human self-sufficiency such as agriculture, the cultivation of flax, bodywork, basketry, clay and black pisoagem with the sackcloth that manufactured this equipment capuchas.Descobrindo traditional cultural visitors will a sensory experience living on this territory by scrolling through a journey into the past and the present, opening doors to the future of a county singular.O Museum also offers a specialized documentation center, a cafeteria, auditorium, shop where they can be purchased different products in the region as well as several issues of cultural interest.

Nuclei Cam Visit

Apart from its core site, the Municipal Museum of Tondela have a space dedicated to their Reservation, located in the parish of Nandufe. This is in operation since January 2005 and for the packing of objects and collections, featuring a Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration. Although conditional access, the reserves of the Municipal Museum can be visited by appointment, allowing different types of audiences to enjoy this museum space contacting with various collections saved, and all the work developed there.

Since its inception it was intended that the Municipal Museum of Earth Besteiros had an industrial structure, divided by small museums that were scattered throughout the County. At present already in the Museum of Lands Besteiros two cores that can be visited by appointment.

The Arquinho the Anta da Moura is situated in the parish of Lajeosa the Dao, one copy of the megalithic culture worthy of the classification of Property of Public Interest since 2002. A site with more than 5000 years of history dedicated to the funeral service of the people who inhabited this place. Visitors can discover past history, noting the monument as a whole, enjoying also the inside, watching an unprecedented set of paintings.

The ambient air, is based on a core mills Good Souto, a village in the parish of Caparroso. The agency has promoted and recovered a heritage of the region identifier, using it as a factor in local development. Structured around the retrieval of a set of hydraulic mills, represents a strong commitment to preserve assets in line with elements of environmental education. Supported platforms for access, each gear mill with a different pedagogical equipment, according to a specific theme: Mill of the universe, nature, energy It is intended to give the (re) experience different sensations and pleasant, sustained in recovery, development and promotion of heritage resources: mills, nature and people.

Also in the implementation phase we find the core of rock engravings outdoor Molelinhos, parish of Molelos. It is estimated that dates back to the Bronze Age / early Iron Age.
The Museum of Lands Besteiros to integrate these sites attempt to document, interpret and disseminate throughout the county, its geological features and cultural characteristics of a decentralized manner, in order to express the culture and traditions of the population of the Territory of nonsense.

Community Intervention '

The Museum of Lands Besteiros assumes some years ago, a great dynamic in the relationship with the community it serves. Captivate audiences and impart knowledge by interacting with it are among the objectives of the activities undertaken by the team of the Municipal Museum of Tondela.Envolver whole community in different activities is one of our goals. For this we have come to rely on the various cultural associations of the county, with youth groups, and the public in general.

The Museum of Lands Besteiros is a public service to the public, which aims to raise a variety of activities within the population, raising new and different protective Heritage Concelhio.Seguindo this community intervention policy, the Educational Services Museum is an open door to awareness, prevention and promotion of cultural heritage of this territory. Are of great importance in the interaction between culture and community spaces.

The Museum of Lands Besteiros to position itself as a museum polynuclear, has a countless array of cultural activities, which also depends on the dynamics of the Technical Education Services.

Stimulate the interest of any audience, impart knowledge, to bring him to discover the collections interacting with it, will be among the objectives that move the different actions undertaken by the Museum Education Services.


The study of various traditional technologies County Tondela, preserving the memory of craft know-how, is one of the objectives of the Museum of Lands Besteiros.
Help discover and affirm to the new generations, our heritage, inheritance corresponding to some of the significant components of our cultural identity, lead us to the study and understanding of events still living, vigorous in some cases, almost other memories or memories of a cultural background that fades with the rapid disappearance of the old artesãos.Torna is imperative to ensure the recovery of so-called popular culture, tradition essentially linked to arts and artisans.
Almost everywhere in the region of the Municipality of Tondela is this way of craft production, typically characterized by their insertion in small communities, closely linked to life, the daily tasks and rituals of these populations, where the same person designs, manufactures the beginning to end, and sells the fruit of their labor.
The various traditional arts and crafts, techniques, objects or products and the resulting way of life of people related to them have been the subject of study and research.
The technical team of the Municipal Museum of Lands Besteiros, has been developing work in different research areas, with emphasis on some thematic exhibition of the discourse museum's permanent exhibition, contributing to the publication of books, publishing articles in specialized journals, and equipping the Documentation Centre with audio and video features of past memories.
The development of these works will restore and promote the testimonies of traditional knowledge, part of a collective memory, memory of the Gentiles of nonsense.

Conservation and Restoration

The protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage is a commitment by all to continue the construction of collective memory of people. Each object or monument is unique and is the result of human labor and as such, should not depend on its recognition of the alternations of taste and fashion. It should be taken in mind the historical consideration without neglecting respect for aesthetics.
The Museum of Lands Besteiros, taking into account your estate, consider that each object is a testimony of human time and as such, must meet a criterion of preservation of authentic being subjected to a minimal intervention required.
Respect the historic and artistic works of the past without misrepresenting any style of any era, highlighting the traces and original features, is a commitment and that is being accomplished through interventions of Conservation and Restoration in the laboratory, integrated into the building Booking museums, in the Parish of Nandufe.

Documentation Centre

The Municipal Museum of Tondela - Land Besteiros, as a museum of territory, open to the community, has among its valences of a Documentation Centre and its collection is available for consultation in person or online via the platform of the Network of School Libraries Tondela.
Despite the franchise to users in general, will be relevant to any researchers who want to develop their research and expertise, particularly in the areas of Ceramics, Archaeology, Art, Heritage, History and Ethnography of Local and Regional Authorities of Portugal.
The essence of the Documentation Center comes from a policy of exchange of publications that the City of Tondela been established with other local authorities and various scientific institutions and universities, in national and international context, especially the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean.

The collection is carefully organized and cataloged according to the norms of the Universal Decimal Code (UDC), duly labeled shelves for free consultation and direct the user and signaled by distinctive chromatic.
Direct access to the shelves, the works of different areas of knowledge are arranged in classes: 0 (General) 1 (Philosophy / Psychology), 2 (Religion), 3 (Social Sciences), 5 (Exact and Natural Sciences); 6 (Applied Science), 7 (Arts / Heritage), 8 (Literature / Linguistics), 9 (Geography / Archaeology / Prehistory / History / Biography).

In the same room in adjacent shelves are available: the Local Fund sector (HL), the document collection of Dr. Antonio Almiro Valley (FAV).
The user has available technical assistance, as well as a computer with access to the catalog, query module, with internet and appropriate furniture (chairs and tables of study). At the end of the consultation should let their works on the desktop.

Power will be searching online, by searching the desired word in (a):
- Title (eg pottery, s Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Medieval Ceramics ...);
- Author (ex: MARTIN, in Carlos Martin)
- Subject (some descriptors most common - ceramic / pottery / clay black / technical / archeology / prehistory / history / art / heritage / ethnography / anthropology / industry / energy / museology / molinologia / agriculture / photo / painting / sculpture / health / culture / crafts / religions / FAV [Fund Almiro Valley] / Local History / Literature, etc.. - and by geographic designation (Tondela / Portugal / Viseu / Iberia ...).


Center headquarters:
Solar Santa Ana
Dr. Simões de Carvalho Street
3460 Tondela
Tel: 232 823 400

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Published in Touring Cultural
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:13

Road to Santiago

August of 2008 a brand new bet-tourism in our County was signed today a cooperation agreement between the municipality of Tondela, Supranational Organization of SMEs the Atlantic Axis - OSPEA, Trade Association of the District of Viseu and the Parishes of Santiago de Besteiros, Fráguas Monastery, and keep the Besteiros Vilar, Recreation and Sports Cultural Center of Santiago de Besteiros Tondela and Professional School.

The aim was to develop an instrument with this plan that is a factor in tourism growth, economic and cultural district.

He was recently created an executive committee to develop the ground all the work while a broader commission in order to monitor and make contributions to enrich the work of the first.

We live in a troubled period of difficulties and challenges at the same time, tourism and the economy are an important vector for Tondela County and its strategy to develop new activities and new concepts of tourism, culture and commerce.

There are many initiatives and achievements of our County to create dynamism and progress to the living but also those who visit us.

The aim is to prepare a project that the medium and long term to renew our villages, victims of aging and desertification.

The paths in the "Middle Ages" and following seasons, led much of Europe and its peoples to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, now may be the one factor of development.

It is the intention of revitalizing the city of Tondela paths in the municipality of Santiago Tondela.

This team in collaboration with other entities you want to recover the traces of the past within their respective parishes for the purpose of recognition and approval of courses.

Promote further research into the way other parishes of the municipality, thus providing its viability to its physical continuity.

Promote the integration of other entities in the project and at the same time promote the connection to the neighboring municipalities.

It is intended to recover some abandoned buildings (schools, railway stations iron) that can be turned into hostel rooms, meals and support even as sales offices / tourism.

Considering this as an innovative project for the region, and recognizing it as a very important factor for Tondela we will use new technologies as a lever in the disclosure and at the same time as a form of each to contribute to the success of "PATHWAYS IN SANTIAGO TONDELA "

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