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Awards

2010

Cultural Culture Award from the State of Rio de Janeiro, in the category: Preservation of Material Heritage .

2009

Invitation to serve as a member-evaluator of the UNESCO International Immaterial Heritage Committee.

2008
Honorable Mention for the Heritage Award from the International Andrés Bello Convention for the Museu Casa do Poltal’s Educational and Social Program, “Somos Patrimônio”.
2008

Darcy Ribeiro Award - Honorable Mention, for educational activities in museums, awarded by IPHAN’s Department of Museums, in a ceremony held at the National Congress in Brasília.

2007

Popular Culture Award, from the Secretariat of Identity and Cultural Diversity of the Ministry of Culture, given to institutions that contribute to the preservation and promotion of popular culture.

2006

Tiradentes Medal awarded to the Director of Museu Casa do Pontal, Angela Mascelani, by the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro.

2005

Order of Cultural Merit, the principal national award offered by the Federal Government and the Ministry of Culture to individuals and institutions for important contributions to culture.

2004

Certificate from UNESCO, for service to Brazilian culture.

2002

Certified as a Civil Society Organization for Public Service (Oscip)

2002

“Amigo das Escolas” (Friends of Education) Award from the Municipal Department of Education and RioTur.

2000

D. Sebastião de Cultura Award from the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro.

1996

Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade Prize from the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), as the “best example of a Brazilian initiative for the preservation of historical and artistic works.”

1991

Designated a landmark by the Council for the Protection of Artistic and Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro.