In specific actions in the physical space of Vila Autódromo, some work was carried out in partnership with cultural agents, using various raw materials in temporary art pieces and installations. The sculptures, some still present in the space, started the museum.

On May 18, 2016, when the International Day of Museums was celebrated, with the theme of Museums and Cultural Landscape, suggested by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Evictions Museum was launched and made it clear that the public authorities and large enterprises are primarily responsible for the destruction of the landscape.

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On May 18, 2017, in celebration of one year inauguration of the Evictions Museum, the National Historical Museum integrated into its collection ruins of Vila Autódromo, to be part of the permanent exhibition* of Contemporary History.

This understanding, that the remains of demolitions are part of the recurring struggling process against silencing and oppression, is paramount for maintaining the museum’s identity of resistance.

* The exhibition is under construction and the donated collection is still in conservation at the institution’s Technical Reserve.

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