With approximately 38 thousand museological objects, the collection gathers pieces from the history of the city and artifacts and objects of different Indian populations in Brazil, forming one of the most significant collections in the State of São Paulo. This collection allows the museum to promote a discussion around the colonization process in the west of São Paulo and the past and present relationship between Indians (still present in the region) and non-Indians.
The historical collection represents the formation and development of the city since its initial nucleus in 1929 and the contributions of the groups of immigrants such as Latvians, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabs and others. The newspaper library gathers over 10 thousand editions of the main original newspapers from Tupã from the late 1940’s to mid 1990’s.
The Indian collection represents several peoples present in the Brazilian territory, such as the Karajá, Kayapó, Rikbaktsa, Suyá, Tapirapé, Asurini, Kaapór, Wajãpi, Waujá, Bororo, and Yanomámi, among others. It gathers hunting and domestic objects, as well as others from the Indian people’s day-to-day and ritualistic activities, besides feathers, ceramic, basketworks and fabrics. We highlight the Kaingang ceramic produced in western São Paulo.