Minister of Culture (Brazil)

The Ministry of Culture of Brazil was a ministry of the Brazilian government, created on March 15, 1985 by the president José Sarney and extinct on May 12, 2016 by Michel Temer. Before 1985, the duties of the ministry were of authority of the Ministry of Education, which from 1953 to 1985 was called the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC). Ministry of Culture was responsible for the letters, arts, folklore and other forms of expression of national culture and for the historical, archaeological, artistic and cultural heritage of Brazil. After being extinct, their function was incorporated into the Ministry of Education again.

There were 17 Ministers of Culture. The first was José Aparecido de Oliveira, and the last, Juca Ferreira.

List of MinistersEdit

No. Portrait Minister Term of office Party President
1 José Aparecido de Oliveira March 15, 1985 — May 29, 1985 Brazilian Democratic Movement Party José Sarney
(1985—1990)
2 Aluísio Pimenta May 30, 1989 — February 13, 1986
3   Celso Furtado February 14, 1986 — July 28, 1988
4   Hugo Napoleão do Rego Neto July 28, 1988 — September 19, 1988 Liberal Front Party
5 José Aparecido de Oliveira September 19, 1988 — March 14, 1990 Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
The Ministry of Culture was extinct during the government of Fernando Collor de Mello. Were appointed Culture Secretaries during this period.
6 Ipojuca Pontes March 14, 1990 — March 10, 1991 Fernando Collor de Mello
(1990—1992)
7 Sérgio Paulo Rouanet March 10, 1991 — October 2, 1992
The Ministry of Culture was re-established during the government of Itamar Franco.
8 Antônio Houaiss October 2, 1992 — September 1, 1993 Itamar Franco
(1992—1995)
9 Jerônimo Moscardo September 1, 1993 — December 9, 1993
10 Luiz Roberto Nascimento Silva December 15, 1993 — December 31, 1994
11   Francisco Weffort January 1, 1995 — December 31, 2002 Fernando Henrique Cardoso
(1995—2003)
12   Gilberto Gil January 1, 2003 — July 30, 2008 Green Party Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
(2003—2011)
13   Juca Ferreira July 30, 2008 — December 31, 2010 Green Party
14   Ana de Hollanda January 1, 2011 — September 13, 2012 Dilma Rousseff
(2011—2016)
15   Marta Suplicy September 13, 2012 — November 11, 2014 Workers' Party
16 Ana Cristina Wanzeler
(interim)
November 13, 2014 — December 31, 2014
17   Juca Ferreira January 1, 2015 — May 11, 2016 Workers' Party
The Ministry of Culture was extinct during the interim government of Michel Temer and their functions reassigned to the Ministry of Education. It was reestablished a few days after the extinction.
18   Marcelo Calero May 24, 2016 — November 18, 2016 Michel Temer
(2016—present)
19   Roberto Freire November 26, 2016 — May 18, 2017 Popular Socialist Party
20 João Batista de Andrade (acting) May 24, 2017 — June 16, 2017

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External linksEdit

Official website