Cayo Honorato is a writer and professor of History and Theory of Art Education at the University of Brasilia (Brazil). Since 2007 he has been researching cultural mediation and museum education considering the relationships between art, education and politics. He holds a PhD in Education from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), a Master in Education and a BA in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Goias (Brazil). Currently (from 2018 to 2020), he is undertaking a research project entitled Post-critical Education in Art Museums with the support of the British Academy’s Newton Advanced Fellowship.
His current research is focused upon the educational implications of the Tate Encounters research project (2007-2010), a project that aimed ‘to provide an in-depth account and analysis of a longitudinal encounter between London South Bank University students who have a migrant family background and Tate Britain as an important national cultural site’. More particularly, the project goals are (1) to analyse and relate Tate Encounters findings to specific cultural pedagogies in Brazil; (2) to investigate the development of an education programme based upon audience research in museums; and (3) to apply an organisational study in order to relate ‘learning’ to ‘conservation’ and ‘research’ departments (according to the ICOM definition of museums) within museums. Additionally it intends to derive a non-interventionist ‘model’ of education from Tate Encounters, at the same time it undertakes a fieldwork study of an educational programme informed by that project throughout the implementation of a (so entitled) Public Programme of Extrainstitutional Mediation in Casa da Cultura da America Latina (House of Latin America’s Culture), a cultural centre of the University of Brasilia, in collaboration with undergraduate students.