Praia, Sep 29 (Inforpress) – The study on the profile and level of satisfaction of visitors to museums in Cabo Verde shows that 68 percent (%) of the 30 thousand visitors to museums in the country (in 2019) are tourists and only 13 % are national.
The present study, which will be presented on Friday, was carried out by the Museums Directorate of the Cultural Heritage Institute (IPC), and covers seven of the eight museums of the Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries, namely Ethnographic Museum, Archeology Museum, Museum of Resistance, Tabanca Museum, Cesária Évora Museum Center, Museum of the Sea and the Museum of Sal.
Speaking to Inforpress, the director of Museums, Ana Samira Baessa, explained that this study aims to highlight the profile of who are the visitors of the museums and how they evaluate them, identifying solutions to reinforce the museum / public relationship, aiming at the full fulfillment of their educational and pedagogical scientific mission.
On the other hand, she informed, this study, is part of a strategy to bring museums closer to the tourism sector, recognizing the potential of each structure in the diversification of the tourist offer and in the singularization of the territory where they are inserted. “In fact, the study shows that 68% of the 30.000 visitors to Cabo Verde’s museums are tourists. It is also known, through this study, that only 18% of the total visitors to museums are students and only 13% refer to nationals, independent of the education systems”, she pointed out.