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Regional Directorate for Culture

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Regional Directorate for Culture!

The Regional Directorate of Culture (DRaC), which is under the jurisdiction of the Presidency of the Regional Government of the Azores, has the mission of developing the cultural policy in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

The Programme for Culture bases its guidelines on two areas, which are both crucial to the cultural prominence, renewal and dynamism of the Region: the promotion and revitalisation of the creative and cultural activity of the Azorean people and the preservation and valorisation of the material and immaterial heritage.

The DRaC is composed by the following entities and services:
- Directorate for Heritage Assets and Cultural Action
- Division for Cultural Promotion and Enhancement
- Division for Architectonic Heritage
- Division for Movable and Immaterial Heritage
- Azores Knowledge Centre 
- Administrative and Financial Division
- Regional Inspectorate for Cultural Activities
- Regional Cultural Fund

- Ponta Delgada Public Library and Regional Archives
- Angra do Heroísmo Public Library and Regional Archives
- João José da Graça (Horta) Public Library and Regional Archives
- Carlos Machado Museum
- Angra do Heroísmo Museum
- Horta Museum
- Pico Museum
- Francisco de Lacerda (S. Jorge) Museum
- Graciosa Museum
- Santa Maria Museum
- Flores Museum

Regional Director for Culture
Susana Maria Goulart Pereira da Costa



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Dependent Services:

   Ponta Delgada Public Library and Regional Archive >>
   João José da Graça Public Library and Regional Archive >>
   Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library and Regional Archive >>
   Carlos Machado Museum (Ponta Delgada) >>
   Graciosa Museum >>
   Horta Museum >>
   Flores Museum >>
   Angra do Heroísmo Museum >>
   Santa Maria Museum >>
   Pico Museum >>
   Francisco Lacerda Museum (São Jorge) >>


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