The IDG (Institute for Development and Management) specializes in managing public cultural venues of great national significance and environmental programs. IDG currently manages the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Favelas in São Paulo,  and the Paço do Frevo in Recife.

IDG will also inaugurate The Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust, a new museum in Rio de Janeiro, for which the institute is designing the curatorial strategy and developing and implementing the museography, exhibit design, educational program, accessibility, communication and management plans.

IDG's work on the Museum of Tomorrow was awarded “Best Cultural Institution for Promoting Soft Power” at the 2018 Leading Culture Destinations Awards ceremony, held in London and considered the “Oscars for Museums”. For the Paço do Frevo, IDG led the process of safeguarding the memory of the Frevo carnival music and dance tradition from Pernambuco, registering previously immaterial collections in a series of books and images.

IDG’s outstanding track record also includes managing the Cais do Sertão museum and the educational program of the Teatro Santa Isabel, both in Recife, as well as the Bibliotecas Parque public library network in Rio de Janeiro. 

On the environmental front, IDG runs the operational management of projects under the umbrella of the State of Rio de Janeiro’s Biodiversity Conservation Mechanism, also known as the Atlantic Forest Fund – FMA/RJ. As part of the Technical Cooperation Agreement with the State Secretariat for the Environment (SEA), IDG Ambiental is responsible for structuring and administering all resources deposited into the fund.

IDG was also responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Santana and Macaxeira Urban Parks in Recife, fostering the conservation of urban green areas and raising awareness about the importance of preserving local biodiversity.

In the heritage field, IDG is responsible for shepherding the conservation and consolidation of the Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, located in Rio de Janeiro’s port region. The site was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage in 2017, by virtue of it being the only material vestige of the landing of about one million African enslaved people in the Americas. In the first stage, IDG supervised archaeological monitoring, restoration of the ruins, and cleaning, sanitation, conservation and consolidation of the archaeological site. In a second stage, the guardrail will be replaced, monumental scenic lighting and directional signage will be installed, and exhibition modules will be erected that depict the history of the Valongo Wharf.


IDG’s main activities include:

  • Management of public cultural spaces with public and/or private resources
  • Management of environmental programs and projects
  • Development of museums and reference centers
  • Development and implementation of historic and cultural heritage projects
  • Curatorship and production of permanent and itinerant thematic exhibitions based in cultural centers and museums in Brazil and abroad
  • Development of seminars in the areas of science, culture and the environment
  • Audience Development – projects under IDG’s responsibility have reached 4.9 million people (November 2018 figures), 4 million of them at the Museum of Tomorrow
  • Management of a science and educational center – IDG is responsible for managing and developing educational activities related to science at the Museum of Tomorrow
  • Safeguarding memory – during the 2018 federal election year, the Brazil of Tomorrow Platform collated a series of solutions for a fairer and more supportive country for future generations, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
  • Raising private sector funds for social interest projects 
  • Consulting services for cultural projects – IDG provides consulting services to transform ideas into projects, selecting the best legal framework for each initiative and managing the operationalization phase, employing best market practices