MuseuM of Douro
The Douro Museum, created by Law 125/97, was conceived as a polyvalent and polynuclear territory museum, aimed at gathering, preserving, identifying and disseminating the vast museological and documentary heritage dispersed throughout the region, and should constitute an instrument at the service of the socio-cultural development of the Douro Demarcated Region. In a perspective of "community museology", the Douro Museum is a process whose development should involve active collaboration with local, regional and international institutions. The management of the Douro Museum is the responsibility of the Douro Museum Foundation, created by Decree Law 70/2006, establishing it as a collective person of private law and public utility. The Douro Museum Foundation aims to install, maintain and manage the Douro Museum.