MUSEX — Museu Pedagógico do Sexo (Sex Education Museum) is a project that was created in 2010 by psychologist and sexologist Marta Crawford, who has since been developing a unique museum concept. The first museum devoted to sexuality, and aimed at children, young people, and adults, MUSEX’s mission is to provide knowledge and reflection on this topic from an educational perspective, doing so by means of artistic expression and scientific content.
Its action programme is intended to actively contribute to society, eliminating prejudices and promoting healthy ways of looking at sexuality in an educational context. Bridging the gap between sexuality and contemporary art, it integrates distinct objectives, such as:
— Creating museum activities and content, including action programmes and exhibitions, which are aimed at all age groups and have specific approaches tailored to each one, thereby educating people and raising awareness about the important issues of sexuality, health, and sexual satisfaction;
— Researching, preserving, exhibiting, and disseminating aspects of national and international cultural heritage related to the area of sexuality;
— Encouraging scientific production on sexuality and disseminating science-based information through conferences, communications and studies carried out in partnership with academia;
— Seeking to defend sexual rights and sexual health;
— Providing people with information, clarification, counselling, and sex therapy services.
Following dialogue between the project’s creator and the Municipality of Oeiras, the decision was made to proceed with the first MUSEX exhibition: Amor Veneris — A Journey into Female Sexual Pleasure, with support from the Town Council. Conceived by Marta Crawford, this project will be presented at the Palácio Anjos, in Algés, between 25 June and 30 December 2022. Conceived by Marta Crawford, this project will be presented at the Palácio Anjos, in Algés, between June 25th of 2022 and March 8th of 2023.