Marcelo Mattos Araújo is a museologist and is former Director of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo since 2002. Previously he was the Director of the Museu Lasar Segall – IPHAN/MinC, also in São Paulo.
He collaborates with many museum institutions in Brazil and has been an advisor to the Fundação Cultural Ema Gordon Klabin.
He received his PhD degree from the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (School of Architecture and Urbanism) of the University of São Paulo and was a professor at the Post-Graduation Course in Museology of the Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (Archeology and Ethnology Museum) of the University of São Paulo from 1999 to 2006.
He was the President of the Associação Paulista de Museólogos (Museologist’s Association of São Paulo) in 1987 and of the Conselho Regional de Museologia de São Paulo (Regional Advisory Board of Museology of São Paulo) in 1989, and also a member of the Conselho Consultivo do Comitê Brasileiro do Conselho Internacional de Museus- ICOM (Advisory Board of the Brazilian Committee of the International Council of Museums) from 1994 to 2009.