This second congress was a tribute to the relevance and economic, social and cultural dynamism that Porto experienced during part of the XIX and XX centuries. Various institutions have been established, trade relations intensified, the domestic construction progressed as never before and a new wave of cosmopolitanism invaded Porto urbe. Singular personalities arose, many linked to the new city educational institutions or to other brotherhoods orders. The portrayal emerges as a kind of bourgeois statement, the domestic interiors appear revalued. In this scenario, the number of journeys to major European civilizational centers increases, bringing up novelty observed, some of them lasting even today in public and private collections.

The Black & White Festival reaches its tenth edition. We are still a young international festival, filled with energy and hope in the future!

The Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (CITARJournal) is a peer-reviewed publication that results from a commitment of the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) to promote knowledge, research and artworks in the field of the Arts.

We wished to gather the collection of jewellery of Biscainhos Museum in Braga in book form. Some museums in the north of Portugal have interesting goldsmithery collections, formed from convent collections, donations by private individuals or through State purchases, which have not yet been adequately studied or disseminated. In the case of the jewellery pieces at the Biscainhos Museum, this was mainly the result of a donation from a lady of Braga, consisting basically of family items, and also jewels she herself purchased.

A biographical dictionary of goldsmiths, gem setters and gem cutters working in Porto and in Gondomar between 1700 and 1850, one of the most important eras in Portuguese goldsmithery. In addition to the important production centre in Porto, this dictionary has publicised a very significant corpus of information on Gondomar goldsmiths, for an understanding of the development of this production centre from the mid-18th century onwards.