2020 Call for PhD Research Scholarships: CITAR researchers got three new FCT grants

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia  (FCT) released, on October 1, the results of the 2020 Call for PhD Research Scholarships, with three CITAR researchers being new Doctoral Scholarships awarded new scolarships in the Art and Museology and Art History panels.
In the Museology and Art History panel, the new scholarship holders are Alexandra Sofia Martins dos Santos, doctoral student in Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Heritage, and Ana Temudo, doctoral student in Heritage Studies.
Alexandra Sofia Martins dos Santos proposes an investigation into the aesthetics and materiality of the cómoda-papeleira in Portugal and Brazil, from Baroque to Neoclassical period, using the analysis of the materials and techniques used in its execution and the contextualization of its stylistic-formal evolution. It also intends to develop conservative and museographic methodologies for this type of furniture, together with the production of scientific knowledge to be compiled in a free-access digital catalog.
In turn, Ana Temudo will study the representational policies of Guinea-Bissauan heritage in Portuguese museums, in the transition from the colonial to the post-colonial period. Based on a case study that will analyze a collection of museum collections formed in different political, economic, social and cultural contexts (in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau), the project seeks a joint reinterpretation of cultural heritage, by surveying stories, transits and speeches associated with these collections.
Finally, in the Arts panel, a scholarship was awarded to Nádia Margarida Trindade Moura, PhD student in Science, Technology and Art.
The researcher proposes to analyze the influence of the gesture in the musical performance of the saxophone, in order to understand the impact that this has on the technical, expressive and communicative dimensions of the instrument's performance. The knowledge produced will allow the categorization and characterization of gestures, considering performative functions, useful for the development of the field of gesture in the pedagogy of the saxophone, and for the deveolpment of digital pedagogical tools as well.