Research and Development

Two artists’ books of the 60s by Lourdes Castro, done in plastic materials based on coloured pages of cellulose acetate (CA) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), are being studied in depth to characterise the materials, the state of conservation and the development of a suitable treatment methodology. Although similar, the books are in different states of repair – one is reasonably well-preserved but the other shows serious signs of wear and tear, with deformations and contractions due to physical and chemical deteriorations.
05/2014

The research centred on the development of bibliographical and audiovisual instruments for the initial construction of a database to serve as support for an international project on the ethical dimension of art and on the development of a designated project website, equally capable of serving as the basis and instrument for analysing data and communication between its members, in addition to actually disseminating the entire website.
05/2014

The subject of this study is the choral society Orpheon Portuense set up by eighteen music lovers in the city of Oporto on 12th January 1881. Later – as a concert society – it promoted concerts until 27th March 1993, the date of its final performance. For well over a century very famous artists and orchestras performed at its events, including, among many others: Alfred Cortot, Wilhem Backhaus, Wilhem Kempff, Claudio Arrau, Arthur Rubinstein, Edwin Fisher, Wanda Landowska, Walter Gieseking, Pablo Casals, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Madrid and Hanover Symphony Orchestras.
05/2014

In an existing line of action the possibility arose of proposing a project exclusively aimed at the rich heritage of the North of Portugal in terms of painting. The project presented covers several artists over a broad historical period so as to offer a general overview about the artistic production in the region: Materials and Techniques of Painters of the North of Portugal.

05/2014

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