Conservation and Restoration od Cultural Heritage


The PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage was created with the ambition to promote the development of advanced research in the field of conservation of cultural heritage, allowing the pursuit of advanced studies for conservators-restorers, architects, civil engineers, archaeologists, art historians or other professionals in the field of heritage and the arts.

a. Characteristics

Broadband course that enables the recruitment of candidates with different training profiles in the area of ​​Heritage Sciences, promoting the crossing of interdisciplinary and transversal perspectives and experiences

Faculty that brings together specialists from the School of Arts and invited researchers with recognized academic and professional experience in the various specialty areas of the course

The doctoral plan works in a multidisciplinary context by nature, which allows for an offer of syllabus that covers several artistic and research areas

Association with the activity in the focus area of ​​Heritage, Conservation and Restoration of CITAR, classified as excellent by the FCT. This classification, in addition to representing a high quality of research, also represents greater access to funding for projects and theses

The doctoral plan works fully in the English language, which makes it possible to cover a universe, both of doctoral students and guests, not limited by the language

EA and CITAR maintain a very strong and dynamic partnership with cultural institutions of the northern region of Portugal with a worldwide artistic dimension, such as Fundação de Serralves, Casa da Música and Gnration/Braga Media Arts. These partnerships allow doctoral students to have a privileged contact with contemporary production as observers and researchers, as well as allowing them to have privileged access to institutions and programmers as artists and creators

There is great diversity in geographic and cultural origin, as well as in the scientific preparation and previous development activity of the vast majority of doctoral candidates. This diversity creates a unique synergy and context, favoring the development process of research and artistic projects.

EA, with its offer of degrees and masters in the area, integrates students in a dynamic and lively environment, with opportunities to develop more complete academic skills profiles

Support for the development of applied research in the theoretical and practical scope through the CCD that integrates the national FCT roadmap for research infrastructures of strategic interest. In addition to the exclusive subjects, doctoral students can attend all the curricular units offered in the different areas of specialization of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets, which will allow doctoral students to obtain technical and practical knowledge that are decisive for the development of their theses.


b. Main Objectives

  • Study Plan that seeks to respond to the challenges currently faced by research in the fields of conservation and restoration and management of cultural heritage.
  • Students are encouraged to build his research path within a more flexible curriculum structure, but which generates fundamental skills for the realization of a final work of an unprecedented doctoral thesis whose results have repercussions in the scientific and professional communities

c. Scholarships and Grants

Candidates may request the study of their individual situation, and evaluate the possibilities of support available.

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