60 years of Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga - National Museum
A case study in Portuguese museology
- 19 APR 2023 6PM
19 Apr 202318h – 19h30
By Vítor Dias, director of the Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga-Museu Nacional, DGPC
+ 12 years old
Free admission, subject to room capacity
The historiography of the Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga, later the Museu Nacional (MMC-MN), traces the methodological evolution of national archaeological research and museology. This presentation explores how scientific knowledge and national and international recognition led to a unique cultural syncretism between museum and territory. Both are essential to the identity of the other and the whole.
In this context of communion, the MMC-MN's mission is renewed with the contribution of several generations, driving the future of an archaeological site with a museum that safeguards an archaeological site still being explored. Excavations on the site began in 1899 and comprised around 14% of what is understood to be the area of the ancient city, including both the pre-Roman and post-Roman periods.
The heritage, landscape, geological and environmental dimensions transform the Conimbriga plateau and its respective territory into a privileged place for developing our understanding of the central region of Portugal.
Diachronic analysis of the results of several work methodologies shows how Conimbriga is a unique case, providing deep insight into the role of science and museums in constructing solid and lasting identities based on research and knowledge.
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Challenges of Exhibiting the Past
- 12 ApR 2023 6PM
12 Apr 202318h – 19h30
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro (Coimbra)
by Ana Alcoforado, Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage, and Pedro C. Carvalho, Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra
- 10 MAY 2023 6PM
10 May 202318h – 19h30
By Maria Pilar Reis, archaeologist, researcher from the Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies of the Faculty of Architecture of Porto
- 31 MAY 2023 6PM
31 May 202318h – 19h30
The musealization of the Roman Medicinal Baths of Chaves
by Sérgio Carneiro, UNIARQ, Centre of Archeology - University of Lisbon, DGPC
- 21 JUN 2023 6PM
21 Jun 202318h – 19h30
By Dália Paulo (Municipal Director of the Municipal Council of Loulé), Ana Rosa Sousa (Head of the Culture, Museum and Heritage Division at the Municipal Council of Loulé), Alexandra Pires (Head of the Archaeology and Museology Unit at the Municipal Council of Loulé) and Rui de Almeida (Archaeologist at the Municipal Council of Loulé)
- 28 JUN 2023 6PM
28 Jun 202318h – 19h30
The Flour Mill of the old Military Maintenance
By Deolinda Folgado, Museum of Lisbon/EGEAC, IHC/IHA. NOVA/FCSH