The Department of Conservation and Restoration (DCR) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA) received, on October 29, the award from the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM) in the category of "Institution". Prizes in this category distinguish organizations — public or private — that support museums, palaces, monuments, archaeological sites, interpretation centers and visitable collections in their museological activities.
“This distinction, which makes us very proud, is the result of 20 years of work by a highly specialized team dedicated to research, conservation and restoration,” says Márcia Vilarigues, president of DCR. The Department of Conservation and Restoration of the NOVA School of Science and Technology aims to teach and research in the area of heritage conservation that must be preserved and cared for the future generations.
The professor and researcher at FCT NOVA also ensures that after this recognition,“the department will continue expanding the partnerships it has been developing with various national and international institutions that allow us to continue the work of excellence in the study, preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage."
APOM annually awards prizes to institutions, agents or projects in 27 categories that consider various areas of museological action. Collecting, patronage, restoration, research, museography and museology projects are some of the covered areas . This year, the awards ceremony was highly sponsored by the Presidency of the Republic.
Founded in 1965, the Associação Portuguesa de Museologia was created with the aim of serving the community of museum professionals in Portugal. It was the first professional organization linked to museums to be founded in the country.
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