Glass and Ceramic for the Arts


Glass and Ceramic for the Arts

Mission and Structure

The Research Unit VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes (Glass and Ceramic for the Arts) is devoted to the promotion of transdisciplinary research applied to glass and ceramics, focusing on the intersections between art and science, and stimulating the sharing of knowledge, experiences and methodologies between these two areas.

  • Contemporary Creativity and Materials - aims to extend the ways in which artists and scientists think about and work with glass and ceramic. The confluence of art and science here created is unique and means much more than simply offering the wonders of technology and the products of science to artists in order to enable them to produce new and interesting forms
  • Cultural Heritage - aims to be a reference research group on the study and preservation of ceramics and glass, in the framework of archaeometry, conservation science and technical art history.
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Márcia Vilarigues


12 Integrated Members (6 at FCT NOVA), 10 PhD Students (8 at FCT NOVA)

Partner Institutions

FCT NOVA, Universidade de Lisboa (FBA)



Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Glass and Ceramic for the Arts
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica


Telephone:+351 212 947 893

Fax: +351 212 948 327