Symposium: “Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Sustainability: challenges and experiences”, with participation of FCT NOVA. October 14, 2019. Benfica Museum Auditorium - Cosme Damião, Lisbon, Portugal.

14/10/2019 - 09:00 - 17:00
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Benfica Museum Auditorium - Cosme Damião

Date: October 14, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Venue: Benfica Museum Auditorium - Cosme Damião, Lisbon, Portugal.


The symposium “Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Sustainability: challenges and experiences” is an initiative of the Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Sport Lisboa e Benfica in collaboration with Sustainability in Conservation and Sustainability in Conservation_Portugal, which will take place on October 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benfica Museum Auditorium - Cosme Damião.

The notion of sustainability closely related to limited resource management or environmental protection has introduced new approaches and methodologies to the conservation of cultural heritage. This symposium aims to reflect on the growing challenges facing conservation in actively seeking and implementing environmentally friendly and economically viable solutions.



9h00 | Reception

9h30 | Opening session

9h45 | Sustainability in Conservation (SIC): organization founded in 2016 by conservatives / restorers that promotes dialogue and initiatives in the area of ​​sustainability in conservation and museum practices.

Caitlin Southwick (founder of SIC): SIC - structure and evolution; introduction to the Sustainability Tool Kit.

Daniela Molinari (member of SIC): Students Ambassador Program.

Catarina Pinheiro (SIC_Portugal): SIC_Portugal: Local Challenges of a Global Cause.

10h45 | Coffee break

11h00 | Re-Org Program in Lisbon Museum Reserves

Aida Nunes (City Museum, EGEAC and SIC_Portugal)

11h20 | Sustainable FCT NOVA: From Ideas to a Vision - A Collaborative Process Towards a More Sustainable Campus

Joana Santos (NOVA School of Science and Technology, FCT NOVA)

11h40 | Research Sustainability of CITAR's Heritage, Conservation and Restoration focus area

Eduarda Vieira (CITAR - Arts Science and Technology Research Center - Catholic University of Porto)

12h00 | Round table

13h00 | Lunch

14h00 | Characterization and evaluation of carbonated residues to obtain lime

Eduardo Ferraz (Polytechnic Institute of Tomar)

14h20 | The use of rice husk in wood preserving and restoration fillers

Tatiana Brás (Polytechnic Institute of Tomar)

14h40 | PlasCO2 - Green CO2-based technologies for cleaning plastics in museums and heritage collections

Joana Lia Ferreira (NOVA School of Science and Technology, FCT NOVA)

15h00 | Sustainability at Hercules Laboratory: biocides development and future perspectives

Ana Teresa Caldeira (Hercules Laboratory - University of Évora)

15h20 | Round table

16h20 | Coffee break

16h40 | Conclusion of the work and closing of the symposiumon

17h00 | Accompanied visit to the Reserve, Conservation and Restoration Department (upon registration on the day of the symposium).


REGISTRATION: Admission is free, but registration is mandatory and limited to the number of places available. Entries must be made by email: rcr@slbenfica.pt.