Universidade Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique

Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique is a cooperative higher education and scientific research establishment

Conservation and Restoration Clinic

The Conservation and Restoration Clinic is a service provision unit, consisting of laboratories that work in the areas of conservation and restoration and are established as active players in the enhancement and safeguarding of mobile and integrated heritage, never forgetting the immateriality present in all cultural assets. In this search for immateriality, the relationships with the most authentic traditions and know-how are privileged.
Initially it only had a laboratory specialised in the conservation of ceramic materials, but the need to serve an increasingly demanding and wider market determined the expansion to other areas in the fields of intervention and study of the historical-artistic heritage. Today, it develops services in the areas of ceramics and tiles, painting, sculpture and carving, metals and graphic documents, which intrinsically articulate with the training activities.

Internationalisation is an objective and a challenge that has allowed the development of an intrinsic approach between service provision, technical consultancy, training and research.

Among its objectives, present and future, the Clinica de Conservação e Restauro intends to promote and direct a reflection and an action, very concrete, in the fields of mitigation and adaptation to the growing risks of the modern world.

Areas of intervention and service provision

  • Development, promotion and support of research projects.
  • Technical support for entities wishing to prepare applications in the areas of rehabilitation of the built heritage and conservation and restoration of integrated movable heritage.
  • Advice and consultancy in the conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage.
  • Technical and scientific coordination in carrying out inventories and digital catalogues of cultural heritage.
  • Diagnoses and technical opinions.
  • Expertise in works of art.
  • Archaeological drawing.
  • Photography, digitalisation and image processing of cultural assets.
  • Organisation, scientific and educational advice and promotion of general, technical and specialised training courses.
  • Organisation of round tables, seminars, congresses, workshops.
  • Technical training.
  • Provision of preventive conservation and conservation and restoration services in the areas of:
    • Ceramics, earthenware and porcelain
    • Tiling;
    • Stone;
    • Gilded and polychrome carving;
    • Sculpture in stone and polychrome;
    • Mural painting;;
    • Painting on board and easel;
    • Numismatics;
    • Archaeological heritage;
    • Graphic documents and paper art.
  • Design of replicas, miniature parts and manufacture of parts (with the most diverse functions, e.g. commemorative gifts).

Team

Isabel Freitas

Direction

Nuno Farinhote

Artur Jaime Duarte

Contacts

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