Meeting of Conservation and Restoration Workers

27 de February, 2024

The team of conservator-restorers from the Soares dos Reis National Museum took part yesterday in Lisbon in the Meeting of Conservation and Restoration Professionals, promoted by Museus e Monumentos de Portugal, E.P.E. (pictured).


According to the organization, the initiative “was an opportunity to share experiences and good practices among all the professionals responsible for the conservation of cultural assets in the custody of national museums, and to discuss the networking that is to be implemented, in close cooperation with the José de Figueiredo Laboratory”.

The conservator-restorer is a highly qualified professional who studies interdisciplinary subjects, from chemistry to biology, art history, archaeology and museology. They are responsible for highly complex and responsible tasks and often work in multidisciplinary networks.


The Soares dos Reis National Museum is constantly working in the areas of conservation and restoration, in the context of managing and monitoring the different collections, ongoing training, mentoring trainees and research, carried out in collaboration with universities.


The team of conservator-restorers regularly participates in research projects with the aim of contributing to new studies on conservation and restoration techniques and procedures.


In 2023, 163 works were conserved (115 by the Soares dos Reis Nactional Museum team and 48 by external professionals).