Patronage adds value to institutions. Patrons, through their donations and contributions, are strategic partners in carrying out different actions within the scope of the different museum functions and in organising and promoting cultural events, benefiting the museum and society as a whole.


Fundação La Caixa

Fundação Manuel António da Mota

Fundação Millennium BCP

Lionesa Business Hub


Partnerships and Protocols

Partners add value to the Museum. They are fundamental to the realisation of its mission.


ASCIP – Associazione Socio-Culturale Italiana del Portogallo Dante Alighieri – programming

C. M. Matosinhos – scientific research and programming

C. M. Porto – City Museum – programme

Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto – collaborative project

Porto School of Commerce – internships

Porto University Faculty of Arts – scientific research and collaborative project

Fundação da Juventude (Youth Foundation) – internships

ICBAS – Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar – collaborative project

Institut national d’histoire de l’art (Paris) – scientific research

Porto Polytechnic Institute – internships and scientific research

Lusitânia, Insurance Company, SA

Proandi – interships

Catholic University of Portugal – Porto – scientific research

Porto University – scientific research, collaborative project and curricular unit

New University of Lisbon – FCSH History of Art Institute – scientific research and programming



MNSR mural on Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro

The participation of volunteers at the Soares dos Reis National Museum is in accordance with the aims defined by the Directorate-General of Cultural Heritage for national monuments and museums. It is supported by the Insurance Company, Lusitânia, which sponsors the insurance coverage of all volunteers.

To learn more about the program, see the Volunteer Letter

Registration for the volunteer pool is done by filling out the online registration form.

We are waiting for you! Be part of our team.


Theses and Scientific Articles

Study and research underpin the actions carried out within the scope of the museum’s other functions, namely to establish the incorporation policy, identify and characterise the cultural goods incorporated or incorporable and for documentation, conservation, interpretation, exhibition and education purposes. To this end, the museum uses its own resources and establishes forms of cooperation with other museums with similar themes and with research organisations, namely research and higher education establishments, to develop the study and systematic research of the cultural assets that make up its collection.

Cardoso, Rita Almeida

Museums and digital content on the internet and online social networks: The public’s perspective

Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies and Management, ISCTE-IUL – Instituto Universitário Lisboa, 2022/12/14


Santos Triães, Paula

Cabral, António Moreira

Dictionary of Who’s Who in Portuguese Museology, IHAFCSH/ NOVA, 2022 rev. e ampl. [online] IHAFCSH/ NOVA, 2022


Santos Triães, Paula

Jean Pillement (Lyon, 1728-1808) and the collectors of Oporto. Painting at the National Museums of Soares dos Reis and Ancient Art

MIDAS online [online], November | 2020


Santos Triães, Paula

Three plaques with scenes from the Virgin’s life in the Soares dos Reis National Museum. Their relationship with Spranger-Muller’s ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’

Copies of Paintings from Renaissange to Baroque, Série W journal of the Art History Institute of the New University of Lisbon, n.º 7 (2018), pp. 46-55.


Lima, Ana Temudo Gaio

Continuity and/or Disruption? Study of the MNSR’s representation policies between 1950-1960 during the directorship of sculptor Salvador Barata Feyo

MA in Museology, Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, 2015/12/07


Gomes, Ana Catarina Costa

Methods of Dissemination and Public Attraction in Museums – Case study of the MNSR

MA in Communication Sciences, Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, 2015/11/25


Santos, Ana Azevedo Oliveira Guimarães

Piece by Piece: The Contemporary Art Centre and the Museum Collections – A cycle of exhibitions at the MNSR

MA in Museology, Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, 2014/12/04


Costa, Mafalda Sofia Guedes da Silva Pinto

Tribal Marketing in Museums: The Case of the MNSR

MA in Marketing, Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, 2013/11/08


Mota, Garcia Luísa Maia

The acoustics of traditional museums: a case study, the MNSR

Integrated Master’s in Civil Engineering – Specialization in Construction. Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, 2012 Engineering College. Universidade do Porto, 2012


Couto, Sónia Alexandra de Castro

Objects from the MNSR’s archaeological collection: study and mediation

MA in History and Heritage, Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, 2011


Santos Triães, Paula

Marks of Time. Essays on painting by Antwerp masters in the Porto Museums

Santiago de Compostela University, 2011


Silva, Joana Judite Gonçalves

Analysis of the MNSR’s ‘Historical Archive’: Narrative paths

MA in History and Heritage, Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto, 2009/12/09