Tangible Cultural Heritage: Movable Heritage and Architectural Heritage


To understand the concepts: material heritage, movable heritage, architectonic heritage, integrated heritage.
To understand and to analyze, in the Portuguese territory, the permanence of integrated and functional heritages.
To understand and analyze, in Portuguese territory, the permanence of integrated heritages that that have lost their functions.
To understand and analyze, in Portuguese territory, recovery attempts to integrate temporarily disintegrated heritage.
To understand the particularities of the conservation and restauration of the different types of heritage.
To grasp the links between heritage and city anda heritage and landscape.
To grasp the links between heritage and museum.
To elect case studies for application of knowledge.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Carla Cristina Alferes Salgado da Silva Pinto


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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CHOAY, Françoise (2000), A alegoria do património, Lisboa: Ed. 70
CUNO, James (ed.) (2009), Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities, Princeton: Princeton University Press
CUSTÓDIO, Jorge (coord. científica) (2010), 100 anos de património : memória e identidade: Portugal 1910-2010, Lisboa: IGESPAR
GILLMAN, Derek (2010), The Idea of Cultural Heritage: Revised Edition, Cambridge University Press
JOKILEHTO, Jukka (2002), History of Architectural Conservation, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Teaching method

Seminars will be theoretical-practical, encompassing the reading of texts of primordial relevance, enlisting the cooperation of reputed experts, with related field trips.
Each student will prepare and propose its own personal participation program in the seminar, as well as its evaluation, within the proposed framework.

Evaluation method

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Subject matter

Definition of concepts: the material heritage, architectural heritage, movable heritage, integrated heritage.
Case studies within research projects:
Integrated heritages with a high degree of conservation and relative permanence of function:
Integrated heritage remade nowadays;
Musealization of integrated heritage;
Refunctionalisation of architectural heritage: the current uses artistic re-creation;
Disconnected heritages: empty churches and museums objects and collections;
Hidden heritage: demolitions and survival;
Technical requirements of safeguarding and conservation;
The heritage, the city and the landscape.


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