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Welcome to the DGPC website

The main goal of this website is to facilitate widespread access to information about different operation areas under the direct responsibility of the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage. It gives an insight into Cultural Heritage contents such as urban built heritage, architectural and archaeological heritage, movable and intangible heritage, museums and monuments.

This is a privileged instrument for the DGPC to reach out to the public, along with a weekly newsletter and a presence in the social media, giving priority to updated information and comprehensive contents. We hope it will meet your expectations and welcome any suggestions you might like to make in order to improve it.

Who we are?

The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) is responsible for managing the cultural heritage in mainland Portugal. A large team covering virtually all technical and scientific areas is based in Lisbon (central services) and in museums and monuments located in Lisbon, Mafra, Alcobaça, Batalha, Tomar, Coimbra and Porto. Amongst our responsibilities are the management of the architectural and archaeological built heritage – in urban and rural areas – , including conservation works in monuments under our care; management of National Museums, World Heritage monuments and museum collections; study, research and dissemination of heritage information; conservation and restoration of movable heritage assets as well as research, dissemination of results and awareness raising about heritage protection issues.

What we do?

The following are our three main action areas:

· Knowledge, conservation, enhancing and dissemination of the architectural, archaeological, movable and intangible heritage, as well as development and implementation of the national museum policy.

· Management of monuments and museums under our care, including monuments inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

· Permanent liaison with public and private entities, in Portugal and abroad, in areas ranging from legal effect measures to supervision, scientific research, education and training and land use planning.

 

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Organizaton Chart

Board of Directors

  • Paula Araújo da Silva

    Diretora-Geral

  • João Carlos dos Santos

    Deputy Director-General

  • David Santos

    Deputy Director-General

  • Filipe Campos Silva

    Deputy Director-General

  • António Filipe Pimentel

    Deputy Director-General

Central Services

  • Department of Cultural Assets

    Maria Catarina Gomes Coelho

    Department Director

  • Division for Safeguarding the Architectural and Archaeological Heritage

    Carlos Bessa

    Division Chief

  • Division for the Immovable, Movable and Intangible Heritage

    Deolinda Folgado

    Division Chief

  • Department of Museums, Conservation and Accreditation

    Teresa Mourão

    Department Director

  • Division of Museums and Accreditation

    Teresa Mourão

    Division Chief

  • José Figueiredo Laboratory Division

    Maria Gabriela Carvalho

    Division Chief

  • Department of Studies, Projects, Works and Surveillance

    João Seabra Gomes

    Department Director

  • Division for Works Implementation and Surveillance

    Sandra Prata

    Division Chief

  • Department of Planning, Management and Control

    Manuel Diogo Correia Baptista

    Department Director

  • Division for Planning, Management, Control, Financial Resources and Heritage

    Paula Cristina Mateus Azevedo

    Division Chief

  • Division of Human Resources, Correspondence and Archives

    Maria Céu Boavida

    Division Chief

  • Division of Documentation, Communication and Information Technology

    Paula Cristina Delgado

    Division Chief

  • Commercial Division

    Ana Cristina Sousa

    Division Chief

Dependent Services

  • Convent of Christ

    Andreia Galvão

    Director

  • Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower

    Isabel Cruz de Almeida

    Director

  • Monastery of Alcobaça

    Ana Fátima Pagará

    Director

  • National Pantheon

    Isabel Melo

    Director

  • Batalha Monastery

    Joaquim Ruivo

    Director

  • National Coach Museum

    Silvana Bessone

    Director

  • National Museum of Ethnology

    Paulo Ferreira da Costa

    Director

  • National Palace of Ajuda

    José Alberto Ribeiro

    Director

  • National Palace of Mafra

    Mário Pereira

    Director

  • Music National Museum

    Graça Mendes Pinto

    Director

  • Conímbriga Monographic Museum - Nacional Museum

    José Ruivo

    Director

  • National Tile Museum

    Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos

    Director

  • Popular Art Museum

    José Miguel Bernardo

    Coordinator

  • Machado de Castro National Museum

    Ana Maria Alcoforado

    Director

  • National Theatre and Dance Museum

    José Carlos Alvarez

    Director

  • National Costume Museum

    Clara Vaz Pinto

    Director

  • Ancient Art National Museum

    António Filipe Pimentel

    Director

  • National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado

    Aida Rechena

    Director

  • Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum

    Ana Mântua

    Coordinator

  • National Museum Archaeology

    António Gonçalves de Carvalho

    Director

  • Soares dos Reis National Museum

    Maria João Vasconcelos

    Director

  • Grão Vasco National Museum

    Paula Cardoso

    Director