Finished Projects

European Projects

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2006-2008 TRAINMONHER - Valorization of Monumental Heritage. Socio-economic study and analysis of national policies on EU-MED-DEV countries and EC Directives

1999-2001 MARCO - Ancient, New and Improved Materials in Restoration and Conservation

1998-2001 Degradation of Historical Building Materials of Geological Origin in the Mediterranean Area

1991-1994 GRANITIX - Conservation of Granitic Rocks in Megalithic Monuments

National Projects

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2014-2016 MetalAge - Radiometric Dating of Metals

2010-2013 EarlyMetal - Early Metallurgy in the Portuguese Territory

2007-2009 Dating, authenticity, materials and pigments in Portuguese Faience and Chinese Porcelain (16-18th c.)


2006-2009 METABRONZE - Metallurgy and Society in Central Portugal Late Bronze Age


1995-1997 New Products and Technologies for Conservation and Restoration of ancient Tiles


PhD projects

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Chinese Coins: elemental and microstructural characterization

Archaeometallurgical study of Pre and Protohistoric productions from Southern Portugal

Study on Metallurgy and Corrosion of copper-based artefacts from Portuguese territory


MSc thesis and other graduation work

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Daniel Esteban Veja, “Oil painting on copper: characterization of the copper support and the feasibility of using pigmented wax-resin infills for paint loss reintegration” Master Thesis (2015/16)

Raquel Garrão Cunha, “Estudo da Dessalinização de Objetos Arqueológicos de Liga Ferrosa por Imersão em Sulfito Alcalino”, Master Thesis (2014/15).

Rosa Orestes Cerdeira Vidigal, “The Early Metallurgy in Southwestern Iberia: Metals from the Chalcolithic Settlement of São Pedro (Redondo)” Master Thesis (2014/15)

Joana Gonzalez Loureiro, “Archaeometallurgical study of the Proto-historic collection of Moinhos de Golas (North Portugal): A forecast for technological changes?” Master Thesis (2013/14)

Emanuel Oliveira Santos, “Marionetas do Mali - Estudo dos produtos de corrosão em ligas Cu-Zn” Project I and II report in Conservation and Restoration (2012/13)

Filipa Isabel Peralta da Silva Pereira, “Archaeometallurgical study of artefacts from Castro de Vila Nova de São Pedro (Azambuja, Portugal)” Master Thesis (2010/11).

Ana Margarida Serafim, “Avaliação de estado de uma Escultura de bronze: “ Jean d’Ayre” de Auguste Rodin” de Auguste Rodin”  Master Thesis (2010/11)

Anabela Machado Hipólito, “Estudo do efeito do tratamento por laser de objectos arqueológicos ferrosos” Master Thesis (2009/10)

Mariana Oliveira Cardoso, "Study of a 9th century Earrings Silver Set from Mikulcice: Corrosion, Conservation and Maintenance", Institute of Chemical Technology – Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Czech Republic, Master Thesis (2009/10)

Sara Sobral Babo, “Estudo, Conservação e Restauro de Caixa de Alumínio (lagostins e Caixa de Alumínio (Óculos) de Lourdes de Castro”, Master Thesis (2008/09)

Micaela Viegas, “Conservação preventiva de objectos decorativos em prata, caso de estudo Museu Alberto Sampaio e Igreja de São Paio de Guimarães” e “Estudos de oxidação e redução em prata pura e prata de lei por processos electrolíticos” Master Thesis (2006/7)

Rui Borges, "Gilding and Silvering Surface Decoration Techniques, and Copper Provenance Studies of the Tomb of D. Afonso of Portugal" Master Thesis (2006/7)

Ana Sofia da Silva, “Avaliação do Estado, Caracterização e Conservação de Instrumentos Musicais - Aprendizagem de Metodologias de Reparação e Restauro” 5-year degree thesis in Conservation and Restoration (2006/07)

Filipa Pereira, “Conservação de bens aqueológicos de metal povenientes de ambientes subaquáticois marinhos - Ligas de Cobre” 5-year degree thesis in Conservation and Restoration (2005/6)

Mª João Furtado, “Conservação preventiva e curativa de quatro objectos do espólio do Museu do CCCM, em metal e cerâmica”, 5-year degree thesis in Conservation and Restoration (2003/4)

Paula Monteiro, “Estudo evolutivo dos fios metálicos utilizados em têxteis – vertente científica e tecnológica”, Lisboa, 5-year degree thesis in Conservation and Restoration (2003/4)