Subject: Heritage and Museology

Scientific Area:

Anthropology, Art Sciences and Culture


64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Knowledge, skills and competencies to be acquired To build a theoretical and methodological framework that allows technicians, teachers, researchers, animators, developers, local elected officials, etc., to understand the different dimensions and variants of the cultural heritage - materials and intangibles - such as defined in the Unesco Convention. It will also allow to analyze and discuss the main conceptsrelated to cultural heritage in its different dimensions and interactions with aspects of identity, territory and environment.


1 - Cultural Heritage: category, definition and objective
2 - Cultural heritage Values
3 - Heritage of humanity: the concept of the common good
4 - Ethnographic/museographic object as a category of thought
5 - Collect inventory, and staging
5.1 - Ethnographical research
5.2 - Quantitative, qualitative analysis and participant observation
5.3 - Inventory and document storage technology: technical specifications


Alarcäo, Jorge de , 1988 , Introduçäo ao estudo da história e do património locais. Coimbra , Instituto de Arqueologia.
Lisboa: Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional. , 1995 , Conservação do património cultural , Lisboa: Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional.
União Europeia, Educação e Cultura. , 2000 , Cultura [Material gráfico] : Património Europeu / União Europeia, Educação e Cultura , União Europeia, Educação e Cultura.
Ferreira, Jorge A. B. F , 1998 , Direito do património histórico-cultural : cartas, convenções e recomendações internacionais : actos comunitários. , Coimbra: CEFA.
Livro de actas , 2002 , Património e turismo, desenvolvimento e turismo : ciclo de debates 1999 , Lisboa: Instituto de Financiamento e Apoio ao Turismo.
Ramos, Manuel Ramos , 2003 , A matéria do património : memórias e identidades , Lisboa : Colibri,

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Content development will include both theoretical and empirical approaches. Lectures will be complemented with student work (research and essays). Practical strategies will include case study. The evaluation will be performed based on a practical project proposal of an inventory and museography collection, with 50% for the evaluation of theoretical methodology and 50% for the implementation and sustainability.