Leonor Sá
1997 …2023

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Leonor Sá is museum curator responsible for the “Portuguese Judiciary Police Museum” - and its ‘Historic Photographic Archive’ - since 1993, when she started their organization. She has a PhD in Culture Studies (Portuguese Catholic University), a postgraduation in Museum Studies (Universidade Lusófona) with a traineeship at Ecomuseum de la Haute Bausse, Quebec, Canada, and a degree and master’s degree in German Literary Studies (Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa). She is also an investigator at the 'Institute of Contemporary History' (IHC) at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and the 'Research Centre for Communication and Culture' (CECC) at Portuguese Catholic University. She created and coordinated three interdisciplinary projects for the protection of the Portuguese Cultural Heritage, two of them awarded at a national or international level (Grand Prix of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/EUROPA NOSTRA 2013, Category 4, for ‘SOS Azulejo Project’) and curated several exhibitions. She published two books (in 2018, twice awarded, and in 2022) on early judicial/criminal photography in Portugal, a poetry book, and more than 50 articles/book chapters.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Infamy and Fame: the Mistery of the first mugshots in Portugal 1869-1895

External positions

responsible curator , Museu de Polícia Judiciária

1993 → …


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