Levantamento das políticas de conservação aplicadas a sítios arqueológicos, em Portugal (1950-2022)
: análise e interpretação de 8 casos de estudo luso-romanos

  • Mariana Nobre Durana Pinto (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Conservation, Restoration and Archaeology have always manifested themselves as complementary sciences - in safeguarding the Archaeological Heritage. Conservation from structures stabilization or direct and indirect - restoration treatments - of movable heritage and archaeology by the study and dissemination of the heritage present in the archaeological sites. However, this relationship between these two disciplines is still less studied and known in Portugal. Thus the main goal of this dissertation is contribute to fill this gap, by gathering in a single document all the data, that could be collected during a period of one year, concerning the conservation policies adopted in Luso-Roman archaeological sites, between the period of 1950 decade and the present day, focusing on eight Portuguese case studies - Roman Baths of Chaves, Bracara Augusta (with special focus on the Roman Baths of Alto da Cividade, Insulae das Carvalheiras, and the mosaics in situ at D. Diogo Sousa Museum; Tongobriga, Roman Villa of Rabaçal; Aurea Museum; Tróia, Miróbriga and Milreu. Accordingly, in this dissertation some conclusions can be observed such as: (a.) the profile of the Conservator-restorer associated with this heritage typology (from their training to their role on site); (b.) technical and material survey of the conservation and restoration operations (e.g. the relationship between the use of cement and traditional mortars, types of consolidates and biocides used, among others); (c.) impact of the musealization of the sites; (d.) types of management and policies applied by the authorities; and (e.) status of the implementation of preventive conservation plans.
Date of Award20 Jan 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorEduarda Vieira (Supervisor) & José d´Encarnação (Co-Supervisor)


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Archaeological sites
  • Luso-roman
  • Management policies
  • Portugal


  • Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais

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