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Research interests

Museum Architecture; Cultural Heritage; Contemporary Art Museums; Digital Cultures.

Personal information

Helena Barranha has a PhD in Architecture (Universidade do Porto, 2008) and a Master’s Degree in the Management of Cultural Heritage (Universidade do Algarve, 2001). She is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, and a Researcher at the Institute of Art History, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she is a member of the Museum Studies Group and coordinates the Art, Museums and Digital Cultures Cluster. She was the Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, in Lisbon, from 2009 to 2012, and Coordinator of the unplace project – a museum without a place, between 2014 and 2015. Her current research focuses on cultural heritage, architecture of contemporary art museums and digital cultures and she has published widely on these topics, both in Portugal and abroad. She is a member of Access Culture, ICOM-Portugal and the Europeana Network Association.

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Assistant Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico


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