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Luís Filipe da Silva Soares is a researcher at the Instituto de História da Arte (IHA), Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL) and works currently at the Monte da Lua-Parques de Sintra, S.A. as the responsible for the Preventive Conservation area of the Palácio da Pena, Chalet da Condessa and Palácio de Monserrate.
With a course in Restoration of Architectural Heritage (Mural Painting) from the Escola Profissional de Recuperação do Património Edificado de Sintra (1997), he is graduated in Conservation and Restoration – easel Painting and polychrome Sculpture (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, 2004) and he (completed a Master degree in Museology (FCSH-UNL, 2010). He completed his Ph.D. thesis in History of Art, specialization Artistic Heritage and Museology (FCSH-UNL, 2016).
Luís Soares worked with several conservation and restoration companies between 1977 and 2007, participating in interventions on public, religious and private cultural heritage. Between 2007 and 2009 he collaborated with the Conservation and Restoration and Educational Departments of the Museu Nacional de Etnologia (National Museum of Ethnology). Between 2008 and 2016 he collaborated with Iterartis, Services for Museums and Transport of Artworks, Ltd., in packing, transport, assembling and de-rigging exhibitions at several studios, galleries, art centres, museums and palaces in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Germany and the UK. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a research fellow at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, with the project «Sources for the History of Art Museums in Portugal».

Education/Academic qualification

História da Arte - Especialização em Museologia e Património Artístico, Doctorate, PARA A HISTÓRIA DO PALÁCIO NACIONAL DA AJUDA, 1910-1980: PROTOCOLO DE ESTADO, “GARDE-MEUBLE” DAS COLECÇÕES REAIS, PALÁCIO- MUSEU, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)


Award Date: 22 Nov 2016

Museologia, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)


Conservação e Restauro, Bachelor, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar


External positions

Preventive Conservation Area, Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua, S.A.

15 Nov 2016 → …

Assistente de produção_Exposição “Artur Alves Cardoso (1882-1930): Alma Mater”, Fundação Millennium Bcp

1 Jul 201630 Oct 2016

Volunteer, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda


Collaborator, iterartis, Serviços para Museus e Transportes de Arte

4 Nov 200830 Oct 2016

Conservador-Restaurador, Museu Nacional de Etnologia

1 Oct 200728 Feb 2009

Conservador-Restaurador, memoriae tradere, Conservação e Restauro, Lda.