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PhD projects

Art History in Shared Heritage contexts; Heritage Management in Post-colonial scenarios; Retable Art

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Research interests

I have been developing scientific research for over 10 years in the ancient colonial territories of India, collecting an extensive art history database of about 1000 specimens of integrated heritage, partially inventoried and analyzed, an important tool for heritage preservation in constant update. These achievements were possible with the financial support of several award-winning projects from FCT-Portugal, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian-Portugal and Fundação Oriente.

My scientific methods are based in a multidisciplinary approach and research (Art History, Conservation-restoration scientific analisys, Heritage Management) operating in respect of cultural diversity, ethics and heritage values, by communities and sustainable development in order to empower and raise awareness of local communities for policies of heritage management, culture promotion and sustainable tourism.

Over the next years, I will continue with scientific research, knowledge exchange and dissemination to specialized and general audiences in the fields of shared heritages (conservation, restoration, awareness, management), art history (shared heritages scenarios, 16th to 18th Century) in India, Brazil, Philipines and Mexico.

Education/Academic qualification

History and Heritage (Art History), Doctorate, Universidade do Algarve

1 Oct 201019 Jan 2016

Cultural Heritage, Bachelor, Universidade do Algarve

1 Oct 20031 Jul 2007

External positions

Membership and Expert Database (INDIA), ICOMOS - International Council of Monuments and Sites


Membership and Expert Database (PORTUGAL), ICOMOS - International Council of Monuments and Sites

2016 → …


  • D204 Modern History
  • Art History
  • History and Archaeology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Heritage Management
  • Conservation-restoration Theory
  • India
  • Shared Heritage

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Research Output at NOVA

The Retable Art from Goa and the Ancient North Province: Proximity and Singularities

Esteves Reis, M., 2019, India, the Portuguese and Maritime interactions: Religion, Language and Cultural Expressions. Malekandathil, P., Varadarajan, L. & Farooqui, A. (eds.). New Delhi: Primus Books, Vol. 2. p. 481-503 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

O Retábulo na Província do Norte: [Damão. Diu. Baçaim. Bombaim. Taná]

Translated title of the contribution: The altarpieces in the North Province : [Daman. Diu. Basein. Bombay. Thane]Esteves Reis, M. & Lameira, F., 2018, Faro: Promontória Monográfica. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Os Teatinos em Goa, o Grão-Duque Cosimo III de Florença-Itália e Guarino Guarini:

Reis, M. E., 2018, In : Revista Oriente. 26, p. 77-85 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conservação e restauro do património indo-português: conceitos, soluções de intervenção e desafios para o futuro. Honrando Miguel Mateus, conservador-restaurador (1957-2015)

Esteves Reis, M., 2017, Preservar o património português além-mar: portugueses e a salvaguarda do património edificado português no mundo. Rodrigues dos Santos, J. (ed.). Lisboa: Caleidoscópio, p. 161-174 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 17 Invited talk
    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Arte a Bordo. Retábulos da Província do Norte e Goa na prelazia de Moçambique

    Mónica Esteves Reis (Invited speaker)
    3 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    II Encontro de História de Loulé

    Mónica Esteves Reis (Chair)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Honesto, ou brutalmente Honesto. Paulo Varela Gomes

    Mónica Esteves Reis (Speaker)
    16 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Interpreting symbolism in Christian Art through frescos and murals: the sgraffito in Goa’s Churches

    Natasha Fernandes (Invited speaker), Mónica Esteves Reis (Invited speaker), José Artur Pestana (Invited speaker)
    28 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk