Completed projects

Porto Town Halls (1820-2010)

This Project aims at presenting the history of the several buildings which served as Town Hall for the city of Porto since the establishment of Liberalism, the reasons that explain their construction and location, and their architectural and artistic characterization.

Bragança in the Contemporary Age (1820-2012)

The project “Bragança in the Contemporary Age (1820-2012)” aimed at analysing the administrative evolution and the demographic, economic, social and cultural structures of that city, as well as the political reality, heritage and the transformations of the urban space, from the liberal revolution of 1820 up to present time.

The Franciscan Third Order in Northern Portugal

With this project we intended to study the importance of the Venerable Franciscan Third Order in northern Portugal as promoters of almost always remarkable artistic activities associated with the construction of structures fit for their organization (church or chapel, dispatch house and hospital) and significantly supporting First Orders, to which they are linked.

The Mayors of Porto (1822-2013)

Following a previous Project, it was intended with this new project to review and update the information on the biographies of the Mayors of Porto, from the first one directly elected by the population to the current Mayor.

History of Agência Abreu (1840-2010)

This Project aims at describing the history of Agência Abreu, one of the oldest travel agencies in the world, in order to establish the origins of the above mentioned company within the context of the Portuguese emigration to Brazil and make a comprehensive collection of relevant documents on the activity of Agência Abreu, in all its different perspectives.

The Mayors of Vila Nova de Gaia (1834-2010)

The Mayors of the City Hall of Vila Nova de Gaia (1834-2010), which counted with the support of that Municipality, aims at writing the biographies of the Mayors of the City Hall of Vila Nova de Gaia between 1834 and 2010, to describe their actions while running the Municipality and to present the evolution of the legislative framework regarding the local power in Contemporary Portugal, under which the different Mayors of the City Hall of Vila Nova de Gaia performed their duties.

Ageing and Health in Portugal. Policies and practices

The project Ageing and Health in Portugal. Policies and Practices aims at measuring the relationships between the health status of the Portuguese population and the expected increase of education levels over the next decades, assessing the range and implications of this co-relationship, through the combination of demographic and econometric analysis techniques that allow a systemic view of this phenomenon, in order to support the decision making process within the scope of the health public policies.

AZULEJAR – Conservation of Tiles on Façades

This Project aims at characterizing façade elements in several buildings in need of conservation actions involving their historical context, taking into consideration the production methods, their composition and the factors for the degradation of tiles.