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Lisbon in Tiles before the 1755 Earthquake

Starting date: January 2010
Finishing date: December 2012
Project financed under the Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2008 of the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology - PTDC/EAT-EAT/099160/2008.

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PrintArt - Content and Ontology based art image annotation and retrieval

Starting date: January 2010
Finishing date: November 2013
Project financed under the Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2008 of the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology - PTDC/EEA-CRO/098822/2008.

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RADIART - Diagnosis, decontamination and conservation of cultural heritage: neutrons and ionizing radiation in artwork

Starting date: January 2010
Finishing date: December 2012
Project financed under the Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2008 of the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology - PTDC/HIS-HEC/101756/2008.

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18th-Century Tile Heritage in Portugal. Constitution and organisation of an Iconographic Repertory (Thesaurus)

Starting date: 2004
Finishing date: 2007
This project was financed under the Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2002 (POCTI/HAR/45609/2002), with RTEACJMSS being responsible for processing the data and publishing the results online.

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Inventory and study of the tile heritage of the Central Lisbon Hospital Centre (CHLC)

Starting date: October 2009
Finishing date: december 2011
Under the terms of the protocol signed between IHA-FLUL and CHLC, this initiative is designed to compile an inventory of the tile heritage of the hospitals belonging to CHLC. Because of their unique importance, attention is drawn to the tiles at the following hospitals: Santa Marta, São José and Santo António dos Capuchos.

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Devolver ao olhar (Giving back to the view) - research project centred upon the MNAz reserve collection

"Devolver ao olhar" (Giving back to the view) is a project partly funded by FCT, which is designed to conserve, study and compile an inventory of the MNAz reserve collection.

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Tile façades from Ovar

Starting date: November 2010
Finishing date: December 2011
Inventory of ornamental ceramics applied on the Ovar façades, including the tiles and the other ceramic elements, like cones, globes, statuary, etc.

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Iconclass translation to Portuguese

Starting date: 2012
Finishing date: 2014
The Iconclass translation to Portuguese is being held by a working group of Rede Temática em Estudos de Azulejaria e Cerâmica João Miguel dos Santos Simões (João Miguel dos Santos Simões Thematic Network on the Study of Tiles and Ceramics), in collaboration with the current Iconclass managers Hans Brandhorst and Etienne Posthumus. It is expected that in 2014 a part of this work will be available in the Iconclass browser and accessible to queries related to ceramic tiles in Az Infinitum - Azulejo Indexing and Reference System.

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The Cortiço & Netos Collection

Starting date: February 2013
Finishing date: June 2013
The company Cortiço & Netos was founded more than thirty years ago, with the stockpiling and marketing of a collection of Portuguese industrial azulejos of huge relevance. In 2013, between February and June, they received two students from RTEACJMSS through an internship program included in the degree course in Art History (FLUL).

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Photographic and Documentary Repertory of Portuguese Architectural Ceramics

Starting date: 2009
Finishing date: 2011
Project developed by Instituto de Promoción Cerámica (Castellón, Espanha), and coordinated, in Portugal, by Francisco Queiroz e Ana Margarida Portela. Our research group was responsible by several records between 2009 and 2011.

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