Diana Gonçalves dos Santos

Diana Gonçalves dos Santos (1980) specialized in Portuguese Art History through her academic activity and professional practice as freelance researcher. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship and a research fellowship by the Foundation for Science and Technology which were instrumental for the development of her technical skills in the field of Art History. She concluded her PhD in this field, by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, in 2014.

In the following year, she moved to the Azores to embrace a new professional challenge: contributing to the installation and the first four years of activity of ARQUIPÉLAGO – Contemporary Arts Centre. In 2019 she started working as a senior technician in the central services of the Regional Directorate for Culture, in Angra do Heroísmo.

Her various publications include articles in scientific journals and exhibition catalogues and chapters in specialized books. Despite her dedication, throughout a considerable part of her academic career, to the study of azulejos – and particularly of Coimbra’s 18th century tile production – she is also interested in other art forms.