- Coordinator of Department of the National Museum of Archaeology, University Teacher ,
- ICOM Portugal Board Member and Delegate of ICOM CECA in Portugal
- Degree in History, Post-gratuate studies in History Teaching, Master Degree in Art History
- PHD in Museum Studies
- High School Teacher, Teacher Trainer for Initial History Teaching, University Teacher, Museum Mediator
Statement of motivation
My main motivation to be part of the ICOM CECA direction is the work itself: working to co-learn and share experiences with colleagues. Being experienced both in museum mediation and university teaching I think I can make a useful contribution bridging the practical knowledge of museums and the theoretical knowledge of universities. As I work daily in a museum I think the future of museums involves captivating new target groups and converting the non-visitors into new audiences. Thus I think ICOM CECA might invest more in communication strategies aimed at these audiences, namely using social media.
On the other hand the promotion of decentralized actions and short training courses will be very useful not only for sharing experiences among colleagues, but especially for the enhancing of perspectives these meetings allow.
The existence of digital publications should be seen as an important contribution to the development of the knowledge and critical understanding of the diverse educational experiences that museums enable and support. Furthermore the establishment of a regional network is key for ICOM CECA members to feel more accompanied in their professional development, as "teaching is to learn twice" Joseph Joubert.