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Maria João Melo is Full Professor at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of the NOVA School of Science and Technology as well as a researcher at Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry-Requimte and Institute of Medieval Studies at NOVA.  After a PhD in Physical Chemistry (1995), specifically in Photochemistry, she decided to apply her expertise towards the conservation of works of art. She made a PostDoc in Florence (1996-98) at the Italian Research Council (CNR), one of the leader institutions in this field. She became an expert in infrared spectroscopy applied to cultural heritage and started research on the safeguard of historical dyes, medieval illuminations as well as on the fundamental degradation mechanisms in polymeric systems.  When she returned to Portugal in 1998, she participated in the creation of the Department of Conservation and Restoration at FCT NOVA. She was its president (2017-19) and is the coordinator of its PhD Program in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (funded by FCT-MCTES, 1.3 M€). She has participated in 15 research projects and was the PI of 6 (1 M€). She is the author of over 90 publications in scientific journals listed in Web of Science; h-index of 31 and 2682 citations. She participates, regularly, in national and international congresses, having presented more than 100 oral communications. She supervised 15 successful PhD theses. She serves in the editorial board of the scientific journals "Heritage Science" and "Dyes and Pigments", and a reviewer for several scientific journals (e.g. Accounts for Chemical Research, Scientific Reports, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, Polymer Degradation and Stability, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Philosophical Transactions A, RSC Advances, Analytical Chemistry). Her present challenge is to strengthen her interdisciplinary research and approach, at the frontiers of the social and natural sciences, promoting public engagement.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Maria João Melo

Citation names

  • M. J. Melo
  • Maria J. Melo
  • Maria João Melo

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
3013-32B2-BD29
ORCID iD
0000-0001-7393-6801
Researcher Id
C-8594-2011
Scopus Author Id
57203050614

Email addresses

  • mjm@fct.unl.pt (Professional)

Telephones

Telephone
  • 212948322 Ext.: 10945 (Professional)

Addresses

  • Department of Conservation and Restoration, FCT NOVA, Campus of Caparica, 2829-516, Almada, Almada,, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences - Physical Chemistry
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences - Polymer Science
  • Humanities - History and Archaeology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
French Upper intermediate (B2) Proficiency (C2) Elementary (A2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Italian Intermediate (B1) Proficiency (C2) Beginner (A1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Advanced (C1) Beginner (A1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Education
Degree Classification
2012
Concluded
Habilitation in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Specialisation in Conservation Science (Título de Agregado)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
1995
Concluded
PhD in Physical Chemistry (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Approved by unanimity
1989
Concluded
Bachelor in Applied Chemistry - Organic Chemistry Profile (Licenciatura)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
16
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2002 - Current Researcher (Research) Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2017 - Current Full Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2012 - 2017 Associate Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
1999 - 2012 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2014 - Current Coordinator of the PhD Program in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Department of Conservation and Restoration FCT NOVA, Portugal
2017/10 - 2019/01 Head of the Department of Conservation and Restoration Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2007/08 - 2018/11 Coordinator of the Master Program in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Department of Conservation and Restoration FCT NOVA, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2020 - 2024 COST Action: European Network in an integrated and interdisciplinary field of the Humanities
CA19131
Researcher
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
2018 - 2022 NEMOSINE. Innovative packaging solutions for storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage of artefacts based on cellulose derivate
ID: 760801
Researcher
European Commission
Ongoing
2018 - 2021 Polyphenols in Art: chemistry and biology hand in hand with conservation of cultural heritage
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2021 STEMMA. From singing to writing - survey on material production and routes of Galician-Portuguese Lyric
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2017 O espólio de Ângelo de Sousa: inventariação e catalogação dos acervos artísticos e documentais
Ref. 143191
Researcher
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Concluded
2011 - 2014 Crossing borders: History, materials and techniques of Portuguese painters from 1850-1918 (Romanticism, Naturalism and Modernism)
PTDC/EAT-EAT/113612/2009
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2010 - 2013 Colour in medieval illuminated manuscripts: between beauty and meaning
PTDC/EAT-EAT/104930/2008
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2009 - 2013 Unveiling the secrets of Molecules with Colour and History: from Ancient to Modern times. A (Photo)chemical Approach.
PTDC/QUI-QUI/099388/2008
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008 - 2011 CHROMOGENICS: Study and Characterization of Chromogenic Materials
PTDC/QUI/67786/2006
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2007 - 2010 The identity of Portuguese medieval manuscript illumination in the European context
PTDC/EAT/65445/2006
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2005 - 2008 The Molecules of Colour in Art: a Photochemical Study
POCI/QUI/55672/2004
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2005 - 2007 An interdisciplinary approach to the study of color in Portuguese manuscript illuminations
POCTI/EAT/33782/2000
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2003 - 2006 Sensores químicos baseados em receptores poliamínicos ligados a unidades florescentes
POCTI/QUI/47357/2002
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
1998 - 2003 Química-semiótica. Memórias artificiais baseadas em processos fotocrómicos
PRAXIS/C/QUI/10074/98
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
1994 - 2002 Interacção de Pares Ácido-Base com Interfaces Macias
PRAXIS/2/2.1/QUI/317/94
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
1999 - 2001 Molecular Machines
RTN1-1999-00138
Researcher
1990 - 1992 Abiotic Photodegradation of Chemicals (Herbides, Pesticides, Insecticides) in aqueous solution and natural water/development of novel test systems
N/A
Researcher
Concluded

Other

Designation Funders
2016 - Current IMAN. Investigación y análisis para el conocimiento y la preservación de un patrimonio documental: los manuscritos andalusíes
HAR2016-77482-R
Researcher
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Economía y Empresa
2017 - 2019 Vienna Genesis (ÖNB, HAD, Cod. Theol. Gr. 31): Material analysis and conservation of a late antique illuminated manuscript on purple parchment
PUB 667 Selbständige Publikationen
Researcher
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Ongoing
2016 - 2019 Tecnologia y conocimiento en la peninsula iberica (siglos XIII-XVI)
HAR2015-67619-P
Researcher
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Economía y Empresa
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. M. J. Melo; et al.. The Book on How to Make Colours: medieval colours for practitioners. Lisboa, Portugal. 2016.
    Editor
  2. A. Miranda; A. Claro; A. Lemos; C. Miguel; M. J. Melo. À descoberta da cor na Iluminura Medieval com o Apocalipse do Lorvão e o Livro das Aves. Lisboa, Portugal. 2007.
Book chapter
  1. F. Pina; A. J. Parola; M. J. Melo; J. C. Lima. "Chemistry of Anthocyanins". In Anthocyanins from Natural Sources: Exploiting Targeted Delivery for Improved Health, edited by M. S. Brooks; G. B. Celli, 34-76. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019.
  2. L. Monico; E. Hendriks; M. Geldof; C. Miliani; K. Janssens; B. G. Brunetti; M. Cotte; et al. "Chemical Alteration and Colour Changes in the Amsterdam Sunflowers A Focus on Geranium Lakes and Chrome Yellows". In Van Gogh's Sunflowers Illuminated: Art Meets Science, edited by E. Hendriks; M. Vellekoop, 125-157. Amsterdam University Press, 2019.
  3. Fernando Pina; A. Jorge Parola; Maria J. Melo; J. C. Lima; V. de Freitas. "Chapter 2: Chemistry of Anthocyanins". edited by Brooks, {Marianne Su-Ling, 34-76. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019.
    10.1039/9781788012614-00034
  4. M. J. Melo; M. A. Miranda; R. Castro; J. Lopes; J. Sarraguça. "Between Tradition and Innovation: Giving Light to a Visionary Text in the Lorvão Beatus". In Manuscripts in the Making: Art and Science, edited by S. Panayotova; P. Ricciardi, 132-143. Brepols Publishers, 2018.
  5. R. Castro; Conceição Casanova; Maria J. Melo; A. Miranda; L. Oliveira. "Romanesque collection of Santa Cruz abbey in Coimbra: revisiting 12th c. and 16th c. monastic bookbindings". 106-119. Brepols Publishers, 2017.
  6. M. A. Miranda; M. J. Melo. "O manuscrito iluminado medieval. Materialidade, arte e cultura". In Luz, cor e ouro estudos sobre manuscritos iluminados, edited by C. F. Barreira. Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 2016.
  7. Rita Castro; Maria J. Melo; Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda. "O De Avibus de Alcobaça". In uma cópia de Clairvaux?, edited by Barreira, {Catarina Fernandes, 89-108. Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 2016.
  8. Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda; Maria J. Melo. "O esplendor da cor nos manuscritos românicos alcobacenses". edited by Amaral, {Lu{\'i, 129-147. Associa{\c c, 2016.
  9. Maria J. Melo; Joana Lia Ferreira; João Sérgio Seixas de Melo; A. Jorge Parola. "Photochemistry for Cultural Heritage". edited by Serena Silvi; Giacomo Bergamini, 499-530. Springer, 2016.
    10.1007/978-3-319-31671-0
  10. Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda; Rita Castro; Maria J. Melo. "Interpreting lac dye in medieval written sources". In new knowledge from the reconstruction of recipes relating to illuminations in Portuguese manuscripts, edited by Eyb-Green, { Sigrid, 88-99. Archetype Publications, 2016.
  11. M. A. Miranda; M. J. Melo. "Secrets et découvertes, en couleur, dans les manuscrits enluminés". In Portuguese Studies on Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, edited by M. A. Miranda; A. M. Cavero, 1-29. Brepols Publishers, 2015.
  12. R. Castro; M. J. Melo; M. A. Miranda. "The secrets behind the colour of The Book of Birds". In Portuguese Studies on Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, edited by M. A. Miranda; A. M. Cavero, 31-55. Brepols Publishers, 2015.
  13. A. Lemos; R. Araújo; C. Casanova; M. J. Melo; V. S. F. Muralha. "Regards croisés des historiens de I' art et des chimistes sur deux livres d'Heures de la Bibliotheque nationale du Portugal, les mss IL15 et IL19". In Portuguese Studies on Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, edited by M. A. Miranda; A. M. Cavero, 143-168. Brepols Publishers, 2015.
  14. Ana Cristina dos Santos Lemos; Maria J. Melo. "Segredos e Descobertas nos Livros de Horas: história, materiais e técnicas". edited by {Espada Cust{\'o, 193-226. BNP, 2015.
  15. M. J. Melo; R. Castro; M. A. Miranda. "Colour in Medieval Portuguese Manuscripts: Between Beauty and Meaning". In Science and Art: The Painted Surface, edited by A. Sgamellotti; B. G. Brunetti; C. Miliani, 170-192. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014.
  16. M. J. Melo; M. Vilarigues; V. S. F. Muralha; R. Castro. "As cores do mundo no Atlas Fernão Vaz Dourado". In Atlas Universal de Fernão Vaz Dourado. 1571, edited by M. Moleiro, 168-186. Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo, 2013.
  17. M. J. Melo; R. Araújo; V. S. F. Muralha; A. Lemos. "O que nos dizem os materiais da cor sobre os Livros de Horas do Palácio Nacional de Mafra?". In Os livros de Horas Iluminados do Palácio Nacional de Mafra, edited by A. Lemos. Lisboa, Portugal: Instituto de Estudos Medievais/Palácio Nacional de Mafra, 2013.
  18. C. Miguel; A. Miranda; M. Oliveira; M. J. Melo; M. Clarke; Maria J. Melo. "“The book on how one makes colours of all shades in order to illuminate books” revisited". In The Artist's Process: Technology and Interpretation, edited by S. Eyb-Green; J. H. Townsend; M. Clarke; J. Nadolny; S. Kroustallis, 60-66. Archetype Publications, 2012.
  19. Maria J. Melo. "The making of vermlion in medieval Europe: historically accurate reconstructions from The book on how to make colours". edited by Stefanos Kroustallis; Egidos, {Mari{\'a, 181-195. Ministerio de Educaci{\'o, 2012.
  20. A. Miranda; A. Lemos; C. Miguel; M. J. Melo. "On Wings of Blue: The history, materials and techniques of the Book of Birds in Portuguese scriptoria". In The Materials of the Image, edited by L. Afonso. Campo da Comunicação, 2010.
  21. C. Miguel; A. Claro; J. A. Lopes; M. J. Melo. "Copper pigments in medieval times: green, blue, greenish-blue or bluish-green?". In Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice, edited by E. Hermens; J. H. Townsend, 33-38. Archetype Publications, 2009.
  22. Maria J. Melo; M. J. Melo. "History of natural dyes in the ancient mediterranean world". In Handbook of Natural Colorants, edited by Thomas Bechtold; Rita Mussak; T. Bechtold; R. Mussak, 3-18. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  23. Fernando Pina; Maria J. Melo; M. J. Melo; F. Pina; C. Andary. "Anthocyanins, nature's glamorous palette". In Handbook of Natural Colorants, edited by Thomas Bechtold; Rita Mussak; T. Bechtold; R. Mussak, 135-150. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  24. M. Vilarigues; M. J. Melo; S. Babo; C. Alfaro; H. Freitas; I. Sandu. "A Hand full of colours, the 20th century and the dawn of modern art". In Catálogo Raisonné. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. Pintura, 81-104. Portugal: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2008.
  25. M. J. Melo. "Missal blue: anthocyanins in nature and art". In Dyes in History and Archaeology 21, edited by J. Kirby, 65-74. Archetype Publications, 2008.
  26. F. Pina; M. C. Moncada; M. J. Melo; M. M. C. Santos; M. F. Mesquita. "Some Aspects of the Chemistry of Anthocyanins". In Lipid Metabolism and Related Pathology, edited by M. J. Halpern. FCT, 2000.
Conference paper
  1. A. Luís; P. Nabais; R. Araújo; M. Vieira; M. J. Melo; R. J. Hidalgo; R. Córdoba; N. Teixeira; L. Martín. "A arte de fazer tintas de escrita medievais no Al-Andalus: o que nos dizem as frontes escritas e o que nos traz a evidência experimental". Paper presented in Congreso Internacional de Historia del Papel en la Península Ibérica, Málaga, 2019.
  2. S. Babo; E. M. Angelin; J. L. Ferreira; M. J. Melo. "A taste of pearl: (re)discovering a modern lead white in PMMA sculptures". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, 2017.
  3. Tatiana Vitorino; Vanessa Otero; Leslie Carlyle; Maria J. Melo; A. Jorge Parola; Marcello Picollo. "Nineteenth-century cochineal lake pigments from Winsor & Newton". 2017.
  4. Maria J. Melo; Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda; Rita Castro; João Lopes; Jorge Sarraguça. "Between tradition and innovation". 2017.
  5. M. J. Melo; M. Vilarigues; V. Otero. "Tudo palpita e vive no seu próprio espaço com Amadeo de Souza Cardoso". Paper presented in International Conference on Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Centenário da Exposição de Pintura (Abstraccionismo) Porto 1916, Porto, 2016.
  6. Márcia Gomes Vilarigues; Vanessa Otero; Maria J. Melo; Leslie Carlyle. "Winsor & Newton’s nineteenth century manufacture of yellow chromate-based pigments". 2016.
  7. S. Nascimento; J. Linhares; C. João; K. Amano; C. Montagner; M. J. Melo; M. Vilarigues; et al. "Estimating the Colors of Paintings". Paper presented in 5th International Computational Color Imaging Workshop, Saint Etienne, 2015.
    10.1007/978-3-319-15979-9_22
  8. S. Babo; J. L. Ferreira; A. M. Ramos; M. J. Melo. "Back to the origin: understanding the history of production and its influence on the properties of acrylic sheet". Paper presented in Future talks 015: Processes. The making of design and modern art. Materials, technologies and conservation strategies, Munich, 2015.
  9. Diogo Sanches; Angela Ferraz; Tatiana Vitorino; Leslie Carlyle; Márcia Vilarigues; Rita Macedo; Maria J. Melo. "A técnica e a cor do romantismo pelas mãos de Tomás de Anunciação". 2014.
  10. Ana Margarida Silva; Cristina Montagner; Márcia Vilarigues; Rita Macedo; Maria J. Melo; Marcello Picollo; Adelaide Costa; et al. "Um códice modernista: Amadeo e La Légende de Saint Julien l’Hospitalier". Paper presented in IV Congresso de História da Arte Portuguesa em Homenagem a José-Augusto França, Lisboa, 2014.
  11. Tatiana Vitorino; Andrea Casini; Costanza Cucci; Maria J. Melo; Marcello Picollo; Lorenzo Stefani. "Hyper-spectral acquisition on historically accurate reconstructions of red organic lakes". 2014.
    10.1007/978-3-319-07998-1_29
  12. Márcia Gomes Vilarigues; Maria J. Melo. "Analysis Of Paintings Using Multi-Sensor Data". 2013.
  13. C. Montagner; R. Jesus; N. Correia; M. J. Melo; M. Vilarigues; R. Macedo; H. De Freitas; et al. "Unveiling the hand of a 19 th century artist with binary image classification and bag-of-features". Paper presented in 19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, Vienna, 2012.
  14. A. I. Pereira; M. J. Melo (3013-32B2-BD29); T. Learner; S. Schäfer; P. Eaton; Maria J. Melo. "The white paintings of Julião Sarmento: issues and characterization, degradation and treatment". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisboa, 2011.
  15. S. Babo; E. S. Fragoso; R. J. C. Silva; M. J. Melo. "A Pandora’s Box? The Aluminium Boxes of Lourdes Castro and the conservation of contemporary art". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisboa, 2011.
  16. Maria J. Melo; J. L. Ferreira; M. J. Melo; M. J. Ávila; A. M. Ramos. "The Shadows by Lourdes Castro: a conservation study of PMMA in the 21st century". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisboa, 2011.
  17. Márcia Gomes Vilarigues; Leslie Carlyle; Maria J. Melo. "A question of scale & terminology, extrapolating from past practices in commercial manufacture to current laboratory experience: the Winsor & Newton 19th Century Artists' Materials Archive Database". 2011.
  18. Maria J. Melo. "A Study in Scarlet - vermilion red and colour paint formulations in medieval illuminations". 2011.
  19. Maria J. Melo; R. Castro; M. J. Melo; C. Casanova; C. Queiroz. "Study of an eighteenth-century Chinese wallpaper". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisboa, 2011.
  20. M. J. Melo; A. Miranda; C. Miguel; R. Castro; A. Lemos; V. S. F. Muralha; J. A. Lopes; A. P. Gonçalves; Maria J. Melo. "The colour of medieval Portuguese illumination: an interdisciplinary approach". Paper presented in Medieval Colours: between beauty and meaning, Lisboa, 2011.
  21. I. Ferreira; M. Pamplona; S. Simon; K. Lange; M. J. Melo. "Assessment of conservation treatments with the contact sponge. Jardin de Pierres: Conservation of Stone in Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries". Paper presented in 14es Journées d’Étude de la SFIIC, 2011.
  22. Maria J. Melo. "Green, blue, greenish blue or bluish green? Copper pigments in medieval Portuguese Illuminations". 2009.
  23. Maria J. Melo. "Study of a Portuguese 18th century manuscript: “Relaçam das madeiras descriptas, que se comprehendem no termo da villa de Caxoeira". 2009.
  24. A. Freitas; A. Claro; M. J. Melo; C. Casanova; L. Moura. "Study of a Portuguese 18th century manuscript". Paper presented in Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists' Practice, Glasgow, 2009.
  25. E. Armindo; M. M. Sousa; M. J. Melo; J. Hallett. "A Persian Carpet’s Paradise Garden: discovering historical and technical aspects through carpet conservation and restoration". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 15th Triennial Conference, New Deli, 2008.
  26. J. L. Ferreira; M. J. Melo; A. M. Ramos; M. J. Ávila. "Eternity is in love with the production of time", an approach to Joaquim Rodrigo classical palette in a vinyl synthetic medium". Paper presented in Modern Paints Uncovered, London, 2006.
  27. A. I. Pereira; S. Schäfer; M. J. Melo. "Julião Sarmento, a Portuguese artist at work: study of Just a Skin Affair from 1988". Paper presented in Modern Paints Uncovered, London, 2006.
  28. M. Sousa; M. J. Melo; A. Aguiar-Ricardo; P. Cruz. "A green approach to antique textile cleaning". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 14th Triennial Conference, The Hague, 2005.
  29. M. J. Melo; F. Pina; A. Miranda; C. Casanova; A. Claro. "The colour of medieval portuguese illumination". Paper presented in ICOM-CC 14th Triennial Conference, The Hague, 2005.
  30. S. Bracci; M. J. Melo. "Photodegradation of acrylic resins: influence of molecular weight on durability". Paper presented in 6th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin: Influence of the environment and defense of the territory on recovery of cultural heritage, Lisboa, 2004.
  31. M. J. Melo; S. Bracci. "Stone conservation: a study on the natural ageing of polymeric treatments". Paper presented in 6th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin: Influence of the environment and defense of the territory on recovery of cultural heritage, Lisboa, 2004.
  32. M. J. Melo; S. Bracci. "Paraloid B72 applied on stone: correlating natural and artificial ageing". Paper presented in Art et Chemie: les polymères, Paris, 2003.
  33. S. Bracci; M. Camaiti; M. J. Melo; F. Piacenti. "Ageing of acrylic resins applied on stone: comparison of artificial irradiation and external exposure". Paper presented in 1° National Congress La Scienza dell’Arte, Bressanone, 2001.
Journal article
  1. Samaneh Sharif; Paula Nabais; Maria J. Melo; Fernando Pina; M. Conceição Oliveira. "Photoreactivity and stability of flavonoid yellows used in cultural heritage". Dyes and Pigments (2022): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.110051.
    10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.110051
  2. Ana M. Ferreira; Isa Sucena; Vanessa Otero; Eva Mariasole Angelin; Maria João Melo; João A. P. Coutinho. "Pretreatment of Plastic Waste: Removal of Colorants from HDPE Using Biosolvents". Molecules (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27010098.
    10.3390/molecules27010098
  3. Paula Nabais; Maria J. Melo; João A. Lopes; Márcia Vieira; Rita Castro; Aldo Romani. "Organic colorants based on lac dye and brazilwood as markers for a chronology and geography of medieval scriptoria: a chemometrics approach". Heritage Science (2021): https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-021-00490-8.
    10.1186/s40494-021-00490-8
  4. Natércia Teixeira; Paula Nabais; Victor de Freitas; João A. Lopes; Maria J. Melo. "In-depth phenolic characterization of iron gall inks by deconstructing representative Iberian recipes". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/91121824-86cb-4774-a879-a87530e8bdbb.
    10.1038/s41598-021-87969-3
  5. Abeer Al Mohtar; Moisés L. Pinto; Artur Neves; Sofia Nunes; Daniele Zappi; Gabriele Varani; Ana Maria Ramos; et al. "Decision making based on hybrid modeling approach applied to cellulose acetate based historical films conservation". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/3413a1ac-a4f6-4837-8be8-c19ddc2e4344.
    10.1038/s41598-021-95373-0
  6. Artur Neves; Ana Maria Ramos; Maria Elvira Callapez; Robert Friedel; Matthieu Réfrégiers; Mathieu Thoury; Maria J. Melo. "Novel¿ markers to early detect degradation on cellulose nitrate-based heritage at the submicrometer level using synchrotron UV–VIS multispectral luminescence". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/e572b13c-3fc7-455a-90f2-14c0a26f4a50.
    10.1038/s41598-021-99058-6
  7. Sara Babo; Joana Lia Ferreira; Ana Maria Ramos; Anna Micheluz; Marisa Pamplona; M. H. Casimiro; Luís M. Ferreira; Maria J. Melo. "Correction: Babo et al. Characterization and Long-Term Stability of Historical PMMA: Impact of Additives and Acrylic Sheet Industrial Production Processes. Polymers 2020, 12, 2198". Polymers (2021): https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/23/4105.
    10.3390/polym13234105
  8. Anna Micheluz; Eva Mariasole Angelin; João Almeida Lopes; Maria João Melo; Marisa Pamplona. "Discoloration of Historical Plastic Objects: New Insight into the Degradation of ß-Naphthol Pigment Lakes". Polymers (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13142278.
    10.3390/polym13142278
  9. Eva Mariasole Angelin; Susana França de Sá; Inês Soares; Maria Elvira Callapez; Joana Lia Ferreira; Maria J. Melo; Mauro Bacci; Marcello Picollo. "Application of Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy on Plastics in Cultural Heritage Collections: A Comparative Assessment of Two Portable Mid-Fourier Transform Infrared Reflection Devices". Applied Spectroscopy 75 7 (2021): 818-833. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/f912b377-cc03-4cef-821a-b69ff74066b7.
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  10. Eva Mariasole Angelin; M. Conceição Oliveira; Austin Nevin; Marcello Picollo; Maria J. Melo. "To be or not to be an azo pigment: Chemistry for the preservation of historical ß-naphthol reds in cultural heritage". Dyes and Pigments 190 (2021): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/3b8c3be1-f0e9-4f2e-b93f-af2b922f286e.
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  11. Maria Veneno; Paula Nabais; Vanessa Otero; Adelaide Clemente; M. Conceição Oliveira; Maria João Melo. "Yellow Lake Pigments from Weld in Art: Investigating the Winsor & Newton 19th Century Archive". Heritage (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4010026.
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  12. Marta Ghirardello; Vanessa Otero; Daniela Comelli; Lucia Toniolo; David Dellasega; Luca Nessi; Matteo Cantoni; et al. "An investigation into the synthesis of cadmium sulfide pigments for a better understanding of their reactivity in artworks". Dyes and Pigments 186 (2021): 108998-108998. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108998.
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  13. Joana Silva; Paula Urze; Maria Jesús Ávila; Artur Neves; Joana Lia Ferreira; Maria João Melo; Ana Maria Ramos. "Reproduction and Testing of Display Options for the Slide-Based Artwork Slides de Cavalete (1978–1979) by Ângelo de Sousa: An Experimental Study". Heritage (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4010016.
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  14. Sara Babo; Joana Lia Ferreira; Ana Maria Ramos; Anna Micheluz; Marisa Pamplona; Maria Helena Casimiro; Luís M. Ferreira; Maria João Melo. "Characterization and Long-Term Stability of Historical PMMA: Impact of Additives and Acrylic Sheet Industrial Production Processes". Polymers (2020): https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12102198.
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  15. Eva Mariasole Angelin; Susana França de Sá; Marcello Picollo; Austin Nevin; Maria Elvira Callapez; Maria João Melo. "The identification of synthetic organic red pigments in historical plastics: Developing an in situ analytical protocol based on Raman microscopy". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2020): https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5985.
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  16. Sofia Nunes; Francesca Ramacciotti; Artur Neves; Eva Marisole Angelin; Ana Maria Ramos; Élia Roldão; Nadja Wallaszkovits; Alejo-Armijo, Alfonso; Maria J. Melo. "A diagnostic tool for assessing the conservation condition of cellulose nitrate and acetate in heritage collections: quantifying the degree of substitution by infrared spectroscopy". Heritage Science 8 1 (2020): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/363a7720-4969-40bf-a354-e66e5dbfe920.
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  17. P. Nabais; J. Oliveira; F. Pina; N. Teixeira; V. de Freitas; N. F. Brás; A. Clemente; et al. "A 1000-year-old mystery solved: Unlocking the molecular structure for the medieval blue from Chrozophora tinctoria, also known as folium". Science Advances 6 16 (2020): eaaz7772. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaz7772.
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  18. Samaneh Sharif; Paula Nabais; Maria J. Melo; M. Conceição Oliveira. "Traditional Yellow Dyes Used in the 21st Century in Central Iran: The Knowledge of Master Dyers Revealed by HPLC-DAD and UHPLC-HRMS/MS". Molecules (2020): https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040908.
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  19. B. Rodrigues; Â. Santos; M. J. Melo; V. Otero; M. Vilarigues. "Magic Lantern Glass Slides Materials and Techniques: the First Multi-Analytical Study". Heritage 2 3 (2019): 2513-2530. https://doi.org/10.3390%2Fheritage2030154.
  20. Márcia Vieira; Paula Nabais; Eva Mariasole Angelin; Rita Araújo; João Almeida Lopes; Lourdes Martín; Marta Sameño; Maria J. Melo. "Organic red colorants in Islamic manuscripts (12th-15th c.) produced in al-Andalus, part 1". Dyes and Pigments 166 (2019): 451-459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2019.03.061.
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  21. Juliana Buse; Vanessa Otero; Maria Melo. "New Insights into Synthetic Copper Greens: The Search for Specific Signatures by Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy for Their Characterization in Medieval Artworks". Heritage 2 2 (2019): 1614-1629. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020099.
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  22. M. J. Melo; P. Nabais; R. Araújo; T. Vitorino; Maria J. Melo; Paula Nabais; Rita Araújo; Tatiana Vitorino. "The conservation of medieval manuscript illuminations: A chemical perspective". Physical Sciences Reviews 4 8 (2019): https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2018-0017.
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  23. E. M. Angelin; S. Babo; J. L. Ferreira; M. J. Melo; Eva Mariasole Angelin; Sara Babo; Joana Lia Ferreira; Maria João Melo. "Raman microscopy for the identification of pearlescent pigments in acrylic works of art". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 50 2 (2019): 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5431.
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  24. Artur Neves; Eva Mariasole Angelin; Élia Roldão; Maria João Melo. "New insights into the degradation mechanism of cellulose nitrate in cinematographic films by Raman microscopy". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2019): https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5464.
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  25. Rafael Javier Díaz Hidalgo; Ricardo Córdoba; Paula Nabais; Valéria Silva; Maria J. Melo; Fernando Pina; Natércia Teixeira; Victor Freitas. "New insights into iron-gall inks through the use of historically accurate reconstructions". Heritage Science 6 1 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-018-0228-8.
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  26. Maria J. Melo; Rita Castro; Paula Nabais; Tatiana Vitorino. "The book on how to make all the colour paints for illuminating books: unravelling a Portuguese Hebrew illuminators’ manual". Heritage Science 6 1 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-018-0208-z.
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  27. Paula Nabais; Maria J. Melo; João A. Lopes; Tatiana Vitorino; Artur Neves; Rita Castro. "Microspectrofluorimetry and chemometrics for the identification of medieval lake pigments". Heritage Science 6 1 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-018-0178-1.
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  28. V. Otero; M. Vilarigues; Leslie Carlyle; M. Cotte; W. De Nolf; Maria J. Melo. "A little key to oxalate formation in oil paints: protective patina or chemical reactor?". Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 17 3 (2018): 266-270. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/984e1a8b-eb32-4603-96c8-a76900bb3a89.
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  29. C. Miliani; L. Monico; M. J. Melo; S. Fantacci; E. M. Angelin; A. Romani; K. Janssens. "Recent insights into the photochemistry of artists' pigments and dyes: towards better understanding and prevention of colour change in works of art (miniReview)". Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57 25 (2018): 7324-7334. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201802801.
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  31. Araujo, Rita; Nabais, Paula; Cardoso, Isabel Pombo; Casanova, Conceicao; Lemos, Ana; Melo, Maria J.. "Silver paints in medieval manuscripts: a first molecular survey into their degradation". Heritage Science 6 (2018): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000427726800001&KeyUID=WOS:000427726800001.
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  33. Miliani, Costanza; Monico, Letizia; Melo, Maria J.; Fantacci, Simona; Angelin, Eva M.; Romani, Aldo; Janssens, Koen. "Photochemistry of Artists' Dyes and Pigments: Towards Better Understanding and Prevention of Colour Change in Works of Art". Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57 25 (2018): 7324-7334. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000434949200006&KeyUID=WOS:000434949200006.
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  34. D. Sanches; A. M. Ramos; J. F. J. Coelho; C. M. F. Costa; M. Vilarigues; M. J. Melo; Sanches, Diogo; et al. "Correlating thermophysical properties with the molecular composition of 19th century chrome yellow oil paints". Polymer Degradation and Stability 138 (2017): 201-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.02.010.
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  37. Cavero, Alicia Miguelez; Melo, Maria Joao; Miranda, Maria Adelaide; Castro, Rita; Casanova, Conceicao. "Beatus manuscripts under the microscope: the Alcobaca Beatus and the Iberian Cistercian tradition revisited (vol 8, pg 217, 2016)". Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 9 2 (2017): 280-280. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000423326300007&KeyUID=WOS:000423326300007.
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  38. Maria João Melo; Paula Nabais; Maria Guimarães; Rita Araújo; Rita Castro; Maria Conceição Oliveira; Isabella Whitworth. "Organic dyes in illuminated manuscripts: a unique cultural and historic record". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 374 2082 (2016): 20160050-20160050. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2016.0050.
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  39. Paula Nabais; Rita Castro; Maria J. Melo; Maria da Graça Videira Lopes; Luís Correia de Sousa. "Singing with light: an interdisciplinary study on the medieval Ajuda Songbook". Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 8 2 (2016): 283-312. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/6ce8671e-a1c5-401c-b2e6-988a174e7626.
  40. Barreira, Catarina Fernandes; Melo, Maria Joao; Araujo, Rita; Casanova, Conceicao. "Through the eyes of science and art: a fourteenth-century winter breviary from Alcobaca scriptorium". Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 8 2 (2016): 252-282. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000386610300006&KeyUID=WOS:000386610300006.
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  42. ALICIA MIGUELEZ CAVERO; Maria J. Melo; Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda; Rita Castro; Conceição Casanova. "Beatus Manuscripts under the microscope: The Alcobaça Beatus and the Iberian Cistercian Tradition revisited". Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 8 2 (2016): 217-251. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/b9bf4443-e4ad-4883-8452-ae02eb86e32f.
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  49. Nuno Correia; Teresa Romão; A. Ricardo; T. Mota; Maria J. Melo; R. Castro; Rita Carvalho; Maria Adelaide Conceição Miranda. "Design of an Interactive Experience with Medieval Illuminations". Journal On Computing And Cultural Heritage 7 2 (2014): https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/83121002-e87d-433c-9e95-c102fab73c80.
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    10.1021/ar9001894
  68. A. Claro; M. J. Melo; J. S. de Melo; K. J. van den Berg; A. Burnstock; M. Montague. "Identification of red colorants in cultural heritage by microspectrofluorimetry". Journal of Cultural Heritage 11 1 (2010): 27-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2009.03.006.
  69. Claro, A.; Melo, M.J.; Seixas de Melo, J.S.; van den Berg, K.J.; Burnstock, A.; Montague, M.; Newman, R.. "Identification of red colorants in van Gogh paintings and ancient Andean textiles by microspectrofluorimetry". Journal of Cultural Heritage 11 1 (2010): 27-34. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-76449104424&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.culher.2009.03.006
  70. Rondão, R.; De Sérgio Seixas Melo, J.; Bonifácio, V.D.B.; Melo, M.J.; R. Rondão; J. S. De Sérgio; V. D. B. Bonifácio; M. J. Melo. "Dehydroindigo, the forgotten indigo and its contribution to the color of Maya Blue". Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114 4 (2010): 1699-1708. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77249115700&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1021/jp907718k
  71. Ferreira, J.L.; Melo, M.J.; Ramos, A.M.; J. L. Ferreira; M. J. Melo; A. M. Ramos. "Poly(vinyl acetate) paints in works of art: A photochemical approach. Part 1". Polymer Degradation and Stability 95 4 (2010): 453-461. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77649183348&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.01.015
  72. Marques, R.; Sousa, M.M.; Oliveira, M.C.; Maria João Melo. "Characterization of weld (Reseda luteola L.) and spurge flax (Daphne gnidium L.) by high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection-mass spectrometry in Arraiolos historical textiles". Journal of Chromatography A 1216 9 (2009): 1395-1402. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-59349108875&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chroma.2008.12.083
  73. Miguel, C.; Claro, A.; Gonçalves, A.P.; Muralha, V.S.F.; Maria João Melo. "A study on red lead degradation in a medieval manuscript Lorvão Apocalypse (1189)". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 40 12 (2009): 1966-1973. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-72249112203&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/jrs.2350
  74. Maria J. Melo. "A Iluminura Portuguesa, uma abordagem interdisicplinar". Revista de História da Arte 5 NA (2008): 228-245. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/a3e305e5-6ee1-4c32-91cb-9212dd17a677.
  75. Sousa, M.M.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.; Seixas de Melo, J.S.; Catarino, F.; Pina, F.; Cook, F.E.M.; Simmonds, M.S.J.; Lopes, J.A.. "Flavylium chromophores as species markers for dragon's blood resins from Dracaena and Daemonorops trees". Journal of Chromatography A 1209 1-2 (2008): 153-161. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-53949086707&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chroma.2008.09.007
  76. Claro, A.; Maria João Melo; Schäfer, S.; de Melo, J.S.S.; Pina, F.; van den Berg, K.J.; Burnstock, A.. "The use of microspectrofluorimetry for the characterization of lake pigments". Talanta 74 4 (2008): 922-929. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-37449025418&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.talanta.2007.07.036
  77. Sousa, M.M.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.; Morris, P.J.T.; Rzepa, H.S.; Sérgio Seixas De Melo, J.. "A study in mauve: Unveiling Perkin's dye in historic samples". Chemistry - A European Journal 14 28 (2008): 8507-8513. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-53849106525&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/chem.200800718
  78. Sousa, M.M.; Miguel, C.; Rodrigues, I.; Parola, A.J.; Pina, F.; Seixas De Melo, J.S.; Maria João Melo. "A photochemical study on the blue dye indigo: From solution to ancient Andean textiles". Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 7 11 (2008): 1353-1359. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-55149117540&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b809578g
  79. Sousa, M.; Maria João Melo; Casimiro, T.; Aguiar-Ricardo, A.. "The art of CO2 for art conservation: A green approach to antique textile cleaning". Green Chemistry 9 (2007): 943-947. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34548263113&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b617543k
  80. Pina, F.; Parola, A.J.; Maria João Melo; Laia, C.A.T.; Afonso, C.A.M.. "Photochromism of 7-(N,N-diethylamino)-4'-hydroxyflavylium in a water-ionic liquid biphasic system". Chemical Communications 16 (2007): 1608-1610. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34249326548&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b618169d
  81. Maria João Melo; Sousa, M.; Parola, A.J.; De Melo, J.S.S.; Catarino, F.; Marçalo, J.; Pina, F.. "Identification of 7,4'-dihydroxy-5-methoxyflavylium in "dragon's blood": To be or not to be an anthocyanin". Chemistry - A European Journal 13 5 (2007): 1417-1422. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34250313986&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/chem.200600837
  82. Seixas De Melo, J.; Takato, S.; Sousa, M.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.. "Revisiting Perkin's dye(s): The spectroscopy and photophysics of two new mauveine compounds (B2 and C)". Chemical Communications 25 (2007): 2624-2626. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34250745883&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b618926a
  83. Moura, L.; Maria João Melo; Casanova, C.; Claro, A.. "A study on Portuguese manuscript illumination: The Charter of Vila Flor (Flower town), 1512". Journal of Cultural Heritage 8 (2007): 299-306. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34548386613&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.culher.2007.02.003
  84. M. Pamplona; M. J. Melo; L. A. Aires-Barros; A. Dionísio. "Documentar para melhor conservar: O uso de produtos consolidantes e hidrófugos em intervenções de conservação em monumentos portugueses construídos em pedra". Conservar Património 6 (2007): 11-20. https://doi.org/10.14568/cp6_2.
  85. A. Aguiar-Ricardo; T. Casimiro; M. M. Sousa; M. J. Melo; P. M. Tomaz. "Dióxido de carbono supercrítico: a arte da tecnologia na conservação da arte". Conservar Património 6 (2007): 3-9. https://doi.org/10.14568/cp6_1.
  86. De Melo, J.S.S.; Rondão, R.; Burrows, H.D.; Maria João Melo; Navaratnam, S.; Edge, R.; Voss, G.. "Spectral and photophysical studies of substituted indigo derivatives in their keto forms". ChemPhysChem 7 11 (2006): 2303-2311. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33751256300&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/cphc.200600203
  87. Seixas De Melo, J.; Rondão, R.; Burrows, H.D.; Maria João Melo; Navaratnam, S.; Edge, R.; Voss, G.. "Photophysics of an indigo derivative (keto and leuco structures) with singular properties: Cibalackrot". Journal of Physical Chemistry A 110 51 (2006): 13653-13661. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33846397749&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/jp057451w
  88. Galindo, F.; Lima, J.C.; Luis, S.V.; Maria João Melo; Jorge Parola, A.; Pina, F.. "Water/humidity and ammonia sensor, based on a polymer hydrogel matrix containing a fluorescent flavylium compound". Journal of Materials Chemistry 15 27-28 (2005): 2840-2847. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-22944472670&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b500512d
  89. Seixas De Melo, J.; Moura, A.P.; Melo, M.J.. "Erratum: Photo-physical and spectroscopic studies of indigo derivatives in their keto and leuco forms (Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2004) 108A)". Journal of Physical Chemistry A 109 3 (2005): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-13444304218&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1021/jp040753y
  90. Moncada, MC; Fernandez, D; Lima, JC; Parola, AJ; Lodeiro, C; Folgosa, F; Maria João Melo; Pina, F. "Multistate properties of 7-(N,N-diethylamino)-4 '-hydroxyflavylium. An example of an unidirectional reaction cycle driven by pH". Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2 19 (2004): 2802-2808.
    Published • 10.1039/b409260k
  91. Bencini, A.; Berni, E.; Bianchi, A.; Fornasari, P.; Giorgi, C.; Lima, J.C.; Lodeiro, C.; et al. "A fluorescent chemosensor for Zn(II). Exciplex formation in solution and the solid state". Dalton Transactions 14 (2004): 2180-2187. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-3342900321&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b403743j
  92. Seixas De Melo, J.; Moura, A.P.; Maria João Melo. "Photophysical and spectroscopic studies of indigo derivatives in their keto and leuco forms". Journal of Physical Chemistry A 108 34 (2004): 6975-6981. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4444301477&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/jp049076y
  93. Albelda, MT; Garcia-Espana, E; Gil, L; Lima, JC; Lodeiro, C; de Melo, JS; Maria João Melo; et al. "Intramolecular excimer formation in a tripodal polyamine receptor containing three naphthalene fluorophores". Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107 27 (2003): 6573-6578.
    Published • 10.1021/jp0343032
  94. Bracci, S.; Maria João Melo. "Correlating natural ageing and Xenon irradiation of Paraloid® B72 applied on stone". Polymer Degradation and Stability 80 3 (2003): 533-541. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0038297686&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S0141-3910(03)00037-5
  95. Moncada, M.C.; Moura, S.; Maria João Melo; Roque, A.; Lodeiro, C.; Pina, F.. "Complexation of aluminum(III) by anthocyanins and synthetic flavylium salts: A source for blue and purple color". Inorganica Chimica Acta 356 (2003): 51-61. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-1042298086&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S0020-1693(03)00394-3
  96. Maria João Melo; Moura, S.; Maestri, M.; Pina, F.. "Micelle effects on multistate/multifunctional systems based on photochromic flavylium compounds. The case of luteolinidin". Journal of Molecular Structure 612 2-3 (2002): 245-253. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0037125446&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S0022-2860(02)00095-9
  97. Ma Teresa Albelda; MA Bernardo; Pilar Díaz; Enrique García-España; Maria J. Melo; Fernando Pina; Conxa Soriano; Santiago V. Luis. "Polyamines containing Naphtyl Groups as pH-Regulated Molecular Machines Driven by Light". Chemical Communications 16 (2001): 1520-1521. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/3b4a6461-965b-4d6d-a506-262c9e073fa0.
    10.1039/B104311K
  98. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Alves, S.; Ballardini, R.; Maestri, M.; Passaniti, P.. "Micelle effect on ground and excited state proton transfer reactions involving the 4-methyl-7-hydroxyflavylium cation". New Journal of Chemistry 25 5 (2001): 747-752. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034925585&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/b009818n
  99. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Maestri, M.; Passaniti, P.; Balzani, V.. "Artificial chemical systems capable of mimicking some elementary properties of neurons". Journal of the American Chemical Society 122 18 (2000): 4496-4498. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034630833&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/ja000190d
  100. Maria João Melo; Moura, S.; Roque, A.; Maestri, M.; Pina, F.. "Photochemistry of luteolinidin: "Write-lock-read-unlock-erase" with a natural compound". Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 135 1 (2000): 33-39. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0039604667&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S1010-6030(00)00272-0
  101. Maria João Melo; Moncada, M.C.; Pina, F.. "On the red colour of raspberry (Rubus idaeus)". Tetrahedron Letters 41 12 (2000): 1987-1991. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034681846&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)00080-0
  102. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Bernardo, M.A.; Luis, S.V.; García-España, E.. "Chemosensors displaying pH controlled multistage fluorescence emission". Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 126 (1999): 65-69. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0002530816&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S1010-6030(99)00102-1
  103. Maria João Melo; Bracci, S.; Camaiti, M.; Chiantore, O.; Piacenti, F.. "Photodegradation of acrylic resins used in the conservation of stone". Polymer Degradation and Stability 66 1 (1999): 23-30. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0033363752&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/S0141-3910(99)00048-8
  104. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Maestri, M.; Passaniti, P.; Camaioni, N.; Balzani, V.. "Photo- and pH-induced transformations of flavylium cation: 'Write-lock- read-unlock-erase' cycles". European Journal of Organic Chemistry 11 (1999): 3199-3207. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0032749452&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published
  105. Albelda, M.T.; Bernardo, M.A.; Garcia-España, E.; Godino-Salido, M.L.; Luis, S.V.; Maria João Melo; Pina, F.; Soriano, C.. "Thermodynamics and fluorescence emission studies on potential molecular chemosensors for ATP recognition in aqueous solution". Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2 (1999): 2545-2549. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0041494434&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/a904894d
  106. Pina, F.; Roque, A.; Maria João Melo; Maestri, M.; Belladelli, L.; Balzani, V.. "Multistate/multifunctional molecular-level systems: Light and pH switching between the various forms of a synthetic flavylium salt". Chemistry - A European Journal 4 7 (1998): 1184-1191. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0032126929&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3765(19980710)4:7<1184::AID-CHEM1184>3.0.CO;2-6
  107. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Santos, H.; Lima, J.C.; Abreu, I.; Ballardini, R.; Maestri, M.. "Excited state proton transfer in synthetic flavylium salts: 4-methyl-7-hydroxyflavylium and 4',7-dihydroxyflavylium Example of a four-level molecular device to invert the population of the excited state". New Journal of Chemistry 22 10 (1998): 1093-1098. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0000661579&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/a801774c
  108. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.; Maestri, M.; Balzani, V.. "pH-Controlled photochromism of hydroxyflavylium ions". Chemistry - A European Journal 4 10 (1998): 2001-2007. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0031762933&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3765(19981002)4:10<2001::AID-CHEM2001>3.0.CO;2-P
  109. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Maestri, M.; Ballardini, R.; Balzani, V.. "Photochromism of 4'-methoxyflavylium perchlorate. A 'write-lock-read- unlock-erase' molecular switching system". Journal of the American Chemical Society 119 24 (1997): 5556-5561. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0030749304&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/ja9704646
  110. Maestri, M.; Ballardini, R.; Pina, F.; Maria João Melo. "An easy and inexpensive flash spectroscopy experiment". Journal of Chemical Education 74 11 (1997): 1314-1316. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0000826858&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published
  111. Pina, F.; Benedito, L.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.; Lima, J.C.; Maçanita, A.L.. "Structural transformations of the synthetic salt 4', 7-dihydroxyflavylium chloride in acid and basic aqueous solutions. Part 1 - Ground state". Anales de Quimica International Edition 93 2 (1997): 111-118. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-6344239804&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published
  112. Pina, F.; Maria João Melo; Ballardini, R.; Flamigni, L.; Maestri, M.. "Flash photolysis of 4',7-dihydroxyflavylium perchlorate". New Journal of Chemistry 21 9 (1997): 969-976. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0001288216&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published
  113. Maria João Melo; Bernardo, M.A.; Melo, E.C.; Pina, F.. "Shape of acid-base fluorescence emission titration curves in the presence of buffer and quenching effects". Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions 92 6 (1996): 957-968. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33748992072&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published
  114. Pina, F.; Benedito, L.; Maria João Melo; Parola, A.J.; Bernardo, A.. "Photochemistry of 3,4'-dimethoxy-7-hydroxyflavylium chloride: Photochromism and excited-state proton transfer". Journal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions 92 10 (1996): 1693-1699. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33748631890&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/FT9969201693
  115. Maria João Melo; Melo, E.; Pina, F.. "Determination of acid-base equilibria of organic pollutants: The steady state fluorescence emission method". Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 26 4 (1994): 510-520. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0028237876&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1007/BF00214155
  116. Maria João Melo; Maçanita, A.L.; Melo, E.; Wamhoff, H.; Pina, F.. "Photophysical properties and photodegradation mechanism of 2-(2'-furanyl)-1H-benzimidazole (Fuberidazole)". Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry 83 3 (1994): 237-244. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0007609301&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/1010-6030(94)03831-7
  117. Maria João Melo; Fernando Pina; António L. Maçanita; Eurico Melo; Christiane Herrmann; Rolf Förster; Helmut Koch; Heinrich Wamhoff. "Photochemistry of 2-(2-Furyl)-benzimidazole (Fuberidazole)". Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences 47 10 (1992): 1431-1437. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/046f039e-5e9b-4561-98cf-6dc4a6afafd5.
    Published • 10.1515/znb-1992-1014
Journal issue
  1. M. J. Melo; A. Nevin; P. Baglioni. "Special issue devoted to “Chemistry and Cultural Heritage”". Pure and Applied Chemistry. The Scientific Journal of IUPAC 90 3 (2018): https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/pac/90/3/pac.90.issue-3.xml.
    Editor
  2. M. A. Miranda; M. J. Melo; M. Clarke. "Medieval Colours: between beauty and meaning". Revista de História da Arte 1 (2011): https://revistadehistoriadaarte.wordpress.com/.
    Editor
Magazine article
  1. M. J. Melo; V. Otero; Maria João Melo Melo; Vanessa Otero Otero. "Falsificação de obras de arte", Revista de Ciência Elementar, 2019, https://doi.org/10.24927/rce2019.071.
    10.24927/rce2019.071
  2. A. Miranda; A. Claro; A. Lemos; C. Miguel; M. J. Melo. "Apocalipse do Lorvão, a cor da Luz", Boletim da DGARQ-Direcção-Geral de Arquivos, 2007
  3. J. Seixas de Melo; M. J. Melo; A. Claro. "As moléculas da cor, na Arte e na Natureza", Química-Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, 2006
  4. M. J. Melo; A. Roque; F. Pina. "Sistemas Fotocrómicos para Escrever-Ler-Apagar. Um futuro colorido para a Memória?", Química-Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, 1999
  5. M. J. Melo. "Pestes em museus - uma abordagem química - II parte", Boletim da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Conservação e Restauro, 1998
  6. M. J. Melo. "Pestes em museus - uma abordagem química - I parte", Boletim da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Conservação e Restauro, 1997
Working paper
  1. Maria J. Melo; Ana Cristina dos Santos Lemos. 2011. "O que nos dizem os materiais da cor sobre os livros de horas do PNM?". Working Paper. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/967d6bd4-a7bc-48bc-9ba3-9ade05e99431.

Other

Other output
  1. The preferred chromatic composition of unfamiliar paintings is similar to original. 2015. Sergio M. C. Nascimento; Joao M. M. Linhares; Catarina A. R. Joao; Kinjiro Amano; Cristina Montagner; Maria J. Melo; Marcia Vilarigues; et al. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/publications/942a14df-e134-4991-bac9-c50e9953a980.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/12 Exploring the frontiers of chemistry and the humanities for the safeguard of cultural heritage (keynote) 3rd International Caparica Christmas Congress on Translational Chemistry
(Caparica, Portugal)
2019/09 Brilliant dyes after centuries in illuminated manuscripts: how did medieval alchemists do it? (keynote) International Symposium on Dyes & Pigments
(Seville, Spain)
2019/07 A Iluminura um elemento “solidário e articulado” no códex. Texto e ornamento no Alc. 149, um Mariale alcobacense (invited talk) Portugal, os clássicos e a cultura europeia: colóquio de homenagem a A.A. Nascimento no seu 80.º aniversário
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2019/04 Esqueletos no armário? A conservação e restauro de manuscritos na encruzilhada do séc. XXI (invited talk) Ciclo Tesouros em pergaminho. A colecção de manuscritos iluminados ocidentais de Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian.
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2019/02 STEMMA. From singing to writing - survey on material production and routes of Galician-Portuguese Lyric (invited talk) Encontro Investigar em Idade Média (VI) “Projetos de Investigação: realidades e possibilidades”
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2018/11 Restauración del Apocalipse do Lorvão, libro manuscrito e iluminado del siglo XII, inscrito en el Registro de la Memoria del Mundo de la UNESCO (invited talk) Feria Internacional del libro 2018, XX Coloquio de Historia México-Portugal: Rescate y preservación del patrimonio histórico y cultural
(Guadalajara, Mexico)
2018/10 In search of lost yellows: identification and occurrence of ancient polyphenol yellows in Portuguese plant, part II 37th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 37)
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/10 Organic reds in Al-Andaluz: a study on medieval Islamic manuscripts 37th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 37)
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/07 Advances on iron gall inks: revealing the complex polyphenol systems used to write the medieval book 2018 International Conference on Polyphenols
(Madison, United States)
2017/10 Degradation of cellulose nitrate cinematographic films: a comparative analysis by Raman microscopy 9th International Congress of the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archeology
(Évora, Portugal)
2017/10 A molecular study of the 19th century Winsor & Newton cochineal lake pigments 9th International Congress of the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archeology
(Évora, Portugal)
2017/10 Pearlescent pigments in plastic artworks: a micro-Raman identification 9th International Congress of the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archeology
(Évora, Portugal)
2017/10 The dark-side of polyphenols in medieval manuscripts: a study on iron gall inks 36th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 36)
(Hampton Court, United Kingdom)
2017/09 Nineteenth-century cochineal lake pigments from Winsor & Newton: Insight into their methodology through reconstructions ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference
(Copenhagen, Denmark)
2017/06 Herança e identidade na arte da cor da iluminura medieval portuguesa (invited talk) Seminário internacional do grupo de pesquisa curadoria, memória & transtextualidade
(Brasília, Brazil)
2016/12 Between tradition and innovation: Lorvão Apocalypse in the Portuguese monastic scriptoria (invited talk) Manuscripts in the making: Art and Science
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
2016/11 Uma mão cheia de cores. O que nos dizem os materiais e técnicas de Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso? (invited talk) 1st International Congress on Amadeo de Souza Cardoso. Centenary of the Painting Exhibition (Abstractionism) at Porto 1916
(Porto, Portugal)
2016/10 Celebrar a Luz, revelando as cores nos Beatus do Lorvão e Alcobaça. Sereno nutilat. Nubilo euanescit (invited talk) Colóquio Lorvão e Alcobaça no registo de memória do mundo da UNESCO
(Alcobaça, Portugal)
2016/10 Revisiting the purples of Chrozophora tinctoria 35th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 35)
(Pisa, Italy)
2016/07 Playing with new materials: the Portuguese acrylic sheet production and its application in artworks 43rd annual meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC)
(Porto, Portugal)
2015/12 Chemistry hand in hand with Cultural Heritage, for preservation and access (invited talk) 1st International Christmas Caparica Congress in Translational Chemistry
(Caparica, Portugal)
2015/10 Back to the origins: understanding the history of production and its influence on the properties of acrylic sheet Future Talks 015 – Processes. The making of design and modern art. Materials, technologies and conservation strategies
(Munich, Germany)
2015/10 A medieval illuminated manuscript "Ajuda Songbook": what the identification of organic dyes in the colour paints can tell us? 34th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 34)
(Thessaloniki, Greece)
2015/09 The making of colour: celebrating medieval manuscripts through "the secrets of the craft (invited talk) Technical knowledge in europe: from written texts to archaeological evidences (13th-16th centuries)
(Córdoba, Spain)
2015/05 O esplendor da cor nos manuscritos românicos Alcobacenses", De Cister a Portugal: o tempo e o(s) modo(s) (invited talk) XI Encontro cultural de São Cristóvão de Lafões
(Mosteiro de São Cristóvão de Lafões, Portugal)
2015/04 Colour degradation in medieval manuscripts: a holistic and transdisciplinary approach (keynote) TECHNART 2015 International Conference - Non-destructive and micro analytical techniques in art and cultural heritage
(Catania, Italy)
2014/10 PMMA: Perceiving the Material in Museums and Artworks Forum Kunststoffgeschichte 2014 - Plastics Heritage
(Berlin, Germany)
2014/09 What is essential is invisible to the eye” but it may be unveiled with a little help from microspectrofluorimetry (invited talk) 1st International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive materials
(Caparica, Portugal)
2014/07 Hyper-spectral Acquisition on Historically Accurate Reconstructions of Red Organic Lakes International Conference on Image and Signal Processing
(Normandy, France)
2014/06 Colour in medieval Portuguese manuscripts: between beauty and meaning (invited talk) Inside illuminations. Art Technical Research & the Illuminated Manuscript
(Brussels, Belgium)
2013/10 Cochineal and its lake pigments: historic reconstructions from Winsor & Newton's archives 32nd Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA 32)
(La Rochelle, France)
2013/09 Combining SERS with chemometrics: a promising technique to assess historical samples with historically accurate reconstructions 7th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology
(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2013/08 A cor da iluminura medieval portuguesa: um estudo interdisciplinar com história, ciência e conservação (invited talk) II Encontro Luso Brasileiro de Conservação e Restauro: Ciência, Política e Formação – troca de experiências, projeção de ações
(Minas-Gerais, Brazil)
2013/07 Behind the surface - Hyperspectral image spectroscopy for artist authentication 12th International AIC Congress
(United Kingdom)
2013/07 A chemometric approach to infrared spectra for the characterization of oil binders in paintings from the 19th and early 20th century InART'13 – 1st International Conference on Innovation in Art Research and Technology
(Évora, Portugal)
2013/06 The secret behind the colour of The Book of Birds 5th European Congress of Medieval Studies
(Porto, Portugal)
2013/06 Secrets and discovery in manuscript illuminations 5th European Congress of Medieval Studies
(Porto, Portugal)
2013/06 The nineteenth century manufacture of yellow and red lake pigments: the Winsor and Newton approach Symposium Van Gogh’s Studio Practice in Context, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2012/11 A técnica e a cor do Romantismo pelas mãos de Tomás de Anunciação IV Congresso de História da Arte Portuguesa
(Lisbn, Portugal)
2012/11 Um códice modernista: Amadeo e La Légende de Saint Julien l’Hospitalier IV Congresso de História da Arte Portuguesa
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2012/07 Contemporary art meets photochemistry XXIV IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry
(Coimbra, Portugal)
2012/06 Manuscritos iluminados do Lorvão: em busca de um significado para a cor (invited talk) Seminário "Livros e leituras no mosteiro do Lorvão"
(Lorvão, Portugal)
2011/11 O que nos dizem os materiais da cor sobre os livros de horas do PNM? (invited talk) Seminário Os livros de horas do Palácio Nacional de Mafra e a cultura artística do século XV
(Mafra, Portugal)
2011/11 Azul, verde e vermelho. Arte e alquimia medieval em manuscritos iluminados (keynote) XVII Encontro Galego Português de Química
(Pontevedra, Spain)
2011/09 A question of scale & terminology, extrapolating from past practices in commercial manufacture to current laboratory experience: the Winsor & Newton 19th Century Artists’ Materials Archive Database 16th Triennial Meeting ICOM-CC, Lisbon
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2011/09 The shadows by Lourdes Castro: a conservation study of PMMA in the 21th century 16th Triennial Meeting ICOM-CC
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2011/09 A Pandora's Box? The Aluminium Boxes of Lourdes Castro and the Conservation of Contemporary Art 16th Triennial Meeting ICOM-CC
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2011/09 A Study in Scarlet – vermilion red and colour paint formulations in medieval illuminations 16th Triennial Meeting ICOM-CC, Lisbon, 16-23 September 2011
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2011/07 The colour of Portuguese medieval illuminations: a molecular perspective (invited talk) XXII Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
(Braga, Portugal)
2011/05 Molécules et couleurs dans les œuvres d'art (invited talk) Conférence NEO, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires
(Bordeaux, France)
2011/04 Bright light: microspectrofluorimetry for the characterization of dyes in ancient andean textiles (invited talk) Society for American Archaeology-SAA 76th Annual Meeting
(Sacramento, United States)
2011/03 The Palette of Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (1857-1929): Characterization of oil colors from his tubes Proceedings from AIAr Conference
(Ferrera, Italy)
2010/11 O manuscrito iluminado: objecto de conhecimento (invited talk) Explorar o manuscrito iluminado
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2010/09 The book on how one makes colours of all shades in order to illuminate books Revisited 4th International Symposium of the working group Art Technological Source Research (ICOM-CC)
(Vienna, Austria)
2010/09 A closer look: AFM and the cleaning of the vinyl whites of Joaquim Rodrigo International Microscopy Congress IMC17
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2010/03 A cor – materiais e técnicas da iluminura medieval Portuguesa (invited talk) Colloquium Dos Monges de São Mamede às Monjas de Santa Maria do Lorvão
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2009/09 The colour of medieval Portuguese illuminations: materials and techniques (invited talk) International Conference “Medieval Colours: Between Beauty and Meaning"
(Almada, Portugal)
2009/09 The greens of medieval Portuguese illuminations (invited talk) International Conference "Medieval Colours: Between Beauty and meaning"
(Almada, Portugal)
2009/09 Chemometrics and the medieval scriptorium (invited talk) International Conference "Medieval Colours: Between Beauty and meaning"
(Almada, Portugal)
2009/09 The study of red lead degradation in lorvão apocalypse (invited talk) International Conference "Medieval Colours: Between Beauty and meaning"
(Almada, Portugal)
2009/03 Nas asas de um azul. Materiais e técnicas do Livro das Aves em scriptoria portugueses (invited talk) International Colloquium: As Matérias da Imagem: antigos receituários e tratados portugueses para preparação de pigmentos aplicados na pintura
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2009/02 The colours of light. Red lead in medieval illuminations (invited talk) Jornadas Técnicas de alta especialización- Fatto d´archimia: Historia e Identificación de los Pigmentos Artificiales en las Técnicas Pictóricas
(Madrid, Spain)
2009/02 The colours of light. The making of vermillion in medieval Europe (invited talk) Jornadas Técnicas de alta especialización- Fatto d´archimia: Historia e Identificación de los Pigmentos Artificiales en las Técnicas Pictóricas
(Madrid, Spain)
2008/10 Using Solid and Liquid a State NMR Techniques to Unveil the Secrets of Alizarin Lakes 27th Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Istanbul, Turkey)
2008/10 GCI’s Asian organic colorants project: a study of Gardenia augusta colorants by HPLC-PDA-MS, Raman, SERS and microSPEX Proceedings 27th Meeting of Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Istanbul, Turkey)
2008/10 On natural flavylium chromophores as species markers for dragon's blood resins from Dracaena and Daemonorops trees 27th Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Istanbul, Turkey)
2008/09 Characterization of lake pigments in cultural heritage by microspectrofluorimetry XIII International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry – Analytical luminescence: new diagnostic tools in life sciences, food safety and cultural heritage
(Bologna, Italy)
2008/08 Bright Light: the use of microspectrofluorimetry for the characterization of lake pigments in works of art XXII IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry
(Gothenburg, Sweden)
2008/06 Green, blue, greenish blue or bluish green? Copper pigments in medieval Portuguese Illuminations Third International Symposium of the working group Art Technological Source Research (ICOM-CC)- Study, Serendipity and Testimonies of Artists’ Practice
(Glasgow, United Kingdom)
2007/11 How microspectrofluorimetry can disclose the Ancient Andean textiles (invited talk) Thematic meeting “New strategies for natural dyestuffs analysis in art objects” Eu-ARTECH (Access, Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage)
(Vienna, Austria)
2007/11 Bright light: the use of microspectrofluorimetry for the characterization of lake pigments (invited talk) Thematic meeting “New strategies for natural dyestuffs analysis in art objects” Eu-ARTECH (Access, Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage)
(Vienna, Austria)
2007/11 More Secrets of Perkin’s Mauveine Dye Revealed 26th Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Vienna, Austria)
2007/11 The color of Andean textiles from the MFA collection 26th Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Vienna, Austria)
2006/09 To be or not to be an anthocyanin: the reds from Dracaena draco 25th Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Suceava, Romania)
2006/05 Eternity is in love with the production of time, an approach to Joaquim Rodrigo classical palette in a vinyl synthetic medium Modern Paints Uncovered
(London, Laos)
2006/03 A soft approach to the characterization of dyes and lakes in cultural heritage (invited talk) Young Chemists' Workshop on Chemistry for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Present and Future Perspectives
(Perugia, Italy)
2006/03 Vinyl paints in Portuguese Modern Art (1960-90): a FTIR study IRUG 7-The seventh biennial gathering of the Infrared and Raman users group
(New York, United States)
2006/03 FTIR and UV-VIS emission microspectroscopy, in Dialog with a 12th century Portuguese manuscript illuminations IRUG 7-The seventh biennial gathering of the Infrared and Raman users group
(New York, United States)
2005/12 Secrets and photochemistry of ancient dyes 8º Encontro Nacional de Fotoquímica da SPQ
(Coimbra, Portugal)
2005/11 Apocalipse do Lorvão: a cor e o tempo (invited talk) 4º Encontro do Instituto Português de Conservação e Restauro
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2005/09 Photophysics of Cybalackrot: a new indigo derivative with unique properties (keynote) 10th EuCheMS-DCE International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
(Rimini, Italy)
2005/09 Preserving the colours of the past: a molecular approach to sustainable heritage (keynote) 10th EuCheMS-DCE International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
(Rimini, Italy)
2005/03 The color of light- a material study in medieval manuscript illumination (invited talk) Materiais 2005 - XII Portuguese Materials Society Meeting
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2004/11 The importance of being Leuco 23rd Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Montpellier, France)
2004/04 Stone conservation: a study on the natural ageing of polymeric treatments 6th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin: Influence of the environment and defense of the territory on recovery of cultural heritage
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2002/10 Missal blue: anthocyanins in Nature and Art 21 st Annual Meeting on Dyes in History and Archaeology
(Avignon, France)
2002/02 Durability of different treatments on sandstone after exposure in natural environment International Congress- The silicates in conservation treatments
(turim, Italy)
2000/09 Acrylic polymers for the conservation of stones: photodegradative behaviour 1st International Conference on Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilization
(Palermo, Italy)
1997/11 Mesa Redonda "Pestes em museus: meios alternativos de controlo"
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
1996/04 Biocidas em Conservação: uma abordagem química
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisboa, Portugal)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current The safeguard of medieval manuscript illuminations: the conservation science perspective
Supervisor of Márcia Vieira
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2018 - Current Between Orient and Occident: an interdisciplinary approach in the study of 17th c. Armenian Manuscripts
Supervisor of Hermine Grigoryan
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2018 - Current Cellulose nitrate objects in collections: history of science and technology hand in hand with conservation of cultural heritage
Supervisor of Artur Neves
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - Current The fate of colours in the 20th-21st centuries: preserving the organic colourants in plastic artefacts
Supervisor of Eva Mariasole Angelin
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - Current Natural yellow dyes in Persian Carpets: a holistic approach
Supervisor of Samaneh Sharif
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2014 - Current From object to shadow: Conservation studies on acrylic artworks by Ângelo de Sousa and Lourdes Castro
Co-supervisor of Sara Babo
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2011 - Current A História, materiais, técnicas e conservação de esculturas em bronze de Auguste Rodin
Co-supervisor of Emanuela Sara Fragoso
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2011 - Current Materials and techniques in Portuguese naturalism. The cases of Silva Porto and João Marques de Oliveira
Supervisor of Marta Félix Campos
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2009 - Current Catálogo dos livros de horas iluminados de origem francesa nas colecções públicas portuguesas (primeira metade do século XV)
Co-supervisor of Ana Lemos Tomé
PhD in Medieval Art History (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2018 - 2019 A arte de fazer tintas de escrita medievais no Al-Andalus: o que nos dizem as frontes escritas e o que nos traz a evidência experimental
Supervisor of Ana Luís
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Contributos para o estudos do mecanismo de degradação do acetato usado em património cultural: Relevo laranja de José Escada
Supervisor of Sofia Nunes
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2015 - 2019 Identity and connections within medieval heritage: color in the illuminated manuscript through the eyes of the molecular sciences and humanities
Supervisor of Paula Nabais
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2014 - 2019 The Books of Hours from the 15th century in the Portuguese collections: matter, form and meaning
Co-supervisor of Ana Rita Araújo
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2013 - 2019 Os verdes de cobre em documentos gráficos dos séculos XII-XVIII: história, caracterização molecular e desafios à conservação no século XXI
Supervisor of Juliana Buse
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2017 - 2018 Vermelhos orgânicos e inorgânicos em Al-Andalus: Caracterização de manuscritos medievais Islâmicos
Supervisor of Márcia Vieira
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2011 - 2018 Historically accurate reconstructions of Amadeo’s chrome yellows: an integrated study of their manufacture and stability
Supervisor of Vanessa Otero
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 - 2018 History, materials and techniques of an artist’s book: ‘La Légende de Saint Julien l’Hospitalier’ by Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
Supervisor of Ana Margarida Silva
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Rumo a um sistema de diagnóstico para alerta precoce da degradação do nitrato de celulose
Supervisor of Artur Neves
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Tintas ferrogálhicas: contributos para a sua caracterização e estabilização no espólio dos Dembos caixa 09
Supervisor of Valéria Soares e Silva
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2012 - 2016 The Book of Birds in Portuguese scriptoria: preservation and access
Supervisor of Rita de Castro Oliveira
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 - 2016 History, materials and techniques of Cristino da Silva, Miguel Ângelo Lupi and Tomás de Anunciação
Supervisor of Diogo Ramirez Sanches
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2015 The perfect paint in Modern Art Conservation. A comparative study of 21st century vinyl emulsions
Supervisor of Ana Isabel Pereira
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 - 2014 The brushstroke and materials of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso combined in an authentication tool
Supervisor of Cristina Montagner
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2014 Estudo Arqueológico dos Códices Iluminados do Fundo Laurbanense - As intervenções de conservação num Corpus Medieval
Co-supervisor of Inês Correia
PhD in Medieval Art History (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2011 - 2012 Os Livros de Horas (séc. XV) na colecção do Palácio Nacional de Mafra: estudo e conservação
Supervisor of Rita Araújo
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2011 - 2012 A Closer Look at Brazilwood and its Lake Pigments
Supervisor of Tatiana Vitorino
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2012 Le vert et le rouge: A study on the materials, techniques and meaning of the green and red colours in medieval Portuguese illuminations
Supervisor of Catarina Miguel
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2004 - 2011 Liaisons dangereuses, conservation of modern and contemporary art: a study of the synthetic binding media in Portugal
Supervisor of Joana Lia Ferreira
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2009 - 2010 The whites of Amadeo de Souza Cardoso: a molecular approach
Supervisor of Marta Félix Campos
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2009 - 2010 Historically Accurate Reconstructions and Characterization of Chrome Yellow Pigments
Supervisor of Vanessa Otero
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2009 - 2010 Estudo, Diagnóstico e Conservação e Restauro da obra “Sinfonia Heróica” de Dórdio Gomes
Co-supervisor of Diana Nogueira Rodrigues Conde
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2009 A conservation study of an eighteenth-century Chinese wallpaper
Supervisor of Rita de Castro Sousa Oliveira
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2009 Estudo, Conservação e Restauro de Caixa de Alumínio (Lagostins) e Caixa de Alumínio (Óculos) de Lourdes Castro
Supervisor of Sara Sobral Babo
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2009 Estudo da degradação de óleos secativos, em tintas de Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Silva Porto e Gustave Courbet
Supervisor of Joana Cristina Vaz Pedroso
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2008 - 2009 Estudo da Conservação de uma Obra em Sabão de João Pedro Vale
Supervisor of Constança Líbano Monteiro Moctezuma
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2009 An interdisciplinary approach to the study of colour in Portuguese manuscript illuminations
Supervisor of Ana Claro
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2007 - 2008 A Cor dos Têxteis Andinos – Análise da cor em têxteis da cultura milenar de Paracas
Supervisor of Isa Santos Rodrigues
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2008 A study on historical dyes in textiles: dragon's blood, indigo and mauve
Supervisor of Micaela Sousa
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2003 - 2008 Análise da evolução dos tratamentos de conservação aplicados em materiais pétreos de monumentos portugueses a partir da década de 1970
Co-supervisor of Marisa Pamplona
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (PhD)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2006 - 2007 A cor dos tapetes – Análise de materiais de tapetes indo-persas dos séculos XVI e XVII
Supervisor of Maria Vidal Valsassina Heitor
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2006 - 2007 História e técnica dos tapetes de arraiolos: Estudo de dois tapetes de meados do século XVII
Co-supervisor of Rita Carvalho Teixeira de Oliveira Marques
Master in Conservation and Restoration (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2006 Estudo e Tratamento de um Manuscrito do Século XVIII
Supervisor of Ana Margarida Coelho de Freitas
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2006 Estudo e Tratamento de Pigmentos de Cobre Utilizados em Cartografia Antiga
Co-supervisor of Ana Margarida dos Santos Badá
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2006 Análise, Caracterização e Conservação – Têxteis
Co-supervisor of Eva Maria Coelho Armindo
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2006 Estudo e Conservação da obra Dans La Plage de José Escada
Co-supervisor of Sara Sobral Babo
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 - 2006 Parte 2: Extracção de corantes de fibras – estudo de três métodos suaves
Co-supervisor of Madalena Lopes de Campos Costa
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2003 - 2004 Caraterização dos materiais e estudo de conservação de um manuscrito iluminado, Apocalipse do Lorvão (1189)
Supervisor of Ana Claro
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2003 - 2004 Análise, caracterização e conservação de têxteis
Supervisor of Micaela Sousa
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2003 - 2004 Caracterização dos materiais e estudo de conservação da folha de rosto do Foral manuelino de Vila Flor, (1512)
Co-supervisor of Laura Moura
BSc in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Degree)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2009 - Current Coordination of the event organization: Medieval colours: between beauty and meaning. An interdisciplinary conference on the study of colour in medieval manuscripts (2009) Dyes in History and Archaeology 29 (2010) Dyes in History and Archaeology 37 (2018) (2009)
Conference (President of the Organising Committee)
Rede de Química e Tecnologia Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde, Portugal
2008 - Current Dissemination activity on Portuguese Medieval Illumination, workshops given at Kindergarten and High Schools (2009)
Workshop
2011 - 2011/06 Dissemination activity on art forgery within the exhibition Crime at the Museum at Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon (Portugal) (2011 - 2011)

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2011 - Current Europe-Colours for a greenner world (International Symposium and Exhibition on Natural Dyes)
2009 - Current Medieval colours: between beauty and meaning. An interdisciplinary conference on the study of colour in medieval manuscripts
2018 - 2018 Dyes in History and Archaeology
2015 - 2016 Dyes in History and Archaeology
2010 - 2016 Dyes in History and Archaeology
2010 - 2012 Dyes in History and Archaeology
2011 - 2011 ISEND 2011 Europe-Colours
2009 - 2009 Medieval colours: between beauty and meaning. An interdisciplinary conference on the study of colour in medieval manuscripts

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2008 - Current Authentication studies on Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso artworks Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2014 - Current Member of the evaluation panel for Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS/FRS
Evaluator
2011 - 2011 Member of the evaluation panel for Postdoc grants in Museology
Evaluator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2011 - Current 4xCiência
2016 - 2016 Participation on the documentary film by Christophe Fonseca and Frédéric Wilner, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, The Last Secret of Modern Art, France Télévisions Distribution, Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais
2012 - 2012 Participation on the TV documentary (RTP): À Velocidade da Inquietação - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2020 - Current Food Chemistry
2020 - Current Scientific Reports
2020 - Current Science Advances
2019/05 - Current Dyes and Pigments
2018/10 - Current Meridies, Magazine of Medieval History of the Area of Medieval History of the University of Cordoba University of Cordoba
2018/04 - Current Heritage Science Wiley
2018 - Current Omega (ACS)
2015 - Current Journal of Cultural Heritage
2015 - Current RSC Advances
2015 - Current Analytical Chemistry
2015 - Current Accounts for Chemical Research
2010 - Current Journal of Chromatography A,
2010 - Current Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
2010 - Current pectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
2010 - Current Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
2010 - Current Applied Spectroscopy
2010 - Current Journal of Archaeological Science
2010 - Current Polymer Degradation and Stability
2010 - Current Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
2010 - Current Journal of Natural Fibres
2010 - Current Restaurator
2010 - Current New Journal of Chemistry
2010 - Current Philosophical Transactions A

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2014 - Current Jury member for the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS/FRS, research grants and projects, inclunding the recent call EOS (Excellence of Science) with millions of euros of funding per project Fonds de la Recherche Scientific, Belgium
2011 - Current Jury member of the evaluation panel of PhD and Pos-doc grants of FCT-MCTES - Museology panel, Conservation and Restoration. Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT, Portugal