Ana Carvalho

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Cultures and Societies (CIDEHUS) of the University of Évora (Portugal) with a fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Museology. Ana Carvalho is a museologist and currently works on museums and heritage policies. Member of the Task Group Museums of the Future (2019-2020), under the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, to propose recommendations for public policy considering museums sustainability, accessibility, innovation and relevance in society. Co-founder of the scientific journal MIDAS – Museum and Interdisciplinary studies and editor of ICOM Portugal bulletin (2014-2018). She studied cultural heritage policies in the context of global governance, focusing on the notion of intangible cultural heritage and it’s safeguarding as framed in the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Her research interests range from the museum’s role in society and the notion of intangible cultural heritage, and issues related to cultural diversity, cultural participation and digital technologies.

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