About me

Mónica Esteves Reis is an Art Historian and Cultural Heritage Manager (PhD), specialized in religious architecture in shared-heritage scenarios in the Indian subcontinent (17th, 18th, 19th century), with over 10 years of research expertise. She is now focusing on Heritage Management in shared heritage scenarios and building of internal legislation for Preventive Conservation, bridging communities, stakeholders and professionals.

Dr. Reis studied at the University of Algarve, Faro (2003-2007; 2009-2016), UCP-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (2009-2010).

She and was awarded a research fellowship by CHAIA-University of Évora (2008), a PhD scholarship by FCT-Portugal: Science and Technology Foundation (2009-2012) and a research fellowship by Fundação Oriente, Portugal (2016-2018) for the development of PHAHA Project: Plan for the Preservation of the Historical and Artistic Heritage of the Archdiocese of Goa.

In 2017 integrated CHAM – Center for the Humanities (NOVA FCSH—UAc). Between 2008 and 2017, was a research fellow at CHAIA: Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (University of Évora) with which continues to cooperate.

Since 2015 has integrated international projects funded by international and national institutions and has been invited as a keynote speaker at international events.

Dr. Reis is member of the Expert Database of International Council on Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS-Portugal and ICOMOS-India since 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Teaching Experience |Organizes and teaches a sensitization workshop for conservation and restoration in 2011, in India, Goa. This 55h Workshop was attended by experts from different backgrounds and governmental institutions, in cooperation with Fundação Oriente, India, and the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman (CRCH2011).

Publications |Co-author of the books Retábulos no Estado de Goa (2016) and Retábulos da Província do Norte (in print). For a complete list of publications, click the link DeGois Curricula.

International Projects

THINKING GOA – a peculiar Portuguese library” from the University of São Paulo, Brasil – Department of Classical and Vernacular Languages, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, since 2015.

DE ARTIBUS IN AUREAM GOA: preparing the image. Transcontextualization in the golden age of Portuguese painting”, funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, since 2016.

OLD GOA REVELATIONS: New insights and interpretations on the Vice-Roys of “Estado da Índia” portrait Gallery, funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, since 2017. Organized several meetings of international character and published in national and international scientific journals.


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