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Ducal Palace - Gilded Room


Institutional Activity

The Foundation’s institutional activity continued to be characterised by ongoing partnerships with the Ministry of Culture and with various entities under its oversight. It is also worth noting the Addendum to the Coat of Arms of the House of Bragançaprotocol signed with the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, which redefined the period of alternating residence of the Landau of King Carlos I in the Carriages Collection of Vila Viçosa and at the National Coach Museum to three years, thus reducing the risks of damage to this historical icon of the regicide, as well as the costs due to their transfer from one place to another.

It is also worth emphasising the relationship with universities, which will be referred to in more detail below, among which stand out:

- The signing of a Protocol with the Centre for Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the purpose of preparing a revised and updated catalogue of the Musical Archive;

- The partnership with the Department of Archaeology/CHAIA (Art History and Artistic Research Centre) and the Hercules Laboratory at the University of Évora, with the aim of conducting an Archaeology Workshop;

- The collaboration of the students of the Architecture course at the Instituto Superior Técnico in the urban redevelopment of Vila Viçosa, with special focus on the Ducal Palace and Square;

- The renewal of the protocol signed with the Professor Baeta Neves Centre for Applied Ecology and the Centre  ... See all ...


Royal weddings School outings
Vila Viçosa Castle Pedagogical Approaches to the Collections
The Laboratory in the Museum Unveiling of the statue of King João IV (Dec.1943)
Queen Amélie and Photography A Day at the Castle (2017)
Concert of Coro Autêntico da ESART/ IPCB

Highlights (Main Floor and Collections)

Ducal Palace Castle Stables
Noble floor, etc. Archaeological museum Carriages
An aereal view of the Ducal Palace
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