Heritage Law


Conservation and Restoration

3.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP + 2,0 OT


Not applicable.

Students should demonstrate to know the fundamentals of Portuguese cultural heritage law, be able to solve some real-world cases and be familiar with some comparative law approaches.

1 . Heritage law. Preliminary concepts.
- Cultural Heritage law
- Cultural Heritage law and other branches of law
2 . Overall evolution of the concept and standards for heritage from the 19th century to present.
3 . An overview of the evolution of the Portuguese legal framework
- the 1712 chart
- the end of monarchy
- the law during the Firts Republic, the "Estado Novo" and the Third Republic
4 . The Public Administration with jurisdiction over cultural heritage
5 . Major lines of the present Portuguese legal framework for cultural heritage
Within the framework of the:
a) Portuguese law
- constitutional provisions
- the law nº102/2001 of 8 September
- other legislations
b) Internacional
c) At Community level
6. The patronage system
7. The professional status of the conservators/restorers.

Evaluation Methodology
Written assessment:
a) mid-term test. A mark of 10/20 exempt students from taking final exam
b) final exam with minimum pass mark of 10/20

- NABAIS, J. (2010). Introdução ao Direito do Patrimonio Cultural. Coimbra: Almedina
- MIRANDA, J. (1996). Direito do Património Cultural. Oeiras: INA
- CABRAL, C. (2011). Património cultural imaterial. Lisboa: Edições 70

Method of interaction
1. Lectures
2. Theoretica/Practical classes supported by case study analysis, problem solving and legislation analysis.

Software used in class