IN2PAST – Laboratório Associado para a Investigação e Inovação em Património, Artes, Sustentabilidade e Território

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IN2PAST, Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, is dedicated to the preservation, study and promotion of cultural heritage, generating intensive collaborative relations between:
1) academic, laboratory-based, theoretical and empirical research;
2) public policies concerning the domains of cultural heritage, arts and civic memory;
3) an important set of Portuguese cultural institutions and facilities, namely monuments, museums, archives, archaeological sites and natural parks.


Thematic Lines
TL1 — Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage
TL2 — Landscapes, Territories and Cultural Heritage
TL3 — Museums, Monuments and their Collections
TL4 — Archives, from Preventive Preservation to Digitalisation
TL5 — Cultural Circulation, Public Policies on Memory and Inclusive Citizenship


Scientific Areas
History and Archaeology, Arts, Chemical Sciences, Other Natural Sciences, Other Humanities


Main Management Institution
Universidade de Évora (UE)


Participating and Management Institutions
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA)
ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Universidade de Coimbra (UC)
Universidade do Minho (UM)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)


Main R&D Unit and Proponent Institution
HERCULES Laboratory – Cultural Heritage, Studies and Safeguard


Other R&D Units in the LA
Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (LAB2PT)
Art History Institute (IHA)
Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA)
Institute of Contemporary History (IHC)
Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA)
Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM)


António Candeias (HERCULES/UE)



Funding Opportunities

Exploratory Projects 2022/2023 – 1st edition

Exploratory Projects 2023/2024 – 2nd edition


Outreach activities


HI-TALKS®#1 – Heritage Innovation Talks (20/07/2021) (organization)

about IN2PAST, by António Candeias (HERCULES/UÉvora)

IHA in its direct relationship with IN2PAST, by Alexandra Curvelo (IHA)


land4scape workshops 2021-2022

IN2PAST Seminars: Exploratory Projects 2023

© Diana Barbosa