Full name: João Júlio Rumsey Evangelista Nunes Teixeira
Quoting name: João Júlio Rumsey Teixeira
Professional Category: PhD Candidate (FCT PhD scholarship)
Title of PhD project: “Joalharia na Casa Real Portuguesa – 1777-1889. Uma Periferia Subversiva” [Supervisor: Alexandra Curvelo, IHA/DHA/NOVA FCSH; Advisor: Hugo Xavier, IHA/NOVA FCSH]
Thematic areas: History of Jewellery; Goldsmithery; Royal Collections; Art and Politics; Art and Genre
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Pre-Modern Visual and Material Cultures]
CIÊNCIA ID: DF18-4F5E-0EBE
João was born in Lisbon in 1988. In the summer of 2006 he was admitted as a volunteer at the Ajuda Palace, before starting his degree in Art History at NOVA FCSH (2006-2010). He subsequently took a short course at Sotheby’s Institute (2007) and received a Graduate Diamonds diploma from GIA-London (2008).
João then spent 10 years working in the Portuguese art auction trade, eight of those at the head of the jewellery and antique silver department of Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisbon. Between 2009 and 2011, he also covered the art auction markets for L+arte magazine.
In 2019 he joined the team of scholars responsible for the committee of the Royal Treasure Museum being built at the Ajuda Palace, specifically to carry out research on the history of the Portuguese Crown Jewels.
In 2021 he was appointed curator of the Bank of Portugal’s Museum of Money, a position he resigned in order to accept a doctoral scholarship granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to further research and study Portuguese royal jewellery and its history, a project he’s developing at NOVA FCSH since 2020.
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RG – Research Group