Sandra Santos


Quoting name: Sandra Santos
Professional Category/Position: Digital Resources Manager; Researcher
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Museum Studies]
Thematic areas: Botany, Art, Science, Photography, Photomicrography, Digital Collections, Digital Exhibitions, Art and Climate Change
ORCiD: 0000-0003-2104-3520


Sandra holds a Ph.D. in History of Art, specialization in Museum Studies and Artistic Heritage from FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, supervised by Prof. Dr. Sandra Leandro, Prof. Dr. Raquel Henriques da Silva, and Prof. Dr. Pedro Salgado. She also has an MA in Museum Studies from Universitty of Porto, and BA in History of Art from University of Coimbra,
Her research specialises in the connections between Science and Art, with special focus on Botanical observation drawing, photography, and photomicrography. 
Her Ph.D. research work was developed between Portugal and the United Kingdom where she attended the postgraduate Visiting Student Programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, under the supervision of professor Rob Kesseler. Since then she has developed her career digital collections and resources at the Visual Arts Department of the British Council, and the Royal Society. Before joining The Ruskin – Museum and Research Centre, Lancaster University, she worked with Google and the UK Cabinet Office as the Digital Content Lead for COP26 – United Nations Climate Change Conference with Google Arts and Culture· She is also a photographer, currently attending the postgraduate diploma at the Bristish Academy of Photography,London and especially interested in the connection between Photography and Human Rights and Science.

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RG – Research Group