Teresa Ferreira holds a degree in Art History from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra and is currently attending a Master’s Degree in Art and Heritage at the same institution. Her scientific activity is dedicated to the study of art in the Modern Age, with special focus on the decorative arts. In this context, she is developing several initiatives around the furniture of these periods, particularly the furniture collection of the University of Coimbra’s Paço das Escolas, a theme that she will address in her master’s thesis. She is currently part of the project “Imaginária: valorização e proteção participativa do património escultórico do Paço das Escolas da Universidade de Coimbra”, and is also part of the team for the Coimbra University heritage inventory project.
Main interests and research topics: Modern Period in Portugal: Art and Heritage; Decorative Arts (furniture); Iconography and Iconology; Networks of influences and artistic confluences
Research group(s): Local and regional heritage and identities; Cultural encounters and evasion