Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


The Conservation and Restoration course from the School of Fine Arts/UFRJ (Restoration of Movable Cultural Heritage) has the intent to create a proper didactic structure for the formation of high-level professionals able to do conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, following the highest levels of ethics and esthetic values. It has the purpose of carrying out theoretical studies dealing with the preservation of the plastic arts in collaboration with other related areas, such as History and Art Criticism. These studies bring into consideration that heritage preservation involves comprehension and knowledge on the art market laws, the trusteeship practices for exhibitions and the management of heritage- related affairs, and requires for a solid basis of knowledge of the new artistic languages. The School of Fine Arts possesses a historical collection that represents an important source for the study of Brazilian art from the 19th century. Great part of the Museum collection D. John VI is composed of functions works with didactic or resulting from educational activities stand out in this assembly: works of the 15th century, such as the medallion Italian enameled ceramics, from the atelier of Luca della Robbia and a Flemish painting, attributed to Quentin Metsys; and parts of the 16th century, such as the painting “Two angels with badges of justice”, anonymous, probably Spanish and Portuguese the polyptych as assigned to the Master of the Triptych of Morryson and modern and contemporary art in urgent need of conservation.


Key Persons

Maria Luisa Ramos Soares is graduated in Artistic Education(1975-1978). Specialization in paper restoration at the International Centre For Study Of Preserv. And Restorat. Of Cult. Property, ICCROM (Roma-Italia)(1986). Maria Luisa Ramos Soares received, in 1992, her master degree in Science of information from School of Library Service-NY-USA at Columbia University, and her PhD. in conservation and restoration of historical heritage from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2006). Fellowship at the Getty Institute (Los Angeles-USA, 1990). She currently is invited professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, and received a fellowship as conservator at the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon-Portugal). She is advisor of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, president of the commission for the Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas-ABNT-RJ , and presidente of the Associacao brasileira de conservadores restauradores de patrimonio cultural-ABRACOR (1996-2001). Soares is Professor at the UFRJ\EBA and coordinator of the undergraduate course in Conservacao- Restauracao de Bens Moveis.


Humberto Farias de Carvalho, Master in art history and art critics in PPGAV- EBA/UFRJ, is a research collaborator in conservation of contemporary art in Centro de Conservacao de Bens Culturais. Teaches conservation of contemporary art and is the vice- coordinator in Curso de Conservacao e Restauro of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ. Is a directory member of Associacao Brasileira de Conservacao e Restauracao - ABRACOR as an international research collaborator in contemporary art conservation.


Daniel Lima Marques de Aguiar is graduated in Pharmacy from Federal University of Espi?rito Santo. He received his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and currently is working toward his D.Sc thesis (at same university) focused in solid-state issues, especially in theoretical (GIPAW) and experimental 13C and 15N solid-state NMR. Since 2014 he is auxiliar professor of scientific basis of restoration and materials characterization at School of Fine Arts at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Milena Barbosa Barreto received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the State University of Ceara and obtained her M.Sc. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Federal University of Ceara. Milena is a doctoral student in the Institute of Natural Products Research's D.Sc program at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research interests include stereoselective synthesis of natural products using chiral pool approach. Since 2014 she is an Assistant Professor of preventive conservation in the School of Fine Arts at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.