Has a degree in History of Art and Architecture, a Master in Museology and a PhD in Theory and History of Architecture. His activity has been specially oriented to the study of cultural and museology heritage. Published about a hundred titles, including books, scientific and participation in congresses articles, most of which dedicated to the history of art and architecture. He is the President of the Portuguese Association of Museums of the Catholic Church and Vice-President of the Board of Management of the Europe Thesauri, a European organization of religious heritage; He is also the Director of the Terras Sem Sombra Festival.


Has a degree in Geology and a PhD in Environmental Hydrogeology. Has been teaching at the University of Évora for more than 30 years. He was involved in a large number of national projects, having close to half a hundred published works. He is also a registered journalist, having a blog where he shares his experiences and concerns (


He is a draftsman designer and technical assistant in the Division of Culture and Sport, Museums and Heritage area, in the City Hall of Santiago do Cacém. He was the author and co-author of numerous thematic exhibitions in the areas of historical, archaeological, ethnographic and immaterial heritage. He is the author of the book "Windmills of the Municipality of Santiago do Cacém" and several articles and communications in the areas of milling and other heritage. He is a member of the International Molinological Society and the Portuguese Traditional Mills Network.

Ricardo Estevam Pereira

With a degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon and being an Art History PhD candidate at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, he is responsible for the Museum of Sines. Being a specialist in heritage has extensive experience as curator of cultural projects and actions of artistic pedagogy as well as conservator of architectural heritage. He is also a member of the UNESCO Centre for Architecture and Art.


With a degree in Architecture from the Lusíada University of Lisbon, works essentially in architecture. He has been a speaker at various meetings and seminars on architecture, heritage and tourism. He has also published several articles on these subjects, with special emphasis on the Alentejo region. Since always related to the Alentejo Litoral, has been intervening, professionally and civically, in several actions related to the region, in the areas of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, Planning and Environmental Conservation.

antónio martins quaresma

Holds a PhD in History and is a researcher in local and regional history. His work has been especially linked to the Alentejo Coast and the Alentejo land border. In addition, he has worked in the study, dissemination and defence of cultural heritage.


Researcher in the NICPRI Research Group - University of Évora - Department of Contemporary History and International Relations since 2011, collaborates in the Workgroup of the museum network of Baixo Alentejo since 2008, is a member of the Portuguese Association for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2017 and curator of the Municipal Museum of Ferreira do Alentejo since its creation in 1998. She has been Head of the Culture and Sports Division since 2005 to the present.Has published several articles and works on History, Contemporary History, Epigraphy, Museology.

Gonçalo Nunes da Silva

Gonçalo Nunes da Silva, graduated in Law and interested in History, since 2006 has been studying and researching the past of Quinta de São João, in Santiago do Cacém. A work that, although already compiled in an unedited book, has been proceeding , along with the concerns of the present to preserve the Quinta, which for nearly a century, and always with the same dedication, his family has been able to maintain.