Ângela Santos has both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Conservation and Restoration, with specialisation in stained-glass and stained-glass painting materials (namely the sanguine paint). Her research has been focused on the materials’ characterisation, the study of history and techniques of artistic productions of painted glass materials. She is currently undertaking a PhD degree in Conservation Science at CORES Program (Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage) with the subject “Lanterna Magica –Technology and preservation of painted glass slides for projection with Magic Lanterns”.

Representative works:

Â. Santos, B. Rodrigues, V. Otero, M. Vilarigues (2021). Defining the first preventive conservation guidelines for hand-painted magic lantern glass slides. Conservar Património, in press.

Â. Santos, V. Otero, B. Rodrigues, M. Vilarigues (2020). Unravelling the Secrets of Magic Lantern Slide Painting. The Magic Lantern 22, 10-12

B. Rodrigues, Â. Santos, M.J. Melo, V. Otero, M. Vilarigues (2019). Magic Lantern Glass Slides Materials and Techniques: the First Multi-Analytical StudyHeritage, 2 (3), 2513–2530.

Â. Santos, V. Otero, M. Vilarigues (2019). Characterisation of Glass and Painting Materials from 18th-Century Hand-Painted Glass Slides Used for Projection with Magic Lanterns. Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group and ICON Ceramics and Glass Group ConferenceLondon, 223-228.

Â. Santos, M. Vilarigues (2019). Sanguine Paint: Production, Characterization, and Adhesion to the Glass Substrate. Studies in Conservation 64, 4, 221-239.