Inês Coutinho is Assistant Professor at the Department of Conservation and Restoration FCT NOVA. Her field of work is the Conservation and Restoration of Glass and Ceramics Cultural Heritage She is motivated by the history of the production of historical glass objects, the disclosure of its commercial routes and usage throughout the centuries, and how glass trading reflected in the civilizations’ economy. Through the study of historical glass compositions, it is expected to learn more about glass degradation phenomena and as a result to propose new and improved conservation measures for this material.

Representative works:

I. Coutinho, T. Medici, R. Wiley, L.C. Alves, B. Gratuze, M. Vilarigues (2017). The gourd-shaped vessel: a Portuguese product? Journal of Glass Studies, 59, 215-234.

I. Coutinho, T. Medici, L.C. Alves, Š. Perović (2017). Colourless Roman glass from the Zadar necropolis: An exploratory approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 15, 194–202.

I. Coutinho, B. Gratuze, T. Medici, L.C. Alves, M. Vilarigues (2017). Wine bottles from Lisbon: archaeometric studies of two archaeological sites dated from the 17th to the 19th century. Archaeometry, 59, 852-873.

I. Coutinho, T. Medici, L.C. Alves, B. Gratuze, M. Vilarigues (2016). Provenance studies on façon-de-Venise glass excavated in Portugal. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 7, 437–448.

(2011). Preparation of the first exhibition of glass and stained glass from the collection of the king Ferdinand II of Portugal, entitled “Vidros e Vitrais: Um Gosto de D. Fernando II”. It was assembled at the National Palace of Pena in Sintra, Portugal.