Márcia Vilarigues is an Assistant Professor at the Dept of Conservation and Restoration FCT NOVA. (www.dcr.fct.unl.pt). Since 2011 Márcia Vilarigues is also the Director of the Research Unit VICARTE – “Glass and Ceramics for the Arts” (www.vicarte.org).
In cooperation with several institutions, she has been involved in the launching of research projects on the study of historical materials. This research aims at contributing to the knowledge and preservation of cultural heritage, in order to reveal its historical and artistic value and improve conservation strategies.