Márcia Vilarigues

Professor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa & Director Research Unit Glass and Ceramic for the Arts, Lisboa, PT

Márcia Vilarigues is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal & Director of the Research Unit VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes. She works in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the area of Technical Art History and Materials Degradation. Her research motivation focuses on the preservation of our material cultural history and on enriching the knowledge of our shared past through the history of historical objects.

She works in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the area of Technical Art History and Materials Degradation. Her research motivation focuses on the preservation of our material cultural history and on enriching the knowledge of our shared past through the history of historical objects.

3:20 - 3:40 PM

Day - 2 11 Feb

Education in Glass Art and Science - challenges of transdisciplinarity

In a world of rapidly changing technologies, internationalization, and market forces, we oftentimes lose track of the value of human creativity. Developing cultured minds and skilled hands have been a hallmark of the truly great civilisations throughout history, and glass has been a material through which we have witnessed the ongoing struggles and successes of human endeavor. Whether we look to lenses and medical apparatus, a simple teacup, or a sculpture for an emperor, glass has played a central role in the development of human culture and technology. We work to guide our students to their highest creative potentials through hands-on practice in glass making. Moreover, we strive to assist in the development of our students’ awareness of themselves as participants in the ever-developing social fabric of which they are a part. Individual creativity and maker’s practice is balanced against scientific knowledge and a sense of place within history.