Portugal

João Carlos dos Santos

Portugal

João Carlos dos Santos is currently Interim Director-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC). The DGPC is responsible for managing, safeguarding, enhancing, conserving and restoring the immovable, moveable and intangible heritage in Portugal as well as for developing and implementing its museum policy. A qualified architect, João Carlos dos Santos joined the DGPC in 2013 as a Deputy Director-General, holds a Master of Architectural Pathology and Restoration and is a PhD student in Architectural Heritage. He takes part in different committees such as the National Council for Culture and the Fund for Safeguarding the Cultural Heritage, is a member of the Coordinating Council for Managing State Property and integrated the Drafting Committee of the National Policy on Architecture and Landscape, among others. He coordinated major architectural restoration projects, received a number of awards and honours, produced several architectural publications and represented Portugal and the DGPC in a number of national and international fora. He has been a lecturer in architectural restoration in different universities across the country. 

State Heritage Authority website: http://www.patrimoniocultural.pt/en/