Building and Collection: a Dual Challenge

An example of synthesis space between art and architecture, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego emerges in Portuguese museological reality in September 2009. Since then this museum has been assumed in the national and international levels as one of the most significant for understanding the artist’s work. Consequence of a luminous gathering between two artists, Paula Rego and Eduardo Souto de Moura, the museum presents itself as an interesting case study to analyze the relationships and the challenges posed by a collection and its link to the plasticity of the building-architectural object.


Catarina Alfaro, Portugal

Chief Curator at Casa das Histórias Paula Rego


Degree in Art History, Master of Museology and Heritage, a doctoral attendant in Art History, Museology. Has developed research in subjects such as Modern and Contemporary Art in its connections with the study of museum collections (documentation and exhibitions). Worked between 2001 and 2010, in collaboration with the Modern Art Centre of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as a researcher, author assistant-curator of exhibitions organized by this institution [Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso: Avant-garde Dialogues, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007)].

Currently is Chief Curator at Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais.


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