IN2PAST, Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, is dedicated to the preservation, study and promotion of cultural heritage, generating intensive
collaborative relations between: 1) academic, laboratory-based, theoretical and empirical research; 2) public policies concerning the domains of cultural heritage, arts and civic memory; 3) an important
set of Portuguese cultural institutions and facilities, namely monuments, museums, archives, archaeological sites and natural parks.
The creation of IN2PAST thus contributes to the effective implementation of a national strategy for science and technology, particularly in regard to the ‘R&I Agenda for Culture and Cultural Heritage’.
As the Agenda states, it is necessary to create an «an instrument of interaction and articulation between researchers and R&D units, administrative entities, social agents, and companies focused on responding to societal challenges»
Principal Coordinator: António Candeias, University of Évora
NOVA Coordinators: Manuel Pedro Ferreira (CESEM); José Mapril (CRIA); Joana Cunha Leal (IHA); José Neves (IHC)
R&D Units: HERCULES Lab – Cultural Heritage Studies and Protection (HERITAGE); Institute for the History of Art (IHA); Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA); Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA); Research Centre for the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM); Institute of Contemporary History (IHC); Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT)