DGPC - Direção-Geral do Património Cultural
The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) is responsible for managing the cultural heritage in mainland Portugal. A large team covering virtually all technical and scientific areas is based in Lisbon (central services) and in museums and monuments located in Lisbon, Mafra, Alcobaça, Batalha, Tomar, Coimbra and Porto. Amongst our responsibilities are the management of the architectural and archaeological built heritage – in urban and rural areas – , including conservation works in monuments under our care; management of National Museums, World Heritage monuments and museum collections; study, research and dissemination of heritage information; conservation and restoration of movable heritage assets as well as research, dissemination of results and awareness raising about heritage protection issues.
What we do?
The following are our three main action areas:
· Knowledge, conservation, enhancing and dissemination of the architectural, archaeological, movable and intangible heritage, as well as development and implementation of the national museum policy.
· Management of monuments and museums under our care, including monuments inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
· Permanent liaison with public and private entities, in Portugal and abroad, in areas ranging from legal effect measures to supervision, scientific research, education and training and land use planning.