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Established in 2009, the HERCULES Laboratory is a research infrastructure from University of Évora, devoted to the study and valorisation of cultural heritage, focusing on the integration of physical and material sciences methodologies and tools in interdisciplinary approaches.

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Munch22 Conference

Munch2022 International Conference

The Munchmuseet and and Laboratório HERCULES from Universidade de Évora announce the MUNCH2022 international conference - UNDERSTANDING MUNCH AND THE ART AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURIES, BETWEEN THE MUSEUM AND THE LABORATORY to be held in Oslo, between 21st and 23rd March 2022.

Samples Collection Boxes

Connecting Collections - International Workshop

A three-day international workshop addressing the preservation, access and use of cultural heritage material samples archives, will be held at Évora, Portugal, from 13 June to 15 June 2022. The workshop will be organized by ICCROM, University of Évora and other partners.

Alamada Negreiros mural painting

Colours 2022

Conference COLOURS: Bridging Science with art, that will be held in Évora University from 14th to 16th September 2022.

Portuguese Museology Association Award

Portuguese Museology Association Award

The HERCULES Laboratory was awarded a prize by the Portuguese Museology Association (APOM) in the "Institution" category.

Atlas Miller

ROADMAP (Research On António De holanda Miniatures Artistic Production)

Researchers from the HERCULES Laboratory travel to the National Library of France to analyse the Atlas Miller within the framework of the project ROADMAP (Research On António De holanda Miniatures Artistic Production), recently funded by FCT (PTDC/ART-HIS/0985/2021).

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First insights into the archaeometric analysis of the Los Amores Mosaic in Cástulo (Linares, Spain): the Judgement of Paris.

Sánchez, A., Tuñón, J., Montejo, M., Amate, Pilar., Ceprián, Bautista., Rousaki, Anastasia., Costa, Mafalda., Saelens, Delphine., Lycke, Sylvia., Vandenabeele, P.

An Entropic Approach to Assess People’s Awareness of the Health Risks posed by Pesticides in Oenotourism Events.

Crespo, A., Lima, Rui., Martins, M. Rosário., Ribeiro, Jorge., Neves, José., Vicente, Henrique.

Alentejo2020 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia City of Macau Chair