This event will take place on February 14 and 15, in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Sophia Mello Breyner Room) in Lisbon, and it aims to stimulate and provoke debate on a range of issues related to historical heritage preservation. Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (SCML) was established in 1498 by Queen Dona Leonor as a charitable institution dedicated to improving health and social problems of the day. In 1775 Misericordia de Lisboa was forced to relocate its services in the wake of a serious earthquake. Today the institution focuses on providing healthcare, education and culture to the most deprived, with the help of some 440 dedicated volunteers. It also has a considerable patrimony of artistic and cultural heritage.

The programme of the Heritage Days will focus on historical, artistic and cultural heritage issues, as well as fund management.

For more details, please contact Mr Pedro Espanhol