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Dalila Rodrigues is an art historian with a PhD from the University of Coimbra in 2001, a researcher and teacher in higher education. She received scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and PRODEP for her doctorate and has received scientific awards and distinctions for her academic work and professional career.

She held the position of Director of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower from May 2019 to April 2024, standing out for having developed innovative projects, such as ecological conservation practices and the study on the effects of climate change, and the respective mitigation plan, in the two World Heritage monuments.

She has been the director of several museums, including the Grão Vasco Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art, Casa da Música and Casa das Histórias Paula Rego.

She is the author of a wide range of publications dedicated to the history of Portuguese painting and various themes of art and artistic heritage, especially from the 15th and 16th centuries. Her vast editorial experience has been acquired on scientific committees and advisory boards of publishing houses and collections, and she has been the scientific coordinator of reference editions in the disciplinary area of art history.

Currently, Dalila Rodrigues is the Minister of Culture of Portugal.

Dalila Rodrigues
Portugal
Minister of Culture of Portugal

Dalila Rodrigues is an art historian with a PhD from the University of Coimbra in 2001, a researcher and teacher in higher education. She received scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and PRODEP for her doctorate and has received scientific awards and distinctions for her academic work and professional career.

She held the position of Director of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower from May 2019 to April 2024, standing out for having developed innovative projects, such as ecological conservation practices and the study on the effects of climate change, and the respective mitigation plan, in the two World Heritage monuments.

She has been the director of several museums, including the Grão Vasco Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art, Casa da Música and Casa das Histórias Paula Rego.

She is the author of a wide range of publications dedicated to the history of Portuguese painting and various themes of art and artistic heritage, especially from the 15th and 16th centuries. Her vast editorial experience has been acquired on scientific committees and advisory boards of publishing houses and collections, and she has been the scientific coordinator of reference editions in the disciplinary area of art history.

Currently, Dalila Rodrigues is the Minister of Culture of Portugal.