Rosário Salema de Carvalho
Rosário Salema de Carvalho is a researcher at ARTIS — Institute of Art History, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. She coordinates the research group Az – Azulejo Research Network and supervises projects concerning the study, inventory and cataloguing of tile decorations, among which the group’s anchor project, Az Infinitum – Azulejos Referencing and Indexation System.
She holds a PhD in History/Art History (2012) from the University of Lisbon and a Master’s Degree in Art, Heritage and Restoration (2007) from the same university, with both theses focused on 18th century tile decorations. She has conducted research in the domain of cultural heritage, and particularly in the field of Portuguese azulejo decorations, and has published several books and articles in national and international journals. Her current research interests include Baroque tile frames and related decorative systems, the cataloguing of tile patterns and the development of inventory and cataloguing tools in the context of Digital Art History.