Lorena Sancho Querol


Lorena Sancho Querol holds a bachelor´s degree in Fine Arts by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1995), a Master and a PhD in Social Museology by the Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon. Her PhD thesis was entitled "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sociomuseology: a study on inventories" and focused on the theory and good practice of participatory inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. She was awarded grants by the "ERASMUS-MUNDUS program" (1995-96) at the bachelor´s degree; of the "EEA Grants & Norwegian Financial Mechanism" (PT0019/EEA-grants, 2007-09) and the "Science and Technology Foundation" (FCT) of the Portuguese Ministry for Science and Education (FCT-SFRH/BD/63787/2009, 2010-11) during her PhD. She was also awarded by the COST Action IS1007 "Training School "Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures" (2015) and Guest Professor at the PVE/CAPES Program (Brazil 2015-16). Lorena is currently a researcher on the area of Social Museology at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, where she is integrated at the RG "Cities, Cultures and Architectures".In this context she has been developing her post-doctoral project "Society in the Museum: a study on cultural participation in local European museums" (SoMus), with the support of the above mentioned FCT (SFRH/BPD/95214/2013) between 2014 and 2018. In the same context she integrates the coordination team of the P-2020 project "Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas" (CREATOUR) since 2016, and the CES team at the H-2020 project "European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities" (ECHOES) which she coordinates together with Paulo Peixoto since 2018. Lorena´s research and teaching activities are directed to new models of participatory management in local museums, on the recognition of invisibilized collective memories, and on social legitimation of local heritage through collaborative tools such as participatory inventories, cultural mapping or the creation of new museological formulas.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Sancho Querol, Lorena; De Castro Mendonça, Elizabete; Miguel, Ana Flavia (2020), "A participação cidadã nos processos de inventariação do Património Cultural Imaterial: os casos de Brasil e de Portugal", Interseções: Revista de Estudos Interdisciplinares, 22, 1

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Book Chapter

Sancho Querol, Lorena; Montenegro, Aline; Castro, Fernanda (2020), Invisibilised Heritage, in Andersen, Casper; Timm Knudsen, Britta; Kølvraa, Christoffer (Ed.) (org.), Anthology exploring the keywords of colonial heritage. Aarhus: ECHOES project


Sancho Querol, Lorena; Martínez García, Rafael; Picó Ledesma, Isabel; Aniorte Pérez, José; Tristán Richarte, Marian (2019), PoEM. Proyecto Educativo-Museístico Museo Escolar de Puçol. Alicante, Espanha: Proyecto PUSOL

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