Portuguese medieval royal residences

This collection is composed by 445 color slides of medieval royal residences in Portugal, made by the art historian José Custódio Vieira da Silva in 1991. Due to copyright restrictions this collection is only available within the local network.


Decorative stuccowork in North Portugal

This collection is composed by 284 photographs (b&w and color) of stuccowork mainly from the 18th and 19 centuries in public and private buildings of Braga, Oporto, Viseu and Viana do Castelo. Due to copyright restrictions this collection is only available within the local network.


Mário Novaes’s Studio

This collection is composed by 80 309 images (negatives, diapositives and interpositives b&w and color) mostly taken by Mário Novaes’s Studio all over its 50 years of activity. Due to copyright restrictions some documents of this collection are only available within the local network.


Portuguese Gothic Architecture

This collection is composed by 410 (b&w) photographs from a research carried out by the historian Mário Tavares Chicó and the photographer Mário Novaes on gothic architecture in Portugal. Out of this research the book A arquitectura gótica em Portugal was published in 1954.


Portuguese Woodcarving

This collection of 1878 print photographs (b&w) and 1416 negatives proceeds from a research and photographic survey made in Portugal by the American art historian Robert Chester Smith in the beginning of the Sixties of 20th century and sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Titles by Robert C. Smith available at the Art Library


Robert Chester Smith (1912-1975), was historian of the Brazilian and Portuguese Baroque and professor at School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania (1956-1975). He began to study Portuguese and Brazilian art and architecture as a college student and in1936 he wrote his dissertation on the architect João Frederico Ludovice (1673-1752). Robert Smith bequeathed his personal archive made up of written documents, photographs and unpublished works to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The Robert C. Smith Award was established by the Decorative Arts Society of the Society of Architectural Historians for the most distinguished journal article in the decorative arts.


Landscape views from Asia

This collection is composed by 518 photos (b&w) of landscapes and architecture, civil and religious, from the 15th and 16th centuries in different parts of Asia connected to Portuguese discoveries like India, Macau and Japan. It is result of a photographic survey made in the Sixties of 20th century by the American historian Francis Millet Rogers with a grant of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Due to copyright restrictions this collection is only available within the local network.

Titles by Francis Millet Rogers available at Art Library


Francis Millet Rogers (1914-1989) was a student of Western European languages and was particularly fluent in French and Portuguese. From 1945 until his retirement in 1981, he was Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Throughout his teaching career, he endeavored to promote international relations by teaching American students the language and culture of Portugal. He wrote several books about Portuguese history and culture.


From National Stadium to Gulbenkian Garden

This collection is composed by 929 color slides mainly of architectural drawings of landscape projects made by Portuguese first generation of landscape architects between 1940 and 1970 and is the result of the documental research done to the exhibition From National Stadium to Gulbenkian Garden: Francisco Caldeira Cabral and the first generation of Portuguese landscape architects 1940-1970 at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2003-04). Due to copyright restrictions some documents of this collection are only available within the local network.

Updated on 06 october 2017

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