The Artistic Inventory of the Diocese of Lisbon is the oldest museological tool of inventory ever used in the extended and valuable heritage of the Catholic Church in Portugal. Being the result of a conjugation of ideals and knowledge it was conceived by an exceptional team formed by Carlos de Azevedo (1918-55), D. João de Castro (1908-2000) and José Bénard Guedes Salgado (1931-). Italso benefits from the movements of liturgical and artistic renovation thatwere developed inside the Church atthe beginning of the 20th century as well as the policy headed by the Archbishop D. Manuel Cerejeira that extol the education of the clergy and the consolidation of the role of Catholic Church within the Portuguese society. Exploring the biographies of the members of the inventory team and using unpublished documentation I tried to answer three important questions: what is the inventory, who executed it and which was its purpose.
|Translated title of the contribution||Back to three characters and an inventory: The history of the Artistic Inventory of the Diocese of Lisbon|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2011|
- Catholic Church
- Diocese of Lisbon