Typology:

Convent of Christ (Rotunda)

Additional Info

  • Typology Historic buildings and Monuments, Historic interiors and Movable heritage
  • Designation National Monument - 1910 | World Heritage - 1983
  • Location Portugal, Tomar
  • Period Late 12th century (decorative works: 16th century)
  • Property Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (former IGESPAR, IP)
  • Client Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (former IGESPAR, IP)
  • Work

    Architectural and state condition survey, conservation and restoration interventions

  • Date 11/2007-04/2008 (Triumphal Arch) | 11/2007-06/2008 (Sides 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 e 16 of the Deambulatory) | 02/2009-05/2009 (Sides 1, 2, 3, 4 and inferior level of side 10 of the Deambulatory) | 07/2013-12/2013 (Central Octagonon)
  • Areas Rotunda: Triumphal Arch, Sides 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 e 16 of the Deambulatory, Sides 1, 2, 3, 4 and inferior level of side 10 of the Deambulatory, and Central Octagonon
  • Materials Mural painting, plasterwork, stone, gilded and polychrome woodcarving, wood, metal, guadameci, polychrome wood sculptures, furniture, panel painting
  • R&D

    Monitorization of environmental conditions (T and HR). Stratigraphic analysis of painting layers; identification of pigments and binders, past interventions and alteration products by means of raking, infrared and ultraviolet light examination, colorimetry and visible spectrophotometry, Raman spectroscopy, optical microscopy, micro-chemical analysis, Fourier Transform infrared microspectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (José de Figueiredo Laboratory and Hercules Laboratory)

  • Notes

    This project had the patronage of the company "CIMPOR-Intercement"

  • Dissemination

    AA.VV. – “A Charola do Convento de Cristo – História e Restauro”, edição da Direção-Geral do Património Cultural, Lisboa, 2014

    N. Proença, J. Pestana, S. Valadas, A. Cardoso, H. Vargas e I. Ribeiro - "Pinturas da Charola do Convento de Cristo (Tomar). Estudo material para reintegração cromática", na Revista “Pedra & Cal”,nº 39, dedicada ao tema A Cor e o Património, Julho - Setembro 2008, Lisboa, pp. 28 – 30

    Ana C. Dias, Irene Frazão, M. José Moinhos, J. Seabra Gomes e N. Proença -"O restauro da Charola do Convento de Cristo: a derradeira etapa", na revista “Património”, nº2, Direção-Geral do Património Cultural, Lisboa, 2014, pp.102-107

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