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Joaquim Machado de Castro and the Estrela Basilica

28 Sep 202218h – 19h

With Sandra Costa Saldanha

Free admission, subject to room capacity

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The Estrela Basilica was the first major project of the Sculpture Laboratory led by Joaquim Machado de Castro.

As part of a project to enlarge and adapt the building to the preferences of Queen Maria I, the sculptor participated actively in conceiving and supervising the production of the statues for the main façade.

Sandra Costa Saldanha, assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Coimbra and author of a master's thesis on the history of the Estrela Basilica, will speak about the role of Joaquim Machado de Castro and his team in this project.

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