Catarina Valença Gonçalves
Art Historian and General Director of Spira – revitalisation of heritage. With over 20 years of experience in Cultural Heritage, Catarina has a PhD in Contemporary Art History from UNLisbon, a Diplôme des Hautes Études in Tourism from IREST – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is the author of several projects in the sector: Rota do Fresco, patrimonio.pt, AR&PA Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage, Study Cultural Heritage in Portugal: Assessment of the Economic and Social Value. She is Spira’s founder, general manager, and Coordinator of the Cultural Heritage Management Course at Católica Porto Business School.
Spira – revitalização patrimonial
Spira is the leading company in the Cultural Heritage sector, creator of the Rota do Fresco, the 1st Cultural Tourism Route (1998), and promoter of the 1st Study on the economic and social value of Cultural Heritage in Portugal (2020). Spira operates in the areas of Communication, Training, and Consultancy; Heritage Education; and Cultural Touring.