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Risk analysis applied to the storage rooms of the Museu de Lisboa

Nadine Padamo1, Aida Maria Nunes2, Maria Filomena Macedo1,3,

1 Departamento de Conservação e Restauro, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

2 Museu de Lisboa, Campo Grande 245, 1700-097 Lisboa, Portugal

3 VICARTE - Unidade de Investigação Vidro e Cerâmica para a Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal



The main goal of this work was the identification and quantification of the specific risks affecting the collections in the storage building of Palma de Baixo. These collections belong to the Museu de Lisboa and they are very diversified: ceramics, paintings, furniture, graphic documents and textiles. The methodology used to identify the risk and calculate its magnitude was based on the risk analysis model proposed by Waller, entitled "Cultural Property Risk Analysis Model". The results showed that the main risks for these collections are the high variations in relative humidity, water-based floor cleaning, poor organization of spaces leading to overcrowding and finally, inappropriate labeling of objects. The furniture and painting collections are the ones at greater risk. Mitigation proposals were also made for the main risks encountered.


Risk identification and quantification
Storage rooms
Risks mitigation strategies



Original title

Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa





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Padamo, N.; Nunes, A. M.; Macedo, M. F., 'Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa', Conservar Património 27 (2018) 71-81,

Padamo, N., Nunes, A. M., & Macedo, M. F. (2018). Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa. Conservar Património, 27 71-81. DOI:10.14568/cp2016045.

Padamo, Nadine, Aida Maria Nunes, and Maria Filomena Macedo. 2018. "Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa." Conservar Património 27:71-81. doi:10.14568/cp2016045.

PADAMO, Nadine [et al.] – Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 27 (2018) 71-81 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:>. ISSN 21829942.

PADAMO, Nadine; NUNES, Aida Maria; MACEDO, Maria Filomena. Análise de risco aplicada às reservas do Museu de Lisboa. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 27, p. 71-81, 2018. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: .


Received: 2016-12-11
Revised: 2017-2-23
Accepted: 2017-5-22
Online: 2017-7-6
Publication: 2018-1-4


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