Vanda Lopes da Costa

Biographical note

Vanda Lopes da Costa is currently PhD student in Museology with a Research Scholarship from UNESCO – “Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity” (Lusófona University, 2021-2024), holding a MSc in Development of Cultural Tourism Products and a Degree in Cultural Tourism Management, both from the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. Adding to her academic curriculum is a professional career as a cultural mediator (2012-2020) and currently, as a Senior Official in the Local Government. This experience has fostered the development of solid skills in planning, conception and project execution and a strong interest in the articulation between society, educational institutions, and academic community.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Museology and Sociomuseology
  • Heritage education
  • Cultural Management