Francisco Ribeiro da Silva
Publisher: Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto
Languages: portuguese, english and spanish
Dimensões: 23×16,5 cm
Binding: soft cover
"The first intention, in the form of an easy-to-read summary, is to help Brothers and non-Brothers understand the historical reality of Misericórdia do Porto through the centuries. This reconstruction of historical reality is based on its valuable and well-organized Archive. The aim is also to explain how and why the Misericórdia, a brotherhood driven by charity, has accumulated such a vast and varied material heritage that includes architecture, sculpture and painting, as well as jewellery, vestments, ceramics, and decorative arts. Because of this, the logic of creating the Museum becomes clear, and the reader will easily make the transition from the materiality of the heritage to its immaterial and intangible contents."