Dr Maria de Lourdes Riobom
Maria de Lourdes Riobom obtained a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art History from the New University of Lisbon and a PhD in Education Sciences/Art History from the University of Seville, Spain. She was a history teacher from 1976 to 1990. From 1990 to 2014 she worked at the Education Department of the National Museum for Ancient Art, where she was the head curator from 2007 to 2014, curating some exhibitions and working with different audiences. She directed a project with young offenders and does teacher training at the museum. Since 1990 she has also been an Art History Professor at IADE – Creative University, Lisbon. She is an INSEA (International Society for Education through Art) member and as such participated in several congresses where she presented different papers. She has participated in several CIANTEC (Congresso Internacional em Artes, Novas Tecnologias e Comunicação) congresses in Brazil, presenting papers about museum education. Maria has also been on several PhD juries in Portuguese and Brazilian universities, and is regularly a member of scientific committees at different congresses. Maria first joined ASA as a guest lecturer for Portugal in 2016.