Maria João Neto is an Associate Professor in the History of Art Institute at the Faculty ofHumanities, University of Lisbon. Graduated in History of Art by the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, in 1985, and received the MA and PhD degrees in History of Art, from the same University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Developed her studies in the areas of Contemporary Art History and Theory and Practice of Architectural Restoration. Teaches courses in graduate school in Art, Cultural Heritage and Restoration, Faculty of Humanities of Lisbon, with thedirection of several PhDs students. Responsible for several national research projects funded by the FCT and the QREN. Participated in the European Project: Plants in European Masterpieces,financed by EU (Culture 2000), and in a few international projects of architectural conservation developed by World Monuments Fund.