Cathedral altarpiece and pews awarded with APOM prize
Conservation and restoration work done to the altarpiece and pews in Funchal Cathedral’s Moorish chapel between April 2013 and June 2014 has been awarded a prize by the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM), in the conservation and restoration category.
Restoration work was carried out with support from various public and private entities, and its completion coincided with events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Diocese of Funchal. Of priceless cultural and artistic value, the construction of the late Gothic style altarpiece in the Moorish chapel was ordered by king Manuel I of Portugal between 1512 and 1517; the pews were built during the same reign.
APOM prizes are awarded annually with the aim of encouraging and rewarding the imagination and creativity of Portuguese curators and their effective contribution to improving the quality of museums in Portugal. It is also a means of publicizing the best museology work being done in the country.
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