Subdiretora dos Museus da Universidade de Lisboa. Responsável pelas Coleções Históricas. Coordenadora Nacional do PRISC (Portuguese Research Infrastructure of Scientific Collections).
Full time researcher at the Museums of the University of Lisbon, since 2006, Marta C. Lourenço has background training in Physics (University of Lisbon) and a MA in Museology (New University of Lisbon). Her PhD in Museology and History of Technology (CNAM, Paris) addressed the distinct nature and contemporary significance of university collections in Europe. She teaches a course on ‘Museums, Collections and the History of Science’ in the History and Philosophy of Science MA and PhD programme, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Her research, teaching and consulting interests include university collections, the history of collections and scientific heritage. She supervises and co-supervises several post-graduate students in History of Science and Museology in Portugal and Brazil. She is PI of PRISC (Portuguese Research Infrastructure of Scientific Collections), included in the national roadmap of strategic research infrastructures.
She is a research member of CIUHCT, the Interuniversity Research Centre for the History of Science and Technology (University of Lisbon) and associate researcher of the CDHT, Centre d’histoire des techniques et de l’environement, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris. Marta C. Lourenço is Vice-President of UNIVERSEUM (European Network for University Heritage) and a Board member of the History of Physics Group (European Physical Society) and the Scientific Instruments Commission (International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science). Since 2014, she is also Deputy Director of the Museums of the University of Lisbon.