Director

Atividades

Publicações

O Museu Pio XII, no âmbito da missão desenvolvida pelo Instituto de História e Arte Cristãs (IHAC), reúne um conjunto de publicações que visa promover a inventariação, estudo e divulgação do espólio do Museu e da Arquidiocese de Braga.

Esta Fundação cultural da Arquidiocese de Braga, apoiada na extensão bracarense da Faculdade de Teologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa e no Seminário Conciliar de S. Pedro e S. Paulo da Arquidiocese de Braga procura promover a inventariação, recolha, organização, conservação, restauro, estudo e investigação do Arquivo Arquidiocesano de Braga e dos valores artísticos e arqueológicos que são património da Igreja Arquidiocesana de Braga.

Ao mesmo tempo, colabora na conservação, enriquecimento e beneficiação dos Museus Pio XII e Medina.

Desde 2017 o Museu Pio XII tem promovido ainda uma coleção de publicações dedicadas a artistas contemporâneos.

Activities

Publications

The Pius XII Museum, in the context of the mission developed by the Institute of Christian History and Art (IHAC), brings together a set of publications that aim to promote cataloguing, studying and disseminating the Museum's legacy. This Cultural Foundation of the Archdiocese of Braga, supported in the extension of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Portugal and the Conciliar Seminary of São Pedro and São Paulo of the Archdiocese of Braga, aims to promote cataloguing, collecting, organising, conserving, restoring, studying and researching the Archdiocesan archive of Braga and the artistic and archaeological values that are a heritage of the Archdiocesan Church of Braga.

At the same time, it collaborates towards conserving, enriching and improving the Pius XII and Medina Museums.

Since 2017, the Pius XII Museum has also promoted a collection of publications dedicated to contemporary artists.

Director

The museum

Director

The director of the Pius XII Museum since 2002 has been Canon José Paulo Leite Abreu.

He was born on 23 October 1959 in São Pedro de Azurém, Guimarães. In 1982, he finished his degree in Theology, from the Higher Institute of Theology at the Catholic University of Portugal, in Braga, and was ordained priest the following year.

In 1985, he completed his degree in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, in Rome, and in 1996, he obtained a doctorate in Church History, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Currently, he is the chairman of the Institute of Christian History and Art in the Archdiocese of Braga, professor at the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Portugal, director of the Pius XII Museum and Treasure-Museum of Braga Cathedral, Dean of Braga Cathedral Chapter, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Braga and moderator of the Curia, chairman of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro brotherhood and judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archdiocese of Braga.

Professor Doctor José Paulo Leite de Abreu

His areas of specialisation and interest are the history of the Church, history of art, canon law and museology, having published innumerable articles, books and chapters of books.

Throughout his journey, he also served as contributor for the newspaper Diário do Minho, pastoral coordinator of the university and director of the Congregados Basilica in Braga.

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