Government allocates DGPC to a museum and monument management company and a public institute

Measure is intended "to correct deep setbacks"

The Government will reorganize the powers of the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) through the creation of two entities, the Minister of Culture announced today, revealing the formation of the company Museus e Monumentos de Portugal and a public institute for safeguarding heritage.

“Today we approved two very important diplomas in the area of ​​Culture, they correspond to the objective of the Government's program of reorganization of what is the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage [DGPC]. We approved it with a view, on the one hand, to correcting the deep setbacks, but essentially to have a renewed ambition for what is the management of our museums and our national monuments and our heritage”, said the Minister of Culture Pedro Adão e Silva , at the press conference after the Council of Ministers held in Évora.

The minister revealed the creation of two entities: “A company that will be called Museus e Monumentos de Portugal, which will have its headquarters in Lisbon and which will seek to have a business management profile to generate more value around our museums and national monuments, to we can invest in qualification, in national collections, and also a public institute for safeguarding heritage, which will be headquartered in Porto”.