Fundação Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva

The Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva Foundation (FRESS) protects and promotes Portuguese decorative arts and handicrafts related to them. The foundation’s Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts houses an extensive artistic collection from the 15th to 19th centuries as well as 18 workshops where master craftsmen apply traditional methods and transmit them to future generations. FRESS also carries out its education mission through its School of Decorative Arts and the Training Center in Arts and Crafts. Its conservation team restores works of art such as paintings, furniture and interior historic buildings, decorative tiles, ceilings and murals at historical sites across the country.


Gold leaf gildering workshop – © FRESS – Fundação Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva
More Partners