comunicacao em Coloquio Internacional sobre DAvaro da Costa e a sua descendencia

O património armoriado dos Costas: uma estratégia de comunicação? was the theme of the talk that João Bernardo Galvão Teles, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, gave in Évora, on the 8th of June in the International Colloquium, Dom Alvaro da Costa and his descendance, fifteenth-seventeenth centuries: power, art and devotion.

In a joint presentation with Prof Doctor Miguel de Seixas Metelo, the talk was designed to determine to what extent and in what way heraldry was placed at the service of the construction of identity and of the memory of the family of king Dom Manuel I’s important favourite.
The event, organized by the Institute of Medieval Studies and by the Centro de Estudos de História de Além-Mar, of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, was held on 7th and 8th of June in the Torre do Tombo in Lisbon and the Museum of Évora, respectively, and was attended by several experts, including Professors Vítor Serrão, Maria de Lourdes Rosa, Joaquim Caetano and João Paulo Oliveira e Costa. An array of documents belonging to the National Archives and the lords Dom Luís Mesquitella and Dom Pedro Villa Franca, descendants of Dom Alvaro da Costa was also displayed.


uso de ordens e condecoraces na heraldica portuguesa

On the 18th of May, Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, presented a talk at the Instituto Português de Heráldica, entitled The use of orders and decorations in Portuguese heraldry.

Many examples of the use of the insignia of orders in the arms of those awarded over the centuries in our country were analysed, showing the evolution of this practice and the characteristics of each period. The session was chaired by Augusto Ferreira do Amaral, President of the aforementioned institute, and was attended by the Secretary-General to the Presidency of the Republic and the Secretary-General of the Portuguese Honorific Orders, Arnaldo Pereira Coutinho, and the president of the Portuguese Commission of Military History, General Alexandre de Sousa Pinto.