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INET-MD collaborates regularly with various private and public institutions that are involved in popular culture and music, providing consultancies and services drawing on the team's technical know-how and research results.
National Collaborations and Partnerships

The Fado Museum and INET collaborated in the preparation of the candidacy of fado to UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. This work involved several of INET's researchers who inventoried over a thousand historical 78 rpm recordings of fado in archives (Theatre Museum, Radio Archive, Radio Museum, etc.) as well as several thousand sheet music of fado with piano accompaniment. They also elaborated life histories of major fado musicians. INET is collaborating closely with the museum’s personnel in preparing the candidacy in 2008. 



Câmara Municipal de Ílhavo

Within the framework of thesocial, economic and cultural regeneration of the city of Ílhavo, the local municipality has initiated a partnership with the Universidade de Aveiro (INET-MD).
Coordination: Susana Sardo
Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos

Analysis and Publication of the Recordings of Music from Rural Areas throughout Continental Portugal carried out by the Folklorist Armando Leça between 1939 and 1940. 

Coordination: Salwa Castelo-Branco and Maria do Rosário Pestana 

More information

A. Leça


Ministry of Culture


National Sound Archive

INET-MD is the main consultant of the Ministry of Culture for the formation of a National Sound Archive. The Secretary of State for Culture appointed a member of the unit and its coordinator as head of a committee to elaborate a proposal for the founding of the National Sound Archive which will be launched in the Music Museum (Lisbon) in close collaboration with INET-MD.



Music Museum
National Sound Archive


INET-MD is working closely with the Music Museum in preparation of the future installation of the National Sound Archive. Within this framework, the Institute's team is inventorying the Museum's collection of sound recordings. 

Music in the Era of Turntables: The Production of Sound Recordings in Portugal (1960- 1980)
May 9 - June 23, 2007


António Tilly and João Carlos Callixto

This exposition, organized by INET-MD, featured an overview of styles and genres of popular music recorded in Portugal between 1960 and 1980. It presented phonograms and artists through iconography and music sound, highlighting the changes that occurred in popular music in this period. These changes were discussed in three round tables including scholars from INET and prominent musicians who gave their testimony:

1) Popular Music up to 1960 
Pedro Moreira e Leonor Losa (INET-MD) 
João Maria Tudella, Igrejas Caeiro, Carlos Menezes
6th June 2007
2) Towards a New Portuguese Popular Music 
António Tilly (INET-MD)
Eduardo Pais Mamede, Domingos Morais, Carlos Guerreiro
11th June 2007
3) New Rhythms, New styles: Pop-rock in Portugal 
João Carlos CallixtoArtists: Edmundo Silva, Nuno Nazareth Fernandes, António Pinho, Tozé Brito
20th June 2007



Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Portugal)


Participation in the Mus-e Project of the Yehudi Menuhin International Foundation of unit researchers as teaching- artists and consultants (Margarida Moura and Daniel Tércio). The project promotes social integration and aims at reducing violence, racism and social exclusion among youth through music, singing, dance and all art disciplines.


Camões Institute



INET-MD's team elaborated a multimedia data base on popular music and musicians in 20th century Portugal which will be integrated in the institute's site.



Formulation, application and analysis of a questionnaire administered with 3000 formally structured groups of traditional music throughout the country.Preliminary results are available in:Práticas musicais locais: alguns indicadores preliminares.The questionnaire and complete results are published in the book Vozes do Povo: A Folclorização em Portugal


Other collaborations



Digitizing historical recordings on magnetic tape
Elaborating a Guide for the preservation of audio carriersof audio carriers



International Collaborations and Partnerships
Europeana Sounds
The Europeana Sounds project was launched on 1 February 2014. This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural world as well as oral memories. The project, coordinated by The British Library, is a partnership among 24 national libraries, sound institutions, research centres, and universities from 12 European countries. INET-md is one of the partners.
Política Memorial/Memorial policits





Festival Dias de Música Electroacústica

Conservatório de Música de Seia - Collegium Musicum / Associação Fomento do Ensino Artístico | DGArtes (Direcção-Geral das Artes) / MC (Ministério da Cultura)



The first festival Dni Muzyki Portugalskiej w Krakowie, in 2003, was conceived and produced by Jaime Reis and Julia Chmielnik, in Poland. In 2006, it was the first edition of the festival Dias de Música Electroacústica, as a partnership between INET-md and Conservatório de Música de Seia, that was supported by the Ministry of Culture in other editions that took place in Seia, a city in a remote area of the interior of Portugal, as well as several activities involving young people and the promotion of contemporary music in general, bringing musicians from Spain, Germany, Turkey, UK to people who probably would never heard about these musical practices. Recently, these activities were expanded through other areas in the interior and in the south of Portugal, and also in Spain (Madrid), Brasil (Salvador da Bahia) and other countries.



Institut Für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende KunstwienResearch Center For European Multipart Music


Partnership in the project carried out by the Institut Für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunstwien, coordinated by Gerlinde Haid and Ardian Ahmedaja (since 2003).


Main Themes
European Voices: Multipart singing in the Balkans and MediterraneanFolk Terminology and Musical Phenomena

Support: Austrian Science Fund



International Council For Traditional Music


INET is the headquarters of the National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music, collaborating regularly in its initiatives. INET's team participates regularly in ICTM's conferences, colloquia and publications.





Evaluation of applications to the Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity program.Edition of a Double CD, Portugal: Festivities, Songs and Dances from Minho and Madeira within the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World series.