Elis Marçal

Since 1996, Elis Marçal works as a freelancer conservator-restorer in public and private museums at national and local level museums, heritage sites, churches and convents, and other cultural heritage institutions as well in private collections, being owner and manager of a company on Conservation-restoration of Cultural Heritage since 2012. Member of the board of the Associação Profissional de Conservadores-restauradores de Portugal and E.C.C.O.’s committee since 2012.

Since 2014, Marçal has been E.C.C.O.’s group referent on the "NACE and ISCO codes for the Conservator-restorer" project. Was also a Delegate of E.C.C.O.'s Voices of Culture (VoC) and Open Method of Coordination (OMC) working groups on “Skills, training and knowledge transfer for traditional and emerging Heritage professions” in 2017/2018.

Since 2019, Marçal is member of E.C.C.O.'s delegation at the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) in the Council of Europe, and in 2020 was elected E.C.C.O.’s president. Has published papers on the topic of the NACE for the cultural heritage sector as well on heritage professions. Currently works as Project manager and researcher in the Erasmus+ funded project "CHARTER - Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles".

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2022, Elis Marçal will facilitate the workshop "How can you make your work future proof?" together with Margherita Sani on Monday 10 October.