ROSSIO is a consortium constituted by seven institutions. The NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (coordinator of the consortium), the Municipality of Lisbon, the Portuguese Cinematheque – Museum of Cinema, the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, the Director-General of Cultural Heritage, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the National Theater D. Maria II, together they provide a unique set of sources and resources that is representative of the richness and diversity of Portuguese-speaking history, society and cultural heritage.




NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH)


The NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities is the leading academic institution with the greatest disciplinary scope in the context of the SSAH in Portugal. It is the coordinator institution of the consortium, bringing together Research Units (UIs) highly rated by the FCT and the Library and Documentation Division (DBD), thus ensuring the scientific credibility of the infrastructure. Learn more about DBD and NOVA FCSH’s Investigation Units here.




Lisbon City Hall (CML)

Lisbon Municipal Archive (AML)


The Municipal Archive of Lisbon is one of the largest and oldest archives in Portugal. It preserves holdings dating from the thirteenth century to the present day. They include archives and collections with textual, graphic, cartographic, photographic and video data of great importance for the study of the city and the whole country. Access to documentation and information sharing is facilitated by the existence of an archive guide and an online database.




Portuguese Cinematheque-Museum of Cinema


The Portuguese Cinematheque – Museum of Cinema is an institution supervised by the Ministry of Culture whose mission is to collect, protect, preserve and disseminate the heritage related to moving images, promoting knowledge of the history of cinema, and the development of cultural cinematographic and audiovisual. It has been a member of the International Federation of Film Archives since 1956.



Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB)

National Archive Torre do Tombo (ANTT)


The Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries is a public body under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. It is part of the National Archive Torre do Tombo, one of the oldest Portuguese institutions and a national archive that holds documents from the 9th century to the present. Its mission is to safeguard, enhance and disseminate cultural heritage (archival and photographic), as well as to preserve the new electronic archives within the scope of the organism’s activities.



Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC)


The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage is responsible for the management of cultural heritage in mainland Portugal. Its services include the study, investigation and dissemination of intangible, movable and tangible heritage, management of national museums and monuments inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and coordination of the Portuguese Museum Network, among other activities.



Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG)


The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created by the will and testament of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian and develops activities from its headquarters in Lisbon (Portugal) and its delegations in Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom). Its mission is to improve people’s quality of life through art, charity, science and education. Through the sharing and development of documentary collections and archives, the Library of Art and Archives aims to promote the study of the historical and cultural legacies of the Foundation and its founder. But also aims to divulge the Portuguese Modern and Contemporary Art present in their collections.



National Theater D. Maria II (TNDMII)

The National Theater D. Maria II is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministries of Culture and Finance, whose mission is to ensure the provision of public service in the field of theatrical activity. Its Library | Archive’s mission is to safeguard and preserve the valuable documentary heritage of TNDM II, promoting the study, research and dissemination of its collections and archives specialized in the performing arts, within the framework of new information and communication technologies. It is a member of SIBMAS and a partner of RNOD.




Partner institution is a web archive infrastructure partner of ROSSIO. Its platform allows access and searches on web pages archived since 1996, in order to preserve information, making it possible to access websites that are no longer active today.