The conference will be held at the Portuguese Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Avenida de Berna, 45A
Reaching the Gulbenkian Foundation
The Gulbenkian Foundation is located in the Gulbenkian Park and is part of the Lisbon business district, which is in the heart of the city centre. The conference will take place in the Foundation's main building. The venue is easily reached by public transportation.
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About the Gulbenkian Foundation
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.
The head-office is located in Lisbon. The large premises, opened in 1969, comprise the head-office itself and the museum. In addition to the areas occupied by the Foundation's management and various departments, the premises include a large auditorium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a congress area with auditoriums and other rooms, as well as a large building that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library. The entire complex is set in the Gulbenkian Park. In 1983, the Modern Art Centre, consisting of a museum and an education centre, was opened at one end of the park. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is situated inside a multi-building complex in Oeiras. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also has a delegation in the United Kingdom (UK Branch) and a centre in Paris (the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre).
The Foundation actively pursues its statutory aims in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities and grants supporting projects and programs.
The Foundation has an orchestra and a choir that perform throughout the year within a regular season, and organizes solo and collective exhibitions of work by Portuguese and foreign artists. It also organizes international conferences, meetings and courses, awards subsidies and scholarships for specialist studies and doctorates in Portugal and abroad, and supports programs and projects of a scientific, educational, artistic and social nature.
Moreover, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is actively involved in publishing, especially through its program for university textbooks. It also fosters co-operation projects with Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor pursuing the Millennium goals, promotes Portuguese culture abroad, and operates a program to preserve evidence of the Portuguese presence in the world. In addition to the activities pursued in Portugal and abroad for the promotion of Portuguese culture, the Foundation supports the Armenian Diaspora worldwide in order to preserve its language and culture.