Isabel Fernandes has been Director of the Alberto Sampaio Museum, Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and Castle of Guimarães since 2014.
She joined the team of the Future Museums Project Group (2019-2020) and is member of the Lab2PT, R & D unit of the University of Minho.
She is Vice-President of ICOM Portugal.
Isabel Fernandes has a degree in History from the University of Porto (1981), completed a Museum Conservator Course (Lisbon, 1983) and has a PhD in Contemporary Age from the University of Minho (2013).
She was a Conservator at the Museum of Pottery (1983-1995), Director of the Alberto Sampaio Museum (1999-2010) and senior official at the Paço dos Duques, Guimarães (2012-2014).