Joana Sousa Monteiro is director of the Museum of Lisbon since 2015.
She was a museum adviser to the Lisbon Councillor for Culture (2010-2014). She was Assistant Coordinator of the Portuguese Museums Network at the National Institute of Museums (2000-2010). Previously, she worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art (1997-2000) and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (1994).
She holds a degree in Art History, an MA in Museology, and an MA in Arts Management.
She has been member of the Portuguese ICOM National Committee Board (2014-2016) and is Chair of ICOM – CAMOC, the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of the Museums of Cities (since 2016).