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Daniel Benito Goerlich
Professor of art history and cultural and artistic heritage conservation at the Universitat de València. In 1981, he won the Senyera Prize in Historical Research for his work on the aspects of Eclecticism in Valencian architecture between 1875 and 1925. He has written various books and articles on architecture and other subjects relating to the history of culture and the arts.
Ester Alba Pagán
Professor of the Faculty of Geography and History. BA in Geography and History, and PhD in Art History from the University of Valencia. Tenured lecturer in art history. Her research focuses on the field of the artistic image, the representation of power from the perspective of visual studies and the point of view of gender, art criticism, museum studies and cultural heritage. She has successfully completed two six-year research periods.
Javier Martí Oltra
BA in Geography and History from the University of Valencia (class of 1982). Museum specialist with the Ministry of Culture, having worked at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional and the Museo Nacional de Cerámica “González Martí” from 1990 to 1992. He then joined the Archaeological Research Service at the Valencia Town Council. In 2001 he was put in charge of the project to create the new Museu d’Història de València, opened in May 2003, which he has headed since that time.
Francesc Martínez Sanchis
Journalist and historian. BA in History and PhD in Journalism and Communication. Head of the Museu del Palmito d’Aldaia (MUPA) and the Aldaia Town Council Office for the Promotion of Valencian. Part-time lecturer in journalism at the University of Valencia. In the past, he has worked for the newspapers Levante-EMV and El País, as well as Ràdio 9. Member of the Horta Sud District Studies Institute, Spanish Communication Research Association and Catalan Communication Society.
María Lourdes Tamborero Capilla
BA in Art History from the UV with award for excellence and 3rd national award. MAS in Art History from the UV. Official tourist guide. Recipient of a research grant in the Art History Department at the UV and a museum studies grant at the Museo Arqueológico in Sagunto. She has worked as a conservator at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts and been employed as a senior technician in the field of cultural heritage, museums and exhibition didactics by various institutions and firms.
Mar Gaitán Salvatella
Art historian, Master’s in Cultural Heritage and PhD in Art History from the University of Valencia. Member of ICOM, specialist in communication and cultural management. She has worked as a press officer for fashion and art projects, and as a cultural promoter for organizations such as The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the National Office for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage-INAH, where she also did audience research.
María Roca Cabrera
BA with Honours in Fashion Design from the University of Southampton (1993) and BA in Art History from the University of Valencia (2013). She currently holds a pre-doctoral grant as a member of the training research staff with the Government of Valencia and is a member of the task force for the project VALuART Valencia (GIUV2015-224). She has also curated two exhibitions dedicated to the history of fabric design (2014 and 2016).
María Teresa Abad Azuaga
Art historian, Master’s in Conservation and Cultural Heritage Management. Specialist in historical documents and cultural project management, her professional career has focused on heritage promotion and didactics. She has been involved with the Museu d’Història de València (MhV) from its creation phase down to today. She has published several monographs related to Valencian heritage with journals in this subject area.
Paula Jardón Giner
PhD in Geography and History. She is currently a temporary lecturer in the Didactics of the Experimental and Social Sciences Department at the University of Valencia. Founding partner of D’arqueo C.B. and Darqueo Estudio y Difusión del Patrimonio S.L. Professional activity centred on the field of university teaching and heritage management. She is part of the CREARI and GENDAR research groups at the University Institute for Creativity and Educational Innovations and the Gea-Clio Educational Innovation group.
After completing her education in art history and museum studies at the École du Louvre and Paris IV-La Sorbonne, Liliane Cuesta Davignon joined the Museum Curator Corps in 2005. She is currently responsible for the education and communication department at the Museo Nacional de Cerámica de Valencia. Member of ICOM and CECA. She is the author of several works and has taken part in various projects around museums, gender and sexuality.
Aneta Vasileva Ivanova
BA and MA in Art History from the University of Valencia. She has been involved in various projects and publications focusing on a gender-based approach to analysis of contemporary artistic expression, including De-constructing Identities: the image of the woman in modernity, 2016 and Space, Gender, Memory, 2017. She is part of the winning project in the CMCV competitive process around gender rereadings, 2017.
Begoña Soler Mayor
Archaeologist, PhD in Geography and History from the University of Valencia in 1996. Since 2004 she has been a conservator in the Promotion, Didactics and Exhibition Unit of the Museo de Prehistoria de Valencia. She coordinates and curates exhibitions and works in heritage promotion and the study of women during the prehistoric period. She has taught and coordinated postgraduate courses and currently teaches on the Master’s in Archaeology at the University of Valencia.
Ricard Huerta is a visual artist and lecturer in art education at the University of Valencia. Researcher at the University Institute for Creativity and Educational Innovations, editor of EARI Educación Artística Revista de Investigación, director of the Specialized Diploma in Art Education and Museum Management, and Museari. President of AVALEM, the Valencian Association of Museum and Heritage Educators.
Clara Pérez Herrero
BA in History with a concentration in Archaeology (University of Valencia), Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre and Education (University of Valencia) and Master’s in Museum and Heritage Management (CEU Cardenal Herrera University). Founding partner of Darqueo Estudio y Difusión del Patrimonio S.L. Teaches on the Master’s in Museum and Heritage Management (CEU Cardenal Herrera University). Since 2014, director of the Museu Comarcal de l’Horta Sud Josep Ferrís March.
Clara Solbes Borja
BA in Art History (UV), Master’s in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought (UPF), and Master’s in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education (UA). She has worked in various departments at organizations such as MUBAG and Bombas Gens, she has collaborated with centers as IVAM and she participates in museum projects. She is currently on the education research staff in the Art History Department at the UV and collaborates with the VALuART group and the MINECO project ‘Artists in Spain, 1804–1939’.
Eugenia Soler Palomares
BA in Art History from the University of Valencia. Master’s in Museum Studies from the Technical University of Valencia. Founding partner of the company Entralart Iniciativas Culturales, dedicated to museum and didactics management, design and exhibition since 2003. She has worked with several museums and iconic heritage spaces in the Valencian Community. In recent years, she has concentrated on education and didactics at museums and artistic and cultural institutions. She creates educational itineraries and routes within and around museum spaces.
Master’s in Art History and Visual Culture, Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Valencia. Official tourist guide. Master’s in Marketing. Doctoral student in the Art History Department at the University of Valencia. She has taught at the Gandía International Centre and the Government of Valencia Tourism Centre (CdT). She has worked at IVAM and completed a work placement at Centro el Carmen, Centro Cultural Bancaja and the Museo de Cerámica in Paterna. Member of the Gender and Visual Culture Collective at the University of Valencia. Part of the task force for the project VALuART Valencia (GIUV2015-224).
Sunsió García Zanón
BA in Geography and History, concentration in Contemporary History (UVEG). Conservator at the Museo Valenciano de Etnología, Valencia Provincial Council. At the museum, she advises local and municipal museums on the topics of ethnology and museography, while also curating exhibitions (Festes valencianes; Guerra a la ciutat. 1936-39; 90 minuts. Futbol i identitats; Barres i estels. Els valencians i els USA o Inventant la tradició. Indumentaria i identitats). She is also a member of the Textiles and Fashion Research Group.
Mónica Bolufer Peruga
Professor of early modern history (UVEG) specializing in sociocultural history and the history of women in the early modern period, particularly the 18th century. She has published the books Mujeres e Ilustración. La construcción de la feminidad en la España del siglo XVIII (1998), Amor, matrimonio y familia (1998, with I. Morant), Antonio Ponz: Viaje fuera de España (2007) and La vida y la escritura en el siglo XVIII (2008), as well as coordinating various collective works.
Ana García Palacios
BA in Art History from the University of Valencia, Master’s in Documents and Books, Archives and Libraries from the University of Seville. Holds a Professional Certificate in Local Tourism Promotion and Visitor Information. Accredited as an Official Tourist Guide by the Valencian Community. Hired on several occasions to provide services at the Museo de Cerámica de Manises. Current grant-holder at the MCM as part of the Manises Town Council’s postgraduate work placement programme.
Carina Rodriguez Godoy
Carina Rodriguez Godoy (Mendoza, Argentina). Studying for a BA in History at the University of Valencia. Work placement at the Corpus Christi Archive (2018) and Museo de Cerámica de Paterna (2018). Currently completing her final project for her history degree, focusing on Valencian Muslim towers of the 11th–13th centuries, directed by Medieval Studies Department professor Manuel Ruzafa.
David Gimilio Sanz
BA in Geography and History and PhD in Art History from the University of Valencia, with a thesis on academic painter José Vergara Gimeno. Specialist in Valencian art at the Museu de Belles Arts de València. Author of, among other things, various publications on the museum’s painting and sculpture collections. Currently the scientific director of the new museum plan for the Museu de Belles Arts de València.
Ernesto Manzanedo Llorente
Archaeologist. BA in Geography and History (Prehistory and Archaeology) from the University of Valencia in 1992. Master’s in Advanced Historical, Artistic and Geographic Research Methods and Techniques from the National Distance Learning University (UNED) in 2014. Since 2008, head of the Paterna Municipal Archaeological Service and director of the Museo de Cerámica de Paterna. Author of several books and articles on Valencian medieval ceramics..
PhD in Art History (University of Valencia) and BA in Fine Arts (Polytechnic University of Valencia).Member of the Museum Assistant and Curator Corps. Museum curator at the Museo Nacional de Cerámica “González Martí” (Ministry of Culture) since 2017. In recent years, she has been researching forms of artistic expression at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, and the representation of feminine and masculine ideals.
Javier Fernández Martínez
BA in Art History (UV) with award for excellence and Master’s in Art History and Visual Culture (UV/UJI). Former member of the Education Department at the IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern) and the Pepita Lumier art gallery. Involved in various exhibition projects (‘Genaro Palau’ project, CIC-IVAM). Currently holds a position as research staff in training with the Art History Department (UV), contributor to the journal MAKMA, member of the VALuART research group and president of the PANGAEA Association of Young Researchers.
José Manuel Garrido Sancho
BA in History from the University of Valencia, Master’s in Cultural Heritage from the University of Valencia. Since 2010, he has worked at the Museo de Cerámica de Paterna, carrying out archaeological inspection, education, guided tours, and management and administration duties.
BA and MA in Art History and MA in Advanced Hispanic Studies from the University of Valencia. Currently completing a doctorate as research staff in training (FPU) in the Art History Department (UVEG). Researcher in contemporary art, cultural history and women’s history. Modern art critic. Member of the VALuART group (University of Valencia) and the MINECO (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness) project ‘Artists in Spain, 1804–1939’ (University of Zaragoza).
BA in Art History (UV). Inter-university Master’s in Cultural Management (UPV-UV). Official guide for the Valencian Community. Works on heritage promotion through art education and didactics. Has been involved with various Valencian institutions and cultural centres, including the Centre del Carme de Cultura Contemporània, San Miguel de los Reyes Monastery and the Museo Municipal de Cerámica de Paterna, among others.
Paco Estellés Castelló
Diploma in Social Work, specializing in Socio-Cultural Education. Has worked in these areas since 1995 in Youth Services and Social Services for the Paterna Town Council, publishing the experience ‘Playing at Being an Association’, 2004 Association Prize from the Valencian Community Youth Council. Since 2010, he has developed and coordinated education for the Museo de Paterna, ‘playing’ with the museum’s pieces and galleries in order to contaminate them with the citizenry.
Sara Blanes Ibañez
Expert in Artistic Ceramics and BA in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is responsible for the restoration department of the Museu de Ceràmica de Manises, from 1987 to 2013, coordinator of the International Biennial of Ceràmica de Manises and technique in the direction of the Museu de Ceràmica de Manises.
He has carried out works of intervention in the restoration/conservation of ceramic heritage of the City of Valencia and the Church of Sant Joan de Manises, as well as in the extraction of objects in archaeological sites in the city of Manises.
María del Mar Amat de la Flor
BA in Geography and History with a concentration in Art History from the University of Valencia. Expert in library science, archival studies and documentation. Grant holder with several institutions to complete her training in documentation and collection management. Research grant holder at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, an institution with which she has worked since 2000. Part of the team drafting the new museum plan for the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.
Tono Vizcaíno Estevan
BA in History and PhD in Archeology from the Universitat de València. He has participated in archaeological projects in Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. He has worked as evaluator in Competitive Research Projects for the European Research Council. Since 2017 he is a fellow at the Pedagogical and Exhibitions Unit of the Museu de Prehistòria de València. He develops his professional activity in the field of cultural heritage management and studying the relationships between archeology and society.
Carmen María Gordo Herrero
MA in Art History from the Universitat de València. Since her beginnings in the art world as an Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci fellow at the University of Trento, she has worked as an associate professor at the Department of Art History of the Universitat de València. She has collaborated in various projects related to Valencian Art and she has worked as assistant technician of the Center of Studies and Cinema of the MUVIM. She is an Official Tourist Guide by the Generalitat Valenciana, the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Junta de Andalucía. She is specialized in cultural tourism and has acted as support technician in congresses and cultural events. Her pedagogical training has allowed her to work on the adaptation of cultural heritage content in tourism.
Eva Sanz Gisbert
BA in Geography and History with a concentration in Art History from the University of Valencia. Tutor on the work placement programme at the University of Valencia and teacher on the local training programme for the Valencia Provincial Council. Since 1999, conservator at the Museu de la Rajoleria de Paiporta, where she is responsible for management, exhibition coordination, publications and educational activities.
Adrià Besó Ros
Lecturer at the Department of Art History and Director of Cultural Heritage at the Universitat de València. From its creation in 1996 until 2013 he was director of the Museu Comarcal de l’Horta Sud Josep Ferrís March. His lines of research focus on some manifestations of cultural heritage related to the landscapes where they are integrated, such as popular architecture, industrial architecture and public works heritage.
Licenciada en Antropología y Arqueología por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Gestora Cultural por la Universitat de València. Actualmente Técnica de Turismo y Patrimonio del Ayuntamiento de Riba-roja de Túria. Gestora y coordinadora de Calidad del Museo Visigodo de Pla de Nadal. Entre 2014 y 2016 fue coordinadora del Área de Antropología de la Revista Mito Cultural. Entre 2009 y 2011 fue coordinadora de varios proyectos de extensión universitaria de la UNLP y del Ministerio Argentino de Educación. Investigadora científica de varios proyectos arqueológicos de la UNLP y CADIC.
Historiadora, especialista en arte contemporáneo, su interés pivota entre la investigación en arte moderno contemporáneo y su relación con los públicos, el diseño y la coordinación de proyectos de mediación o el comisariado y la gestión de exposiciones. Es graduada en Historia del Arte y licenciada en Historia por la Universitat de València, egresada del Máster Oficial de Estudios Avanzados en Historia del Arte y Máster en Arte Actual: Análisis y Gestión por la Universitat de Barcelona. Ha diseñado proyectos de mediación y de públicos para museos como el IVAM, Es Baluard (Palma), Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, MuVIM o el Museu de la Música de Barcelona. Es miembro fundadora del colectivo Equip351 y actualmente es técnica de Educación y Programas Culturales del IVAM.
Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Valencia. Specialist in Management of Cultural Institutions and Heritage, and Museum Director at José Benlliure Historic House Museum since 2017. In recent years he has focused his work on museum management and curating. He has written several articles and books on the Benlliure family and other Valencian artists of the era.
PhD in Geography and History from the Universitat de València. Associate Professor (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Universitat de València), Head of the Museums and Cultural Festivals Section and Director of the Museo Fallero de València (Valencia City Council). Founder of Asociació d’Estudis Fallers and the Revista d’Estudis Fallers Magazine. He was part of the drafting committee for the candidacy of the Valencia Fallas festival to be included on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. He has also authored several books and publications on the Fallas festival, the Valencia festivities, cultural heritage and the sociology of globalization.