Advisory Board

The Observatory team meets annually with the Advisory Board to discuss the work done, challenges, direction and scope of our future work. Board members act in an advisory capacity on issues related to, among others, research, technology or public outreach.

Civil engineer with postgraduate studies in risk assessment in the United States, United Kingdom and Macedonia; PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He is a full professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies of the National University of Colombia in Manizales. He has been lead author, coordinator and editor of the IPCC, general director of the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management of Colombia, consultant for the IDB, the World Bank, and UN agencies; member of scientific committees on climate change, seismic engineering and disaster risk. Recipient of the 2004 UN Sasakawa Award for his contributions to risk management.

Head of the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre. He holds a diploma and master's degree from the Superior School of Restoration and Conservation of Madrid. Among his numerous works over the years, his participation in the restoration of the Dalí legacy and the preparation of the transfer of the collections of the former Museum of Contemporary Art to its new headquarters at the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre stand out. He has also been co-director of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of Contemporary Art taught at the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid. As head of the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Reina Sofía, he is responsible for the Emergency Plan for Collections (PROCOERS Plan).

She is currently Deputy Director General of the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute (IPCE), under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain. With a degree in Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid, she specializes in conservation-restoration of archaeological assets. She began her professional career in the museum field in Madrid, in the museums of Science and Technology and the Army. At the Prado National Museum, for two decades, he was in charge of the presentation (more than 200 temporary or permanent museum installations) and preventive conservation of cultural assets on display to the public. In the last period he has been especially dedicated to emergency planning for collections.

PhD in Chemistry, Dean of the Faculty of Experimental Sciences of the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville and professor in the Master of diagnosis of the state of conservation of Historical Heritage Member of the Andalusian Council of Historical Heritage, of the Steering Committee of the Campus of Excellence in Heritage and head of the research group Heritage, Technology and Environment. He has directed several projects on risk and vulnerability, preventive conservation, non-destructive techniques and new technologies applied to the diagnosis of materials of historical and artistic interest. Among the projects directed, ART-RISK, EUROPA NOSTRA research award 2021, stands out. FENIX, PECUS; RESILIENT-TOURISM, MURALLAS and RUVUPH, second prize for ReachOUT dissemination of the European society EMRS.

He works in the area of inspection, diagnosis and structural interventions, particularly in the field of immovable cultural heritage. He has a master's degree in civil engineering and a postgraduate degree in mural painting. She has worked in the field of cultural heritage risk management and has been invited by UNESCO to provide training in this field in Albania, Lebanon and PALOP countries in partnership with the African Heritage School. She is a visiting lecturer in the Advanced Studies Program in Rehabilitation of Built Heritage at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ICOMOS Portugal and a member of the International Committee for Risk Preparedness (ICORP) of ICOMOS and a member of the UNESCO Roster for Culture in Emergencies. She was also part of the joint ICOMOS/ICORP, ICCROM and Smithsonian Institute mission to Kathmandu following the 2015 earthquake. She is the author of numerous publications and reviewer of the Portuguese version of the ICCROM publications Endangered Heritage Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections (2016) and First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook &Tool Kit (2018).

He is currently secretary of the Executive Council of the Spanish Committee of ICOM. He holds a degree in History from the University of León and in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the National University of Distance Education. He has developed his professional career at the National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts "González Martí" with tasks assigned to the library and the diffusion department, at the The Garment Museum, Ethnological Heritage Research Center, where he has been responsible for the conservation department, including the coordination of the museum's emergency plan. She currently works at the National Museum of Anthropology as head of African cultures, a position she combines with the coordination of preventive conservation tasks, including the museum's safeguarding plan.

She is president of the IIC Spanish Group (2019-2023). PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Seville. Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in conservation and restoration. Between 1999 and 2005 she was partner of the company Teresa S.L. of Huesca, dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage in the Autonomous Community of Aragon. She is a member of the editorial team of Pátina Magazine. Member of ICOM-CC, IIC, GE-IIC, ACRE and the European Group of Polychromy in Relief (GEPR). His field of research and interest focuses mainly on polychrome decorations and applications in reliefs and coloring materials in relation to the sources of artistic technology.

Vice-President of ICORP, International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering, a member of the UNESCO Roster for Culture in Emergencies and a member of the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network. He has also been a speaker at several international workshops and courses on risk management and cultural heritage promoted by institutions such as UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS, ICOM and the African World Heritage Fund. One of his fields of research focuses on the development of methods for risk management of cultural heritage constructions.

Head of the Cultural Heritage Emergency Unit (UEGR); Secretary of the Follow-up and Control Commission of the Master Plan for the Recovery of Lorca's Cultural Heritage, and Coordinator of the National Plan for Risk and Emergency Management in Cultural Heritage (PNGRE). He has also collaborated as an expert advisor to the State for the recovery of cultural heritage affected by earthquakes and disasters in L'Aquila (Italy), Lorca (Spain), Bohol and Cebu (Philippines), Manta (Ecuador) and Malabo (Equatorial Guinea). In addition, he has been a member of the mission of technicians sent by the European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) to the states of Morelos and Puebla, in Mexico, after the 2017 earthquake and Secretary of the National Committee of the Blue Shield (CNEA-Blue Shield).