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Mr. Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva

Mr. Luis Monreal is General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva, Switzerland.

He is a conservation specialist, art historian and archaeologist. Throughout his professional career he has held positions in many institutions; he has been Curator of the Frederic Marès Museum in Barcelona (1965-1974) and Secretary General of the International Council of Museums ICOM (1974-1985). He was Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (Los Angeles, 1985-1990) and General Director of ‘La Caixa’ Foundation (Barcelona, 1990-2001). He was also member of various archaeological missions in Nubia, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles on art and archaeology. He is Board Member of Trustees of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation (Spain), a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Barcelona, Spain), Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and holds La Gran Cruz de Isabel la Católica (Spain).

Prof. Yves Coppens is Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France in Paris (Chair of Paleoanthropology and Prehistory)

Professor Yves Coppens is a paleontologist. He began his professional career in 1956 and has spent his entire career in Paris, working at the Sorbonne, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Institut de Paléontologie), the Musée de l’Homme and the Collège de France

He has received numerous awards in France and abroad, and is doctor honoris causa from the universities of Chicago, Bologna and honorary citizen of more than 30 French and foreign cities.

As a field paleontologist, Yves Coppens organized and led large expeditions from 1960 onwards, alone or in international collaboration expeditions, first in Africa (Chad, Ethiopia – lower Omo valley and Afar desert, Tunisia, Algeria and Mauritania), then in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Mongolia, China and Russian Siberia).

He brought back tons of fossils (hundreds of hominids remain including 6 new species) and consequently formulated a number of original thesis, the most important and now universally accepted being, the discovery of the reason for the appearance of the human race: a simple need to adapt to a climatic change!

Prof. Yves Coppens is Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France in Paris (Chair of Paleoanthropology and Prehistory)

Professor Yves Coppens is a paleontologist. He began his professional career in 1956 and has spent his entire career in Paris, working at the Sorbonne, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Institut de Paléontologie), the Musée de l’Homme and the Collège de France

He has received numerous awards in France and abroad, and is doctor honoris causa from the universities of Chicago, Bologna and honorary citizen of more than 30 French and foreign cities.

As a field paleontologist, Yves Coppens organized and led large expeditions from 1960 onwards, alone or in international collaboration expeditions, first in Africa (Chad, Ethiopia – lower Omo valley and Afar desert, Tunisia, Algeria and Mauritania), then in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Mongolia, China and Russian Siberia).

He brought back tons of fossils (hundreds of hominids remain including 6 new species) and consequently formulated a number of original thesis, the most important and now universally accepted being, the discovery of the reason for the appearance of the human race: a simple need to adapt to a climatic change!

Ms. María de Corral López-Dóriga, Independent curator, art critic and art advisor

Ms. María del Corral is the director of the Asociación Arte Contemporáneo Collection (deposited in the Patio Herreriano Museum in Valladolid) and co-directs Expo Actual, art consultancy and advisory company.

She has been director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (1991-1994), of the advisory committee of the Telefónica Foundation collections (2003-2006), director of Plastic Arts at the “la Caixa” Foundation (1981-1991) and of its contemporary art collection until 2002. Director of the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), of the Pontevedra Biennial (2000 and 2002), senior curator of the Dallas Museum of Art (2005-2008) and president of EUROPAN, European Architecture Competition (1992-1994).

She has curated over a hundred exhibitions in institutions in Spain and abroad. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Museo Reina Sofía and is in the Board of Trustees of several institutions: the Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the Museo Guerrero in Granada and the Pilar Citoler CIRCA XX Collection. She has been a member of the advisory committees of the Rooseum Center in Malmö, the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, the Wexner Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Museum of Luxembourg and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA).

She holds the Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts and Chevalier and Officer of the l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

Dr. Margarita Orfila, Professor of prehistoric and ancient archaeology.

Dr. Margarita Orfila Pons is a retired Professor of Archaeology at the University of Granada. She has taught at the University of Valencia and the University of the Balearic Islands. She is currently President of the Ateneu de Maó (Menorca).

She has been honored with the Ciutat de Palma Award for Research 1988, the University of Granada Award for Scientific Dissemination, 2010 – 2011, the Civic Action Award Lluís Carulla Foundation, 2013 and is Numerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Granada since 2002.

She has directed, among other excavations, those of the Roman city of Pollentia (Alcudia, Mallorca), as well as those of Florentia Iliberritana (present-day Granada), or those of the sanctuary of Calescoves la Cova dels Jurats (Alaior, Menorca), as well as the Paleochristian complex of Son Fadrinet, Campos, Mallorca.

Among her publications we would like to highlight the following: The necropolis of Sa Carrotja and the Romanization of the South of the island of Mallorca, British Archaeological Reports, 397, Oxford, 1988. Florentia Iliberritana. The city of Granada in Roman times, University of Granada, 2011 or The orientation of the new orthogonal structures in Roman times. Varatio and its variations, Granada.

Dr. Margarita Orfila, Professor of prehistoric and ancient archaeology.

Dr. Margarita Orfila Pons is a retired Professor of Archaeology at the University of Granada. She has taught at the University of Valencia and the University of the Balearic Islands. She is currently President of the Ateneu de Maó (Menorca).

She has been honored with the Ciutat de Palma Award for Research 1988, the University of Granada Award for Scientific Dissemination, 2010 – 2011, the Civic Action Award Lluís Carulla Foundation, 2013 and is Numerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Granada since 2002.

She has directed, among other excavations, those of the Roman city of Pollentia (Alcudia, Mallorca), as well as those of Florentia Iliberritana (present-day Granada), or those of the sanctuary of Calescoves la Cova dels Jurats (Alaior, Menorca), as well as the Paleochristian complex of Son Fadrinet, Campos, Mallorca.

Among her publications we would like to highlight the following: The necropolis of Sa Carrotja and the Romanization of the South of the island of Mallorca, British Archaeological Reports, 397, Oxford, 1988. Florentia Iliberritana. The city of Granada in Roman times, University of Granada, 2011 or The orientation of the new orthogonal structures in Roman times. Varatio and its variations, Granada.

Mr. Pepe Serra, Director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Mr. Pepe Serra Villalba (Barcelona, 1969) holds a degree in Art History (specializing in contemporary art) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
He has been Director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya since January 2012. Previously he was the director of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona (2006-2012), head of the Cultural Infrastructure Management Programme and vice principal of museums and promotion of cultural heritage at the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2005 and 2006), head of Cultural Services and programmes at the Caixa Catalunya Foundation (2001-2005) and coordinator of exhibitions at MACBA (1996-2000).

He has curated, among others, the exhibitions The Poster in Catalonia (Saló del Tinell, 1995), Eudald Serra, Traces of Life (La Virreina, 1999) and The Cos and the Cosmos (La Pedrera, 2004).

Mr. Màrius Carol, Editorial Advisor of Grupo Godó

Mr. Marius Carol Pañella (Barcelona) has a degree in Journalism and in Philosophy.

He has held senior positions in “El Periódico”, “El País” and “La Vanguardia”, where he was director between 2013 and 2020.

He is currently a columnist for the newspaper and editorial advisor for Grupo Godó de Comunicación. He collaborates in TVE and TV3.

As a writer he has won the Ramon Llull Award and the Prudenci Bertrana Award for novels, for “Las seducciones de Julia” and “El home dels pijames de seda”. He also won the “Así Fue” biography award for “El enigma Dalí”, a character he has researched in depth.

He is currently a trustee of the Gala-Dalí Foundation.

Mr. Màrius Carol, Editorial Advisor of Grupo Godó

Mr. Marius Carol Pañella (Barcelona) has a degree in Journalism and in Philosophy.

He has held senior positions in “El Periódico”, “El País” and “La Vanguardia”, where he was director between 2013 and 2020.

He is currently a columnist for the newspaper and editorial advisor for Grupo Godó de Comunicación. He collaborates in TVE and TV3.

As a writer he has won the Ramon Llull Award and the Prudenci Bertrana Award for novels, for “Las seducciones de Julia” and “El home dels pijames de seda”. He also won the “Así Fue” biography award for “El enigma Dalí”, a character he has researched in depth.

He is currently a trustee of the Gala-Dalí Foundation.