Cultural manager with solid experience in strategic planning, executive management and administration of international teams, both from public and private sector, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Currently, Director of the Forum of Culture and Best Practices in Spain (www.culturaybuenaspracticas.org)
Expert in online community participation, user experience and web architecture for cultural organizations.
I graduated from University of Salamanca in 1993 and since then I have not stopped studying. Learning plays a fundamental role in my scale of values, so I can currently credit a broad academic background is taking me through many cities, some countries, and a lot of intellectual intricacies.
During several years I taught and wrote about contemporary art with passion and enthusiasm. However, chance and curiosity also led me to some other fields. That is why I discovered that nonprofit management -understood as cultural-programming activities, analyzing the problems of organizations, setting strategies and implementing them- in fields such as communication, cultural mediation and knowledge management it is an activity that fits my abilities very well.
My last great adventure happened thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture providing me with the opportunity to: specialize in web communication technologies and social participation for museums and art centers, working at MoMA, and experiencing life in two cities, so intense and rich in nuances as New York city and Chicago, in addition to a short preacademic course in Philadelphia.
I now enjoy living in the center of Madrid and walking every morning to my job at Museo Reina Sofía. The fresh and sunny mornings of this city and the bustle of people eating breakfast in the cafes, provide me unsurpassed energy.
If you feel courious about my background and previous professional activity, you can find more details in my Linkedin profile: http://es.linkedin.com/in/pilargonzalo