María Vitoria Carballo-Calero Ramos

Category: Historian
Birth Place: Ferrol (A Coruña)
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After studying Secondary Education at Fingoi School in Lugo and Philosophy and Arts (History section) at Santiago University, she took a doctor’s degree and presented a thesis about the painter Julia Minguillón. Her thesis was published by Barrié de la Maza Foundation and she was awarded the prize ‘Tesis Doctorado, 1974’, organised by the County Council of Pontevedra. Nowadays she is a Professor of History of Contemporary Arts at Vigo University. She filled the office of dean in the Faculty of Humanities at Vigo University for eight years, nowadays she is the director of the Department of History, Art and Geography. She has participated in several national and international conferences related to contemporary art and given lectures in other Universities. She has also taken part in the publications of specialised catalogues and magazines. She has recently coordinated the book Arte Fin de Siglo, which a compilation of the texts given in the lectures that took place in Ourense with the sponsorship of the bank firm Caixa Galicia.

 Work & Activities

Once she finished her career, he worked at Lugo’s Museum by means of a grant cataloguing the works of the museum. This cataloguing was published in the books Escultura contemporánea en el Museo de Lugo (1965), Catálogo de pintura (1969) and Catálogo de Escultura (1976). She also wrote the following books: Julia Minguillón, Barrié de la Maza Foundation, A Coruña (1981), La Ilustración en la revista “Nós”, County Council of Ourense, 1983, Os Castealos de Ourense, Caixa Ourense (1st edition, 1985; 2nd edition, 1989); Antonio Faílde, County Council of Ourense, 1986; El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Ermitas (in collaboration with Antonio Bonet Correa and Miguel Ángel González García), Caixa Ourense (1st edition, 1987; 2nd edition Conselleira de Cultura, Xunta de Galicia, 1996) and La arquitectura de una ciudad (Ourense, 1880-1936), in collaboration with Marcos Valcárcel and Javier Suances Pereiro, City Council of Ourense, 1995.

 Other Interesting Aspects

María Vitoria Carballo-Calero Ramos is a member of the Spanish Committee of Art History, the Patronages of the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, Otero Pedrayo Foundation and the Heritage Committee of Ourense. She is also a member of ‘Nosa Señora do Rosario’ Galician Academy of Fine Arts as well as ‘San Fernando’ Academy of Fine Arts (Madrid) and ‘Santa Isabel de Hungría’ Academy of Fine Arts (Sevilla).