Américo Castilla is the Director and Founder of Fundación TyPA. He was the Secretary of Cultural Heritage of the National Ministry of Culture of Argentina (2016) and previously the National Director of Heritage and Museums of Argentina (2003/2007). Américo was the Director of the National Museum of Fine Arts (2005/ 2007) and also Director of the Cultural Program of Fundación Antorchas (1992/2003) and Co-chair of the World Conference: Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, Salzburg 2011. As a visual artist he represented Argentina in biennials such as Sao Paulo and Paris, and received, among others, the First National and Municipal Awards on Etching. Since 2013 he is the Academic Director of the TyPA Lab on Museum Management, and also of Reimagining the Museum, Conference of the Americas, since its first convening in 2015. Currently is Honorary Professor of the School of Museum Studies, Leicester University, UK.
Tuesday, May 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM