Grupos de investigación

For non-Spanish readers


This is the GPC, the research group on cultural heritage management at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Who are we and what can you expect from us?

Although this group was originally created in 2009 as "Archaeological Heritage Management" the background of cultural heritage management within our members has been extensive.

We have been involved in heritage management since the early 80s with several activities and publications, starting to teach archaeological heritage management in the Prehistory Department at UCM as soon as the course of 1991/1992 and becoming a norm ever since, being now a compulsory subjet in the new Archaeology degree. Museology, Legislation or even Public Archaeology lately, have been other spearheads within our group, that got enriched with the participation of Sociology and Economy professionals once it was formalized. 

2016 is probably the latest milestone in our history, with the approval of an official Masters Degree in Cultural Heritage Management where 32 Departments of 2 Universities collaborate.

Who are we?

We are a team of professionals, mainly, but not only, linked to Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Among us you can find specialists from different fields (heritage, archaeology, sociology, architecture, law and economy) and we work together to try bringing up something useful. We are:

Alicia Castillo, Mª Ángeles Querol, Javier García Fernández, Mª Luisa Cerdeño, Marta Domínguez, Juan Martín, Isabel Salto-Weiss, Ana Yáñez, María Mestre and Jaime Almansa.

What do we do?

Our motto is "Innovating in Cultural Heritage Management" and that would be the basis of our work. We try to find innovative solutions for the management of cultural heritage, delving into new processes of engagement and participation, risk management, conservation, sustainability, etc.

The links of all these lines are tight and our experience in archaeological heritage manegement led us to conflict, participation, World Heritage, sustainability, economic impact, legislation, tourism and a long etcetera. We are currently working in different projects that involve some of these lines and soon we will update all the data in English too so it is available also for you.

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