Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 19 Oct - Sun 23 Oct, 2011

Américo Castilla Américo Castilla (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: Argentina

Fundación TyPA

President, Fundación TyPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; former Director, National Museum of Fine Arts; former National Director of Heritage and Museums, Ministry of Culture of Argentina

Most Recently Attended: (2009)
Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage

Biography:
Américo Castilla was the director of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that he spent five years as the national director of Heritage & Museums under the Ministry of Culture of Argentina. He is president of the Fundación TyPA (Theory and Practice of the Arts) designed to build platforms of visibility for Latin American artists and provide training for artists and museum professionals. Mr. Castilla also directed the cultural program of the Fundación Antorchas, which promotes innovative approaches to different art forms, as well as the conservation and diffusion of cultural heritage. He is a painter, print-maker and sculptor and his work has been exhibited at many international exhibitions. He travels regularly, taking part in conferences on museum issues, public policy, heritage conservation, and audience involvement. Mr. Castilla received a degree in law from the University of Buenos Aires. Américo Castilla is a Fellow of Session 466, Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage.

Media files from Américo Castilla

"Culture and Communities"

Co-chair Americo Castilla discusses the value of libraries in an electronic age