FRH TALKS | Join our webinar “Museums in sacred spaces: keys to success by the Diocesan and Cathedral Museum of Lugo”

FRH TALKS | Join our webinar “Museums in sacred spaces: keys to success by the Diocesan and Cathedral Museum of Lugo”


FRH is pleased to announce a new webinar of the FRH Talks series. On this occasion we have invited Marcos Gerardo Calles Lombao, director of the Diocesan and Cathedral Museum of Lugo (Spain), to share with our audience the keys that have led this museum to exponentially increase its visits and connect with the public of the 21st century.

The Diocesan and Cathedral Museum of Lugo has been operating since 1918, and was originally housed at the Diocesan Seminary of Lugo. In 1995 its location changed to the 12th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria de Lugo, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of the Camino de Santiago, one the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world. The Cathedral’s rich treasury enriched the collection of the museum and The rich treasure of the Cathedral enriched the museum’s collection and increased the number of visitors by 40,000 in 2022.

The event will take place on 15 December from 12:00 – 13:00 CET.


Featured speaker

Marcos Gerardo Calles Lombao

Marcos Gerardo Calles Lombao is the current director of the Diocesan Cathedral Museum of Lugo (since September 2021). He has a PhD in History, Geography and Art History from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2021). He is a PhD Candidate in Education by the USC (from 2022). He holds a degree in Art History from the UNED (2014) and a Master’s degree in Advanced Methods and Techniques for Historical, Artistic and Geographical Research by UNED (2016).

Author of the doctoral thesis Promotores y artistas en la Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de Lugo durante los siglos XVII y XVIII (2021). He has published articles in scientific journals such as Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos, Abrente, Huarte San Juan, Tiempos Modernos, Atrio, Estudios Mindonienses, Mazarelos, Lvcensia and Croa. He has participated in several academic congresses such as the 23rd and 24th National Congress of Art History from Spain (2021 – 2023), the 1st World Jacobean Congress (2021), the VII International Conference on the History of Architecture (2019) and the International Congress El Mundo de las Catedrales (2022).

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