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Lorente, Jesús Pedro

Universidad de Zaragoza, Art History Department

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J. Pedro LORENTE is a Professor of Art History at the University of Saragossa (Spain), where he graduated in 1986 after which he pursued his training with research grants at the Spanish Academy of Rome (1988), the Università Internazionale dell’Arte, Florence (1989/90), the École du Louvre, Paris (1990/91) and the University of Leicester University, UK (1991/96), where he submitted his PhD at the Department of Museum Studies (supervisor: Prof. Eilean Hooper-Greenhill) and was research fellow at the Centre for Urban History Studies (supervisor: Prof. Peter Clark) thanks to a postdoctoral EU Grant. Since 1996 he works at the University of Saragossa, where he is academic coordinator of the MA in Museum Education, and teaches topics related to Museology, 19th-century art, Spanish Contemporary Art, etc.  He is the coordinator of the research team “Observatorio Aragonés de Arte en la Esfera Pública”, and leader of the research project "Museums and art districts: Public art, artists, institutions" financed by the Spanish Secretary of State for Research (code HAR2012-38899-C02-01) from January 2013 to December 2015. He is also an art critic, member of AICA (International Associations of Art Critics), member of the board of AECA (Spanish Association of Art Critics) and secretary of AACA (Aragonese Association of Art Critics), being director of its quaterly journal: http// 

Among his most recent Publications figure the handbook Historia de la Museología, Gijón, Trea, 2012 (an outline in English version was previously published as an article: The development of museum studies in universities: from technical training to critical museology”, Museum Management and Curatorship, vol. 27, nº 3, August 2012, p. 237-252), and the book Los museos de arte contemporáneo: noción y desarrollo histórico, Gijón, Trea, 2008 (translated into French: Les musées d’art moderne et contemporain : une exploration conceptuelle et historique, París, l’Harmattan, 2009; also available in English: The Museums of Contemporary Art. Notion and Development, Farnham & Burlington, Ashgate Press, 2011). 

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