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Dr Tamara Alba González-Fanjul

PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid (programme of Conservation and Restoration of Historical-Artistic Heritage, linked to the Painting and Restoration Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts). Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Seville (speciality of Conservation-Restoration of Historical-Artistic Heritage).

Her doctoral thesis, focused on the construction of pictorial wooden supports in Castile during the 15th and the 16th centuries, obteined an outstanding Cum Laude and it was also recognised with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award 2014-2015 from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid.

She has been an Honorific Collaborator and a Pre-doctoral Scholarship Holder at the Painting and Restoration Department linked to the above mentioned Faculty, as a member of the Working Group “Optical Techniques for the Analysis Applied to the Heritage”. She has worked for the Physical Studies Department at the Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España (IPCE) and she has collaborated with that Department in several projects and studies. Among these, it must be emphasised the discovery and research on the portrait of a woman under the Goya’s Portrait of Jovellanos before the sandy area at San Lorenzo (after 1784). In addition to this, she has carried out the analysis and interpretation of the technical documentation from the Picasso’s painting Guernica (1937), with the aim of going into detail about the process of its creation and its conservation status, related to the Project “Viaje al interior del Guernica: 2ª fase” at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Most of this research work has been published in specialized magazines, such as ECR (Estudos de Conservação e Restauro) and GE-Conservación, as well as in conferences held by different organizations such as the Grupo Español del IIC (GEIIC), the Asociación Española de Ensayos No Destructivos (AEND) and the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS), all of which have a national and international impact.