Leticia Ruiz, historian of El Prado, direct the Royal Collections of National Heritage

Monday, November 16, 2020 – 14:03

The institution hopes to release the Museum of Royal Collections in the coming months.

Leticia Ruiz.

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Today, the president of National Heritage, Llanos Castellanos, will inform the Administration Council of the institution the appointment of Leticia Ruiz Gmez as the new director of the Royal Collections of National Heritage. The decision was made after counting on the advice of a committee of eight experts, who examined the 12 candidates submitted to the contest.

Leticia Ruiz (Santander, 1961) is currently the head of the department of Spanish Renaissance Painting and the Marcos area of ​​the Museo Nacional del Prado. She has a doctorate in Art History and a diploma in Restoration from the Official School of Conservation and Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Assets of Madrid.

She also has a degree in History and Geography with a bachelor’s memory on The collections of Venetian painting in the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, which National Heritage edited in 1991.

The historian has explained that the appointment supposes for her “to return to what was my alma mater, the place where I have been intellectually nurtured. It is an enormous satisfaction to return as director of the Royal Collections and in a such an important moment that fills me with enthusiasm as it is to finish a project that is already very mature, “says Ruiz in a statement provided by National Heritage.

Ruiz will have to finish launch the Museum of Royal Collections, a center that was scheduled for this year after several delays, and replaces the historian Jos Luis Dez, who left the post on October 1.

The historian has underlined her enthusiasm to carry out this project surrounded by “an important group of professionals” whom she values ​​”highly professionally” and esteems “personally”.

“I feel friends with many of those who work in Royal Collections and I am extremely excited get to work on this now“, ha sealado.

Ruiz has developed much of his career at the Prado, where she is currently head of the Department of Spanish Renaissance Painting.

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