Spain

Víctor M. Gibello Bravo
4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee
Spain

Víctor M. Gibello Bravo has a degree in Geography and History in the specialties of Prehistory and Archaeology, and Medieval History. He also has a degree in Art History and a Diploma in Contemporary Art Photography. He has completed various masters and postgraduate courses in subjects as diverse as Heritage Rehabilitation, Archeology, Photography, Cultural Management, Education, and Mindfulness.
In 2019 he was awarded the Medal of the Royal Order of Civil Merit.
Since 1994 he has directed, coordinated, and participated in more than 500 archaeological excavation, prospecting, research, and conservation projects of numerous Spanish and international archaeological settlements and historical buildings. He combined archaeological activity with cultural management and the enhancement of heritage resources. Among the projects that he participated in, special relevance has his contribution as:
•a member of the writing team of the “Alba Plata” project (recovery and enhancement of the Vía de la Plata);
•coordinator of the project “Islamic Routes in Extremadura”, an action integrated into the programme “Network of Historic Centers of Islamic Influence in the South of the Iberian Peninsula and North of Morocco”;
•coordinator of the educational program Viaja con Musas, enrolled in the framework of the Extremadura de las “Artes project. Performing Arts, Heritage, and Museums in the Rural World” carried out for the Extremadura Museum Network.
During the years 2010 and 2011, he was director of the Cultural Center of La Magdalena de Plasencia (Cáceres).

Esther Valdés Tejera
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee
Spain

Esther Valdés Tejera is a Ph.D. Landscape Architect, with more than ten years of experience as a lecturer and researcher and over 25 years in professional practice. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Red List of Heritage of Hispania Nostra.

She received her Bachelor’s degree at the School of Fine Arts in the Complutense University of Madrid. She did a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Landscape design at the Politécnica University of Madrid. She defended her Ph.D. at the same university, with the topic: “The aesthetic appreciation of the landscape: nature, artifice, and symbol” and received the Best Thesis Award in 2017.

Since 2019, she has been the Director of the Urban Management BA at the Camilo Jose Cela University in Madrid and a lecturer at the Master in Historical Gardens and Ecosystem Services of the Green Infrastructure at the Politecnica University of Madrid. She has been a lecturer in different programs since 2006 at San Pablo CEU University and Politécnica University of Madrid, among others. Her main research topics and publications are about aesthetics and landscapes and the relationship between environment, culture, and identity. In 2018 she did a three-month research stay at the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University in Boston.

Esther Valdés Tejera is co-founder of Gamberaia Jardines, a landscape architecture firm established in 2001 which develops projects for private gardens, public space, and consulting. As a volunteer, she is currently the Vicepresident of the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects, and has been a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ European branch since 2003.

Ana Isabel Velasco Rebollo
Heritage Awards Jury
Jury Member
Spain

Ana Isabel Velasco Rebollo is a cultural management expert who graduated in Prehistory and Archaeology Autonomous University of Madrid (1991); she obtained a postgraduate degree in Cultural Heritage Management at the Higher Centre for Management, Analysis and Evaluation Studies Complutense University of Madrid in 1997.
She is currently serving as Director of the MBA of Institutions and Cultural Entities of the Complutense University of Madrid (since October 2016). She works as Director of the Senior Public Management Program in Cultural Management of GOBERNA, Latin America, School of Politics and High Government, active since 2012. Since October 2020 she ao teaches the courses of “Economic value of heritage. Organization, management and administration” and “Heritage, tourism and sustainable development” within the Master in Cultural Heritage Management and Museology of the VIU (International University of Valencia).
She has worked as Professor of the Master in Skills for Cultural Management University of Valladolid and Santa Mª La Real Foundation of Historical Heritage since 2016.
Ana Isabel Velasco Rebollo is the founding partner and managing director of TRAMA. Gestión Cultural y Turística S.L., that carries out diverse range of services related to, among the others, design, to the management of cultural activities and projects, to the draft of cultural communication campaigns and financing plans for cultural projects.
She is the President of the State Federation of Associations of Cultural Managers and the Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Cultural Heritage Managers.
In addition to being a member, she provided the the Spanish Association of Museologists (AEM), with Management work. Ana Isabel Velasco Rebollo is member of the Editorial Committee of “Revista de Museología” and founding partner and active member of Ñandutí, Ibero-American Network of Social and Cultural Agents for Development established in May 2008 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia).