Arantxa Llanos Ciafrino

Biographical note

PhD student in Museology with UNESCO Chair Research Grant – ULHT (ULHT, 2021-2023). Master in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, 2016 -2017). Bachelor in Museology from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO, 2012- 2016).

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Museology and Sociomuseology
  • Decolonial museum practices

PhD project

Decolonial practices in european museums.

The project intends to analyze new forms of postcolonial or decolonial thinking within museum practice. The guiding question is: How are museums in Europe reacting to the new agenda under discussion about colonial debt or historical/symbolic restoration? The project focuses on three major European cities: Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon. The intention of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of which strategies have already been adopted and how they are being implemented.