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Board of Trustees

The Board of the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre is an informative body; its role is to propose actions aimed at better fulfilment of the institution’s purposes and to encourage and promote the participation of society in the knowledge and enjoyment of the museum’s collections and its upkeep.

The Board is governed by Royal Decree 172/2010, of 19 February. This Royal Decree modifies the composition and functions of the Board (a body which had already existed since its creation in 1979).

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The current Board Members are:

Chair (on an alternative basis)

Ministry of Culture and Sports: José Guirao Cabrera.Salto de línea President of the Regional Government of Cantabria: Miguel Ángel Revilla.


Ana Botín. Banco Santander.


Directorate General of Culture of the Government of Cantabria. Eva Ranea.

Ex officio members

Subsecretary of Culture: Javier García Fernández.Salto de línea Mayor of Santillana del Mar: Ángel Rodríguez Uzquiza.Salto de línea Directorate General of Fine Arts. Ministry of Culture and Sport: Román Fernández-Baca.Salto de línea Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport of the Government of Cantabria: Pablo Zuloaga Martínez.Salto de línea General Subdirectorate of State Museums: Carmen Jiménez Sanz.Salto de línea Directorate General of Culture of the Government of Cantabria: Eva Ranea.Salto de línea Director of the prehistoric caves of Cantabria: Roberto Ontañón.Salto de línea Director of the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre: Pilar Fatás.

Designated members

Members designated by the Ministry of CultureSalto de línea Andrés Carretero. Director of the National Archaeological Museum.Salto de línea José Javier Rivera Blanco. Deputy Director General of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain.Salto de línea Rosa Menéndez. President of the Higher Council for Scientific Research.Salto de línea Julián Martínez. Expert in Rock Art. Representative of ICOMOS.

Members designated by the Government of CantabriaSalto de línea Jean Clottes. Expert in Rock Art.Salto de línea Ángel Pazos. Rector of the University of Cantabria.Salto de línea Javier Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y O’Shea. Chairman of the Fundación Botín.

Members designated by Santillana del Mar Town CouncilSalto de línea Mari Luz Morán Calvo-Sotelo. Rector of Menéndez Pelayo International University.Salto de línea Ignacio Polanco. Chairman of the Fundación Santillana.Salto de línea

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+ Information:Salto de línea Real Decreto 172/2010 PDF, de 19 de febrero, por el que se regula el Patronato del Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira.

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