Marta-Volga De Minteguiaga-Guezala
"Art is a passion but it’s also my job. There’s an infinite variety of stories to share. An exchange with a visitor in a museum can begin with any sort of question. We create knowledge and awareness in the process of trying to answer them. Why did Géricault place a black man at the top of the human pyramid in his painting Raft of the Medusa? Who was Manet’s model for his scandalous Olympia? Why do the background landscapes of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings seem straight out of a fantastic film?"
As obvious as it might be, the Louvre is really my favorite places. I feel lucky to work in this amazing building, exploring its history and incredible works inside. I feel at home in museums.
Marta grew up in France in a Spanish family. She studied Fine Arts in Madrid, and then Art History at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, where she earned her Master’s degree in 2002. Her interest in art materials led to her first job, as a printer for artists in an etching workshop. But her primary career has been curating. Marta was the curator for exhibitions at the Picasso museums in both Barcelona and Málaga, Spain. While working as an independent curator, she published several books, many of them about Picasso, while also teaching university students. In 2018, she decided to share her enthusiasm and passion for art with a broader audience, working as a guide in the museums of Paris.