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Marina Sánchez Montero is awarded the Universidad Autónoma scholarship

Marina Sánchez Montero, who holds a degree in Art History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), is the recipient of the first scholarship funded by the CEEH to study a master’s course on Art History in the Early Modern Age. Classical tradition and globalised world, which will be taught at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her final degree project, entitled Regina Triumphans. La construcción de la imagen de María de Médicis (1573−1642), was directed by Professor Juan Luis González García and focuses on the forms of self-representation devised by the queen as consort and queen mother, studying the series of paintings commissioned from Ambroise Dubois for Fontainebleau Palace and from Peter Paul Rubens for Luxembourg Palace. She has taken part in the cultural transfer project El Escorial en femenino, financed by the UAM and coordinated by María Cruz de Carlos Varona (Department of Art History and Theory, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Almudena Pérez de Tudela Gabaldón (Curator, Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo el Real de El Escorial, Patrimonio Nacional), which sets out to draw attention to the important role played by the women of the Habsburg dynasty in shaping the monastery with respect to the use of its spaces and the gift of highly significant artworks and relics.

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