Alba Campo Rosillo

Art Historian and Museum Professional

My love for museums and commitment to their publics has led me to contribute to several exhibition and collection projects in American and European institutions. I am currently the Terra Foundation Fellow for American Art at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.  As part fo the fellowship. I have co-curated the show “American Art from the Thyssen Collection,” with Chief Curator of Modern Painting Paloma Alarcó, am coordinating a lecture series around the exhibition and working together with the education on exciting programs for diverse publics. Previously, I have interned as a curatorial assistant for Dr. Curator Anna O. Marley in the exhibition Haciendo Historia/Making History in the Americas at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where I helped in defining the checklist, the exhibition sections and themes and the catalogue contributors (2016). More recently, I have assisted in creating the gallery interpretation materials for the exhibition Women In Motion: 150 Years Of Women's Artistic Networks At The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts (2020). Another curatorial project in which I have participated is exhibition Caribbean Bound: Painters at Sea in the Age of Sail, with Dr. Curator Stephanie Delamaire at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, for which I conducted extensive research on eighteenth-century academic painting in the Caribbean area to build the show’s content, and I helped locating artifact collections (2017-2020).


Previously, I digitally catalogued George Hendrik Breitner’s original photographic prints of his Amsterdam pictures as my internship project for the Netherlands Institute for Art History (2011). At the Dutch National Service for Cultural Heritage I participated as an intern in the project Play BKR Eindhoven, which consisted of giving visibility to a long-stored art collection by means of using the Social Media (2010-2011), and as an independent researcher I helped writing the final report (e-publication) on the research program devoted to 2.0. technology to explore accessibility in museums (2013).


Besides the curatorial and research work, I am a devoted museum educator, proven by the numerous in-gallery talks that I have led. For the National Portrait Gallery, I discussed George Peter Alexander Healy’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln in English and Spanish for both the PORTAL Gallery Talk and at the Conversation Circle programs (2020). I worked as a Graduate Educator for the Spotlight program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, designing education materials and leading in-gallery conversations about U.S. American and Spanish Viceroyal works with the audience (2018-19). I also led gallery talks for the Inside Look Series at the Delaware Art Museum in connection with the exhibition An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan (2017).


Promotional video of the exhibition "American Art from the Thyssen Collection"

RTVE1 España news item (min 46) Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza