Jaume Vilaró FabregatRestorerUniversitat de Barcelona
Jaume Vilaró Fabregat obtained his Bachelor degrees in Art History and Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 2015. During his undergraduate studies, he completed an academic year (ERASMUS) at the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Rome). Subsequently, in 2017, he completed a Master’s degree in Egyptology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Before embarking on his PhD, Jaume completed three research internships at the Egyptian collections of the Musée du Louvre (Paris), the Museo Egizio (Turin) and the Musei Vaticani (Vatican City). He is currently a research member of the Vatican Coffin Project, an international project dedicated to the study of the yellow coffins produced during the Twenty-First Dynasty.
In 2019, Jaume started his PhD in Egyptology at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Naples). His research focuses on non-stola yellow coffins preserved at the Museo Egizio. His primary research objective is to investigate the relationship and functioning between texts and iconography depicted on the objects in order to study the workshops of the period, as well as the technical and material aspects. This research also touches upon the religion and funerary world that characterized the Third Intermediate Period.
As a restorer, Jaume participated in several conservation and restoration projects at the Centre de Restauració de Béns Mobles de Catalunya (Barcelona) and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Barcelona). Furthermore, he was a member of the team that participated in the restoration of the frescoes of the dome at San Antonio Church (Valencia). Currently, Jaume is the restorer of the Spanish-Egyptian mission that excavates in Kom el-Khamaseen, a necropolis that dates from the end of the third millennium and that is located in the southwestern area of Saqqara.