Samuel Montes IbarsArt HistorianUniversity of Alcalá (Spain)


In 2007, Samuel Montes obtained his Bachelor in Art History from the University of Salamanca and continued his degree at the Complutense University of Madrid, obtaining a Master in Museum Studies and Historic Heritage in 2013. In 2017, he obtained his PhD in Art History and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Salamanca. In addition, he has conducted museological studies from ETD (Madrid).

From 2007 to 2017, he had worked as a summer tour guide in Cantabria, Madrid, Salamanca, and Prague. As a part of his PhD Degree, he taught Cinema History and Spanish Cinema for students from Emory University. In 2018, he won a grant from The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and the BBK Foundation.

For a year, he conducted a study on the Cinemateca of Bilbao and the film critic of the Basque Country, being director of his work the filmmaker José Julián Bakedano.

When joining the Oriental Section of the University of Alcalá, he was assigned the task of studying Egyptian funeral paintings and assisting the photographer associated with the MKTP. He was engaged, based on his knowledge on cinematography, on the developing of some research on filmography related to ancient Egypt. Finally, having investigated the history of ancient Egypt through films, he wrote several articles, one of them being the recipient of the III Alberto Elena Award on research of peripheral cinemas, granted by Secuencias Magazine and the Carlos III University.