Teresa Reyes Bellmunt


Graduate in Prehistory, Ancient History and Archeology, master's degree in the Pyrenees, Museology and Heritage Management, as well as Historical-Archaeological Heritage Management from the University of Barcelona.

Since 2008 she has been the Head of Section of the Cultural Heritage Office of the Barcelona Provincial Council and since the beginning of 2020 she has been the President of ICOM Spain, where she had been Vice-President between 2016 and 2019. 

She was director of the Museu de la Conca Dellà and independent archaeologist. He carried out various excavations and archaeological surveys in the cities of Barcelona and Lleida, as well as in the Roman city of Aeso and its surroundings, where he continues to be linked through his research team.


About the new definition of a 21st century museum

Teresa Reyes Bellmunt

Publication date: 01/07/2021


Museums are a reflection of the present society, which is why their definition evolves along with the changes it experiences. ICOM has been changing the definition of “museum” over its seventy-five years of existence, and now is the time for a new push to update it so that it fits the reality of 21st century museums. After some setbacks, there is currently a well-defined methodology that gives the opportunity to participate openly to the entire museum sector around the world, with the aim of gaining its approval at the next General Conference, to be held in Prague during the Summer of 2022.