Our Institution

Fundación Espigas and its Documentation Center on the History of the Visual Arts in Argentina were created in 1993 to contribute to the professionalization of the Argentinian art field. Our mission is to compile documentation on Argentinian and Latin American art, as well as documentation of foreign art tied to the country and region. With the support of friends, donors, and members, Espigas preserves and makes available a major bibliographic collection and archive to specialists, public and private institutions, and the general public.

In 2017, Fundación Espigas and TAREA - Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Patrimonio Cultural of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín entered into a collaboration agreement that led to the creation of the Centro de Estudios Espigas. Today the Foundation and the Center, now part of the Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio work together not only on archive and library preservation and access, but also on publications and public activities related to Argentinian and Latin American art.

Staff


Agustín Díez Fischer
Director

Luisa Tomatti
Coordinator

Melina Cavalo
Librarian–Archivist

Diego Sebastián López
Assistant Coordinator

Adriana Doninni
General/Reference Assistant for Espigas Foundation

Lucas Baron Pedernera
Library and Archive Assistant

Mayra Romina Piriz
Library and Archive Assistant


Gabriel Vázquez
President

Raúl Naón
Vice-president

Adriana Rosenberg
Secretary

Gabriel Werthein
Treasurer

Laura Malosetti Costa
Deputy Secretary

Sergio Butinof
Spokesperson

Eleonora Jaureguiberry
Spokesperson

Inés Justo
Spokesperson

Marcelo E. Pacheco
Spokesperson emeritus

Agustín Díez Fischer
Ex Officio Spokesperson

International Committee

Benedicta M. Badia Nordenstahl

Claudia Caraballo de Quentin

Erica Roberts

Clarice O. Tavares


Carlos Greco
Chancellor
Universidad Nacional de San Martín

Laura Malosetti Costa
Dean
Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio

Stella Maris Más Rocha
Academic Secretary
Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio


 


Our Building

Espigas is located at 358 Perú Street in the historical district of Buenos Aires. Our building is equipped with a Storage Facility that contains the over five hundred thousand documents that constitute our documentary holdings, special collections, library, and periodical library.

We have a Reading Room with fifteen booths, each one with double-filter UV, electrical outlet, USB ports, and WiFi connection. The room is named after Claudia Caraballo de Quentin in recognition of her continued support. Espigas also holds activities for researchers and the general public in its Conference Room and Gallery, named after Espigas’s founder, Mauro A. Herlitzka.

In the Cataloguing Room, documents are catalogued in the database and digitized to make them available for online consultation. Espigas’s Paper Laboratory is headed by Nora Altrudi, restoration expert from Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. Our offices also house the Centro de Investigaciones en Arte y Patrimonio (CONICET/UNSAM), with which Espigas works to promote research on Argentinian and Latin American art.

 

Advisors

Espigas has the advice in art history of the Centro de Investigaciones en Arte y Patrimonio (UNSAM / CONICET).

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Address

Perú 358 / Doorbell A / C1067AAH

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact

Phone:

(54 11) 5217-8327
 

e-mail:

[email protected]
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Address

Perú 358 / Timbre A / C1067AAH

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact

Phone:(54 11) 5217-8327

e-mail:[email protected]

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