A Conversation on Museums and Digitalization with Trinidad Nogales, Director of the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida

A Conversation on Museums and Digitalization with Trinidad Nogales, Director of the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida

July 14th, 2022

Last week, Miguel Larrañaga Zulueta, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Head of the IE Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Center sat down with Trinidad Nogales, Director of the National Museum of Roman Art (Mérida) for a conversation on museums and digitalization.  They discussed the advantages, challenges, and important role that museums and cultural institutions face in the digital age.

Trinidad Nogales addresses the importance of museums as a mainstay of society, stating that ¨the world of humanities, which sometimes plays second fiddle to technology, is very necessary.¨ She adds, ¨In Spain, our country is a country with a tremendous heritage surplus and investing in heritage is an investment with a very high return [for society].¨

Thank you to the team at the IE Antiquity & Middle Ages Research Center and to Trinidad Nogales for these insights, filmed during the course Sex and Religion in Antiquity at the historic IE University Segovia campus.