Jose Antonio Gordillo Martorell
Years in the field:
20 – 25 Years
Areas of Expertise
Diversity, Education, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Grants/Foundational Giving, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs
Jose is a member and advisor of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force in Europeana Foundation, one of the biggest cultural platforms in Europe that groups together 4.000 museums, galleries, libraries, and archives with more than 5 million objects digitalized. He is also currently a Partner of Cultural Inquiry initiated by Happening Studio together with Karen Nakada and Masato Nakada. He holds the position of Source & Cultural Change Driver, Participatory & Co-Creation Strategy in a passionate and vibrant international Studio specialized in supporting cultural organizations with customized research tools and work methodologies to reconnect with their communities.
Jose is a professional with 23 years of experience in education, collective creativity, content co-creation, change-driven strategy, and vision, with a passion for the democratization of minoritized and unrepresented cultural voices and cultural heritage. He founded Children’s Boards in different cultural institutions in Museums like the City of Arts and Sciences, Norrbottens Museums, or The Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod to put the children's mindset at the center of the museum decision-making processes. Nowadays is running organic projects in Museums like HOTA-Home of the Arts, the Museum of Design in Zürich, Play Africa Museum, ArtScience Museum Singapore, Swiss National Museum, or Creaviva- Zentrum Paul Klee. He is the author of several articles about children's engagement, participatory approach, and co-creation in prestigious Journals such as the Journal of Museum Education, and the Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries. He habitually trains and support cultural professionals all over the world to acquire new skills in community weaving, storytelling, new community-centered models of fundraising, and sense of belonging design and strategy.
Jose is actively involved in several international prestige museums' professional networks and associations like NEMO, MuseumNext, Museums for Climate Action, Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), ICOM-UK, Museums Canada, Museums Association of New York or Education for Climate supported by the European Commission, where he habitually participates as an invited speaker or expert panelist