Miguel Fernandez Felix
Director at Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico
Miguel Fernández Felix became Director of the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City in July 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and further studies at the École du Louvre and the École Superieure de Realisation Audiovisuelle in Paris, France.
He has a long path as director of some of the most prestigious museums of Mexico, among them Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo del Virreinato and the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño. He is member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and former Trustee, as well as Bizot Group and ICOM and former president of the Mexican Association of Museum Professionals (AMProM).
In 2011 he was conferred with the insignia of Chevalier de l´Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture. The purpose of this order is the recognition of significant contributions to the development of arts and literature in France and in the world.
Miguel Fernández Felix has taught museography and museum administration at the Escuela de Restauración y Museografía del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Universidad Iberoamericana, Museo del Carmen in Mexico City and the Central University of Venezuela. He regularly lectures, and coordinated 4 volumes of M magazine, Museos de México y el Mundo (Museums of Mexico and the World), with the result of 3 international colloquiums in México and Colombia.
Miguel Fernandez Felix was at CTM17 LA, and made us discover the social changes in Mexico and how he has changed his organisation.