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Gloria Alvarez Frigola

Historic Photo Archive, Office of the Historian of Old Havana
Havana, Cuba
Gloria Alvarez Frigola is the Director of the Historic Photo Archive in the Office of the Historian of Old Havana. In 1992, she graduated with a degree in library science and in 2013 recieved a bachelor degree in Historic and Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management. She has always worked in the area of Information Sciences--first at the University of Havana Central Library and, since 1998, at the Historic Photo Archive of Historian Office of Havana, where she began working as specialist. When she started there, the department had a small, unorganized collection, which was far from what it is today. She intially concentratd her efforts on creating a team of specialists and organizing, cataloging, classifiying the collection, and developing conservation policies according to the type of photographic material. During this time, she took a lot of courses, seminars and workshops specializing in photography. As a result of her experience and research, she has also organized courses and presented papers in different congresses. She has lived in Havana since 1972.