TyPA Foundation provides places of encounter, training,
and promotion in the fields of Literature, Museums,
Film, and the Arts.


TyPA organizes workshops and conferences, conducts
and publishes research, offers advice and organizes
collaborative networks to support cultural production in
Argentina and Latin America and foster its circulation
around the world.





Because we believe that supporting artistic production, promoting active contact among cultures, and training their professionals, facilitate acceptance of diversity and improve the quality of life for communities.


Executive commitee


Ilse Hughan | President

With a Degree in Translation ( Universiteit van Amsterdam ), she is a film producer and president of the Dutch company Fortuna Films. She is a member of the selection committee of the Hubert Bals Fund (Netherlands) and co -director of the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires/ BAFICI.



Leonor Valerga Aráoz | Treasurer

Professor of Arts majoring in teaching Latin ( INSP , Joaquín V. González) . She teaches Latin at the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires (UBA ) and the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas "J.R. Fernández" . She coordinated the Núcleo Problemático Culturas at the Plural de la Escuela de Capacitación in the Ministry of Education of the City ( 1998-2000). Between 2006 and 2012 was the Academic Secretary of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades " Dr. Gerardo Pagés " (UBA)



Gabriela Adamo | Secretary

With a degree in journalism, she has been working for more than ten years in the publishing sector. She has postgraduate studies in Compared Literature and Publishing in the United States. She was invited on several occasions to participate in training programs at Frankfurt, Berlin and Paris. She is a professional translator. From 2004 until 2010 she has directed the Literature Programs at TyPA, and from 2011 until 2014 she was the Executive Director of Fundación El Libro, responsible for the organization of the Buenos Aires’ International Book Fair. She is currently Director of Fundación FILBA - Festival Internacional de Literatura en Buenos Aires.







Américo Castilla | Director

Founder of Fundación TyPA. He was the Secretary of Cultural Heritage of the National Ministry of Culture of Argentina (2016) and previously the National Director of Heritage and Museums of Argentina (2003/2007). Américo was the Director of the National Museum of Fine Arts (2005/ 2007). He was the Director of the Cultural Program of Fundación Antorchas (1992/2003) and Co-chair of the World Conference: Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, Salzburg 2011. As a visual artist he represented Argentina in biennials such as Sao Paulo and Paris, and received, among others, the First National and Municipal Awards on Etching. Since 2013 he is the Academic Director of the TyPA Lab on Museum Management.



Florencia González de Langarica | Coordinator

With degrees in museum studies and fine arts, she has focused her professional work on museum management, with an emphasis on visitor-centered practices as well as creating professional networks. She specializes in training and leading work teams, project development, community, and access programs for museums and social organizations. Between 2001 and 2012, she worked for MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) as program coordinator and head of education. During 2013, she was head of education and public relations at MACBA -Buenos Aires and head of educational management at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. She teaches museum education (UMSA) and museum studies (CIC). Co-funder and co-leading REMCAA-Red de Educadores de Museos y Centros de Arte en Argentina.



Ana van Tuyll | Museums Programs

Bachelor of Arts (UBA ) . She worked at the Department of Education at Fundación Proa. She joined the Educational Curator initiative for Faena Arts Center and was part of the team of educators Museum MALBA - Costantini Foundation. In 2012 , she was selected to perform a work internship at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Currently also it coordinates and develops activities of cultural training MUTT



Maia Pérsico | Museums Programs

With a Degree in Communication and postgraduate in communication design (Universidad deSan Andres) . Since 2009 she works in production and coordination of cultural projects. She was part of the programming department at Fundación Proa in the overall production of exhibits. She collaborated with the team of Culture of the Senate of the Nation in coordinating the re opening of the Parliamentary Museum. In 2014, she was part of the second cohort of the TyPA Lab on Museum Management and in 2015 joins TyPA in charge of the production of Reimaging the museum- Conference of the Americas.



Victoria Rodríguez Lacrouts | Literature Programs

Bachelor of Literature (UBA ) , currently pursuing a master's degree in Latin American Literature (Universidad de San Martín). She works on various projects in the publishing industry and founded and co -directs Sur de Babel , independent Club Books . Executive director of the Fundación Tomas Eloy Martinez



Vanesa Vazquez Raimondi | Administration

Public Accountant (UBA). She worked in audit and tax areas, in both the public and private sector.





National Advisory Board


Andrea Giunta

She has a doctorate degree in Art History (University of Buenos Aires). She is a Professor of Contemporary Latin-American Art at University of Texas at Austin, and a researcher for CONICET and the University of Buenos Aires. She is also an independent curator.



Felisa Larivière

Graduated with a degree in journalism from the Universidad Católica Argentina, she studied Literature at the Universidad del Salvador and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fundación arteBA, in charge of the organization of the most important contemporary art fair for Argentine and Latin American art.



Gabriela Massuh

Doctor of Philosophy (UBA ) . She led for years the cultural program of the Goethe Institute in Buenos Aires. She is a freelance writer and editor.



Adriana Rosenberg

She studied and worked with Jorge Romero Brest, with whom she founded the Editorial Rosenberg-Rita. Since 1994 she sits as President and General Director of Fundación PROA.



Nicolás Ducoté (on leave)

He has a Masters degree in Public Policy (Harvard University) and was the co-founder and executive director of CIPPEC. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations, Transparency International, BID, CEPAL and the World Economic Forum, among others.





International Advisory Board


David Anderson

President of the UK Museums Association (2013-2015). He is currently Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, board member of UK Creative and Cultural Skills, and also member of the Advisory Committee of British Council Wales.



Ticio Escobar Argaña

Former director of Museo del Barro and former Minister of Culture in Paraguay.



Néstor García Canclini

Director of the Program of Urban Culture Studies, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México.



Elaine Heumann Gurian

Senior Museum Consultant, USA.



Janwillem Schrofer

Cultural Projects Consultant. Former Director of the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, Holland.



Saúl Sosnowski

Former director of the Latin American Studies Center, University of Maryland, USA.



Hortensia Voelckers

Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kulturstiftung, Alemania.



Jim Volkert

Senior Museum consultant and former Associate Director, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, USA.

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TyPA is a non profit organisation. Each one of its programs is financed through institutional or private support and donations. If you’d like to collaborate with a program or with TyPA in general please contact us:


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