Department: Escultura y Formación Artística

Faculty: Bellas Artes

Area: Didactics of Plastic Expression

Research group: Grupo de investigación interuniversitario del Museo pedagógico de arte infantil


Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis Metodologías radicales para la comprensión de las artes visuales en primaria y secundaria en contextos museísticos en Madrid capital 2008. Supervised by Dr. María Acaso López Bosch, Dr. Ana María Ullán de la Fuente.

Noelia Antúnez del Cerro has a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Department of Didactics of Plastic Expression of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM and Extraordinary Doctorate Award 2007/2008 with her thesis "Radical methodologies for the understanding of the visual arts in primary and secondary school in Madrid capital". She currently works as a Full Professor in the Department of Sculpture and Artistic Training of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM and holds the position of Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Fine Arts (2023-). In the academic field, she is also the Director of the MuPAI (Pedagogical Museum of Children's Art) (2024-), of which she was also Project Coordinator (2005-2024), and has been coordinator of the Plastic Arts specialty in the Master of UCM Secondary Teacher Training (2012-2023) as well as Delegate of the Dean for Relations with Educational Institutions (2021-2023). Among her research areas are artistic education in different contexts (museum, health, Secondary Education), training of trainers and active methodologies, in addition to the relationships between art, artistic education and motherhood. In the museum field, he has collaborated in the development of educational programs for La Casa Encendida, Fundación Telefónica and Fundación ICO (in addition to the MuPAI), carrying out management, coordination, design and delivery of activities to children, adolescents, and adults. and families, as well as training of trainers. Within the training of museum educators, she has participated as coordinator and teacher for Fundación Telefónica (2009) and in the Diploma of Artistic Education and Museum Management at the University of Valencia (2011–2013). In addition, he has launched, together with Juan Antonio Castro, Vacaciones de cine (2007–2023) and compluCINE (2008–2019), film activities for teenagers and adults, and Creative Encounters (2019-2022), a project for artists with and without intellectual disabilities, along with Javier Albar and Julia Morla. In recent years he has carried out teaching and research stays at CCE Miami (United States), Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Norway), Malmö högskola (Sweden), Te Papa Museum and Auckland War Memorial Museum (New Zealand), related to his lines of work. investigation. She has also been part of the coordination committee of the two editions of the Training Conference for Secondary Education Teachers (2005, 2007) and the last two editions of the International Congress of Children and Adolescent Art (2004, 2010). In the field of artistic creation, she works with painting, object art and textiles, being the founder of the Textile Creation Club of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM together with Marta García Cano. She has also participated in various audiovisual projects (fiction works, educational videos) performing various functions (production and art).