Casa de Campo Resort & Villas,7,000 acres of Caribbean living located in the community of La Romana, is pleased to announce the appointment of Margarita González as the new Museum Director at the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum.
Located in the heart of Altos de Chavón, a 16th century Mediterranean village, the Archaeological Regional Museum was created in 1981 and features an extraordinary collection of indigenous objects that recounts the story of the early Dominican Republic life from 4000 B.C. to 1503 DC throughout the Spanish conquest. The museum holds more than 3,000 pieces and is one of the top three most important collections of Taino culture in the Dominican Republic, top five in the Caribbean, and top ten in the world.
“We are thrilled to bring Margarita’s wealth of expertise to the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum,” said Jason Kycek, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Casa de Campo. “In our search for this position, we looked for someone that exuded both knowledge and passion about the history of the Dominican Republic, and Margarita brings just that and so much more. Through Margarita’s vast experience, she is a proven educator for both the Casa de Campo and Dominican Republic communities.”
With this appointment, González will step into the roles of Museum Director at the Altos de Chavon Archaeological Regional Museum and the Contemporary Art Curator of WAO Gallery. She has developed a 3-year program to position the Museum in the national and global scope, in which she will bring the Taino cultural heritage into the 21st century through workshops, music, gastronomy, fun and educational activities for the whole family.
González brings almost 40 years of experience to the new positions, having started in 1986 as Coordinator of the Department of Educational Services of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, she has conceptualized, executed, and commissioned several Dominican museums, such as the President Ramón Cáceres Museum in Moca city, and the Museum of the Virgin of la Altagracia in Higüey.
Between 1994 and 1997, González coordinated four international UNESCO/ICOM congresses for the study and defense of cultural heritage. Between 1997 and 2012, González held management positions at several museums including Curator of the Museum of Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Mexico City), Director of the Music Museum (Santo Domingo), and Director of the Museum of Telecommunications (Santo Domingo). Most recently, Margarita served as Director of Viceregal Alcazar de Colon Museum in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo and Ponce de Leon’s Colonial House in Higüey before her appointment to her new roles.
“I am delighted to join the spectacular team at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and share my collection of skills and knowledge in the historical location that is the Dominican Republic,” said González. “Casa de Campo is infused with rich heritage and I’m excited to work alongside the team to keep preserving and educating our guests on all that the Caribbean has to offer.”
González graduated in history studies at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. She specialized in contemporary art and Museology at the National Institute of Anthropology and History, National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology in Churubusco, Mexico DF. González has also served a monumental role in the educational field; she developed a program at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in Museum Studies, in which she taught art and universal and Dominican history. She has also written various art and Museology articles in Dominican newspapers and magazines.
For further information about González, the Archaeological Regional Museum, or Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, please visit https://chavonmuseoarqueologico.org/index.html orhttps://www.casadecampo.com.do/.