María Antonia Moreno Cifuentes




María Antonia Moreno Cifuentes holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Arts, majoring in Art History, from the University of Complutense in Madrid.  She is also a graduate of the Supreme School for Conservation and Restoration in Madrid, specialising in Archaeological Materials. She has received grants from the Ministry of Culture for the Academy of Fine Arts, for their program “The History and Archaeology of Spain in Rome”.  The grant was awarded to develop the investigative project, “The mounting and installation of architectural remains and mural paintings from archaeological excavations within a museum”.


María Antonia’s primary specialisation is conservation and restoration at archaeological sites and museums.  She has worked for a number of museums including the museums of Burgos, Zaragoza and The National Archaeological Museum of Madrid. She is currently a member of the Conservation Department of The National Archaeological Museum of Madrid. She has participated in several archaeological missions in Spain, Italy and Egypt including The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Pompeii, Italy – the Project for the Archaeological Study and Conservation of houses I.8.8, I.8.9/10 and I.8.5 and the Mortuary Temple of Amenophis III Archaeological Project at Kom el Hettam in Luxor.

From 1995, she has worked with the Spanish Archaeological Mission in the Archaeological Project of Heracleopolis Magna (Ehnasya el Medina-Egypt, where she was the coordinator for conservation and restoration. , She joined the Excavation, Restoration and Site Management of the Mortuary Temple of Thutmosis III Project in 2008. Her professional experience includes teaching, training and lecturing at various conferences and universities including the University of Complutense and Autonoma in Madrid, the University of Granada, the National University of Distance Education (UNED), the University of Zaragoza and the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE).  She has also conducted summer courses at the University of Cantabria, and other educational establishments.



She has published numerous articles regarding the conservation and restoration of archaeological materials. These publications include:

  • 5th Meeting of Restorers of Archaeological Cultural Property (2001. CD Scientific edition).
  • Misión Arqueológica Española en Pompeya. Informe de los trabajos realizados durante las campañas de 1989-90 en la Casa/Caupona (I.8.8.) de L. Vetutius Placidus. AEA. Nº 163-164 (64). (1999: 293-317).
  • Missione Archeologica Spagnola a Pompei. La Casa-Caupona I.8.8-9 de L. Vetutius Placidus. RIVISTA DI STUDI POMPEIANI. Volumen V. (1991-1992: 89-110).
  • The conservation and scientific investigations of wall paintings in "The Roman Thermes; Campo Valdés. Gijón, Spain". Proceedings of the International Workshop. Fribourg. (1997: 297-305)
  • La Misión Arqueológica Española en Egipto: trabajos de conservación y restauración en el yacimiento arqueológico de Ehnasya el Medina (Heracleópolis Magna). IV CRPAE. La Habana (1998: 296-298).
  • Pompeya: su Conservación y Restauración en la actualidad. Revista R/R. Nº 29. Págs.: 32-41.
  • La conservación de los torques de Museo Arqueológico Nacional. Catálogo de la exposición “Torques: belleza y poder”. (2002: 129-157).
  • La conservación del Patrimonio Arqueológico Egipcio. Catálogo Exposición “120 Años de Arqueología Española en Egipto”. (2009:152-159).
  • El proyecto “Heracelópolis Magna”: investigación arqueológica y restauración. Revista del Patrimonio Cultural de España. Nº 2. (2009: 295-311).
  • "Intervención de Restauración en el Templo de Millones de Años de Tutmosis", V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología. Cuenca 2015. 
  • Conservación y restauración del Templo de Millones de Años de Tutmosis III. Los templos de millones de años en Tebas. Pp. 311-325. Eug Editorial Universidad de Granada. Granada 2015.