Valeria is a cultural heritage professional and art conservator from Mexico. She joined the Archaeology Data Service as a Digital Archives Assistant in 2023 after completing an MSc in Digital Heritage (University of York, 2022). Before coming to the UK she worked at Laboratorio de Documentación y Análisis Tridimensional (CNCPC-INAH) where she used structured-light, laser scanning and structure from motion to create 3D models for everything from cave paintings to Mayan tombs.
Valeria holds a degree in Conservation (Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, 2019) and has participated in conservation projects ranging from archaeological objects to Novohispanic paintings. Valeria’s research has looked at 3D digitisation as a tool for Conservation practice and the digital divide within the heritage sector. Her current research interests include data re-use, heritage repositories, digital preservation, and museum activism.