Who we are?
Since 2018

Emakumeen Emaria


Women´s Legacy-Emakumeen Emaria is spearheaded by four women from Biscay with many years of experience in interpreting cultural heritage, who became involved in the Emakumeen Emaria campaign in 2018, promoted by the Biscay Provincial Council:

We are an enthusiastic team, made up of professionals from five countries, with different backgrounds, who share a common interest: to promote women’s cultural heritage throughout Europe.

Amaia Apraiz Sahagún

Amaia Apraiz Sahagún

Independent consultant

PhD in Art History, works as an independent consultant in the field of cultural heritage. She believes that it is essential to know about and disseminate women’s contributions to cultural heritage in order to achieve a more egalitarian future for men and women, and she is actively working to achieve this.

Aintzane Eguilior Mancisidor

Aintzane Eguilior Mancisidor

Strategic projects

She has headed the cultural heritage dissemination programmes at Bizcay Provincial Council (BizkaiKOA) for more than 20 years. She has a degree in History and a postgraduate degree in Cultural Heritage Interpretation. She advocates networking to achieve greater “resonance” and visibility in all initiatives in favour of equality and campaigns to disseminate heritage.

Ainara Martínez Matía

Ainara Martínez Matía

PhD in History of Art

One of her priority lines of research is applying the gender perspective to the knowledge, protection, interpretation and dissemination of cultural heritage. Her focus is on developing effective tools to create new narratives that recognise the role of women throughout history.

M.ª José Torrecilla Gorbea

M.ª José Torrecilla Gorbea

Historian and archaeologist

Works as an expert in conservation and is head of research at La Encartada Fabrika-Museoa. She is convinced of the role of museums as agents of social education, and advocates programming specific actions where the transfer of knowledge forges criteria that help to change attitudes and build a fairer society.

We are searching for other Europen projects and initiatives to incorporate to our platform and widen our net. Would you like to come on board? 

Emakumeen Emaria

Journées du Matrimoine

La huella de las mujeres en Hondarribia

Women's footsteps in Hondarribia

La Enkartada Fabrika Museoa

MoMoWo – Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement


Extraordinary women

Marija Auersperg – Attems Project

Museu de la ciutat de Castelló

Museu de la Ciutat de Castelló

Ecomuseu valls d'aneu

Joc de dames

Would you like to be a part?

Join Women’s Legacy

Are you working on any initiatives to make women’s cultural heritage more visible? Do you know of any project that is applying a gender perspective to interpreting cultural heritage? Do you know of any organisation that is actively working towards gender equality through cultural activities? Would you like to suggest new topics to enhance this project?

You can present us with your project to be a part of Women’s Legacy-Emakumeen Emaria or simply contact us regarding any other matter via one of the following links:



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