Special Message recorded for the Summit Special Edition 2020

Consuelo Valdés Chadwick

Minister of Cultures, Arts and Heritage
Republic of Chile

Consuelo Valdés is an archaeologist, with a degree from Universidad del Norte. She has a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies with a major in Anthropology from the University of Alabama and a Diploma in Audiovisual Production from Stanford University.

With Carmen Vergara, she created the House Museum of Eduardo Frei Montalva, which opened in May 2008. Valdés was also an adviser to Chile’s national television council CNTV from 2002 to 2010, appointed by President Ricardo Lagos.

Valdés established and directed the National Coordination of Museums at the Directorate of Libraries, Archives and Museums. She also chaired the Chilean Committee of Museums, an organisation attached to the UNESCO International Council of Museums. She is member of the Chilean Archaeology Society.

Between March 2010 and March 2014, she was executive director of the Mirador Interactive Museum (MIM). Between 2011 and 2013, she was member of the board of the Cultural Corporation of Estación Mapocho.

Consuelo Valdés was executive director of the Mirador Interactive Museum at the time of her appointment as Minister of Culture in August 2018.