Jose Ortiz has a PhD in Art History and a Master’s degree in Heritage Management. His thesis was focused on death iconography in the Renaissance and Baroque Catalonia, in the 16th-18th centuries. Nowadays, he is conducting research about diseases in art and working as a professor for Tourism Studies. As a Docent, he leads the medieval and modernista Barcelona Tours. As an Official Tourist Guide, he has specialized in the permanent collections at museums including the Picasso Museum, the Catalan National Art Museum, the Barcelona History Museum and the Miró Foundation. Furthermore, he has experience leading tours about gastronomy, Gaudí and his architecture, fashion and design, as well as other specialized tours.
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