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Marta Bustillo

Marta Bustillo

Assistant Librarian

Digital Resources & Imaging Services, Digital Systems and Services, Trinity College Library

B.A. (History of Art and History, M.A. (Information and Library Management), Ph.D. (Art History)
DRI Role

Member of DRI Metadata Taskforce

Research Interests
Digital research repositories; Spanish art history; Open access to research in the humanities; Data sharing; Information literacy


Dr. Marta Bustillo is Assistant Librarian in the Digital Resources and Imaging Services Department in Trinity College Library, where she works as Metadata Cataloguer on the Harry Clarke Studios Archive Demonstrator Project.  She is on secondment from her post as Slide and New Media Librarian at the Library of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She is a member of the DRI Metadata Taskforce, which assesses metadata standards for use in the Repository.

Marta has a Ph.D. in Art History from Trinity College Dublin, which focused on religious art in 17th century Spain, and has taught art history at undergraduate level at the National College of Art and Design and Trinity College Dublin. In addition, she has an M.A. in Information and Library Management from Northumbria University. Her M.A. dissertation examined best practices in the creation of digital research repositories in academic institutions with visual arts units in the U.K. and Ireland.

At the National College of Art and Design, Marta designed and implemented the NCAD Digital Image Library, delivered library instruction to staff and students, and catalogued all visual resources.  Previously, she worked as Visual Resources Librarian at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. There she was project manager for the RISD Digital Image Database (RDID), and worked as library liaison with the departments of Art History, Film and Digital Media.

She is a member of the Visual Resources Association's Data Standards Committee (Embedded metadata group) and International Task Force; and has recently been elected as a member of the Library Association of Ireland's Career Development and Cataloguing and Metadata groups.

Selected Publications

Marta Bustillo: “The episode of the Cristo de la Paciencia and its influence on religious imagery in seventeenth-century Madrid”, in Jeremy Roe & Marta Bustillo (eds.), Imagery, spirituality and ideology in Baroque Spain and Latin America. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, p. 59-70.

Marta Bustillo: Review, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Creating the Cult of Saint Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire [Princeton University Press 2006], in CAA Reviews, January 2009.

Marta Bustillo: “Peculiaridades del arte de la contrarreforma en España: el ejemplo de la capilla de Las Carboneras”, in Cauces: Revue d’études hispaniques, Université de Valenciennes, No. 3, 2002.

Marta Bustillo: “An early modern interpretation of a medieval saint’s life: Vicente Carducho’s paintings on the life of Saint Bruno,” in Brown, Michael & Stephen H. Harrison, The medieval world and the modern mind. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000.