Lorena Casas Pessino - Secretary of the Patronate

Lorena Casas Pessino

I love to form a part with a project which puts in practice each day, the extraordinary benefits of the interaction between animals and people

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Even though I was born in Spain (1967), my childhood was spent in The United States, Belgium and Spain. Always surrounded by animals.

After completing my university studies at Boston University (History of the Art and History), I undertook an MA in Art History, at The Courtauld Institute of Art of London, specializing in medieval art, where I worked four years as editor for Harvey Miller Publishers in London, returning to Madrid briefly afterwards.

Between 2002 and 2016 I worked at the Prado National Museum, firstly as Assistant to the Director and from 2008 as Head of Institutional Relations. Since 2017 I have been a member of the International Board of Trustees of the Amigos del Museo del Prado Foundation (Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation).

My brother (President of the Canis Majoris Foundation) asked me to form part of this project a few years ago, and I had no doubt about participating in an idea conceived with the purpose of helping our community, specifically by using a fundamental and often forgotten element for the harmony of every human being: the relationship between humans and other animals. I am also extremely interested in all the research work and training which is developed by the Foundation and at the Elena Pessino Laboratory for Neuroscience of Mental Illness.

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