Further Reading

Industrial colonies in Catalonia

Rosa Serra

Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona
DOI: 10.2436/20.1000.01.53 · ISSN: 2013-407X



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Rosa Serra (Puig-reig, 1958) has a degree in art history from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a diploma in advanced studies (DEA) in Education and Heritage from the UB. She worked as a geography and history teacher at a variety of secondary schools in central Catalonia between 1982 and 1998. From 1999 to 2010, she directed the Museu de les Mines de Cercs (Mining Museum of Cercs, Barcelona) and the company Transversal Produccions Culturals. Currently she is working as a freelance in some cultural projects.

A professor in the Master’s programme on Educational Museology at the Universitat de Barcelona, the Landscape Management programme at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Education on the Landscape and Tourism programme at the CETT/UB, she is the author of books and articles on the industrial heritage (textile colonies, mills, coal mining) and on the history of her county, Berguedà.




Aerial photo of Viladomiu Nou (Source: Arxiu Consorci Parc Fluvial de les Colònies del Llobregat).