JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ, (Cortegana, 1965) doctor in "Art History" at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Seville, he obtained his tittle with his thesis called " El comercio cerámico entre Sevilla y América" (1492-1600), he defended it on July 12th of 1993, obtaining the punctuation of APTO CUM LAUDE, unanimously. He is a member of the research group "Equipo Laraña", they focus their studies on the "Artistic Relations between Spain and America between the 16th and the 18th Century"; he has published several works related with this in an international and national level. Also, he has dealt with the study and diffusion of the artistic heritage of the region of " Sierra de Huelva", where he comes from. Since 1992, he is a professor in the Department of Sculpture and History of Plastic Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts, he teaches Theory and Art History I and II. He has participated in the doctorate programme: "“Historia del arte y gestión cultural en el Mundo Hispánico” at the Faculty of Humanities of the University Pablo de Olavide. Currently, he is a professor of the PhD programme "Art and Heritage" at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville.