Rafael Sánchez Bargiela (1961). Degree in Geography and History, in the History section, and with the Medieval History specialty of the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is also specialized in Archival and Library Sciences by this University.
Civil servant for various public administrations
1989-2006: Manager of the Museum, Library and Archive of the Municipality of Ponteareas
2006- 2014: Technician of the Archive, Library and Museum of Tui
From 28th January 2014, manager of the S.A. of Xestión do Plan Xacobeo.
He was a teacher and tutor of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Pontevedra between 2011-2014.
He was the author of ten books about history and heritage, focusing on several Galician localities; as well as a large number of articles published in research and study journals and countless articles in newspapers focused on local topics, always from the point of view of history and culture.
He has participated in several research projects in the field of museums and heritage. He directed a program of exchange of experiences in tourism and heritage subjects with several municipalities in Spain, Greece, Denmark and The United Kingdom, funded by the European Union (1993-1994).