Scottish based, Argentinian archeologist and art historian
After studying Fine Arts, Maria Chester decided to go deeper and studied Art History becoming a Professor in Pre-Columbian Civilisations. Because of her first passion, Cave Art and Rock Art, she also developed an interest in Archaeology, which gave her a frame for her constant research. She is multilingual and enjoys travelling. She taught in several South American universities as well as private institutions. Since 2007, she is the National Subject Adviser in American Archaeology and a member of East Berwickshire U3A.
In 2015, she was a founding member of the IC-International Committee to The Third Age Trust, in the United Kingdom. In May 2016, she was elected Secretary General of AIUTA- International Association of Universities of the Third Age. She is also tutoring annual courses on Art History for BEA-Berwick Educational Association, and works for Berwick Visual Artsdelivering conferences and guided tours on seasonal exhibitions at TheGranary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed, England.
Since October 2018, she is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society in London. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina Maria travelled the world, living for 20 years in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 2003, Maria lives in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.