National Award for Restoration


Antonio Almagro

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports presented the National Award for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Goods, with a prize of 30.000 euros, to Antonio Almagra Gorbea, a referent “for the innovative character of his work, focused on the application of new technologies to cultural heritage and to the development of interdisciplinary studios from the global standpoint of conservation and restoration of cultural goods, including the analysis of territory and landscape.” Born in Barcelona in 1948, Antonio Almagro graduated from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) in 1971, and is professor and researcher specialized in Islamic architecture at the School of Arab Studies in Granada. He also worked at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, and at the Directorate General of Fine Arts. A pioneer in the use of photogrammetry and infographics applied to heritage studies, Almagro has developed an intense scientific activity, producing baseline studies that have shed light on emblematic works of Spanish heritage like the Alhambra of Granada or the Real Alcázar of Seville. 

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