Antonio Almagro

Antonio Almagro received his Architectural degree from Madrid’s School of Architecture in 1971, his Ph.D. in Architecture in 1978 and in 1975 a diploma for the Restoration of Monuments from the Facolta di Arquitettura de l’Universita degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma and the International Centre for Conservation (ICCROM). He has been a researcher and former director of the Escuela de Estudios Arabes  (1998 to 2005) in Granada, belonging to the Spanish Agency for Scientific Research (CSIC) until his retirement in 2018. From 1975 to 1987 he worked at the Department for Monuments in the General Direction of Fine Arts at the Ministry of Culture of Spain and taught History of Architecture at the School of Architecture in Madrid from 1980-81, in addition to teaching at numerous other universities. Antonio Almagro carried out archaeological research in the Middle East from 1989 to1999, at the Umayyad Palace in the Citadel of Amman in Jordan while he was the director of the Spanish Archaeological Mission and more recently has worked on Morocco architectural heritage. In Granada, he developed new interests in al-Andalus, and in techniques of documentation and virtual reconstruction of historical architecture and gardens. He is the author of more than 300 publications on History of Architectural, Architecture conservation and Architectural survey. He is currently a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of S. Fernando of Madrid, corresponding member of the Deutches Archäeologisches Institut and Honorary Member of CIPA Heritage Documentation, scientific committee of ICOMOS.

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