Mr. Luis Monreal, a Spanish historian, is currently the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva. He served as director general of the Caixa Foundation in Barcelona. From 1985 to 1990, he was the director of the Getty Conservation Institute, and oversaw conservation of projects such as the Tomb of Nefertari in Upper Egypt, the Sphinx in Giza, and Buddhist temples in Mogao (Datong, China), as well as other major projects in Cyprus, Jordan, Cambodia, and Spain. Mr. Monreal was the secretary general of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) from 1974 to 1985, and responsible for the establishment or conservation of nine museums throughout the world. He has also served as the curator of the Marés Museum in Barcelona, and was a professor of the history of art and museology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Mr. Monreal has participated in numerous archaeological expeditions, to the High Atlas Mountains (Morocco), Nubia, Abkanarti (Sudan), and Masmas (Egypt). He was a member of the 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Jury.Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Approaching Cairo. In Cairo Renewing the Historic City, edited
by Philip Jodidio. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
the origins of the projects in a World Heritage listed historic city, this
section presents the overarching objectives, guiding approach and methodology
in conceiving Al-Azhar Park, restoring the Historic Wall and in conserving
dozens of monuments in Darb al-Ahmar. This section contains three articles:
Monreal, Luis. "A Model for the Redevelopment of Historic Urban Centres". In Cairo Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 13-20. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
Rashti, Cameron. "The Historic Cities Programme. AKTC Methodology at Work in Cairo ". In Cairo Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 21-33. Munich: Prestel, 2018.
Pini Daniele. "Historic Cairo as a World Heritage Site. A Long and Uncertain Path to Urban Conservation". In Cairo Renewing the Historic City, edited by Philip Jodidio, 35-49. Munich: Prestel, 2018.