Carmen Añón (Barcelona, 1931) has trained as landscape architect and has a wide experience including cultural landscapes’ restoration and management, cultural heritage conservation and promotion, monitoring and assessment methods, and practice of landscape architecture in relation with cultural assets. She has served as President of the International Consultative Committee of ICOMOS and member of the Executive Committee; Vice-President of the ICOMOS National Spanish Committee and President of the International Scientific Committee of Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA, being now Honorary President. Coordinator for the ICOMOS experts for evaluation missions of cultural landscapes, has carried out many evaluation missions for World Heritage and served for four years as member of the World Heritage Committee. She is one of the Charter of Florence signatories.
She has also a long experience in education and training due to the many courses, seminars and conferences she has organized for universities and training centers around the world such as the Centre Raymond emaire of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), ICCROM Centre (Rome), Ecole Superieure de Versailles (France) and Universities of Barcelona, Florence, Madrid, Milan, Evora , Lisboa, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Brussels, etc.; she has also participated in more than 200 conferences, seminars and congresses. Her written work includes a long collection of books, articles, and papers.
She is currently honorary member of the Accademia delle Arti dei Disegni (Firenze), Instituto de Estudios Madrileños, Comitato Cientifico della Fondazione Benetton and several other institutions in relation with cultural landscapes and cultural heritage.
Carmen Añón has been awarded with the Piero Gazzola Prize (ICOMOS), Cruz de Oficial de Isabel la Católica (Spain), Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite (France) and several other international awards and prizes.