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Amilcar Vargas

Amilcar Vargas

World Heritage Manager
Casa Batlló

Amilcar Vargas holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona and is responsible for World Heritage at Casa Batlló.

His main task at Casa Batlló is the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, raising awareness of the Outstanding Universal Value and pursuing the potential opportunities of Casa Batlló’s inscription on the UNESCO List. He is an international expert in World Heritage Management and has worked in renowned institutions such as UNESCO (Paris).

His international experience includes academic stays, university lectures and conference presentations in 15 countries with several publications.

MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit
Tuesday, 11 October 2022

From World Heritage to NFT

“Living Architecture: Casa Batlló” is the first NFT of a World Heritage site in the history of UNESCO. The digital work of art created by Refik Anadol is inspired in the façade of Casa Batlló in Barcelona and is a milestone in the mutual collaboration between the museum and the artist. A version of the NFT was projected in the façade of Casa Batlló on May 7th aiming to sharing with citizens this digital art. The dynamic NFT was auctioned in Christies in New York on May 10th and it is an outstanding example of a transdisciplinary heritage conservation approach.

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Amilcar Vargas