Professor Manolis Korres
Professor Manolis Korres is the foremost scholar on the archaeology of the Acropolis in Athens. He was chief architect of the Acropolis Restoration Project, and in that position he directed the study of the construction techniques and materials used on its historic buildings. Professor Korres has worked on the Acropolis Restoration Project for more than 20 years and is still ongoing. He holds a doctorate in architecture and engineering from the Freie Universität Berlin and is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens.
Professor Korres has received many important fellowships from the Ministry of Education, DAAD, DAI, Princeton University, Fulbright, Alexander von Humbolt, Bronze Medal honors in Athens; Academy Silver Medal of the Academy of Architecture of Paris (Academie d ‘Architecture de Paris), and Commander of the Order of the Phoenix.
In 2013, Professor Korres was the recipient of the Feltrinelli International Prize. This international award is the highest distinction awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei of Rome — one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific academies worldwide founded in 1603 — and in the past has included members of prominent figures such as Galileo. The Feltrinelli International Prize is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves for their high contribution in art, literature, history, philosophy, medicine and mathematics. It is awarded once every five years and is accompanied by a substantial monetary award.
Moreover, he is a member of numerous scientific societies, he has taught at universities in Greece and abroad, and has written 11 books and over 100 scientific articles. His own designs have been exhibited worldwide. He is also a member of the Central Archaeological Council, the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments, and other scientific committees of the Ministry of Culture and Sport. He has also been involved in other seminal archaeological projects throughout Greece and has been the key subject of several documentaries, such as those produced by National Geographic, NOVA, and others.