• Who we are

    Ramon Mascort Amigó was born in Barcelona, in 1930, from a family with deep roots in Torroella de Montgrí. Since the end of the 18th century, the Mascorts had lived in Torroella, when Agustín Mascort Plana (1770-1842), originally from Palafrugell, installed himself as a pharmacist.

A lawyer by profession, Ramon Mascort has been a great promoter in the creation of tourism companies in the Empordà and other companies such as Lynx Edicions, a publisher house promoted together with the naturalist Jordi Sargatal and the doctor Josep del Hoyo, in 1989, with the purpose of develop and publish the Handbook of the Birds of the World.

Ramon Mascort has received several recognitions such as the Montgrí Medal, on August 24th 2014, and the Gold Medal of the Antiquarian Guild of Catalonia, on February 18th 2016. That same month he was named Honorary Academician of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. He was also awarded by the Fundació Valvi Prize, who awarded the Mascort Group in recognition of his career in the field of preserving the environmental and landscape heritage within the framework of the Girona counties.

The Patronage

The Patronage is the governing body of the Mascort Foundation and is made up of representatives from various fields.

Ramon Mascort Amigó



Carmen Pascual Massaguer


Director of Companies and Tourist Activities

Jordi Sargatal Vicens


Director of the Aiguamolls Natural Park (1984-1998) and of the Fundació Territori i Paisatge (1998-2009)

General Director of the Mascort Group (2010-2023)

Rosa M. Creixell Cabeza

PhD in Art History - Specialist in Decorative Arts

Associate Professor in the UB Department of Art History, specializing in Museology and Museography

Joan Surroca Sens

Degree in History

Retired educator and museologist

Josep del Hoyo Calduch


Lynx Edicions Director (1989-2022)

Francisco Fernández de Villavicencio Álvarez-Ossorio

Economist - Tax Advisor