On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Gold Medals for Merit in Fine Arts for the year 2016 were presented at the Pompidou Center in Malaga, awards granted by the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and that recognise the people and entities that have excelled eminently in the field of artistic creation, providing designated services or notoriously promoting the teaching, development and dissemination of art or the conservation of national artistic heritage.