Eszter Alföldi

Eszter Alföldi is an experienced specialist in international relations, a former journalist, she has been a program director of tourism diplomacy at Hungarian Tourism Agency’s International Relations Directorate in the last four years. She is skilled in communication, and languages like Hungarian, English, German, Italian and French. She studied international relations at Corvinus University of Budapest, and had a scholarship also in Belgium. She has witnessed the tourism boom, collapse, and helps the recovery process with her staff in Hungary.

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Anne Grady

Since May 2016, Anne works as a seconded national expert with the Cultural Policy Unit of the Directorate General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission promoting, inter alia, both the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of Europe. Anne played a senior role with the management of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 with a reach of over 12 million people and is now actively working on the legacy programme of events and activities - “The European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage”. Anne also has a special interest in cultural heritage and sustainability - especially the impact of climate change on cultural heritage (European Green Deal) as well as sustainable cultural tourism. Before joining the Commission, she was a senior manager with the National Museum of Ireland and was responsible for a number of areas including ICT, governance, business planning and the development of a wide range of museum policies and guidelines. Anne has qualifications in a number of areas including history, marketing, education, strategic management and corporate governance


Néstor F. Marqués

Néstor F. Marqués is an archaeologist - graduated with an extraordinary award from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a master's degree from the Complutense University of Madrid -, a researcher specializing in technology applied to heritage and cultural disseminator. He combines his technological work with historical and archaeological research, as well as technological and historical teaching. It works internationally by virtualizing heritage in 3D with the highest quality and resolution using photogrammetry. In recent years, it has also focused especially on facilitating access by researchers and the general public to heritage monuments and museum collections through 3D models. Based on these, it also develops universal accessibility strategies through the creation of life-size, enlarged or reduced replicas of the pieces thanks to 3D printing, in collaboration with internationally awarded experts. He is co-founder and teacher of the Koré Formación Heritage and Technology Teaching Platform, which has a wide variety of courses focused on training new generations in technological matters from the specific point of view of cultural heritage.

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Jimena Escobar Sotomayor

Digital humanist and information architect with studies in psychology, photography, programming, and interaction design. She has dedicated more than 18 years to research and implementation of new technologies for the development of digital systems and applications for educational and cultural purposes for both public and private institutions. She is currently in charge of the Media Library of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, in charge of the design and development of digital strategies for the preservation and dissemination of the historical and cultural heritage of Mexico. At the same time, she participates in various study groups on cataloging, preservation, and digital humanities.

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Frida Montes de

Oca Fiol

Restorer by the ENCRyM-INAH, Master in Visual Arts by the UNAM. It monitors the processes of preventive conservation of exhibitions with national and foreign collections presented by the CNMyE of the INAH. He teaches the subject of Preventive Conservation at the ENCRyM. She has written articles and given lectures and courses on the subject.


Dr. Pedro Ángeles Jiménez

Doctor in Art History from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM. He has been a professor of a subject in the Bachelor of History and the Master of History of Art at UNAM. In addition, he is the author of several articles specialized in Mexican colonial art, and co-author, among others, of publications such as Cristóbal de Villalpando (1997), Juan Correa: his life and his work (2017) and Brush stories. Painting and altarpieces from the 16th century in New Spain (in press).


From November 1986 to 2018, he worked in the Manuel Toussaint Photographic Archive of the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the UNAM, where I was coordinator from 2005 to 2011. He is currently coordinator of the Information Unit for the Arts of the same Institute and of the working table of the International Documentation Committee (CIDOC-ICOM) in Mexico.

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Baltazar Brito Guadarrama

Director of the National Library of Anthropology and History (INAH, Mexico).


Doctor in Mesoamerican Studies from UNAM and specialist in Mexican bibliography and codices. He is Level II of the SIN, he is part of the Advisory Council of the AGN, he is vice president of the Mexican Committee for Memory of the World and a member of the editorial board of different institutions and magazines.


María del Perpetuo Socorro Villarreal Escárrega

She completed his law degree studies at the University of Sonora. In 2002 she participated in the International Seminar on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trafficking of Works of Art and Cultural Assets in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, with the theme “The Protection, Conservation and Diffusion of the Mexico-Spain Cultural Heritage”. In 2010 she participated with the theme “Main problems facing Mexico. Illicit trafficking in cultural property ”in Cairo Egypt. In that same year she attended as a speaker at the Regional Workshop in Quito-Ecuador on the subject of Administrative Cooperation and application of Criminal Procedures in the International Requirements for Restitution of Cultural Property. In 2011 he participated in the 1st Meeting of Legal Experts on World Heritage, in Montevideo, convened by the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture, the Permanent Delegation of Uruguay to UNESCO and the UNESCO office in Montevideo. He has also worked in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, Secretariat of Foreign Relations and Interpol in the management and recovery of the Cultural Heritage of our country. Since 1998, she has held the position of National Coordinator of Legal Affairs of the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

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 Gerardo Ramos Olvera

He is a teacher in Museology from the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography of the INAH, Industrial Designer from the UAM Xochimilco, Laudero from the Faculty of Music of the UNAM.

He was a professor at the ENCRyM Musical Instruments Workshop Seminar for 16 years.


He has been awarded the INAH Paul Coremans Prize twice for his research and restoration work on the bell and tubular organs of the Mapethé Sanctuary Temple in the state of Hidalgo.


He is currently Director of the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography of the INAH, as well as Coordinator at the Ibero-American level of the Technical Board of Education and Training of the Ibermuseums Program.

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Lorena Aldana

Lorena Aldana is a heritage professional from Mexico. She works as European Policy Coordinator at Europa Nostra, the leading pan-European federation of heritage NGOs. In this role, she leads Europa Nostra's work in the field of EU heritage policy and advocacy and coordinates the participation of the organization in different EU-funded heritage projects. Previously, she was part of the task force charged with implementing the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). As such, she worked on the design, management and communication of the Year’s activities at EU level. In the past, she also worked for the Organization for Economic Co – operation and Development (OECD), in the research and design of heritage – led local development strategies. She has participated as speaker and panellist in manifold international conferences addressing topics related to cultural heritage, education and culture. She holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Economics and Policy (University of Bologna, Italy), a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs (ITESM, Mexico) and a Certificate in Political Science (Science Po Toulouse, France).

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Douglas McCarthy

Douglas McCarthy has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of St Andrews. Over the past two decades, he has worked internationally in public museums, private art collections and image archives in a variety of roles, including photographic studio manager, researcher, curator and collections manager. Driven by keen curiosity and a love of visual culture, Douglas is a passionate advocate for making cultural heritage openly accessible to promote the exchange of ideas and to contribute to a thriving knowledge economy. As Collections Engagement Manager at Europeana, Douglas supports Europeana’s mission by working with partner institutions to showcase their collections to online audiences. A key element of his work is developing Europeana’s thematic collections, especially on art and photography, to give users access to relevant and high-quality content from the corpus. Douglas's activities include editorial development, content curation and publication, in collaboration with Europeana's network of cultural heritage institutions.


Jordi Mallarach

Jordi Mallarach Parés is the Executive Officer at Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) a non-faith, non-for-profit European network with members in over 35 countries. FRH was a partner of the European Commission during the European Year of Cultural Heritage and conducted the awareness-raising campaign ‘Torch of Heritage and Culture’. FRH is a proud member of the European Commission Expert Group on Cultural Heritage, the Reflection Group ‘EU and Cultural Heritage’, the European Heritage Alliance 3.3. and the Climate Heritage Network. Before joining FRH, Jordi carried out project management and policy analysis roles in several European and international networks.

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Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño

Doctor in Archaeology from the University of Granada (Spain), official of the Superior Faculty of Museum Conservators of the Junta de Andalucía (autonomous government of Andalusia, Spain), currently curator at the Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona. The Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, the name given to the ancient Roman Necropolis of Carmona, is the first site to open its doors to public visits in Spain, since it was inaugurated in 1885. Two years later it already had a site museum, also the first in be inaugurated in Spain. Apart from his experience as curator of Museums, he has worked as an evaluator of heritage projects for UNESCO, specifically in conflict zones such as Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Libya. He is the author of various books on research, conservation and valorisation of archaeological sites open to public visits, as well as on the fight against archaeological plunder.


María Margarita Segarra Lagunes

Born in Mexico City, she is an architect graduated from the La Salle University of Mexico City, specialized in Architectural Conservation and Conservation Préventive dans les Musées (ICCROM, Rome), Doctor in History and Conservation of the Object of Art and Architecture (Università Roma Tre) and, since 2008, Researcher and Professor of Architectural Restoration at the Dipartimento di Architettura (Università Roma Tre). Member of ICOMOS and ICOM México, he has numerous books and essays on the conservation of architectural heritage. Full member of the National Academy of Architecture.

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Robert Verhoogt

(EN) Dr. Mr. Robert Verhoogt (Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) is senior policy advisor at the Department for Arts & Heritage of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. He is a specialist in cultural politics concerning museums and collections, including topics like copyright, colonial collections and research infrastructure like E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science) that supports research on heritage preservation, documentation and management. He graduated in Law and Art History and wrote a Phd in Art History (Art in Reproduction: Nineteenth-century Prints After Lawrence Alma-tadema, Jozef Israels and Ary Scheffer, Amsterdam/Chicago 2007). He published about nineteenth-century art reproduction, Vincent van Gogh, and the subterranean world in 19th century culture.


Marisol Argüelles San Millán

Art Historian from the Universidad Iberoamericana. From 2002 to 2007 she worked at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil where she carried out various curatorial projects of contemporary and modern art, as well as individual reviews of artists such as Jeff Burton, Mark Wallinger, Iran do Spirito Santo and Kara Walker. In 2009 she joined the Museum of Modern Art where she was in charge of research, registration and control of the collection. Later, she was Coordinator of Curatorial Management and from 2013 to 2018, she was deputy director of that space, where she curated the Remedios Varo exhibitions. The dimension of thought, (2013), Works are loves. Arte-vida-México, 1964-1992 (2013), The gross eye. José Revueltas art critic (2014), The other festival of bullets. Martín Luis Guzmán (2015), Remedios Varo, notes and anecdotes from a collection (2016) and Addicts to Remedios Varo. Nuevo legado, 2018. In 2017, she was in charge of the International Cultural Promotion and Diffusion Directorate of the General Directorate of International Affairs of the Ministry of Culture.


Mariana Munguía Matute

National Coordinator of Visual Arts, National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL, Mexico). She studied sociology at the University of Guadalajara. From 2015 to 2018 she was Executive Director of the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, A.C. (Board of Contemporary Art). She was part of the artistic committee of the 8th Berlin Biennale in 2014, for which she edited the book entitled Excursus. He served as VIP Relations Manager in Mexico for the Art Basel art fair from 2009 to 2013. She directed the independent exhibition space Office for Art Projects (OPA) in Guadalajara from 2009 to 2011. She created and directed the cultural space La Planta, Arte Contemporary Omnilife, in Guadalajara as director of the Omnilife AC Foundation in 2007. She was director of the Arte Alameda Laboratory, in Mexico City. As coordinator of the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, A.C. (PAC) organized the first three editions of the International Symposium on Contemporary Art Theory (SITAC) from 2001 to 2004 in Mexico City.


Miguel Fernández Félix

Philosopher by training from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, with studies at the Ecoles du Louvre and the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle in Paris. Current director of the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts of INBAL, a position he has also held in venues such as: Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum, National Museum of the Viceroyalty of INAH and National Museum of Art, also of INBAL. He is a member of international organizations of museums and art professionals, such as Grupo Bizot, ICOM and AAMD. He has the distinction of the Government of France as a Knight of the Order of the Arts that he received in 2011.


Rebeca Díaz Colunga

Teacher at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, he completed undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Economics, both from UNAM, has a diploma in theoretical-methodological currents for the interpretation of the social, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. In the professional field, she is currently in charge of the National Dissemination Coordination of the INAH, previously she served as Director of Disclosure and as Deputy Director of Planning, Management and Follow-up within the same institute, she served as Director of Liaison and Agreement in the National Coordination of INAH Centers, and has held various positions in the Secretariat of Public Education, in the Coordination of Decentralized Bodies and the Parastatal Sector, in the National Coordination of Higher Education Scholarships, in the Support Program for the Cultural Infrastructure of the States of CONACULTA and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. In the academy, she has worked as a higher education teacher for more than 24 years at the Faculty of Economics and at the National School of Social Work of UNAM.


Hildegard Rohde Aznar

Historian by profession by the UNAM and teacher in Museology by the ENCRyM-INAH. Since 2010 she has collaborated in the coordination of exhibition projects organized by the INAH that promote the study, preservation and dissemination of Mexican cultural heritage in an interdisciplinary manner. It manages temporary exhibitions and their itineraries in the national, regional, site and community museums of the INAH Museum Network made up of 162 museum spaces.


Eréndira Cruzvillegas Fuentes

Master in Communication Sciences from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UNAM. Degree in Law and Degree in Communication Sciences from UNAM. She has a specialty in Development of Citizen Participation Strategies from the Catholic University of San Carlos, Sao Paulo Brazil; and the specialty in Adult Education from the National Pedagogical University and the Ibero-American University.

She was Director of the National Center for Social Communication A. C. (CENCOS). Founder of the Ajusco Human Rights Committee, part of the National Network of Civil Human Rights Organizations "All Rights for All and All" A.C.

Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and Human Rights Defenders at the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District. She served as Specialized Prosecutor for missing persons of the Attorney General's Office, Commissioner for Human Rights Attention of the State of Oaxaca and has coordinated different projects on municipal development and management, Democracy Construction with Civic Alliance and carried out different investigations on issues of human rights and the media.

She was the Fourth General Visitor of the CNDH National Human Rights Commission.


Adriana Cruz Lara

vDirector, School of Conservation and Restoration of the West (ECRO, Guadalajara, Mexico). Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Movable Property from the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (ENCRyM) of the INAH; Master and Doctor in Art History from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of UNAM, Mexico. From 1993 to 2000 she was a full professor of the Ceramic Restoration Workshop-Seminar at the ENCRyM. She was the Academic Director of the School of Conservation and Restoration of the West (ECRO) in the city of Guadalajara from 2000 to 2008. Her teaching and management experience is compounded by her academic interests in the history and theory of restoration and, more recently , in the study of Hispano-American painting of the vice regal period, areas in which he has several publications. Her bachelor's and master's theses were awarded the “Paul Coremans” Prize awarded by the INAH in 1993 and 2008 respectively. Her doctoral thesis obtained honourable mention and is in press as a book at the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the UNAM. From 2008 to 2014 she worked as Restorer-Expert at the Regional Museum of Guadalajara and from 2014 to 2018 as Professor-Researcher in the Curatorship of Painting of the same institution. From March 2018 to January 2019 she served as Editor-in-Chief of Intervention, International Journal of Conservation, Restoration and Museology.


María del Carmen Castro Barrera

National Coordinator for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of INAH (Mexico) since February 2019. She completed a master's degree in Humanism and Cultures at the Hellenic Cultural Institute and a degree in Restoration of movable property at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography "Manuel del Negrete Castle ”. She has extensive experience in the development of conservation projects. She was a professor at the ENCRyM (1987-1993) and for two periods (2005-2008 and 2013-2016) she served as Director of Conservation and Research at the CNCPC. She has participated in the Councils of Archeology, Historical Monuments and Conservation. She received the Paul Coremans Award in 1992 for the best research with the work: “Restoration of ancient bells. The study of a case ”.


Dora Méndez Sánchez

Deputy Director of Museum Conservation, National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of INAH (Mexico). Graduated from the degree in Restoration of movable property from the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography ‘Manuel del Castillo Negrete’ (ENCRM), of the INAH. Since 1999 she has collaborated and promoted in various conservation and restoration projects in museums. As of 2003 she served as an assistant in the Department of Conservation in Museums of the National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CNCPC), where she developed programs and plans for attending exhibitions and collections in museums. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a restorer-conservator at the INAH Veracruz Centre, simultaneously working as an assistant for the conservation of the photographic collections of the Directorate of Visual Arts of Fundación Televisa, an area which he joined as curator in 2008. In 2009 Head of the Department of Attention to Museums of the CNCPC and in 2012 Deputy Director of Heritage Conservation in Museums and Workshops of the same Coordination, a position she holds to date. Between 2015 and 2017, she collaborated as coordinator and teacher of the Diploma in Commissioning and Collection Management, taught by the ENCRM. During her work both as a public official and as an independent professional, she has served as curators and curators of numerous exhibitions and museum collections.


Ernesto Martínez Bermúdez

Since 1987 he has been related to the work of museums. He studied Human Sciences at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana with a specialty in Art History. He completed a Master's Degree in Museology at the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography, ENCRyM, of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). He has worked in various INBAL and INAH museums. He is currently director of the National Center for the Conservation and Registry of Movable Artistic Heritage, of INBAL.


María Blanca Noval Vilar

Graduate in Restoration of Movable Property and master’s in communication and Cultural Studies. She held the Sub-Directorate for Comprehensive Conservation Projects with Communities, coordinated the Area of ​​Technical Attention to Social Groups and was director of the Directorate of Education for Conservation. She has been invited to give talks and conferences at higher education institutions such as ENAH, UNAM, UAM, UA EdoMex, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, among others; to international academic meetings of specialists such as the ICOM-CC Congress held in the city of The Hague, the Netherlands, a Workshop on Education and Training for conservation organized by ICOMOS in Pisa, Italy and a Seminar-Workshop on New Challenges for the Conservation in Chile, among others. She has participated as a speaker in congresses, symposia; directed and advised thesis and written several articles on the work that she has been doing for more than twenty years with the communities for their incorporation in the conservation of cultural heritage.


Maaike Verberk

Drs. Maaike Verberk is director of DEN Foundation, a Dutch knowledge institute on culture & digitisation. DEN is a sector supporting organization that supports the cultural sector in their efforts to use digital transformation to amplify their mission and relevance in society. DEN is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. She graduated in Business Management and Arts & Policy of the Arts at the university of Groningen.  Maaike is member of the expertgroup Digital Heritage and Europeana for the European Committee. Before becoming director at DEN, Maaike was businessmanager at Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the largest theatre company in the Netherlands, and businessdirector at STRP, a biannual festival on Arts & Technology in Eindhoven.


Elizabeth Rosenberg

Elizabeth Rosenberg is the Project Officer at the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO). Elizabeth studied political science with a focus in governance, policy and law at California State University Long Beach and earned her MA studying the political economy of European integration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, in both instances dedicating her research to the cultural policies and impact. Passionate about the role of cultural institutions in achieving social and climate justice, she is committed to advocating for museums at the Network of European Museum Organisations. The Network of European Museum Organisations was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO’s members speak for more than 30,000 museums in 40 countries across Europe.


Sophie Delepierre

Head of Heritage Protection Department at the International Council of Museums (ICOM), which she joined in 2017. In this position, she leads operational programs, trainings and awareness raising activities related to the protection of cultural heritage from the museum’s perspective. She regularly represents ICOM at international conferences on the strategies to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property. Previously at ICOM, she was the Legal Advisor and Institutional Affairs Coordinator.

Before joining ICOM, she served as Associated Expert at UNESCO (Culture sector) from 2008 to 2015. She mainly worked on the implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. As Assistant Specialist, she actively contributed to the revitalization of this Convention and drafted numerous working documents and legal notices on the circulation of cultural goods. She also regularly participated in international conferences on the legal aspects of the cultural heritage protection and as speaker in regional workshops on this subject.  

Sophie Delepierre holds a Master in Law and a Master in Art History from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (2006 and 2008) and a Master in Art Market from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (2008).


Erminia Sciacchitano

Erminia Sciacchitano serves in the Cabinet of the Italian Ministry for cultural heritage, activities, and tourism. She has extensive experience in European policies and research on culture, heritage, and landscape, with a focus on social values, creative economy, and regenerative management. Between 2014 and 2020 she contributed to the shaping of the EU policy on cultural heritage in general and to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 as Chief Scientific Advisor. She previously held positions of Head of Unit for International Relations and Research in the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage. She is an Architect and holds a Ph.D. in Historical Buildings Survey and a Master's Degree in European Studies and International Negotiations.


Cristina Villar

Graduated in Geography and History, specialising in Art History, she has a diploma and a degree in Conservation and restoration of cultural assets from the Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of BBCC in Madrid, specialising in sculpture. For 15 years she was part of the Faculty of Museum Conservators of the General State Administration. For 18 years she worked in the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Spain, being the Head of the Conservation Department for the last 4 years. She has worked in the Infrastructure Area of ​​the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain, from where she carried out coordination tasks both the architectural interventions of the museums attached to the Ministry, as well as their museum renovations. She is currently Head of the Service of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Archaeological and Ethnographic Heritage of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, IPCE. During the pandemic she coordinated, together with a colleague, the preparation of the document "Guidelines for the management, conservation and public enjoyment of cultural heritage in the de-escalation of the health crisis", published by the IPCE. At this time, she has also collaborated in the implementation of a protocol for the revision of Cultural Assets in the institution itself. As the last action related to actions during the pandemic, she participated in the practical exercise that, coordinated by the National Plan for Emergencies and Risk Management in heritage, launched a simulation of disinfection of buildings of heritage character and use, with the collaboration of the State Military Emergency Unit.


Corinne Szteinsznaider

Corinne Szteinsznaider is Coordinator of Michael Culture - The European trans domain Network for Digital Cultural Heritage. Previously, Corinne was general secretary of Relais Culture Europe, the French Contact Point of the DG Culture of the European Commission. She accompanied numerous European operators and projects (Culture, Creative Europe, Citizenship, Regional policies. She was also in charge of European projects for Dédale within she developed European projects focused on the role of culture and creative sectors in social innovation, environment and empowerment. She also worked for Patrimoine Sans Frontières, an association dedicated to the protection of tangible and intangible heritage at French and international levels within she developed projects for Educational sector and also projects on Ch in conflict and post- conflict areas. She graduated in Contemporary History, History of Art - Asian Art and Contemporary Art -  and in European Cultural Heritage management from the Sorbonne University.


Marja van Heese

Marja van Heese es historiadora del arte (Universidad de Leiden) y ha estado trabajando como asesor principal de política cultural en el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Ciencia de los Países Bajos y, en la actualidad, como inspector principal en la Inspección de Información y Patrimonio de La Haya. Marja coordina asuntos relacionados con la legislación europea e internacional sobre bienes culturales y está representada en varios grupos de trabajo (inter)nacionales. Un punto de especial interés es la protección y el tráfico ilícito de bienes culturales. Sobre este tema Marja ha escrito varias publicaciones.


Teniente Coronel Lanfranco Disibio

He graduated from classical studies, enlisted at age 20, and began his military career. He entered the Carabinieri Non-commissioned Officer School in 1992 and, promoted to Ensign in 2001, completed his studies at the Carabinieri Official School in Rome. Graduated in Administration Science and Law respectively from the Universities of Siena and Naples, he also has a Master of I level in History and Philosophy of Law. With an extensive military career, he has been Commander of the Carabinieri Nucleus for the Cultural Heritage Guardianship of Florence from 2014 to 2020, when he was appointed Operations and Logistics Section Chief of the Directive Office of the Cultural Heritage Guardianship Command in Rome. He has participated in the rescue and protection operations of the works of art on the earthquakes that affected Centro Italia in 2016 and 2017, the Island of Ischia in 2017 and Mugello in 2019. Between 2017 and 2018 , has participated in 4 missions in Mexico and Tlaxcala, in training activities for the Mexican Federal Police on the Protection of Cultural Heritage, taking part in the same context in a course on Mexican legislation and pre-Columbian art organized by the National Institute of History and Anthropology. With the same Institute, on September 14, 2018 he took part in the International Meeting for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency.


Paola Leoncini Bartoli

Ms. Leoncini Bartoli, a historian, completed her studies at Paris IV - Sorbonne University in the area of contemporary history, focusing on migration studies. She began her professional career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a consultant in 1989 and joined UNESCO in 1992. She has spent over 17 years conducting research and analysis on the linkages between culture and development. In 2010, she joined the Office of the Director-General of UNESCO where she was responsible for relations with Western European countries, USA and the Arab Region, with a view to broadening strategic cooperation at policy and operational levels. From 2014 to 2017, she was appointed Director of Cabinet in the Office of the Director-General, providing organizational leadership and strategic guidance on policy and programmatic matters. Since 2018, Ms. Leoncini Bartoli is Director for Cultural Policies and Development in the Culture Sector at UNESCO documenting and harnessing culture’s contribution across the broad policy spectrum in the perspective of the UN 2030 global Sustainable Development Agenda.


Emanuele Frontoni

Prof. Emanuele Frontoni is Professor Computer Vision and Deep Learning at the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona - Italy.  His research activity is focused in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence with applications in big data, novel distributed data architectures  video analysis and human behaviour analysis. He is also involved in several AI projects in the field of health data interoperability, cloud based deep learning technologies and big data analysis. He coordinated and participated to several industrial R&D projects in collaboration with ICT and mechatronics companies in the field of Industry 4.0 and Robotic Vision.  He is an expert for EU Commission in H2020 project evaluations and is currently involved in 2 ongoing EU projects (DWC and ROSIN sub-call). He is a member of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence, of the European AI Alliance and of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.


Laura de Miguel Riera

Graduated in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2001. She worked from 2002 to 2004 at the Museo Romántico (now the National Museum of Romanticism), where she managed the DOMUS database for Museum Documentation. In 2004 she joined the State Archives, Libraries and Museums Assistants Corps (Museums section) and in 2004 she went to work at the Museo del Traje, in the Documentation area. In 2006 she began to work in the Ministry of Culture of Spain, where she has been in the General Subdirectorate for the Protection of Historical Heritage, the Board of Qualification, Valuation and Export of Spanish Historical Heritage Assets, the Acquisitions Area, the General Subdirectorate. of Protection of Historical Heritage, the Board of Qualification, Valuation and Exportation of Spanish Historical Heritage Assets and the Illicit Trafficking Area. Currently, she is still in the Ministry, in the General Sub-Directorate for Management and Coordination of Cultural Assets, specifically in the Unesco Conventions Area, as Head of the World Heritage Service. In this area, the work carried out is linked to the implementation in Spain of the World Heritage Convention, which includes very diverse aspects such as participation in the preparation of the Spanish Tentative List, presentation of candidatures to the World Heritage List, missions evaluation of candidatures, monitoring of the state of conservation of the Spanish properties inscribed on said List, reactive monitoring missions, coordination with the different actors involved in the management of World Heritage (Autonomous Communities, Town Councils, private sector, etc.), assistance and preparation for international meetings related to the Convention, such as the World Heritage Committee, General Assembly of States Parties, international working groups, among other activities.


José Luiz Pedersoli

José Luiz has a background in polymer chemistry with focus on cellulosic materials and applications in the area of paper-based heritage conservation. He worked as a conservation scientist at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (1997-2003) and at ICCROM - International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (2005-2008). Since 2005, José Luiz has been working internationally in the area of risk management for cultural heritage, contributing to the development of new methodologies and tools, capacity building, research, awareness, advice and dissemination, with several publications on the subject. A significant portion of his work has been dedicated to delivering effective teaching/learning for heritage professionals and students in various contexts. After 10 years based in his home country Brazil, José Luiz is back at ICCROM since 2018, where he currently manages the Strategic Planning Unit and a diverse portfolio of projects in the area of heritage collections, conservation, and sustainable development. José Luiz is a member of the editorial board of Restaurator - International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material.


Ekaterina Travkina

Ekaterina Travkina coordinates the work on culture, creative industries and local development within the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Her recent work includes the OECD note on Covid-19 and Cultural and Creative Sectors. In 2017-2019, in partnership with ICOM she pioneered the work on the OECD-ICOM Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums. She was previously Manager of the OECD Forum on Partnerships and Local Development - the OECD’s network of practitioners in the fields of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion.


Carlos González-Barandiarán y de Muller

Degree in Law, specializing in Private Law, from the University of Valencia (1999). Master in Foundations Law from the Madrid Bar Association (2000). Master in Cultural Heritage Management from the Complutense University of Madrid (2001). Expert in appraisal and appraisal of works of art by the School of Art and Antiquities of Madrid (2008). Official of the Facultative Body of Conservators of State Museums. Professor in various postgraduate and master courses at different Spanish universities: Univ. Complutense, Univ. Of Castilla-La Mancha, Univ. Of León, Univ. Of Granada, Univ. Of Valencia, Univ. Rey Juan Carlos I, Univ. San Pablo CEU, Pompeu Fabra University, Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage, etc. and speaker at international seminars on legal protection of historical heritage and the fight against illegal traffic in Argentina, Guatemala, Uruguay, Bolivia ... From 2012 to the present Secretary of the Board of Qualification, Valuation and Exportation of Spanish Historical Heritage Assets , a consultative body of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain whose functions include the control of the import and export of cultural goods, the supervision of the legal antiquities market and the coordination of actions in fight against the illegal traffic of cultural property.

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Gitte Zschoch

Gitte Zschoch has been the Director of EUNIC since 2018. EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. Previously, she was the founding director of the Goethe-Institut's branch in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and has held different roles for the Goethe-Institut in Seoul, Tokyo, Johannesburg, and in the Munich main office, where she was Deputy Head of Communications. She formerly worked as an independent cultural manager and writer with a focus on visual arts and literature. She holds an MA in Modern Korean Literature from Seoul National University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.


Jermina Stanojev

Dr. Jermina Stanojev is an expert in the field of cultural heritage and international cultural relations. She is a postdoctoral researcher with a specialization in cultural heritage and has a PhD in participatory and integrated governance of cultural heritage in the Western Balkans. Since 2009 she has been an advisor on the role of cultural heritage in international cultural relations within the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance and since 2016 she has supported the European Union in international cultural relations within the framework of the EU strategy for international cultural relations a through the Cultural Diplomacy Platform and now the Cultural Relations Platform of the Foreign Policy Instruments Service, with a global geographic mandate. She is currently appointed by the European Commission as an individual expert for the "Commission's Expert Group on Cultural Heritage". He has established skills and extensive experience in the fields of international cultural relations and cultural heritage working with different international organizations and institutions (Uppsala University, UNESCO, European Commission, Goethe-Institut Brussels, European Cultural Center Foundation, Ministry of Affairs Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Serbia, Politecnico di Milano, etc.). He has extensive experience in various expert reports, research, policy, and numerous projects.