New Members

ICAHM is excited to welcome new members who have joined since May 2018 and we are pleased to share some information on our new additions!

Name: Andy Viduka
: Assistant Director Maritime Heritage, Australian Government
Membership Category: Expert

Andy Viduka is a maritime archaeologist and conservator employed by the Australian Government as the Assistant Director Maritime Heritage. In this role he administers the Australian Government’s Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018, which he co-drafted, coordinates Australia’s Historic Shipwrecks Program and leads Australia’s consideration of ratification of the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. Andy provides strategic and professional advice about heritage management to organisations throughout Australia and works collaboratively with international colleagues to protect underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and Pacific Region.

Andy was for six years the ICOMOS – ICUCH Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau member (2013-2019), is a Councillor of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), a member of the Australian Citizen Science Association, a Research Associate of Flinders University Archaeology Department and a foundation member of the research group Wreck Check Inc. In conjunction with these activities Andy is actively involved in maritime archaeological projects and capacity building training in the Indian Ocean Region, South East Asia and the Pacific Region. Andy is a PhD candidate in archaeology at the University of New England and is the founder of GIRT Scientific Diver, a no-impact citizen-science project that aims to train members to systematically document observable physical and natural features of historic shipwrecks, in an open sea water environment, to facilitate their ongoing protection and management.

Research Interests

  • Linking community outcomes with the discovery and protection of underwater cultural heritage.
  • Underwater cultural heritage management.
  • Shipwrecks of significance to Australia’s history.
  • Bronze age maritime trade and exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Cyprus.

Name: Jesper de Raad
: Laagland Archeologie / Municipality of Barneveld
Membership Category: Associate

My name is Jesper de Raad and I am a twenty-seven year old archaeologist. I studied Archaeological Heritage Management In A World Context at Leiden University; and in my research I emphasize on the social value
of archaeological monuments.

I believe that letting people connect to their (archaeological) environment has a positive effect on their values, and how they feel about themselves. This is not always easy because in-situ archaeological monuments are often
hard to recognize in the landscape. But, they do put time and life into perspective. And archaeological monuments shows that humanity can sustain a social historical environment.

Currently I am working as an commercial archaeologist in the Netherlands and as an archaeological heritage manager in the municipality of Barneveld.

In short:
I find archaeological monuments very intriguing and that is why I am very happy to be a new member of the International Committee of Archaeological Heritage Management.

Name: Barbara Paca
: Preservation Green LLC
Position: Principal
Membership Category: Expert

Barbara Paca is a highly recognized academic and professional. Well-steeped in culture and history, her credentials are numerous, including a professional 5-year degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, a Ph.D. from Princeton University, a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, and a postdoc at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. In addition, Paca established the world’s first postgraduate course in Garden Preservation at London’s Architectural Association.

Specializing in landscape preservation planning, Paca is a principal of Preservation Green LLC. She has worked on a wide range of landscape projects, from historic preservation, to the restoration of small residential properties and large estates, to public park master plans and roof gardens. Trained as an arborist, she also has extensive experience in woodlot management and wetlands remediation. Barbara’s design projects are noted for uniquely integrating her extensive understanding of academic, creative, and intellectual foundations. She has worked throughout Europe, South America, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Name: Siavosh Saberi Kakhki
: Tehran University Research Institute of Culture and Art
Position: Deputy Director
Membership Category: Expert

Since 1998, I worked in Iranian cultural heritage org. in Khorasan state with many experiences in restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction monuments and site. I have had several positions such as the Director of Research center of the historic city of Tous. (The cultural landscape and significant historical and archeological site in the Este of Iran, Khorasan state), Director General of preserving and restoring monuments and sites of Iranian cultural heritage, handicraft and tourism org. (ICHHTO, Iran) and membership in specialized councils. I am member of the executive community of Iran ICOMOS and now, I’m Deputy Director of Research Institute of Culture and art Tehran University, university college of Fine Arts.

Name: Maria Luisa Germanà
: University of Palermo (IT)
Position: Full Professor of Technological Design of Architecture
Membership Category: Expert

MSc. Degree in Architecture 1987; Ph.D. in Building and Environmental Refurbishment 1992. Her main themes of research (Architectural Heritage; Environmental Design; Rural and Vernacular Architecture; Ecological Building Materials; Refurbishment, Management and Maintenance of the Built Environment) are different facets of a holistic scientific interest, focused on the sustainability of the processes of formation, transformation and management of the most varied examples of built environment. She has applied to the Archaeological Built Heritage the systemic and process-based approach supported by the technological disciplines, focusing on the following issues: the reliable conservation; the programmed maintenance; the responsible approach; the accessibility and the Design for all.

Name: Dr. Victor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho
Affiliation: Global Digital Heritage (GDH)
Position: Researcher
Membership Category: Expert

Degree in History and European PhD in Archeology. His research has focused on the comprehensive management of archaeological and cultural heritage. His participation in national and international conferences are dozens. Secretary and director of some meetings and workshops, highlighting all the editions of the International Congress on Graphic Archaeology and Informatics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation (ARQUEOLOGICA 2.0) and the two editions of the International Congress of musealization and enhancement of Cultural Heritage (LEGATUM 2.0). Co-editor of the Spanish version of the London Charter and coordinator of the Principles of Sevilla (International Principles of Virtual Archaeology). Editor Emeriti along with Alfredo Grande of the international scientific journal Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR). He is currently the President of the Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology (SEAV) and member of the Board of ICOMOS Spain.

Name: Dra. Elena Mª Pérez González
Affiliation:Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC)
Position: Profesora/Investigadora
Membership Category: Expert

Elena Pérez is a graduate of History at Universidad de La Laguna and has an MA in Archaeological Heritage Management and a PhD in History, Territory and Culture: theoretical perspectives and research methodologies (Universidad de La Laguna).  She is currently a lecturer and researcher at Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC) in the Social Sciences Faculty, where she teaches different courses about tourism and cultural heritage management.
As a specialist in archaeological heritage management and tourism she participates in projects with colleagues from Spain and Mexico. As an archaeologist, she participated and directed many projects including archaeological fieldwork in different parts of Spain. Elena is also an editor and reviewer for the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage(PASOS).

Name: Dr. María Luz Endere
Position: Senior Researcher of CONICET
Membership Category: Expert

María Luz Endere has graduated in archaeology and law. Has a MA in Museum and Heritage Studies and a PhD in Archaeology (Institute of Archaeology, University College London). She is currently full-time senior researcher of CONICET and Professor of Law and Heritage Studies at the Dpt. of Archaeology, University of the Centre of Buenos Aires Province (UNICEN, Argentina). She is the head of PATRIMONIA Research Group and director of the PhD in Archaeology Programme at the same University. As a specialist on heritage studies she has provided assistance to several national and international institutions. Consultant of UNESCO on illicit traffic of cultural property. As archaeologist has participated and has directed projects which included archaeological fieldworks at different parts of Argentina, particularly the Pampean and North-West regions

James Flexner

Name: Dr. James L. Flexner
Affiliation: Dept. of Archaeology, The University of Sydney
Position: Lecturer in Historical Archaeology and Heritage
Membership Category: Associate

Dr. James Flexner is a Lecturer in Historical Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Sydney. James’ research is focused in the Pacific Islands, particularly Hawai’i and Vanuatu, and Australia, particularly Tasmania and Queensland. His work is based around close collaboration with local communities to record and interpret the past through the human traces embedded in landscapes and places. Along with students and colleagues, James is currently excavating sites dating across a 3000 year period of human occupation in the Polynesian Outliers of south Vanuatu, and over 100 years of history in a rural pub in southeast Tasmania. James’ first book, An Archaeology of Early Christianity in Vanuatu, was published by the Australian National University Press in 2016.

Contact: person: Claudio Prado de Mello ( Prof.Ms)

Name: Museu da Humanidade – IPHARJ 
Membership Category: Institutional

The Institute for Historical and Archeological Research of Rio de Janeiro (Instituto de Pesquisa Histórica e Arqueológica do Rio de Janeiro) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1990 in order to promote the research, exploration and diffusion of World Archaeology, History and Science in general in Brazil and abroad. Since its foundation it has promoted a successful divulgation work, as well as has published the results of its recent scientific researches.

The building of the Institute of Historical and Archaeological Research  covers more than 25.027 square feet (some 2500 square meters) and is a homage to the old Mamluk Architecture – a style in use between 1250 and 1517 in the Near East. It comprises the following premises:

1) The Mankind Museum is a special part of the building where a nice collection of art works and antiquities which will be arranged in 27 rooms plus a underground complex of galleries (where will be displayed the funerary archaeology collection),

2) Four rooms for temporary exhibitions where a vibrant cultural center works continuously,

3) Three Archaeology laboratories and seven Storage Areas for Archaeological items.

4) The Library of Humanities (dedicated to Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghuri) has nearly 40.000 titles and sum up the Documentation Centre with circa of 15.000 documents and original photography’s

On the third storey, the IPHARJ has a semi-opened area, including Arabic gardens, marble fountains, and an open air theatre.

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