New Members

ICAHM is excited to welcome new members who have joined since 2019 and we are pleased to share some information on our new additions!

Name:  Dr. S. Rama Krishna Pisipaty
Affiliation: Prof. & Geoarchaeologist. Dean, Department of Sanskrit & Indian Culture
Membership Category: Expert Member

About thirty years research work on Proto & Early Historical Cultures which include five years of Post Doctoral Research work on Palaeochannels and Settlement pattern with the help of Remote Sensing Data, besides teaching and guiding to Under Graduates, Post Graduates and Research Scholar. Conducted explorations in India from 1988 and conducted excavations in sixteen field seasons. Present area of research – Proto & Early Historical Cultures of South Asian region; Early Sindh Vedic Culture and Paleo-environmental & pathological condition during third millennium BCE; geomorphology & palaeochannels, Early Iron Age settlements in Tamil Nadu on southern part of India. Besides research, administrative experiences have also possessed with holding different positions in the University.

Name:  Emmylou Bailey
Affiliation: Director Hearth Heritage
Membership Category: Expert Member

A South African with over 15 years’ experience in heritage resources management, Emmylou has been involved in and responsible for projects that require multi-disciplinary expertise and a consideration for the multiple voices that make up the story behind a heritage resource. Emmylou has for the last 10 years been director of a professional heritage consultancy, Hearth Heritage, that facilitates, researches and reports on cultural and environmental heritage conservation and management. With focused expertise in cultural landscapes, archaeological heritage management, social history, environmental and heritage anthropology and bio-cultural diversity fields, Emmylou consults on heritage impact assessments, development and planning applications and environmental and heritage conservation projects.

She is currently doing research on the rock art and cultural landscape of the Suide Bokkeveld in South Africa and the impacts of large scale renewable energy developments on the archaeological and cultural landscapes heritage of rural southern African landscapes.Using professional and public platforms, such as report and feature writing, exhibitions, photography, film and social media, Emmylou promotes fair and intelligent story-telling and writing based on rigorous social science methods and ethical representation; her position as Chair on the documentary film NPO Caretakers being the focus of this work. Emmylou currently serves on the Council of Heritage Western Cape (Western Cape Provincial Heritage Authority), the Archaeology, Palaeontology and Meteorites Committee for HWC and the Association for Professional Heritage Practitioners ExCo. She lectures on cultural landscapes in the UCT MPhil in Conservation of the Built Environment and the Rhodes University Heritage Management Diploma.

Amongst other qualifications, she holds her MA in Archaeology and Heritage Conservation and Management through the University of Leicester, UK.

Name:  Helena Arose
Affiliation: Project Director, The Antiquities Coalition
Membership Category: Expert Member

Helena Arose is a Project Director at the Antiquities Coalition. In this role, she works closely with representatives from the U.S. government, law enforcement, and academics, as well as international partners. She is responsible for heading key research projects and publications, and also developing and managing popular online educational resources including interactive maps, timelines, and other publications. She has organized and coordinated both in-person and virtual programs with world-renowned experts on topics pertaining to antiquities and cultural heritage. In addition, she helps edit and publish the Antiquities Coalition’s award-winning Think Tank Policy Brief series, a free online publication.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 with a MSc in Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context. She holds a BA in Archaeology from Johns Hopkins University, and has participated in archaeological excavations in Athienou, Cyprus, and in North Carolina. Ms. Arose also has experience working in museums, having previously served as a Collections Specialist for the City of Raleigh Historic Resources and Museum Program. Her research focuses on antiquities trafficking, cultural heritage protection, repatriation, and provenance.

Name: Mohamed Fareed
Affiliation: Helwan University
Membership Category: Associate Member

I am especially concerned with the quality of work in archaeological heritage management in large projects in developing countries.

As a graduate with bachelor of architecture from FOFA-Helwan University, Mohamed Waheed is starting his career in architectural conservation in his hometown- Cairo. He’s currently studying for a MSC degree at Helwan University. He also participated in several national and international architecture competitions and workshops.

thanks in advance

Name:  Claudia Uribe Chinen
University of Tsukuba
Membership Category: Expert Member

Claudia is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Heritage Studies at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. She obtained a BA in Archaeology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), and an MPhil (Hons) in Heritage Studies, and a Certificate in Nature Conservation at the University of Tsukuba sponsored by the Japanese government’s scholarship. Her experience in archaeological heritage management is based on a wide range of academic and professional projects in the past 10 years, mainly in the Andean region and Japan. While affiliated with PUCP, she collaborated with the university’s archaeological research projects based in the central and north coast of Peru, conducting fieldwork and laboratory analysis of the materiality of late occupations of the pre-Columbian Andes. After graduating, she worked in consultancy for cultural resource management, addressing a variety of salvage archaeology interventions within public and private investment projects of infrastructure and extractive industries in different regions of Peru. Her constant motivation for seeking innovative and creative possibilities of aligning heritage management, sustainable development, and community empowerment led her to participate in diverse international volunteering programs, internships, training courses, and interdisciplinary initiatives. In particular, she gained critical knowledge on people-centered, community-based, and landscape conservation approaches from her education and training in Japan in the past years, especially from her involvement in the capacity-building workshops for the Asia and the Pacific region of the UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation at the University of Tsukuba.

Claudia’s graduate research explores the intersection of archaeology with politics and ethics, the sociopolitics of the past, and participatory governance in heritage preservation. Her doctoral thesis addresses the impacts of the heritage-making of the Qhapaq Ñan Andean Road System as World Heritage in the governance of archaeological heritage in Peru. She believes in the transformative contributions academia and practice can make together through mutual exchange and cross-fertilizing opportunities, fundamentally for more informed heritage decision-making. Her commitment to this mission is reflected by her active engagement in the activities of the Scientific Committees of ICOMOS Peru.

Name:  Mylene Q. Lising
National Museum of the Philippines / Goethe University Frankfurt
Membership Category: Expert Member

I am an archaeologist specializing in archaeological heritage management of materials and sites of prehistory. When I presented my MA thesis proposal in 2013, I was told by the director of the program that they were not ready for this and that it was “…for the future”. A senior archaeologist also wrote on my draft, “How is this archaeology?” I got a C in the course “Prehistory of Southeast Asia” in France where I obtained my other master’s degree, and wherein I was told that archaeology is not a developmental discipline. So far, in my country, heritage management is every archaeologist’s favorite sideline. Archaeological Heritage management has always been my primary interest, and it is for this that I applied and was given a PhD grant.

I have remained focused on this subfield of the discipline of archaeology to find out what can be done to develop it and where the gaps are, and how it can be of relevance and service to a greater majority of people. We live in a developing country, and I believe that the resources we are fortunate to have been given should be used for the benefit of many others who are in need. Otherwise, there is no justification for what I am doing. In the last quarter of this year (2021), I intend to defend my PhD dissertation in Germany, in which I look to answer these questions and I also plan to make recommendations moving forward, after studying the landscape and environment of archaeological heritage management in the Philippines for the last nine years.

I am currently part of the Kalinga Archaeological Expedition team that published a paper in the journal Nature (Inggico et al 2018), the Peñablanca Rock Art research team, a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, an associate of ASIA (Anthropological and Sociological Initiatives of the Ateneo), the cultural deputy for Cagayan Valley of the National Museum of the Philippines, a pro bono consultant for cultural heritage of the Office of the Governor of Cagayan Province, and a PhD student of the Prehistoric Archaeology Department of the Goethe University Frankfurt with a scholarship grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation. I oversee the management of the family-owned Plaza Santiago, the only property on the same street as Fort Santiago, the most important tourist, cultural, historical, and archaeological site within Intramuros, the historical walled city of Manila. I plan to excavate the courtyard with colleagues to reach the pre-Spanish Era layers in 2022. I have two sons, and a husband who not only tolerates what I do, but who is also my biggest enabler

Name: Jehad Haron
SCHEP Deputy Chief of Party/ Cultural Heritage Development Leadl
Membership Category: Expert Member

Jehad Haron has a MA in near eastern archaeology from USA. He has spent around 30 years in the field of heritage. Served 25 years in the Department of Antiquities of Jordan in different positions up to the Director General assistant. In the last 10 years he has become more focused on the World Heritage sites and convention. Jehad has been engaged in 3 World Heritage nomination files and 5 management plans. In addition to writing State of Conservation reports to the WHC( world heritage center). In the last 5 years He has been working as Cultural Heritage Resources Lead in Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagemnt of local communities in Jordan; which added more dimensions to his carrier. Regarding consultations;Jehad is a member and lead for the heritage component in the Tourism National Strategic committee of Jordan 2020-2025. He authored 4 books and many different articles in both languages Arabic and English. He joined ICOMOS as international member in 2015 and currently I’m member at ICOMOS-Jordan chapter.

Name: Omar Jassam Fathel ALHAMO
University of Mosul
Membership Category: Expert Member

Omar graduated holds a  BA (2006) and MA (2011) in Archaeology from Mosul University. He obtained his PhD in Cultural Heritage Management/Archaeology at Dokuz Eylul University.

He works Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology/ College of
Archaeology/ University of Mosul – Iraq. Also, he is an Expert Lecturer (volunteer) at UNICEF / Turkey.

He got many training certificates in ‎archaeology and cultural heritage
‎management, most notably the Universities of ‎‎Mosul, Dokuz Eylül, Turkey,
Sapienza, Italy, Leiden, the Netherlands, Glasgow,  Scotland, Durham,  United Kingdom, European University ‎Institute Italy, and the Institute of Archaeological ‎Conservation of Iraq.‎ Omar has taken part in many ‎international and local conferences, seminars and ‎workshops.
In 2013 has the scholarship to study PhD from Turkey Scholarships, and he
graduated in 2020 at Dokuz Eylul University (cumulative Grade point average 4.00/4.00) High Achievement Degree.
‎Invited to the UK as a visiting scholar by the British ‎Institute for the Study of the Antiquities of Iraq, the ‎British Museum, the Durham University and the ‎EAMENA Group for the Study of the Cultural ‎Heritage of the Middle East.‎ He has four books, and many articles published in local and international journals.

Name: Claire Foley
Retired Senior Inspector of Archaeology, Northern Ireland Historic Environment Division (UK); Institute Archaeologists of Ireland
Membership Category: Expert Member

Claire was educated at University College Dublin and had a career in
government heritage agencies – at first with National Monuments Service in Dublin before moving to Northern Ireland. She led multi-disciplinary teams in field survey, excavation, conservation, publication and archiving and greatly improved the programme for legally protecting monuments and sites. She is particularly enthusiastic about the rôle of landowners and communities in managing their own archaeological sites and landscapes and has developed many effective partnerships with them. She has a particular interest in megalithic tombs and wetlands.

She trained and mentored many young archaeologists, championing the use of ICOMOS Charters and Council of Europe Conventions and establishing a legacy of good practice in archaeological fieldwork and conservation.

Claire has served on numerous committees and councils, among them the
Royal Irish Academy, the Discovery Programme (Ireland) and the Council for British Archaeology. She was the UK expert in drafting the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the value of Cultural Heritage for Society (FARO 2005) and currently serves on the Boards of ICOMOS Ireland and Ulster Architectural Heritage. She has published extensively.

Name: Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development
Membership Category: Institutional Member

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development is a joint cooperation between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam based at the Faculty of Archaeology in Leiden.

The Centre uses its interuniversity and interdisciplinary status to go beyond the traditional study of heritage, by focusing on how heritage relates to cultural, social and environmental developments and decisions. We focus on three themes: Environment (1), Threat (2) and Identity (3) and look at matters such as how cities use heritage for branding and planning purposes, which techniques (machine learning, satellite imagery, 3D-scanning) can be used to detect, monitor and protect heritage and which sustainable materials can be used to preserve a historic ship.

Besides research, we set up multidisciplinary education and training from bachelor to professional development. For people who have difficulty getting access to university, we created a MOOC on raising awareness of threats to cultural heritage and the institutional networks involved. In 2021 we plan to offer two courses related to heritage management (i.e. Landscape Biographies and Heritage Impact Assessment).

Our Centre has a large network spanning both academia and the professional field. We have an MoU with ICCROM and we host the Shared Heritage focus group of ICOMOS Netherlands. Our Centre is rooted in Leiden and was an initiative by the late Prof. Willem Willems.

Name: Eran Mordohovich
Affiliation: Israel Antiquities Authority
Membership Category: Expert Member

Eran Graduated (B.Arch) at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (1996). Cum Laude. His M.Sc in Conservation of Historic Buildings and Towns (Raymond Lemaire Center for Conservation, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 2005). Magna Cum Laude

Eran Works as an architect for 23 years on various planning architecture, urban design and conservation projects in the Israel and in Belgium. Since 2011 he worked for seven years as a Conservation planner and adviser at the Conservation Department of the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA). Among the sites recently planned and supervised: Acre, Jerusalem, Safed, Tel Dor, Bet Shean, Tel Megiddo, Tel Afula, Yodfat, Magdala, Hippos, Caesarea Philippi (Baniyas) and many more.
Currently serves as the Northern Region Architect at the Israel Antiquities Authority (since December 2017). Within this capacity responsible for archaeology protection and conservation statutory procedures.
Since 2010 Eran Teaches Architecture and Conservation at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, and was a Visiting lecturer in Italy (Politecnico Di Milano) and Belgium (St. Lukas Architecture School, Brussels).
He has been a member of ICOMOS since 2011. Member of the board since 2016 and Since November 2018 – Chairperson of the board ICOMOS Israel.

Name: J. Javier Fernández Moreno
Affiliation: General Directorate of Cultural Heritage. Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León (Spain)
Membership Category: Expert Member

PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid, and archaeologist of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León since 1987, held different administrative positions as technician and team manager in the field of managing archaeological and historical heritage in general. In that Autonomous Community he has been responsible for cultural institutions: archives, libraries and museums, and director of the Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets. His experience in museums was expanded with direct management, being director of the Archaeological Museum of Asturias and responsible for the Regional Museums of Castilla y León. He also has a long career in archaeological research, specifically in prehistoric rock art and in the Bronze Age in the interior of the peninsula, on which he wrote his Doctoral Thesis. Regarding dissemination, he participated in the program of archaeological classrooms (interpretation centers) of various archaeological sites, highlighting those of Atapuerca and Numancia, being co-author of the visit guides of both sites and the Siega Verde rock art complex.

Name: Anas Al Khabour
Affiliation:  Lund University, Sweden
Membership Category: Expert Member

Dr Anas Al Khabour was Director of Archaeology and Museums of Raqqa Governorate, Syria from 2006 to 2008. Before the conflict in Syria he worked on several joint archaeological expeditions, including the Syrian-Japanese project at Bishri Mount, the Syrian-German project at Rusafa (Sergiopolis), the Syrian-Dutch project at Tell Sheikh Hasan, the Syrian-American project at Tell Zeidan and the Syrian-Italian project at Arslan Tash. From 2003 to 2008, he was the director of the National Museum of Raqqa, Syria.

He worked for the Syrian Cultural Sector in Madrid between 2008-2012. After that he worked as a researcher and lecturer in different European universities: University Santiago de Compostela (Spain)- Gothenburg University (Sweden)- Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He was the curator of the Ancient Middle East collection at the National Museum in Sweden. Currently, Al Khabour works for Lund University in Sweden and teaches Museum and Object- Based Learning and cultural heritage studies.

Name: Radhika Dhumal
Affiliation:  Conservation Architect, Curator, Stone Conservator and Heritage Impact Assessor; Principal Architect and Partner, The Architectural Studio, India; Proprietor, Limited Edition, India
Membership Category: Expert Member

As a consultant conservation architect (2010-2015) at the Archaeological Survey of India in New Delhi, she dealt with issues related to the conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage Properties in India, such as the preparation of periodic reports (Cycle II) and management plans, as well as the preparation of nomination dossiers for sites to be inscribed to the World Heritage List. She has also involved in architectural conservation projects, such as the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park and others in Western India. She is practicing mainstream architecture, as Partner and Principal Architect at ‘The Architectural Studio’ since 2004; she was involved in the preparation of the management plans of the Red Fort in New Delhi, Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat and participated in various architectural conservation projects in India. One of her passions is graphic printmaking and is a proprietor at the ‘Limited Edition’; which essentially does projects with Contemporary Indian Artists to produce world class graphic prints. Radhika has been trained for Management of Cultural Heritage and Heritage Impact Assessment by ICCROM (Italy) and UNESCOs WHITRAP (China); trained Stone Conservator by ICCROM (Italy). She has published papers on Conservation at International forums. She is an individual member of the ICOMOS India ever since its inception; ‘Fellow’ at the Indian Institute of Architects and registered with the Council of Architects. She lives in New Delhi.

 Name: Kate Lim
Affiliation: Institute of Geographical Science, Freie Universitat, Berlin
Membership Category: Associate Member

Kate is currently a Ph.D. student taking up Physical Geography at the Freie Universitat Berlin. As a Filipino archaeologist, she sits as a board member of several heritage groups such as the Kapisanan ng mga Arkeologist sa Pilipinas Inc. [KAPI] (Society of Archaeologists in the Philippines), Tuklas (Discover) Pilipinas Society, and Artists’ Welfare Project, Inc. Kate provides the program direction of Tuklas, a non-profit organization composed of archaeology students and young professionals that apply discovery learning and community engagement principles to mainstream archaeology lessons in the country and learn from its experience and practical applications. As a development worker, she also has experience in working for non-profit and government organizations particularly on issues concerning Indigenous People, the environment, tourism, and the Filipino art community.

Her on-going research examines the risks and vulnerabilities of heritage systems in the Philippines given climate change, various anthropogenic activities, and coastal hazards. As an action-oriented research, she hopes to develop and illustrate an impact scale of risks to cultural landscapes and demonstrate how heritage values and perspectives can improve in framing disaster risk reduction management plans.

Advocacies: ocean and marine wildlife conservation, Indigenous Peoples’ rights and welfare, cultural regeneration, and the ethical promotion and protection of the Philippine creative industries

Name: Ángel Hervás Herrera
Affiliation: Researcher at e.g. Archeology Laboratory, Heritage and Emerging Technologies of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Membership Category: Expert Member

Miguel Ángel is a professional archaeologist and holds degrees in Geography and History from the Complutense University of Madrid, and PhD from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) with a Doctoral Thesis on restoration of built heritage. He is secretary of the
Spanish Association of Medieval Archeology, member of the Editorial Committee of the magazine Boletín de Arqueología Medieval Española, and is part of the research teams of Global Digital Heritage (USA), of the Archaeological Research Center of the Isthmus-El Caño Foundation (Panama), and of the Archeology Laboratory, Heritage and Emerging Technologies of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). Miguel Ángel specializes in the development and application of techniques of prospecting, excavation and archaeological documentation, in the study of traditional and historical construction materials and techniques, in the study of vernacular architecture, and in conservation and restoration of the built heritage. He has directed or participated in research projects related to cultural heritage in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates and Panama.

Name: Na’ankwat Kwapnoe
Affiliation: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria
Membership Category: Associate Member

“Na’ankwat Yola Kwapnoe is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria. She has a bachelor of art’s  and master of art’s degrees in Archaeology  from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Her current research is focused on some hill settlements which form a cultural landscape on the southern Jos Plateau in north central Nigeria.

She is interested in the following research areas: Field and public archaeology, cultural heritage, living cultures, landscape archaeology, environmental archaeology, living cultures and traditional architecture.”

Name: Ana Yáñez
Affiliation: Doctor of Law and Professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Political and Social Science of the University Complutense of Madrid
Membership Category: Expert Member

Ana Yáñez is a Doctor of Law and Professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Political and Social Science of the University Complutense of Madrid since 2000. She has more than twenty years of experience in the management of historical goods, having directed the Fundación de Casas Históricas y Singulares [Foundation of Historic and Singular Houses] and the Legal Area of the ​​public company Madrid Destino. She is a specialist in Cultural Heritage Law and Museums and in the legal regime of non-profit entities. Much of her research and interest focuses on the fight against plunder and illicit trafficking of archaeological assets, in the valuation of damages caused to heritage archaeological and procedural activities to prove illegal activities against these goods, having published numerous books and articles on these topics. She has participated and participates in national and international research projects and she gave lectures and teaching in numerous Spanish and foreign centers.

Since 2018 is the Secretary-General of ICOMOS Spain and Nemesis, Asociación para la investigación y defensa del Patrimonio Cultural contra el expolio y el tráfico ilícito [Association for the Research and Defense of Cultural Heritage against Looting and Illegal Traffic].

Mohammad Abu Al Hasan

Name: Mohammad Abu Al Hasan
Affiliation: Master student at Brandenburg University of Technology
Membership Category: Associate Member

An archaeologist and heritage professional from Bangladesh, completed bachelor and Master degree 0n Archaeology in 2013 and then a MPhil on archaeometallurgy and Islamic numismatics in 2017 from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He has worked at the International Centre For the Studies of Bengal Art (ICSBA) as Research Officer for two years and at the Bangladesh Bank Taka Musuem for three years. Besides, he has also worked at the Egyptian Museum Cairo in Egypt and the Bolgar Historial and Archaeological Complex in Russia. Currently, he is doing a Research Master’s on Heritage Conservation and Site Management from the Brandenburg University of Technology and writing a thesis on Antarctic Heritage. His prime interests are managing the authenticity of archaeological sites, interpretation, presentation, and marketing of sites and museums and UNESCO World Heritage Nominations of Cultural Heritage.

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.