Irina Butorina

March 11, 2016

New intern, Irina Butorina, from the Russian FederationICCROM welcomes Irina Butorina from the Russian Federation. Her internship will last until the end of April.

Irina graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University with a degree as Specialist in Art History. During her education, in addition to her academic studies, she participated as a volunteer in archaeological excavations of ruins of ancient Russian churches and fortifications in Moscow, Kiev, Novgorod and Torzhok. Afterwards, she worked in the Engraving Department of the State Hermitage Museum. She leads a research group for a private construction company (LLC “UrInvestStroy”) that carries out projects for built heritage restoration in Saint Peterscburg, prioritizing development and commitment to adaptive reuse.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Serena Petrella

New Intern, Serena Petrella, from ItalyICCROM is pleased to welcome Serena Petrella from Italy. She will be with us as an intern until the end of April.

Serena Emanuela Petrella holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Catania, Italy (SDS-Siracusa). Since completing her studies, she has worked in architectural preservation and restoration. Currently, she lives in Paris where she is collaborating on an incoming issue of  Storia Urbana magazine about post-war reconstruction in France.  Relevant previous experiences include the participation in the research team for the post-seismic reconstruction plan of Fossa, a minor historical centre damaged by earthquake of 2009, as well as in a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage devoted to seismic vulnerability assessment of national museums.  These works have led to lectures, publications and awards, such as the International Prize ‘Leonardo Paterna Baldizzi’ of ‘Accademia dei Lincei‘ in June 2014.

Member State represented: Italy


Petra Juvan

Petra Juvan, ICCROM internICCROM welcomes Petra Juvan from Slovenia who will join us for an internship until the end of April.

Petra has recently completed her master’s study of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Ljubljana (UL ALUO). Prior to her conservation studies, she attended an undergraduate program leading to a university degree in Theoretical Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences (UL FDV).

During her time at ICCROM, she will support ongoing research for the Heritage Science Effect project, which focuses on tracing the benefit delivery of heritage science research. In particular, she will be assisting with a new bibliometric study to map research collaboration, as well as the capacity and reach of heritage science sector.

Member State represented: Slovenia


Eugénie Crété

February 8, 2016

Eugénie CrétéICCROM is pleased to welcome Eugénie Crété from France, who will be with us as an intern until the end of April.

Eugénie has a degree in engineering from the École Centrale Paris, and a Master in Social Sciences where she studied the links between the development of a territory and the promotion of its built and natural heritage. Her field research has led her to study the evolution of historical urban landscapes in Old Damascus (Syria) and Old Nablus (West Bank). She later decided to specialize in earthen architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble (CRAterre) in France. Her current research is on traditional seismic strategies in Yazdi earthen architecture found in Iran, and reconstruction issues related to earthen heritage.

During her internship at ICCROM, she will assist in developing the activities related to the disaster and risk management programme in general, and First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, in particular.

Member State represented: France


Alessia Strozzi

October 13, 2015

Alessia StrozziAlessia Strozzi from Italy will be with us as an intern until December.

Alessia holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, University of RomaTre, Rome Italy. She is currently finishing her Master’s in Advanced Professional Training for Art Restoration at the Istituto Centrale per la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Bibliotecario (ICRCPAL – ex Patologia del Libro), Rome, Italy. She spent almost 10 years as a volunteer with the Italian Red Cross. She is a member of the association SOS Archivi e Biblioteche.

During her internship at ICCROM, she will assist in developing the activities related to the disaster risk management programme in general and first aid to cultural heritage in times of crisis, in particular.

Member State represented: Italy


New intern: Lisa Whittaker

September 4, 2015

Lisa WhittakerICCROM welcomes Lisa Whittaker from Canada. She will be with us until the end of November.

Ms Whittaker has a Bachelor’s degree in European Business Studies and a minor in Art History. She is currently studying a Master’s in Innovation and Organization in Culture and the Arts at the University of Bologna. Her academic interests lie in the field of Cultural Heritage Management and subsequent to this internship she hopes to pursue a PhD at IMT Lucca in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage.

While at ICCROM she will be assisting us with various communications activities, including preparations for the General Assembly.

Member state represented: Canada


New intern: Selma Kassem

September 2, 2015

Selma Kassem_internICCROM welcomes Selma Kassem from Germany. She will be with us until the end of November.

Selma is a post-graduate student enrolled in the interdisciplinary UNESCO – Master degree programme ‘World Heritage Studies‘ at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. She worked six months as a volunteer in the World Heritage Department of the Mexican National Commission in Cooperation with UNESCO in 2013.

While at ICCROM, Ms Kassem will be working on the World Heritage Programme and the Living Heritage Programme.

Member State represented: Germany


New intern: Jade Hadfield

July 16, 2015

Jade HadfieldJade Hadfield from New Zealand will be with us as an intern until September.

Jade has a bachelor of arts in art history from Victoria University in New Zealand and recently completed her Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation at the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC), University of Melbourne. She has worked for Artcare and CCMC as an object conservator and prior to her masters worked at Te Papa –  the museum of New Zealand in the cultural outreach sector. Ms Hadfield comes to ICCROM to work on the Living Heritage Programme to build on her previous experience in cultural outreach and community engagement.

Member State represented: New Zealand


New Intern: Emily Williams

Emily WilliamsICCROM welcomes Emily Williams from United Kingdom and Italy. She will be with us until the end of September.

Emily obtained her bachelor’s degree in conservation from Camberwell College of Art before receiving a  postgraduate diploma in Art History from Courtauld Institute of Art and a Master of Arts in conservation from University College London. She is currently undertaking a two-year Masters of Science in conservation at UCL where she has gained a deeper understanding of materials science and conservation treatments. Previous experiences include internships in the paper conservation departments at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. As part of her ongoing studies, she will be starting a placement in the organics conservation department at the British Museum this fall.

During her internship at ICCROM, Emily will be working in the archives conducting a condition assessment of the photographic collection and re-housing part of the collection’s lantern slides

Member State represented: United Kingdom and Italy


New intern: Jessica Edwards

June 26, 2015

Jessica EdwardsICCROM welcomes Jessica Edwards from the United Kingdom. Jessica holds a BA in Theology from the University of Oxford and has extensive experience in the television industry, tailoring products for different cultural audiences. She is currently working towards her MA in Sustainable Cultural Heritage at the American University of Rome (AUR). As part of her plan of research studies, and within the framework of an agreement between ICCROM and the AUR, Jessica’s curricular internship will be hosted at ICCROM this summer.

As an intern for the Office of the Director-General, Jessica will carry out research for the project “ICCROM New Building & Exhibition”, drawing on the experience of the “Fundraising for Cultural Heritage projects” module of the AUR Master, taught by Dr Peter Gould. She will also work on finalizing the “Italy’s Cultural Heritage Fundraising Tools” (2013) research report, carried out by Invitalia in collaboration with ICCROM. Both Projects will contribute to the research for her Master’s Thesis on cultural heritage fundraising and philanthropy in Italy.

Member State represented: United Kingdom