Ying Tung Fung from Hong Kong, China, will be with us from 8 April until the end of June to assist with the World Heritage programme.
Ying has a Master of Archaeology and Heritage of Asia from the University College London Institute of Archaeology. Her thesis was on “State development process in early China from late-Shang to western-Zhou periods: an archaeological view of social organization of ritual bronze”. She has gained some practical experience in archaeological and cultural heritage sites in southeast China, in an excavation in Japan, and working as an intern for commercial archaeology company in Hong Kong.
Member State represented: China
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Takeyuki Okubo from Japan. Mr Okubo is the Director of the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage (R-DMUCH) and Professor in the College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University. He is also a long-time collaborator with ICCROM on the International Course on Disaster Risk Management implemented by Ritsumeikan University.
He will undertake a fellowship at ICCROM from 1 April to 28 August 2015. While at ICCROM, he will be carrying out his research on the “Estimation of potential for disaster mitigation resources in historic waters and open spaces in Rome”.
Member State represented: Japan
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Ms Marija Kamber from Croatia. She will join the Collections Unit and undertake an internship at ICCROM from 2 February to 30 April 2015.
Marija holds a Masters degree in Heritage Management from the University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a Masters degree in Tourism Management from the University of Rijeka. She is interested in the connection between cultural heritage and human rights, mainly in the conflict context, and she is the process of applying for a PhD position in this area.
During her internship at ICCROM, she will be collaborating on the Disaster and Risk Management programme. Her work will focus on the preparation of didactic materials related to conflict and cultural heritage.
Member State represented: Croatia
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Sibel Yildirim Esen from Turkey. She will undertake a fellowship until the end of September. Sibel is a Culture and Tourism Expert at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in Ankara. She holds a PhD in Restoration in Architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her PhD dissertation focused on “Risk Assessment of Archeological Heritage at Territorial Scale.” She also holds a Master of Science in Restoration and a Master of Architecture from the same university.
While at ICCROM, she will be carrying out her research on “A Practical Guide to Risk Assessment of Archaeological Heritage”.
Member State represented: Turkey
Camille Alembik, a freelance conservator-restorer from France will be carrying out research at ICCROM until the end of December. Camille has a Master in preventive conservation from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and a Master in restoration and conservation from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon.
While at ICCROM, her research will focus on the identification and collection of visual materials and guidelines on first aid measures to cultural heritage that are accessible through the web. This research will be useful to the ICCROM Disaster Risk management programme, for which it is envisioned to develop a portal of information on the topic.
Member State represented: France
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Gerd Norrgard, a visiting researcher from Finland. Gerd holds a degree in financial economics from the Hanken School of Economics in Finland and is currently completing her Master degree in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which has a focus on cultural economics, at the International Training Center of ILO in Turin, Italy. She has worked in several financial management capacities, in the private sector and with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations. She has also spent long periods of time in Syria, before the current war, where she worked on a restoration project and lived with the local community in the Ancient City of Aleppo, a World Heritage Site.
At ICCROM she is carrying out research on how sound and image heritage can be reused in creative industries, as part of ICCROM’s programme for Sound and Image Collections Conservation (SOIMA). Related to her research, she is also contributing to the organization of a multidisciplinary international conference for sound and image heritage, to take place in 2015.
Member State represented: Finland
Mario Ronga from Italy will be carrying out an internship at ICCROM until the end of December.
Mario has recently completed a MSc in Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He also holds a Masters in Archaeology from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Additionally, has worked to improve his knowledge and skills in cultural management in an international context by continuing his studies with the Master programme on Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities, offered by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and ESCP Europe of Paris. He is also currently collaborating with a Venetian cultural association engaged in sustainable tourism.
During his internship at ICCROM, he will assist in the analysis and development of a fundraising plan.
Member State represented: Italy
Eirini Gallou from Greece is carrying out an internship with ICCROM until mid December.
Eirini has a Master in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, with a specialization in RMIT (restoration, modification, intervention and transformation) from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Her thesis was on “Transforming neighbourhoods: Feijenoord, Rotterdam”. She also holds a Master Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
In addition to formal training, Eirini has carried out internships and work experiences in architecture and conservation in her native Greece, as well as the Netherlands and Belgium.
While at ICCROM, she will be working on activities related to built heritage.
Member State represented: Greece
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Boguslaw Szmigyn from Poland. He will be at ICCROM as a visiting researcher from 3 to 26 September 2014. He is Vice Rector of the Technical University of Lublin and is the President of ICOMOS Poland. He was at ICCROM in 2003 as a fellow.
While at ICCROM, Prof. Szmigyn will be carrying out his research on “Development of a WH management model in Poland and SMART Value Evaluation of monuments of architecture.”
Member State represented: Poland
ICCROM welcomes Daiana Ioana Cotoara, Romanian-Italian nationality. Daiana graduated in Political Science, is holder of a Master of Management of Artistic and Cultural Resources from the IULM University in Milan, and is currently enrolled in a Master of Political Science at the LUISS University in Rome. Her experience at the State Tactile Museum in Ancona (Italy) allowed Daiana to come into contact with the reality of museum management, focusing on a benchmark analysis for museums, events, and activities related to accessibility requirements both in Italy and around the world.
During her internship at ICCROM, Daiana will assist in the analysis and development of a fundraising plan for ICCROM.
Member States represented: Romania and Italy