Jury

We are grateful for the invaluable contribution of all the Jury Members, who every year dedicate their precious time to the careful study of all submitted projects. The selection of each year’s laureates is only possible thanks to their voluntary commitment and their outstanding expertise.

Charles Pictet
Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
Jury Member
Switzerland

Charles Pictet has had a long career in private banking, which he began in 1969 in the eponymous Pictet & Cie. There he became a Senior Partner for almost 10 years until 2005, at which time he joined the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Throughout the years, he was also member of various professional committees and councils. Alongside his professional career, he has also been very active in the cultural domain, his second field of expertise. He realised this aspiration within Pictet’s bank which has always had a tradition of supporting various organizations or projects in this field. Today the bank supports cultural programs through a foundation. Mr. Pictet also supports similar programs on a personal basis, in particular as a former President of the Circle of the Grand Théâtre de Genève from 2002 to 2010. He has also been the Vice-president of the Council of Foundation of the International Red Cross Museum since 2007. He has also been active in the project for the restoration of the windmills of Patmos which previously won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2012.

Agni Petridou
Conservation
Jury Member
Cyprus

Agni Petridou is highly qualified in restoration of monuments, rehabilitation of historic settlements and urban centers, with a Master in Architecture (University of Florence, Italy), a Master of Arts in Town and Country Planning (UWE, Bristol, UK), a Postgraduate Degree in Urban Conservation from the International Centre (ICCROM), and a Diploma in Specialization for the Restoration of Monuments from the University of Rome.

Currently, she is working as the “City Engineer” (the Director of the Technical Services) of the Nicosia Municipality. Her key qualification concerns rehabilitation of historic settlements in post-conflict situations and negotiation abilities between conflicting parts. She is a member of several international professional organizations, including the Roster of Experts on Historic Preservation of The Commonwealth Secretariat – Technical Division (1989 – present), the Scientific Council (2008 – present) and Council (2011 – present) of Europa Nostra, and the bi-communal Technical Committee for the Cultural heritage in Cyprus (2009 – present). Agni Petridou received The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2007) for her contribution to the rehabilitation of the walled city of Nicosia.

Marianne Ytterdal
Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
Jury Member
Norway

Marianne R. Ytterdal, Assistant Professor at Aalesund University College in Norway, covering Mercantile, Maritime, and Technical English, Cultural Differences and Project Presentations, recently retired. She studied English and American Languages and Background, History of Art, Nordic languages and literature and Educational Science at the Universities of Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim.

She has been active within Europa Nostra since 2000, in the years 2007 – 2009 in the new governance group. She is currently President of the Board of the Kjell Holm Foundation in Norway, which she joined in 2003. For 25 years, the last five as President, she was board member of Fortidsminneforeningen: The Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments, an NGO that owns and maintains 41 properties of cultural significance. Other cultural heritage boards of interest are: the European Network of National Heritage Organisations, Jugendstilsenteret (The Norwegain Art Nouveau Centre), and Den norske Kulturminnedagen (European Heritage Day). Ytterdal has also published a number of textbooks for the teaching of Technical and Practical English, the most recent having been released in 2015.

Robert Young
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Member
United Kingdom

Dr. Robert Young is currently a freelance archaeological consultant. He has wide ranging experience in University and Community Education and Training and a detailed knowledge of practical archaeological techniques. He is widely-published and is a well regarded expert in landscape survey, excavation and small finds analysis.

Having obtained a PhD from the University of Durham in 1984, Dr. Young went on to teaching positions at both the University of Wales and the University of Leicester. In his later work with Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA) and English Heritage/Historic England (EH) he developed policy and strategy for the care and conservation of the historic environment of the north east of England. Large numbers of students and local community members have received fieldwork training in the course of his university and community based work on archaeological sites across the UK. He is currently involved in running a branch of the Council for British Archaeology’s Young Archaeologists Club at Newcastle University and regularly gives talk to local archaeology and community groups on practical archaeology topics and related heritage issues.

Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Member
Greece

Dr. Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou is a Civil Engineer with a MSc in Architecture (Conservation and Restoration) and a second MSc in Environmental City Planning. In 2012, Pavlos obtained his PhD from the School of Architecture of National Technical University of Athens.

His thesis concerned the digital documentation of the Historic Buildings of Hermoupolis. The project, HERMES, (HERitage Management e-System) was subsequently upgraded to HERMeS: an open source platform for heritage and historic buildings. In 2015, HERMeS was awarded the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in Category Research and Digitisation. Pavlos is currently a post-doc researcher in the Cyprus University of Technology, working in the renowned Digital Heritage Research Lab. His current research efforts now focus on digital tools for education on Cultural Heritage and the possibilities of connecting tangible and intangible cultural heritage using HERMeS platform.

Yonca Kösebay Erkan
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Member
Turkey

Yonca Kösebay Erkan is an Associate Professor at Kadir Has University. She received her Ph.D. from the Istanbul Technical University in Architectural Heritage in 2007, having previously studied at the Yıldız Technical University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She has worked as a researcher on several heritage focussed projects, for example, TUBİTAK, “Intangible Heritage at Covered Bazaar, Istanbul and defining the innovation capacity” from 2012 to 2014 and for the EU Culture Program – Cultural Rupestrian Heritage In The Circum-Mediterranean Area: Common Identity – New Perspective (Chrima-Cinp) from 2010 until 2012. She is the UNESCO Chair on Management and Promotion of World Heritage Sites: New Media and Community Involvement and is a member of numerous scientific organisations such as the Chamber of Architects, Turkey and ICOMOS. She has been a member of Europa Nostra since 2009. Her research has received prestigious awards both nationally and internationally, while it has been published extensively in international and national journals, newspapers and books.

Lucy Hockley
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Member
United Kingdom

Lucy Hockley is Head of Interpretation at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex, England. She has previously managed learning programmes for young people and worked on museum adult and lifelong learning programmes.

She holds a postgraduate qualification in Heritage Management and studied History as her first degree. Lucy is an Associate of the Museums Association (UK), a school governor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a networking group member of Future for Religious Heritage.

Maria da Conceição Alves Amaral
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Member
Portugal

Maria da Conceição Alves Amaral studied History of Art at Coimbra University, and went on to receive a postgraduate degree in Cultural Management in the Cities at INDEG/ISCTE, Business School in Lisbon.

Since 2015 she is President of the Board of the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation (FRESS) where, in 2007, she was appointed Director of the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts. Between 2004 and 2015, she was Executive Director of TerraCulta – Consultoria, Produção e Gestão Cultural, Lda. In this position, she has been responsible for directing a multitude of projects in the museological and heritage fields. She has lent her expertise as curator of both historical and contemporary exhibitions, and offered cultural consultancy services and training to museum and exhibition professionals. Since 2003, she has been Vice President of the NGO MultiCulti – Culturas do Mediterrâneo, and has given lectures throughout the southern Mediterranean on historic city centres of Islamic influence. She served as Director of the Silves Archeological Museum from 2003-2006. During this time, she developed and coordinated research projects on tangible and intangible heritage.

Goranka Horjan
Education, training and awareness-raising
Jury Chair
Croatia

Goranka Horjan is CEO at Zagreb Ethnographic Museum in Croatia, previously the General Director of the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje. She has a background in English and Art History as well as ISO Quality Management and Information and Communication Sciences, having studied at Zagreb University in Croatia.

She has been a member of the European Museum Forum since 2001 and is presently Chair of the Board of Trustees. She has been a member of the Executive Council of ICOM since 2010 and was a member of the Programme Council of the Forum of Slavic Cultures from 2010 to 2014. She is also a member of the Croatian Museums Association and the Croatian Art Historian Society. In her time at the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje, she has been awarded more than 20 national and international awards for various museum projects; among them the bronze medal for interactive kiosks in the Krapina Neanderthal Museum at FIAMP in Shanghai 2010; the Simply the Award for the Gubec Theatre multimedia in 2013, the Heritage in Motion Award for Gubec Teatre in Brescia 2015.

Álvaro Fernández-Villaverde y Silva
Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
Jury Chair
Spain

The Marqués de Santa Cruz graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Madrid in 1965. In 1967, he began a career as a diplomat and has worked at the United Nations in New York, and at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has worked as General Manager of Public Affairs at REPSOL and at Banco Hispano Americano. In both positions he was responsible for cultural and environmental affairs.

From 1997 – 2005, he served as Chairman of Patrimonio Nacional, the Spanish Crown property and art collections. He has been heavily involved with several Spanish cultural institutions, such as the Naval Museum, the World Monuments Fund Spain, Museo del Prado and abroad with the Conseil d’Administration Versailles in France and the Newport Preservation Society in USA. Now retired from active service in Spanish Foreign Service, he is mainly active in cultural affairs and the preservation of heritage and the natural landscape in Spain and Europe.

The Marqués de Santa Cruz has played an important role in Europa Nostra for over 30 years. Until 2016, he served as Vice President of the organisation. In the same year he was awarded the Europa Nostra Medal of Honour.

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