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.

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.

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.

Laurent Lévi-Strauss
Dedicated service by individuals or organisations
Jury Member
France

Laurent Lévi-Strauss is presently Chargé de Mission to the President of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. He is also member of the Commission of Ethics for the Museums of the City of Geneva.

During some 15 years, he worked at UNESCO, namely as Deputy Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage, where he supervised the implementation of numerous international safeguarding projects, for example in Angkor, Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina, among others, and later the operational and juridical activities for the support to museums and the safeguarding of cultural objects, including the implementation of several international conventions. Previously, he worked at the French Ministry of Culture, as Deputy-Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then as Director of the Office of the President of the public television channel Antenne 2 (now France 2). He holds a diploma from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Paris X. He has published several books and articles concerning cultural heritage and its preservation.

Paolo Vitti
Research
Jury Member
Italy

Paolo Vitti has a PhD in the History of Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece with a degree and specialization degree in Architecture and Restoration of Monuments from the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been studying and working within Cultural Heritage since 1984, with particular interest in archaeological and medieval monuments in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. He is professor of history of ancient architecture at University of Roma Tre and at the Arezzo study abroad program of the University of Rochester, NY.

He has authored many articles concerning restoration, museology, the history of architecture and ancient construction. His research on Roman vaulted construction in the Peloponnese has been awarded the Grand Prix in Category Research of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award and the 17th “L’Erma di Bretschneider” international award for archaeology. He also undertook the restoration of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia, Cyprus, a project which won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award in 2015 in Category Conservation. He has carried out research, feasibility studies and supervised projects on a national and international level, notably for the UNDP-PFF and Italian Ministry of Culture.

Georgios Toubekis
Research
Jury Member
Greece

Georgios Toubekis is a researcher at the Aachen Center for Documentation and Conservation at the Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University. He has a wide range of experience in designing, planning and monitoring conservation projects in the Cultural Heritage field.

He has lectured at the University of Aachen and has experience in conceptualising and executing training activities in field projects. He is an expert in the recording and documentation of cultural heritage sites and the use of remote sensing, laser scanning, GIS and database systems. He has been particularly active with the UNESCO Division of Culture, ICOMOS in recording endangered heritage sites and coordinating conservation projects, for instance the technical documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jam and the improvement of the management system, photo documentation and damage assessment of the the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. Mr. Toubekis has published many articles regarding documentation methods in conservation projects and has taken part in numerous international conferences on the issue.

Jean-Louis Luxen
Research
Jury Member
Belgium

Jean-Louis Luxen was Administrateur Genéral at the Department of Cultural Affairs in Belgium. His experience in the field of Cultural Heritage is extensive and is evidenced at a national, European and Global level.

He has served as president of the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Council of Europe and has headed delegations for the Grenada Convention on Cultural Architecture in 1985 and the Malta Convention on Archaeology in 1991. He was Secretary General of ICOMOS, Paris from 1993 to 2002 and was Representative of ICOMOS at the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. Luxen is president of CHEDI (Cultural Heritage & Development International) since 2002 and was Senior Legal Expert of the Euromed Heritage Programme from 2008-2013 with the mission to strengthen the legislative and institutional framework in the partner countries. He is a graduate in Economics from Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Louvain, where he was a professor from 1976 to 2005. He has also lectured in several universities internationally.

Joanna Karmowska
Research
Jury Member
Poland

Joanna Karmowska is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies and International Management at Oxford Brookes University in the UK and was previously a lecturer at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She has a multitude of research experience in various conservation projects, including topics such as “The impact of temporary urban interventions on physical, social and economic regeneration of cultural heritage sites” and a study on visitor management in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

She is and has been a member of several international working groups such as the SINET Research Group “Internationalisation of SMEs from China, Denmark, India, Poland, UK and Middle East” and the SEEN Research Group “Social Economy Exchange Network”. As well as being a member of these working groups, she is a member of the Scientific Cultural Tourism Committee at ICOMOS-UK, Europa Nostra UK, the European Sociological Association and the European Group for Organizational Studies. She has published extensively in the fields of heritage and organizational studies.

Daniela Korolija Crkvenjakov
Conservation
Jury Member
Serbia

Daniela Korolija Crkvenjakov has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Conservation, having graduated from the​ Regional school for conservation and valorisation of cultural heritage, Brescia, Italy in 1989 and from the ​Faculty of Culturology, Department for conservation and restoration of paintings, Cetinje, University of Podogorica, Montenegro in 1991.

In 2012, she ​obtained​ her Ph.D. from the University of Belgrade in Multidisciplinary studies in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, which ​was ​concerned ​with conservation science and a multidisciplinary approach to the preservation of cultural heritage. Her expertise has led her to work on many complex conservation and restoration projects of high profile paintings and objects in Serbia, Hungary and Romania. Daniela has been head of the Conservation department of both the Provincial institute for the protection of cultural heritage, Novi Sad in​ Serbia and at the Gallery of Matica srpska, Novi Sad​ in​ Serbia. Since 2010 she has been Deputy Director of the Gallery of Matica srpska.

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