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International Advisory Panel

 

The Foundation for Jewish Heritage has assembled an International Advisory Panel to support its work comprised of leading experts in Jewish heritage or in the conservation and preservation of historic buildings.

Joe Abrams  Archaeologist, Director at Abrams Archaeology Ltd and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

 

Peter Aiers  Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust and formerly the first Conservation Officer employed by the Church of England

 

Lucia Apostol  Deputy Director with responsibility for Heritage, Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania

 

Renato Athias  Professor of Anthropology and Museology at the Federal University of Pernambuco and Vice-Chair of the Commission on Museums and Cultural Heritage of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

 

Luca Baraldi  Professor of Religious Cultural Heritage, Higher Institute of Religious Studies, Vicenza

 

Graham Bell  Director of Cultura Trust, member of the Board of Europa Nostra and Advisory Panel of its '7 Most Endangered' programme

 

Eleonora Bergman  Historian of synagogue architecture, involved in conservation of historic monuments and sites, former Director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

 

Michael Berkowitz  Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Dept. of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at University College London

 

Herbert Block  Member of the US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad and former Assistant Executive Vice-President of the Joint Distribution Committee

 

Maros Borsky  Director of the Jewish Community Museum and Slovak Jewish Heritage Centre in Bratislava

 

Miranda Crowdus  Research Associate at the European Centre for Jewish Music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

 

Susan Denyer  World Heritage Adviser to the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and Secretary of ICOMOS-UK

 

William Filmer-Sankey  Director of Alan Baxter Associates and former Director of the Victorian Society

 

Mohammad Gharipour  Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University, Baltimore and Director and Founding Editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture

 

Alex Goldberg  Barrister, Chaplain, Human Rights activist and Head of Heritage at the United Synagogue in London

 

Marc Grellert  Professor in the Digital Design Unit of the Faculty of Architecture, Darmstadt University of Technology and Co-Founder of Architectura Virtualis GmbH

 

Ruth Ellen Gruber  Journalist, Author and Co-ordinator of the Jewish Heritage Europe website

Richard Halsey MBE  President of the British Archaeological Association, Chair of Jewish Heritage UK and former Head of Places of Worship Advice at English Heritage

Jennie Hawks  Director of Art Alive in Churches and Chair of the Nominations Committee and Member of the Governance Committee of Future for Religious Heritage

 

Tharik Hussain  Travel Writer, Journalist and Cultural Consultant on Islamic Heritage

 

Bente Kahan  Chair of the Bente Kahan Foundation, Director of the Center for Jewish Culture and Education in Wroclaw, and singer, actress and playwright

 

Edward Kessler MBE  Founder Director of the Woolf Institute on Interfaith Relations and Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge

 

Alexander von Kienlin  Director of the Institute of Building and Scientific Director of Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe, Technical University Braunschweig

 

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett  Chief Curator of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University

 

Baron Julien Klener  Honorary President of the Consistoire Central Israélite de Belgique and President of the National Monument for the Belgian Jewish Martyrs Foundation

 

Rudolf Klein  Professor of Architectural History at Szent Istvan University, Budapest

 

Uwe Koch  Head of the German National Heritage Board and former Director of Historic Monuments, Memory Culture and Museums in the State of Brandenburg

 

Tomas Kraus  Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic

 

Sergey Kravtsov  Senior Research Associate of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Tony Kushner  Professor of the History of Jewish/non Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton and past Chair of Jewish Heritage UK

Eric Langham  Founder of Barker Langham and former Head of Exhibitions and Collections at the Commonwealth Institute London

 

Aaron Lawton  Principal of Aaron Lawton Associates and Fellow and past Chair of the Association for Heritage Interpretation

 

Deborah Lazarus  Consultant at Arup Group Ltd.

 

Helise Lieberman  Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

 

Vladimir Levin  Director of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Rachel Lichtenstein  Author and Social Historian

 

Stuart MacDonald  Managing Partner at corporate financiers Bride Valley Partners, Treasurer of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Resonance FM broadcaster and on Advisory Boards of London Musicians’ Collective and Actors’ Centre.

 

Joanna Michlic  Social and Cultural Historian, Founder of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University Boston and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for the Study of Collective Violence, the Holocaust and Genocide, UCL Institute for Advanced Studies London

 

Alec Nacamuli  Chair of Sephardi Voices UK, and Council Member of the Association Internationale Nebi Daniel - Heritage of Jews from Egypt

 

David Palterer  Architect, Professor in the School of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan in Mantua and Board member of the Museo Ebraico di Bologna Foundation

 

Peter Phillips  Principal of Orwell & Peter Phillips Conservation Architects in Sydney Australia and ICOMOS International Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific region

 

Ferenc Olti  Former CEO of large IT companies, active in the Jewish communal life in Hungary and internationally, developer of the Balatonfüred Synagogue project

 

Antony Polonsky  Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

 

Max Polonovski  General Curator of Jewish Heritage at the French Ministry of Culture and Director of the Museum of Plans-Reliefs

 

Piotr Puchta  Director General of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ), former Ambassador-at-large for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, and former Head of the Polish Delegation to The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

 

Esther Robinson Wild  Historic Environment Consultant, Honorary Research Associate in the Dept. of Archaeology at the University of York, and member of the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

 

Ilia Rodov  Chair of the Dept. of Jewish Art and Dept. of Multidisciplinary Jewish Studies at Bar Ilan University and Editor of ‘Ars Judaica’

 

Bijan Rouhani  Cultural Heritage Consultant, Vice-President of the ICOMOS Risk Preparedness Committee (ICORP) and ICOMOS representative on the International Board of Blue Shield

 

Edwin Shuker  Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress and activist on behalf of Jews from Arab countries

 

Neil Silberman  Founder of Coherit Associates, President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Interpretation and Presentation and Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Benedicte Selfslagh  World Heritage & Cultural Heritage Expert, Panel Chair of the European Heritage Label and President of ICOMOS Belgium

 

Oddbjørn Sørmoen  Special Director of KA Norwegian Association for Church Employers and Board Member of Stiftelsen UNI

 

Crispin Truman OBE  Chief Executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and former Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust

 

Susanne Urban  Managing Director of the SHUM-Cities Association and former Head of Research and Education at the International Tracing Service Archive

 

Jurgita Verbickiene  Associate Professor in the Dept. of History at Vilnius University and Director of the Centre for Studies of the Culture & History of East European Jews

 

Annette Weber  Professor of Jewish Art and Culture at the University of Jewish Studies Heidelberg and former Curator at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt

 

Roger White  Director of Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and member of Historic England Advisory Committee

 

Christopher Young  Independent Heritage Consultant and former Head of International Advice at English Heritage

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