Our network

A group of experienced experts and advisers, active in various sectors of the museum and heritage world, gravitates around EMA, and is always within our reach. They have proven experience in the field,  European funding programmes, and national and local development projects. This growing network is reinforced by a solid group of national representatives and a circle of honorary commissioners, and supported by our own team of special projects and communication officers.

Experts

The experts contribute to the development of the Academy in terms of researching, lecturing, training, writing, consulting etc. In this way, EMA benefits of a wide range of skills developed during the years and is able to offer a comprehensive variety of services based on a sound knowledge of museums and heritage issues. We are happy to welcome new experts willing to reinforce our group on a regular basis.

Lars Amréus – Director General, Swedish Maritime and Transport Museums, Stockholm (SE)

Mladen Banjac – Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska, (MOCARS), Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arno van Berge Henegouwen – Formerly curator at Museon, The Hague (NL)

Brynja Björk Birgisdóttir – Director, Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum, Trondheim (NO)

Annemies Broekgaarden – Head of Public & Education, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)

Thomas Brune – Former Head German Ethnology, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart (DE)

Tijana Palkovijević Bujarski –  Gallery of Matica srpska, Novi Sad (RS)

René Capovin – The Micheletti Foundation, Brescia (IT)

Helen Charman – Director, Young V&A, London (UK)

Jill Cousins – Former Director, The Hunt Museum, Limerick (IE)

Guido Fackler – Professor in Museology,
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg (DE)

Samuel Gallacher – Director, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Edinburgh (UK)

John Patrick Greene, Greene Associates, Chester-le-Street (UK)

Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel – Director, A. G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia (CY)

Karen Holdaway Grøn, Director, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Craft and Design, Kolding (DK)

Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel – Director, A.G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia (CY)

Andreja Hribernik – Director, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)

Gregor Isenbort – Director, DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung, Dortmund (DE)

Nils M Jensen – Director, Organisationen Danske Museer ODM, Copenhagen (DK)

Barbara Karl – Head of Research / Deputy Director, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Ballenberg (CH)

Mette Kronborg Vedel Killerich – Hans Christian Andersen House, Odense (DK)

Edouard de Loubrie – Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille (FR)

Louisa Leventis – Art Historian-Museologist, Director, Leventis Foundation (UK)

Laura Longo – DAIS, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Venice (IT)

Piotr Majewski, Department of Culture Management, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw (PL)

Margaret McColl – Senior Lecturer, Museum Education, University of Glasgow School of Education, Glasgow (UK)

Cristina Menegazzi – International Expert Culture and Heritage, Islamabad, (PK)

Delphine Munro – Head of Arts & Culture, European Investment Bank Institute, (LU)

Ann Nicholls – Museum researcher, Bristol (UK)

Virgil Stefan Nitulescu – Manager, National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest (RO)

Kathrin Pabst – Vest-Agder Museum/Vest-Agder-Museet IKS, Kristiansand (NO)

Georgios Papaioannou – Athens (GR)

Margherita Sani – Formerly Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna (IT)

Hermann Schäfer – Founding President, Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn. Former Vice Minister of Culture in Germany (DE)

Bernhart Schwenk – Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE)

HRH Sibilla de Luxembourg – Chairperson Advisory Board Guggenheim Venice, Luxembourg (LU)

Bojana Rogelj Skafar – Director, Slovene Ethnographical Museum, Ljubljana (SI)

Jarosław Suchan – Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (PL)

Elia Vlachou – Head of Projects, Development and Networking, MIET – Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, Athens (GR)

Danièle Wagener – Honorary Director, Les 2 Musées de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)Forme

Ann Nicholls – Bristol (UK)

EMA Coordinator

Project Director for EMA

Emek Yilmaz-Sancar – Bursa (TR)

Communications

Temime Hazal Şahin – Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul (TR)

Art Museum Award Coordinator

Katja Blaithin Cox – Haus der Kunst, Münich (DE)

Web Galleries
Editor

Agnes Bruinsma, Agnes Elisabeth Consultancy, Warffum (NL)

International Internship Assistant

Anais De Potesta – Manager, Château de Waleffe, Faimes (B)

Editor, website and policy adviser

Eelco Bruinsma – AB Cultuur VOF, Warffum (NL)

Honorary Commissioners

Griet Claerhout, Berchem (BE)

Camila González Gou, Barcelona (ES)

Christopher Grayson, Strasbourg (FR)

Gerhard Kilger, Wilhelmsfeld (DE)

Lola Mitjans, Barcelona (ES)

Franco Niccolucci, Prato, (IT)

Ioanna Papantoniou, Nafplion (GR)

Jana Soucková, Prague (CZ)

National Representatives

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Albania
Dorian Koçi, Director, National Historical Museum of Albania, Tirana.

Austria
Nikola Köhler-Kroath, Head of Learning, KIMUS Kindermuseum Gaz, FRida & freD, Graz

Belgium
Hilde Schoefs, Conservator, Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Genk

Bulgaria
Nikolay Nenov, Director, Rousse Regional Museum of History, Rousse

Croatia
Lidija Nikočević, Director, Ethnographic Museum of Istria, Pazin

Cyprus
Demetra Theodotou Anagnostopoulou, Museum Consultant for the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Nicosia

Czech Republic
Martina Lehmannova,
Managing Director, ICOM Czech Republic – ICOM Prague 2022, Brno

Denmark
Martin Brandt Djupdræt, Senior Curator, Den Gamle By, Aarhus

Estonia
Triin Vaaro, Director, Tartu Toy Museum, Tartu

France
Samuel Cordier, Conservateur du Patrimoine, Chef d’Etablissement, Musée Zoologique, Strasbourg

Georgia
Lana Karaia, Chair, ICOM Georgia and Head of Museum of Tbilisi State Academy of Art
Nana Meparishvili, Chair ICOM-ICAMT, Tbilisi

Germany
Dietmar Osses, Director, LVR Industrial Museum, Zinc Factory Altenberg, Oberhausen

Greece
Nadia Macha, Assistant Professor of Folklore, Democritus University of Thrace, Glyfada

Hungary
Zsolt Sári, Deputy Director General, Skanzen Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre

Iceland
Anita Elefsen, Curator The Herring Era Museum, Siglufjördur

Ireland
Marie Bourke, Assessor, Museum Standards Programme Ireland, Dublin

Italy
Irene Innocente
, Centro per l’Arte Contemporaneo Luigi Pecci, Prato

Lithuania
Gita Šapranauškaité, Director, Lithuanian Open-Air Museum, Rumšiškés

Luxembourg
Nathalie Kerschen, Chargée de mission, Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg

Malta
Sandro Debono, Consultant for Culture in the Office of the President of the Republic of Malta – The Malta National-Community Art Museum, Valletta

Moldova
Elena Plosnita, Principal Researcher, National Museum of History of Moldova, Chisinau

Montenegro
Isidora Kovačević, Head of Njegoš’s Museum, Cetinge

Netherlands
Mariëtte Frederiks-Van Rij, Schiedam

North Macedonia
Gordan Nikolov, Curator Adviser, Museum of the Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje

Norway
Hanna Mellemsether, Stiklestad National Cultural Centre, Verdal

Poland
Johanna Grzonkowsa,
Head of Museums Organization Department
National Institute for Museums, Warsaw

Portugal
Emilia Ferreira
, Director, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Paulo Gama Mota, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra

Romania
Valer Rus, Manager, Romanian National Anthem Museum, Braşov

Slovakia
Zuzana Palicová, Bratislava City Museum, Bratislava

Slovenia
Blaž Vurnik, Head of Curators, Museum and Galleries of Slovenia, City Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Spain
Antoni Laporte, Director of ARTImetria,  Manager of the Observatory of Audiences of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia, Barcelona

Sweden
Anna Hansen, Head of Culture, Landskrona Municipality

Switzerland
Christian Hörack, Swiss National Museum, Zürich

Republic of Turkey
Ahmet Ö. Erdönmez, Secretary General, Bursa Culture Art and Tourism Foundation, Açik Hava Tiyatrosu Alti, Kültürpark, Bursa
Dilek Yildiz Karakaş, Museums Coordinator, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Museums, Bursa

Ukraine
Anastasiia Haidukevych, Head of Museum Department, Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, Kyiv
Yuliya Lytvynets, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

United Kingdom
Tim Bryan, Director of the Brunel Institute, SS Great Britain, Bristol

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