Honorary Committee

Carl Elefante

An expert in architecture, heritage conservation, and sustainable development. Chief Executive Officer at Quinn Evans Architects, Lecturer at the American Institute of Architects, US Green Building Council, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member of the Sustainable Communities Task Force during Bill Clinton’s presidency. 

Jerzy Jasieńko 

Civil engineer, professor of technical sciences, specialist in heritage conservation, and Vice Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology during the 2016–2020 term. He has published over 90 scientific and technical works, mainly focusing on repair, conservation, and strengthening of structural elements of historic buildings, the use of mechanical and adhesive connections, and building drying and insulation.

Pierre Laconte 

Chairman of Europa Nostra’ s Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee. Founding partner of the Louvain new university town planning team , winner of the Abercromby Award of the International Union of Architects, Board member of ICOMOS Belgium, and member of the German Academy of Arts, Berlin.

Miles Oglethorpe 

President of the International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), Head of the Industrial Heritage Department at Historic Environment Scotland. Since 1985, a member of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Leader of the project to include the Forth Railway Bridge on the World Heritage List.

Massimo Preite

An expert in urban planning and industrial heritage. Member of the boards of TICCIH and ERIH. As part of the Erasmus Mundus program, he delivers a series of lectures on industrial heritage in the course „Technology, Heritage, Industrial Areas: History, Valorization, Didactics” at the universities of Padua and Paris.

Tiddo Bresters

President of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), the world’s largest organization uniting clubs and associations of vintage vehicle owners. Professionally associated with the international postal services industry.

Jaap Nieweg

President of FEDECRAIL (European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways), a pan-European federation that brings together museums, tourist railways, and owners of historic railway vehicles. The organization works on solutions for historic railways in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Katarzyna Pałubska

Director of the Department of Monument Protection at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. From 2018 to 2020, Deputy Provincial Conservator of Monuments for the Mazovian Voivodeship. Ph.D. obtained from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology. Lecturer at K. S. Wyszyński University in Warsaw and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Since 2005, actively involved in educational, social, and scientific activities related to monument protection and cultural heritage management. Author of numerous scientific articles and chapters in monographs. Vice President of PKN ICOMOS, member of ISCCL (ICOMOS-IFLA), and an expert in the „Heritage & Climate Change” working group at the European Commission of the EU. Since 2020, she initiated the formation of an expert group responsible for standards of procedures concerning historic fortifications and railway monuments in cooperation with PKP companies. She is the initiator of the creation of a long-term program of the General Conservator of Monuments in 2023, focusing on the protection of railway and mining monuments.