Organizing Committee

Karolina Grabowska-Garczyńska 

Doctor of Social Sciences, a senior specialist at the National Heritage Institute, a lecturer, and a collaborator with many cultural institutions. She completed international postgraduate studies in audience development, as well as coaching and management at domestic universities. For many years, she has been engaged in research activities.

Maciej Mądry

Director of the Zinc Metallurgy Museum WALCOWNIA, a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wrocław, and a doctoral student at the Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences. A recipient of the 2016 scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Agnieszka Olczyk

Head of the Field Office in Katowice at the National Heritage Institute, a conservator and art historian, a graduate of master’s studies in the field of Cultural Heritage Protection, specializing in conservation, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. She also completed postgraduate studies in the field of research and analysis of historical architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology, as well as postgraduate studies in „Heritage Academy” focusing on heritage management, organized by the International Cultural Centre in Krakow and the Cracow University of Economics.

Ewa Swat

Administrative director of The Foundation for the Preservation of the Industrial Heritage of Silesia (since 2007). She took part in in the planning and implementation of international conferences, „European shipbuilding heritage – protection of the Gdańsk Shipyard”, Big Stuff „Protection of large industrial facilities in a changing environment”. She graduated in chemical engineering and macroeconomics from University of Economics and received postgratuated degrees in management of EU projects.

Katarzyna Szczerbinska-Tercjak

Director of the Railway Museum in Jaworzyna Śląska, Secretary of the Board of the Polish Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage TICCIH, a graduate of the Faculty of History and Pedagogy at the University of Wrocław. A cultural manager.