Programme Council

Hildebrand de Boer

Art historian and archaeologist, Secretary of the Industrial Heritage Committee of Europa Nostra, co-founder of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Monika Bogdanowska

Art conservator, Deputy Director of the National Heritage Institute. Member of the Executive Committee of PKN ICOMOS and the Social Committee for the Renewal of Monuments in Krakow. Author of numerous monographic studies on heritage protection and translations of specialized texts in the field of art conservation.

Piotr Gerber

Architect and history of technology expert, President of the Management Board of PK TICCIH and The Foundation for the Preservation of the Industrial Heritage of Silesia, member of the Industrial Heritage Committee of Europa Nostra. Author of a series of publications on the protection and conservation of architectural and technical monuments, as well as hospital architecture.

Robert Kola

Graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and postgraduate studies at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Specialist in the field of technical heritage conservation, author of publications, presentations, reports, specialized expert opinions on the history of technology, and problematic issues related to the preservation of industrial heritage. Lecturer on technical heritage conservation issues at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Currently serving as the Head of the Toruń Branch of the National Heritage Institute. Member of the Polish Committee for the Protection of Industrial Heritage TICCIH.

Julian Kołodziej

Vice President of PK TICCIH, Expert of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the field of monument conservation. Author of numerous local revitalization programs (including Wałbrzych, Włocławek, Jasło). Project leader of the research and implementation project at the Institute of National Heritage PAN titled „Revitalization of Industrial Heritage”.

Peter Ovenstone

Lifetime active roles in railway and transport heritage and, more recently, industrial heritage in UK and Europe. Joint Secretary EN Industrial & Engineering Heritage Committee since 2015. Other current roles include: Vice-Chairman, ABTEM Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums; Scottish Committee Chairman, Heritage Railway Association; Vice-President and Board Member, FEDECRAIL European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways; Member, Science Museum’s Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board. 

Bartosz Walczak

Architect and heritage conservator, Vice President of PK TICCIH, member of PKN ICOMOS. He is the author and co-author of numerous revitalization and adaptive reuse projects for former industrial buildings in Łódź, as well as the author of several dozen scientific publications.

Katarzyna Zalasińska

Lawyer and an expert in the field of heritage conservation, heritage protection law, cultural property trade, and museology. Director of the National Heritage Institute, previously the Director of the Heritage Protection Department at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.