Speakers
Dinu Bumbaru graduated in architecture (Université de Montréal) and studied conservation at ICCROM and the University of York. Since 1982, he works at Héritage Montréal, an independent NGO promoting the protection and conservation of the built, urban and landscape heritage of the Montreal metropolitan area and active in teaching and connecting heritage with socio-economic, environmental and cultural development. Internationally, he is active in ICOMOS, having been its Secretary General and chair of ICOMOS Canada. His particular interests for the conservation of heritage in uncommon conditions like natural disasters, armed conflicts or the modern metropolis, He was appointed to the Order of Canada and awarded the Prix du Québec en patrimoine culturel for his local, national and international work.   
Jette Sandahl came to the museum profession after more than a decade of university study, teaching and research within the areas of psychology and psychoanalysis. She has been the founding director for two pioneering new museums, the Women’s Museum of Denmark and the National Museum of World Cultures in Sweden. She has served as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the National Museum of Denmark, and as Director Experience at Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand. Most recently, she was director of the Museum of Copenhagen.
Jette Sandahl has been part of the formation of new paradigms for museums as platforms for empowerment and cultural participation, for democratic dialogue and social justice. Her untraditional academic background has permeated her museum work with an undercurrent of poetic, psychological and emotional interpretations. Jette Sandahl holds a number of offices in the international museum world. She speaks, writes and publishes within the broad museological field. 

Gisle Jakhelln (1942) is senior architect, partner and Administrative director in the architectural firm BOARCH arkitekter a.s in Bodö, Northern Norway. He qualified as architect in 1964 at The Technical University of Norway (NTH), Architects department, Trondheim, Norway.
 
His field of work is general architectural work: all kinds of building types from housing to hospitals, town planning, refurbishing, rehabilitation and reconstruction of historical buildings.
 
Gisle Jakhelln is board member of ICOMOS Norway and was President of ICOMOS Norway 2008-2010. He is president of CIAV International (International Scientific Committee on Vernacular Architecture) since 2011, voting member from Norway since 2006. He is Vice President of ICOMOS Advisory Committee since 2012.

After graduating in 1986 from the MSU Faculty of Architecture; he worked with Metcalf & Associates in Washington D.C. between 1986-87. In 1992, he got hisM.S.c from the same university. Between 1987-2004 he worked as an associate designer with Şaziment&Neşet Arolat and later founded Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) with Gonca Paşolar in 2004. They continue their practice with a professional architectural staff with offices in Istanbul and London.
His projects with EAA have won many national/international awards, including the 2005 Mies van der Rohe Award, in 2006 the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture, in 2010 the Cityscape Dubai Awards, in 2011 the MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards, in 2011 the Green Good Design Awards and the World Architecture Festival Awards: in 2012 for Future Projects-Education Category with AGU City Campus and in 2013 the Completed Buildings-Religion Buildings Category with the Sancaklar Mosque, in 2014 for Future Projects-Leisure Led Category with Antakya Museum Hotel and for Completed Buildings-Shopping Category with Yalıkavak Palmarina. He also received the National Architecture Awards, in the category of “Design” and “Building” in 1992, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014. He has also won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 with the Ipekyol Textile Factory Building.

Specialist in the field of development of materials and equipment for the restoration of inorganic and organic products and scientific equipment for archeometry. Teaching and coordination of courses and presentations of scientific equipment and new techniques applied to cultural heritage. Since 1988, founder member and chief executive of the company Bresciani srl - Italy. In 2008, he established Bresciani Turkey. Since 2009, technical advisor for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Cultural Heritage field. 2007-2008 Coordinator for Bresciani srl in the European Project "INART (Innovative laser based system and technologies for in-situ cleaning of painting artworks)”.2010-2012 Coordinator of Project "Anoxia Heritage" for the development of techniques for organic pest control products with a low-oxygen atmospheres. 2012 technical expert for Lombardy Region on Project “Cultural Heritage, the Source of Wisdom, Heritage of all Humanity; Institutional Partnership between Italian Regions and Chinese Provinces in the Cultural Heritage Restoration and Valorisation.”  

Prof. Uwe R. Brückner is the creative director of ATELIER BRÜCKNER.
Nationally, as well as internationally, he is recognized as a leader in the field of exhibition design. Educated as an architect and stage designer, he is reckoned as a protagonist of scenography and ranked among the founding directors of the International Scenographer’s Biennial. 
Corresponding to the philosophy „form follows content“, he promotes the individual, content-generated design of spatial stagings. Uwe R. Brückner teaches Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Basel and as a guest professor at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is a member of ICOM Germany, the Art Directors Club for Germany and the D&AD London.
Ngaire Blankenberg Ngaire Blankenbergisa Principal Consultant with museum planning firm, Lord Cultural Resources and co-author of Cities, Museums and Soft Power(AAM Press, April 2015). She has been a youth worker, jazz poet, cartoonist, documentary-maker, and television producer. She directed the award-winning documentary Morris Fynn Goes Native (SABC), was co-director of Nkosi’s Mission (SABC/BBC) and is the co-founder of the Museum of AIDS in Africa. She has developed exhibitions, mobile and web programmes, educational programmes, public engagement campaigns, master plans and tourism strategies for a range of diverse heritage and cultural projects- most recently in Sydney, Dubai, Patna, Normandy, Brussels, Dhahran and Ottawa. Ngaire brings strong skills in story-telling, public engagement and communication to the world of museums, cultural planning and cultural tourism. Her current focus is on activating the soft power of museums and cities.   
Ngaire grew up in Winnipeg, Harare and Christchurch, and has lived and worked in Johannesburg, Toronto, Paris and Barcelona where she currently lives. She has two teens who apparently keep her sharp, creative and connected.  

 
Born in Kroměříž in 1962, Boris Micka obtained his academic degree in architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Prague under the guidance of the stage designer Josef Svoboda and the architect Rostislav Vratnik.Boris Micka specializes in the world of museums and exhibition design and art direction.
In 1990, collaborates in Vancouver with an architectural firm developing several projects. In 1992 he participated in the development of the Universal Exhibition in Seville and was responsible for the design of the Pavilion of Castilla La Mancha, the Pavilion of Egypt, and the exhibition "American Gold" at the American Pavilion. Since then, he is based in Seville. From 1993 to 2013 he was the Director of the Exhibitions and Museums Department of GPD, S.A. From 2013 he initiated his work as museum and exhibition architect and designer from his two offices in Spain and Turkey. His experience in different field such as scenography, sculpture and industrial design, allows him to communicate his ideas in an innovative way.He is a member of several associations such as ICOM, ECSIT, 
CEO and Creative Lead of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH. 

He studied Graphic-Design at the Art Academy Stuttgart and Animation / Direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. 
 
In 1994 he founded the film production company Mediamutant. 
 
In 2007 he then founded TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH as an agency for medial scenography, immersive narrative spaces and interactive installations using emerging technologies.
 
As CEO of the company Marc is personally involved in all projects. He creatively supervises all of them and he is also taking care of the financial and legal decisions.
1946 Born in Bayburt, Turkey. Graduated from the State School of Applied Arts.
1978 Granted study at the Salzburg International Sommer Akademie Für Bildende Kunst, Austria. 1990 - 95 Chairman for UNESCO AIAP International Plastic Arts Foundation, Turkey. Recieved professorship at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University and became Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University in 1997.

Hüsamettin Koçan lives and works in Istanbul. He has been active in initiating events such as the Istanbul Art Fair and The Youth Action, serves on the advising board of the International Istanbul Biennial. Since 2000, he has also been working on a folk art museum project to be built in his hometown Bayburt, in Eastern Anatolia. 
 
She was born in İstanbul. She studied art history, western and contemporary art and graduated in 2002. She received her phD in 2009 and title of Associate Professor in 2012. She published many articles, catalogues and books on painting in Turkey and contemporary art. She was the editor of some exhibition catalogoues and books: Modern Türk 2: 1950-70 Dönemi Özel Koleksiyonlardan Türk Resmi ,Serginin Sergisi: İstanbul Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, 1937 Açılış Koleksiyonu. Her phd thesis entitled 1980 Sonrası Türkiye'de Sanat: Dönüşümler (Art in Turkey after 1980: Transformations) will publish as well. Since 2003, she is the member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA Turkey). She was the Vice-President of the association mentioned between 2004-2008, and President between 2009-2011. Organizing exhibitions and writing criticism of the exhibition in various periodicals, Pelvanoğlu works as an Associate Professor at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Department of Art History at the Department of Western Art and the Contemporary Arts. 
She completed the Program of Painting and Crafts Education in the Samsun School of Education in 1976, and the Undergraduate Program of Curriculum Development in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University in 1981. She received her MA and PhD degrees in arts education from A.U., and was appointed as a research assistant in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, A. U. while she was continuing her graduate studies. She has maintained her academic studies in the Faculty since 1989. She served as the Director of the Graduate School of Educational Sciences, A. U. between 2007 and 2010. She has been the Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Museum Education, the Graduate School of Educational Sciences, Ankara University since 2007, and the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, A. U. since 2013. She has been serving as the manager of various national and international projects on museum 
She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the Yıldız Technical University. She is chairperson of the Museum Studies Graduate Program. She received a BA in Art History from Istanbul University, a MA in Museum Studies from Y.T.U., and a Ph.D. in Art History from I.T.U. She conducted a post-doctoral research study supported by the Fulbright Turkish Commission, Visiting Scholar Program 2010-2011 in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University. She has taught courses on a range of subjects, including museum education and learning, museum communication, art pedagogy and projectmanagement since 2007. Herresearch interests is focused on museum education/learning, in particular related to issues of school partnership, community partnership and parent involvement.She has published articles and book chapters on these topics.
She graduated from the Architecture Dept. of I.T.U. in 2002. After having the master’s degree in 2007 at ITU Restoration Programme, she is attending the PhD program in the same department since 2009. She is studying on ‘The Proposals for the Conservation of the Basilica of Stoudios Monastery – Imrahor Ilyas Bey Mosque’ with the consultancy of Prof. Zeynep Ahunbay.
She is continuing to work at Project Team of  KUDEB (Directorate for the Inspection of Conservation Implementations) under Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality since 2007. She has worked on the restoration and conservation methodology for timber heritage, documentation, managing a restoration site, publications about education and practical experiences, creating the modular education programme on Restoration of Stonemasonry Structures, symposium organization and publications. She is also lecturer at Plato College of Higher Education.
Lecturer in Museum Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of History and Archaeology. General Secretary of the ICOM-CAMOC (2010-2013 and 2013-2016). She has been Heritage and Museum Officer and Interpreter at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Directorate of Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes) for 15 years. Under this capacity, she was responsible for numerous projects related to archaeological resource management and the preparation of exhibitions and exhibition briefs for archaeological museums (among them the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus). She holds an MA and PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and a Diploma in Archaeology and History of Arts from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 
Mahmut G. Drahor graduated with Bsc degree in Geophysical Engineering in 1983. Later on, he graduated with Msc (1986) and PhD (1993) degrees, respectively. He received the titles of Associate Prof. and Professor  in 1999 and 2006, respectively. Currently, he has been studied as a Professor in Department of Geophysical Engineering of Engineering Faculty, Dokuz Eylül University.
 
Drahor specializes in Near Surface Geophysics and Archaeological Prospection. He has got the first geophysics doctorate in the investigation of archaeological sites in Turkey. In addition, he founded the first research center about Near Surface Geophysics and Archaeological Prospection in Turkey. Drahor has got a great number of national and international papers on this subject. He is also founded member of the International Society of Archaeological Prospection (ISAP). Currently, he has got Scientific Committee member of some national and international societies, and he is continued scientific researches and studied as a consultancy in many projects.        
She graduated from A.U., Faculty of Language, History and Geography.  She completed his graduate degree at the same dept.  She prepared graduate thesis in the field of Carpet and Rug Art.  She began to work in the Directorate General of Foundation as the historian of art and specialist of carpet.  She took office in the determination, registration and restoration of cultural foundation workings.  She prepared the reports of art history of monuments to be restored.  By wandering around the foundation mosques and masjids in Turkey, she examined all the movable cultural foundation workings including carpets and rugs and classified them.  She carried out the processes of storing, inventory and conversion of the ones of which she classified as cultural workings.  By taking office as the manager of museum for more than 15 years, she established 8 foundation museums in Konya, Tokat, Ankara, Kastamonu, Gaziantep, Edirne, İstanbul, Lefkoşa and she became curators of them.  She officially took place in the commissions which were constituted to determine the problems of Turkish museums and their suggestions of solution with the cultural politics.  She presented papers by participating in many national/international symposiums about carpet, rug and cultural workings.  She wrote a book as well.  
Currently he is the Director of Ankara Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation, Latif ÖZEN has been working on research, analyses, restoration, conservation and preventive conservation on all kind archaeological cultural properties throughout his carrier. Mr. ÖZEN essentially Chemical Engineer has attended numerous national and international scientific and training organizations. Besides his published works, he has various certificates on conservation and archaeometry.
Gürcan Büyüksalih Born in Trabzon in 1970, he graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, the Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering in 1991. He completed his master degree again in the same department of the same university in 1993. He got his doctorate degree from the University of Glasgow, England in 1998. He was a Lecturer in Karadeniz Technical University between the years 1991-1994, the University of Glasgow between 1994-1998 and Zonguldak Karaelmas University between 1998-2006. He has been carrying on his studies as the Director of 3D Mapping and GIS Department of BİMTAŞ (Bosphorus Construction Consultancy Inc.), an affiliate of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, where he began his duty as Remote Sensing Specialist in the year 2006.
She has been working at Ankara Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation as a restorator and conservator. She graduated from Ankara University, Restoration and Conservation Department at 1991.Between the years 1996-1997, she worked voluntarily at Objects Conservation Laboratory of Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, USA as a conservator. Since 1991, Mrs.Kürekçi had worked in private and then she had been involved at many projects at the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Still, she continues to her training at Ankara University, Department of Art History. She is a member of ICOM and she is one of the founders of association of Culture and Art Workers, she is also one of the board members of the same association.  
 Meriç Bakiler is a professor of physics at the Department of Atom and Molecular Physics in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU), since 1986. She is the director of The School of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Property by year 2014. At the same time, she is the founder director of Central Research Laboratory that was founded in the framework of a research center under MSGSU Rectorate with the support of the Ministry of Development. She currently works on the micro-destructive and in-situ non-destructive material characterization for the conservation-restoration of cultural property and artworks by spectroscopic methods and developing interdisciplinary projects in this field.
Mr. ÖZDUYGULU was graduated Ankara University, Science Faculty, Chemistry Department in 1995. He has been going on working as Chemist-Conservator at the Ankara Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation following at the Conservation Laboratory of Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. He took part on the project of `Conservation Çatalhöyük Wall Paintings” under the supervision of Pamela French in 1997. He has been working on; Archaeological objects made of Stone, Baked Clay Materials, Wall Paintings, Metal and Glass in his carrier.
Born in 1975. He graduated from Restoration –Conservation Programme of Ankara University. He worked as a conservator in excavations for long time. Since 2007, He carried out several architectual projects in Turkey and abroad. Currently works as a conservator at the Ankara Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation. 
She  graduated from Yıldız Technical University , Restoration  Department at 1995.She attended  a  cours in  İtalia about restoration of painting  at Palazzo Spinelli İnstitute of  Fine Art  in 2005.She  graduatedİnstitute of Social Sciences   in  master program department of Art History at Gazi University which is about “Paintings of Saip Tuna and Restoration Problems” in 2011. She   began assignment of the Republic of Turkey Ministry at   İstanbul  Laboratory of Central Restoration and Conservation in  2001. Before, she worked Ankara State  Painting of Museum, Anatolia Civilizations of Museum. She still works Ankara Laboratory of Region Restoration and Conservation as a restorator and conservator.
He is a Researcher-Conservator at the Istanbul Restoration and Conservation and Regional Laboratory. He graduated Business Administration, Cultural Artifacts Conservation-Restoration and Art History. Since 2011, he is the member of Cultural Studıes Assocıatıon and the YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage group. he has published conservation and archaeometry studies. Mr. GENC has established Yıldız Technıcal Unıversıty, Historical Peninsula Experimental Research group in 2013. He organizes experimental history and artifact conservation and restoration workshops at international symposiums every year.
Graduated from Gazi University Dept. of Architecture in 1991, Yaren started her job career in Directorate General of Foundations in 1992. Working on projecting restorations of cultural heritage and supervising the implementations, she also continued his academic skill getting her Master Degree on restoration in M.E.T.U. in 1996.  
Between 2006-2013, she officiated as the member of Preview Commission on Conservation-Evaluation of Primary Group Registered Structures.  Coordinating vocational training programs, she involved in various legal regulation praxis about cultural heritage.
As member of technical commission, she involved in project supervising and studying on important buildings such as Süleymaniye Islamic Complex in Damascus- Syria, Dayı Palace in Algeria, New Mosque and Divrigi Grand Mosque and its Hospital which is placed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2014, Yaren has taken charged in membership of Regional Commission on Protection of Cultural Heritage; she is restoration expert on restoration implementations of local and abroad foundational cultural heritage, continues her declarations, articles&presentation workings. 
Cengiz Kabaoğlu graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the METU in 1978. Following his graduation he served as a research assistant at the same university and later was an instructor at Konya and Ankara State Architecture Engineering Academies. Since 1987, he has been the founder/partner in charge, architect and company manager at Ka.Ba Historic Buildings and Architecture Ltd. He specializes in projects concerning cultural heritage conservation and presentation as well as design and planning of buildings and environments, built on almost 30 years’ experience. Conservation architect Kabaoğlu has led over 150 projects of varying cultures and historic periods across the country in Anatolia and also abroad. His projects were awarded numerous prizes and citations, among which the Europa Nostra 2006 big prize and the Europa Nostra 2012 prize for Cultural Heritage stand out. In addition to his professional career involving cultural heritage conservation, architectural design and project management, KABAOĞLU participates in national and international conferences as a speaker.
Irmak Güneş Yüceil is a conservator at Directorate of Central&Regional Laboratory For Restoration and Conservation in istanbul since 2013. She continued her undergrad studies in Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Property Department of I.U.. After her graduation in 2010, she took key roles as a conservator in various museum inventory conservation projects as well as archeological sites. During her position in Rezan Has Museum, she initiated the The Conservation Project of Urartian Jewelleries funded by Bank of America: The Art Conservation Project in 2012.  Yuceil's distinct expertise concentrates on examination and conservation of metallic artifacts. As a masters student in Istanbul University  she is recently carrying out research projects on conservation methodologies of bronze artifacts and also interested in archaeometric researches, metallurgy and decision-making models for conservation.
 
Fırat BUZLU was born in 1983 in İstanbul. He graduated from University of İstanbul, Restoration and Conservation of Removable Cultural Heritages in 2009. Between 2009-2012 at the depertment of restoration and conservation, he worked in his own company. At the time since 2013 he works as a  restorer in Directorate of Central and Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation in İstanbul.
After her first under-graduate degree at Uludağ University in the Department of International Relations in 2005, Vildan Yarlıgaş worked in a business NGO for five years as part timer while she had her second under-graduate degree at I.U., in the Department of Restoration and Conservation of Movable  Cultural Property in 2006-2011. She won the joint scholarship of  graduate programme from Turkish Education Foundation and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2011-2013 to continue her master degree in T.U. of Berlin, Heritage Conservation Programme. She’s been working in the Directorate of Central and Regional Laboratory for Restoration and Conservation in Istanbul since July 2013 as a restorer and conservator and has been doing her PhD in I.T.U., Department of Restoration.  Mostly she focuses and aims to specialise on the subjects of theory of historic conservation, the effects of NGOs in the field of conservation and conservational education.
She has graduated from I.U., Faculty of Literature, Department of Protohistory. She worked in Ministry of Culture and Tourism between 1978–1985 at various departments. She has been working in Istanbul Archaeology Museum as an archeolog, chief dept. officer and assistant manager since 1986. She participated to many archeological excavations in Anatolia and preparations of exhibitions abroad and in Turkey. She also worked for Marmaray and underground excavations as a responsible director. She has many publications and also keeps contributing  in this area in terms of exhibitions and publications. She has become a director of Istanbul Archaeology Museum since 2009.
Pınar Çakar graduated from Ankara University, Chemical Engineering Dept. in 2007. She still continues her PhD studies at Y.T.U. Chemical Engineering Dept. where she achieved her master degree. After working as ‘Expert of Ministry of Culture and Tourism’ at Süleymaniye Manuscript Library, she was appointed to Presidency of Turkey Manuscript Institution as ‘Asisstant Expert of Manuscript’ where she still works. She deals with conservation science at R&D department of the institution and works on chemical degradations of manuscripts, spectroscopic characterization of paper, ink and pigments. She performs surveys at manucript libraries of the presidency in order to state the condition of manuscripts.
She has a B.A. in Political Sciences, University of Aarhus in 1981 and B.Sc. in Conservation at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation in 1984. M.Sc. in Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation, Denmark on a thesis about “Conditions for safeguarding and conserving Antiquities in Syria”. She has been working as conservator at the Dept. of Conservation and Enviromental Archaeology, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark since 1986.Since 1988 she has joined numerous conservation campaigns in the Near East. She is a member of the Nordic  Association of Conservator-Restorers and was the Danish Delegate to the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers (E.C.C.O.) in 2001-2011. She is appointed examiner at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has produced several publications within archaeological conservation science.
She received her BA degree in Sociology (Galatasaray University) and  MA degree in Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management (Koç University / Scholarship fellow). During both  BA and MA thesis research, she focused on museum management and especially on marketing communication, audience development, visitor behavior, and etc.
After graduation, her interests led her to work on website content development, Web 2.0 technologies and social media. After working two years at the Pera Museum (Istanbul) responsible from Business Development Projects, she moved to Frankfurt. Since July 2013, she has been working freelance at the Frankfurt Historical Museum on the Bibliothek der Alten project, and provide curatorial assistance to development of reminiscence box of Federal German Migrant Women Association. museumbuzzy.com is a space where she collects photos, videos and texts on museology. 
She graduated from Business Administration department at 2006, and got Museum Studies MA degree at 2011 from Yıldız Technical University by focusing on “museum administration”. Her thesis was about “Museum Brand Management”. Her museum professional career started while she was conducting her MA studies, first, at İstanbul Toy Museum, then at TÜRSAB İstanbul Archaeological Museums Development Project and İstanbul Modern Art Museum (tarihler). Currently she is working at Pera Museum as Marketing Programs Supervisor. She blogs about museum marketing and branding on www.muzepazarlama.com
Graduated from DGSA Architecture in 1980. Between 1980-1987 worked with Architect Hüseyin Başçetinçelik in projects of building survey, restitution, restoration in historical buildings. Since 1987 she worked in projects, application and control works of mostly historic buildings in her office “Hatice Karakaya Mimarlık”. In 2003-2004 she completed Yeni Camii – Hünkar Kasrı Project. Between 2005-2009 she worked as a controller in restoration and konservation projects of Istanbul Chambers of Commerce. She has won the Europa Nostra prize for Yeni Cami –Hünkar Kasrı for conservation area in 2010.

Graduated ranking first in class from the Faculty of Architecture in Y.T.U. in 1975, finished his master's degree (Department of Restoration) with highest honor in 1980. After graduation, started working in İstanbul Surveyin and Monuments Directorate- Ministery of Culture and Tourism and is still continuing the same position. In the same years, gave interior architecture lessons in the Academy of Fine Arts and is still conducting construction cost lessons in the restoration and civil engineering department in Y.T.U. and Mimar Sinan University. He served as a supervisor and consultant in the restoration projects within the country and abroad and has researched about the materials and construction techniques of the destroyed works during the civil war in Yugoslavia. He has won the first prize by the international committee by his practical work in Buyuk Mabeyn Palace in Yıldız Palace and is still continuing his current works. 

Completed  her M.A.  in 1987 at I.U. Faculty of Business Administration with a thesis on “Staff Administration, Organization and Training of Museums”. In 1987, started her M.A. on History at B.U. became a research assistant. In 1992 got her Ph.D.  at I.U. Faculty of Business with “ Planning Function in Contemporary Museum Administration and an International Study on Evaluation of Museums in terms of Planning”. In 1994, continued Museum Management Program in Leicester University. In 1996, completed her second Ph.D at M.U. Education Faculty, with her thesis called  “ Art Management”. In 2009, became a professor of Art History, in 2011 became a professor in the field of Museum Planning and Administration. Same year created the Museum Administration Department in Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul University, continues to be the founding president. In 2010, created the Museology Department of  Faculty of Literature, continues to be the founding president. She has been a consultant for many projects for the army, foundations, municipalities, and university museums.

Was born in 1965 in Kahramanmaraş. He has graduated from Dicle University, Civil Engineering Department. He has served in Gaziantep Regional Directorate of Bank of Provinces until 2009. He is the director of Istanbul Restoration and Monuments Directorate of Ministry of Culture and Tourism- General Directorate of Cultural Property and Museums since 2011. He has undertaken the responsibility of many important projects concerning restoration of cultural heritage, preparation and application of exhibition projects of various important museums; namely, Topkapı Palace, Yıldız Palace, Hagia Sophia, Kariye, Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Royal Mint, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Artefacts (Palace of İbrahim Pasha) in Istanbul, Museum of Troy, Anatolian Hamidiye Fort, Fortress of Çimenlik in Çanakkale (Dardanels), and Museum of Zeugma in Gaziantep. 
Born İstanbul 1943; degrees in the University of İstanbul, Dept. of Prehistory studied under K.Bittel, R.J.Braidwood and H.Çambel. Main focus of interest is the emergence and expansion of the Neolithic early village farming economies. Since 1964 participated over 25 excavations and surface surveys all over Turkey, including Çayönü, Yarımburgaz and Aşağı Pınar, currently leading open-air site museum and heritage management projects in Eastern Thrace. History of archaeology, politics in archaeology and environmental archaeology are also among his fields of specialisation. He is the member of numerous academic institutions including the National Academy of Sciences and Academia Europea; he has received numerous awards including Turkish Academy of Sciences (2001), Vehbi Koç Foundation (2008) and the “Cavaliere” medal of Italy. He has published 22 books and 292 academic papers on archaeology and heritage.
He’s a prominent figure in the world of near-eastern archeology. In Turkey and abroad, his name is synonymous with the  fight to preserve historical sites,with the organization of cultural tours to ancient places, with extensive archeological research and publishing projects. In I978 he founded Turkey's first popular publication in his field entitled Archeology and Art Magazine. The bimonthly has just published its 87th issue. In I982 he went on to establish Archeology and Art as a publishing company focusing on Turkey's rich historical heritage from the time of pre-history and antiquity onwards. In the form of guides, hand books, catalogs, research papers and photobooks, the company has produced some 800 core titles covering 21 separate categories of publishing. In 1986 N. Başgelen founded the Celsus Picture Library to help in the visual and archival documentation of Turkey's natural and historical treasures. To heighten awareness among the young, he publishes a variety of children's colouring books with ancient motifs. He has directed and personally led cultural and educational tours to ancient places, exposing thousands of people to sites where no other tourist programs exist. He has endeavored to change things through his writings, conferences, publications both at home and abroad. From Thrace to Anatolia, in particular remoter parts of Eastern Anatolia, he has uncovered and documented numerous hitherto unknown sites, gradually building a thorough and highly respected archive for public use. His pieces on archeology, etnography, art history, tourism and other such topics number close to a thousand. 
Tanyeli received her master’s degree and PhD at Istanbul Technical University. She worked in the excavations and restoration works of several antique Pamphylian sites in Antalya region. After she worked at Istanbul University and in Turkish Historical Society, she started her academic career in the Faculty of Architecture of ITU in 1984, which she resumes to this day. Tanyeli acted as a member of Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Boards in Adana and Nevsehir between 1994 and 2012, and is a member of ICOMOS Turkey since 1996. Tanyeli’s publications, as well as her architectural projects and technical studies, encompass mostly archeological sites, monuments and industrial facilities. 
Born in Istanbul in 1956, Can Binan who was graduated from IDMMA, is still head of the Department of Architecture in Yıldız Technical University. He got his doctorate title by  “A Study on Conservation Criterias of 13th Century Anatolian Caravanserais” in 1991, he became Associated Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2010. His specialty subjects are History of Architectural Conservation, Technology in Architectural Conservation and Restoration, International Documents on Architectural Preservation, and Medieval Anatolian Architecture. In addition to his articles and writings about Architectural Conservation and Restoration, he was published book named, “ An Essay Regarding to The International Development Process of Architectural Preservation Theory from 1964 to Present” in 1999. He is a member of ICOMOS Türkiye National Committee, and between the years of 2001 and 2009 he was the head of Istanbul’s 3rd Conservation Council of Cultural and Natural Values. Actually he is a restoration consultant of; Azapkapı and Zeynep Sultan Mosque,  Şemsipaşa Medrese, and Çamlıca Ahmet Ratip Paşa Mansion and a conservation-restoration Project consultant of Topkapı Palace.
Born in Konya. Graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture. Then, got her M. Sc. Degree in METU, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, major in Restoration. Afterwards, got her Ph. D. in Ankara University, Graduate Schoool of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture. Her fields of interest are basic design, landscape and urban design, Turkish Gardens, conservation of cultural environments, cultural landscapes, landscape design in historical environments, design trends, history of Anatolian settlements, architectural design and building and construction material. Currently, she is working as an academic staff in Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture.  
She was born in Aksaray in 1980. She completed hisprimary and secondary education in Ankara. She graduated from Anadolu University archeology department. She is a graduate student in Ankara University, Dept.of Landscape Architecture. Since 2009, she serves in the General Directorate of Nature Protection and National Parks of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, as an archaeologists.
She graduated -as an M.Sc. Architect- from M.S.U. Dept. of Architecture. She attended a certification program about Planning and Management for Conservation of Historic Townscapes, at Ritsumeikan University – Japan. Since 1990, she has been serving at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Since then, she has taken responsibility as a(n) architect/construction inspector/project supervisor/coordinator in national and international projects and their implementations for the purpose of protecting and maintaining immovable cultural assets that are in the profession of Ministry, design and implementation of museum projects, conservation of cultural heritage which are affected by dam-sites. Aside from being a member in the Board of Inspection and Survey Commission of Ministry, reporter at Cultural Heritage Protection Board, expert and supervisor at the Committee of Inspection, consultant at the Parliamentary Investigation Committee, she has also taken role in many cultural events and organisations . She is carrying on her duty as the Antalya Survey and Monuments  Director, to conduct protection and restoration works of the rich cultural asset reservoirs in Antalya, Burdur, and Isparta provinces. Furthermore, she has been pursuing her executive board membership position in KORDER since 2009 and a member of Association of Japan Int. Cooperation Agency.

She has graduated from Erciyes University,  Department of Architecture in 1999.  She studied for a while at Istanbul Technical University,  Restoration MSc. Programme. During 2000-2002, she worked for the construction of a holiday village in Marmaris.  During years 2002-2004, she worked for an architecture company in Ankara.  Between 2004-2007, she worked at Development Directorate for a town of Kayseri. In 2007, she is appointed to Ministry of Culture and Tourism,  Department of  Building Surveys and Monuments, Kayseri.

Cemil Karabayram was born in Muş in 1981.  Graduated from Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Interior Design, Architecture in 2005.  Received his master degree in plastic arts in 2007. Since 2006,  works in Ministry of Culture and Tourism as architect. In the cities Erzurum, Erzincan, Van and  near sites, he worked in restoration implementations of historical buildings. Receieved awards from Erzincan Governorship. Since 2014, he works as director of İzmir Rölöve ve Anıtlar Müdürlüğü.
 
As a Marketing Manager at Artec Group, specializes in public relations and content development for museum and cultural projects of Artec Group, communicates and supports partners and end-users involved into such projects globally, and supervises projects initiated by the company itself. She manages partnerships with heritage preservation organizations like V-MUST and CyArk.

Sartori has a degree in the classics from the Università degli Studi di Milano and a specialized diploma in archeology. He worked for ten years at Milan’s Museo Archeologico as a curator of the classical archeology section. He joined the Laboratorio Museotecnico team in 2002 and today he’s the head of sales and marketing. He has overseen all of the Italian projects over the last 11 years and also worked on the installation of the Tang Dynasty Mural Painting Hall at the Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an. He was the project leader for coming up with the master plan for the renovation of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Graduated as an architect from ITU in 1974. She received her master’s degree (1977) and her doctorate (1981) in urban planning at the same university. She was Vice Rector of ITU between 2003-2004. Presently she is the professor of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at ITU Faculty of Architecture. Her major areas of interest are urban conservation, urban planning and urban design. Her professional experience includes urban conservation studies, master plans and site plans and consultancy to the municipalities and awards in several national and international design competitions. She participates as an expert to several international  organisations’ missions, such as UNESCO, ICOMOS and Europa Nostra.  She is the Council Member of Europa Nostra and Secretary General of International Planning History Society and President of Europa Nostra Turkey and Vice President of TEMA.
She is Assistant Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University`s Dept. of Archaeology and History of Art where she contributes to the Undergraduate, MA and PhD Programs. A native of Rome, was trained at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and at Princeton University where she received a PhD in Late Antique and Byzantine archaeology in 2008. In 2009 joined the Dept. of Archaeology and History of Arts-Koc University.
In Turkey carried out archaeological field work at the Long Wall of Anastasius in Thrace before beginning work at the middle Byzantine site at Kücükyalı where, along with excavation is conducting a public archaeology project.  The Küçükyalı ArkeoPark Project is an urban archaeology program which through the financial support of the EU and the ISTKA Agency is now seeing the development of a Site Management Plan for the area; construction of a visitors` center;continuation of archaeological excavations and public educational programs".
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