Join the free opening webinar on April 5, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:45 pm CEST!

Participate in the opening webinar of the fourth edition of the Young Professionals Forum, Emerging skills for heritage conservation on April 5, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:45 pm CEST to EXPLORE the initiative. The event is FREE, open to all and aims to offer an overview of the entire initiative. In this occasion each partner will present its interactive workshop based on its mission and vision.
The event will be attended by representatives of the partner organizations: ICCROM, ICOM Italia, ICOMOS, IIC and Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture.

Join us on April 5 from 2:00 to 3:45 pm CEST and discover what opportunities are waiting for you!

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2:00-2:15 pm
Institutional greetings and start of work. Speakers:
Sara Abram, Secretary General, Centro Conservazione e Restauro "La Venaria Reale"
2:15-3:30 pm
Alberto Garlandini, Past President, International Council Of Museums Italia (ICOM)
Valerie Magar, Unit Manager Programmes, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
Maria Teresa Jaquinta, Secretary General, International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Italia)
Sarah Stannage, Executive Director, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
Alessio Re, Secretary General, Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture
Q&A, Greetings and closure


Sara Abram

Art historian, she studied at the University of Turin and at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. She has participated in research projects on the history of restoration and on museums and archives of the 20th century. Since 2006, she has worked at the Conservation Restoration Center Foundation “La Venaria Reale,” where she has been in charge of the field of conservation of contemporary works of art, paper and photography and ceramics, glass and metals. She oversaw the acquisition of archival funds related to the history of contemporary art (Martano Gallery Fund) and the history of restoration (Pinin Brambilla Archives). Former director of the Organization and Development area, she coordinated the Center’s multi-year strategic plan on the three axes dedicated to Internationalization, Innovation and Culture. Since 2020, she holds the position of Secretary General of the CCR.


Alberto Garlandini

Alberto Garlandini is a museologist and expert in the management of cultural heritage. He is Past President of ICOM (2020-2022); President of ICOM Foundation; President of ICOM International Museum Research and Exchange Centre, Shanghai, China; Chair of the Governing Board of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Seoul, Korea; President of the Scientific Committee of Trento’s MUSE – Museo delle Scienze; President of the Abbonamento Musei Association. He is in the Scientific Committee of Brescia Musei Foundation, in the Board of Directors of Federculture, the Federation of Public Services for Culture, Tourism, Sport and Leisure; in the Board of Directors of Museum Ruffoni Foundation, Isola Pescatori, Stresa. He was Director General Culture and Cinema of Regione Lombardia (2010-2013); President of ICOM Italy (2010-2014), President of the Organising Committee of ICOM General Conference in Milan (2016); in the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Palazzo Ducale in Mantua (2015-2020), President of Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania (2021-2022). He delivers lectures at universities and international conferences and has been widely published in Italian, English, French and Spanish.


Valerie Magar

Valerie Magar holds a BA in conservation of movable heritage (Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, Mexico) and a PhD in archaeology (Université de Paris I, Sorbonne, France), who has specialized in the conservation of archaeological heritage, particularly mural paintings and rock art, as well as in history and theory of conservation.

She has worked in Mexico, at the Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC) of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). She was national Coordinator of INAH between 2013 and 2016. Between 2004 and 2010, she worked at ICCROM as a conservation specialists, and she returned to ICCROM in 2018, where is manager of the Programmes Unit. She is a member if ICOM, ICOMOS and the World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
She has published on different issues in archaeological conservation, heritage management, and history and theory of conservation. She has participated as an editor for several journals in the past, and is currently the editor of Conversaciones…, co-published by INAH and ICCROM.


Maria Teresa Jaquinta

Member of the Italian Committee of ICOMOS (International Council of Museums and Sites) and Delegate for Italy to the International Scientific Committee of ICOMOS for Conservation Education (ICOMOS-CIF) and Member of ICOM (International Council of Museums). Former ICCROM official, (http:/// ). From 1992 to 2003 she managed programmes in the countries of the Mediterranean region under the NAMEC programme (conservation of historic cities in North Africa and the Near and Middle East – 1992-2001). She coordinated the study for the transfer of Axum Stele (1997-2001) and contributed to the drafting of the international architecture competition for the New Egypt Museum of Gizah (1998-2001). From 2004 to 2021, she oversaw ICCROM’s external relations with the host country’s institutions and with member countries. She began her career at the National Archaeological Museum of Chieti. From 1987 until 1991, she was part of the ICCROM program “Science and Conservation”; and coordinated the educational laboratory “Scientific principles of conservation”. In 1991, in the Architecture Conservation Programme, she coordinated the training initiatives in developing countries in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for Development Cooperation. She holds lectures and courses in various universities, both Italian and foreign. Architect, since 1997, she has been part of the Professional Order of Architects, Landscape and Conservators (CNAPPC) and is a member of the Cultural Commission of the Order of the City of Chieti.


Sarah Stannage

As a Clore Fellow and Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Sarah often draws on her professional experience and track record for co production and community-led work. Sarah first trained as a Conservator-Restorer at Lincoln University qualifying in 2004 and has degrees in Environmental Decision Making, Policy and Ethics as well as Strategic Management and Finance. Having spent several years in Peterborough, UK with Opportunity Peterborough (and Urban Regeneration Company) and as Head of Heritage responsible for museums, collections and an archaeological wetland site at Flag Fen, Sarah played an early and instrumental role in supporting the conservation of the internationally significant Bronze Age discoveries at Must Farm in the UK. She has guest lectured at the University of Leicester Museum Studies department and contributed as an engagement advisor for a major five-year interdisciplinary research project, Understanding Everyday Participation, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in museums and heritage regeneration including as a sustainability champion and working at Chief Executive level in the charity and environmental sectors.

Current Role:
In 2018 Sarah was appointed as the first Executive Director of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. In this role Sarah is focusing on the strategic development of the Institute, in its mission to bring together conservators and cultural heritage specialists around the world educating, enabling and recognising excellence.


Alessio Re

Secretary General of Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture, Architect, PhD, MA in Economics of Culture, expert in cultural heritage and economic development. Expert in cultural heritage management, he is UNESCO and ITC-ILO consultant, contract professor at the University of Turin and University of Pisa. He coordinates the Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response and the Academy on UNESCO Designations and Sustainable Development, and participates in the coordination council of the Master in World Heritage and cultural projects for development, the Master in World Natural Heritage Management (until 2017), the Master in Cultural Property Protection and the MaB UNESCO Monviso Youth Camp.


  • Acquire a detailed overview of the initiative and awareness of the issues;
  • Explore the different steps of the Young Professionals Forum path with the various partners involved;


Technical equipment
  • Computer or tablet
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Speaker or earphones
  • Microphone and webcam