MEET THE NATIONAL CORRESPONDENTS

The European Museum Forum National Correspondents (NCs) are EMF representatives in 47 European countries, members of the Council of Europe. The Board of Trustees has a policy for the development of the EMF National Correspondents network. The role of a NC is to facilitate the work of EMF in a particular country. In some countries, depending on their size, difference between the regions, etc., more than one NC can be appointed. The NCs promote EMF in their country and identify potential candidates to apply for the European Museum of the Year Award. The NC liaises closely with local political, professional and media networks to provide important links in the chain of EMF promotional coverage throughout Europe. The NCs also provide the EMF office with support in raising funds to cover costs for judging visits, advise on itineraries and act as secondary point of contact for applicants. The NCs provide network of information between museums throughout Europe; they bring together news of developments and activities that may be conveyed to a wider audience through the European Museum Forum. 

In order to get in touch with a national correspondent in your country, please send an email to Pedro Branco, EMF Administrator at emf@europeanforum.museum

 

ALBANIA

Ilirjan Gjipali

Head of Department of Prehistory, Institute for Archaeology 

 

ARMENIA

Marine Mkrtchyan

ICOM Armenia Secretary

AUSTRIA

Stefania Pitscheider Soroperra

Director, Frauenmuseum Hittisau

 

AZERBAIJAN

Firahnaz Musayeva

Head of International Relations and Innovation Department, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

 

Roya Taghieva

Director of the Azerbaijani State Museum of Carpet and Applied Art

BELGIUM

Alexandre Chevalier

ICOM Belgique Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

Pieter Van Der Gheynst

Director, Brussels Museums 

 

Sofie Wilder

Director, Museums of Turnhout

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Alma Leka

Museum advisor, Historical museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Secretary, ICOM Bosnia and Herzegovina

BULGARIA

Stavri Nikolov

Founding Director, Digital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL)

 

Todor Petov

Assist. Prof. at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts of University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"; Director of the My Museum Foundation

CZECH REPUBLIC

Martina Lehmannová

Managing Director, ICOM Czech Republic Secretariat

 

CROATIA

Zvjezdana Antos

Senior Curator, Ethnographic Museum of Zagreb

CYPRUS

Despina Pilides, Ph.D. FSA

Curator of Antiquities, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Chair of National Committee of ICOM

 

Efthymia Elston Alphas

Archaeological Officer, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

 

DENMARK

Sarah Smed

Head of Department, Danish Welfare Museum

 

Ole Winther

Head of Museum Department, Danish Agency for Culture

ESTONIA

Mariann Raisma

Director, University of Tartu History Museum

FINLAND

Jari Harju

Curator, Helsinki City Museum

FRANCE

Benoît de L'Estoile

Professeur attaché en anthropologie politique, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris 

 

Dr. Vincent Guichard

Director General, Bibracte EPPC

 

GERMANY

Leontine Meijer van Mensch

Director Ethnological Collections, State of Saxony, Germany

 

GEORGIA

Lana Karaia

ICOM Georgia

Nino Azmaiparashvili

Journalist

GREECE

Anna Vogli

Head of PR, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.

Yiannis Markakis

Director of the Cretan open-air Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS"

HUNGARY

Batari Zsuzsanna

Secretary for Scientific Affairs in the Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre

ICELAND

Helga Maureen Gylfadottir

Exhibition Project Manager, Reykjavík City Museum

 

IRELAND

Liam Bradley

Director, Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan

 

ITALY

Marianella Pucci

Mediator

 

Sara Minotti

Consultant, former EMF Administrator

M. Cristina Vannini

Founder and Managing Director of soluzionimuseali-ims, Former EMF Trustee

 

LATVIA

Ineta Zelca Simansone

Director of Think Tank Creative Museum

LIECHTENSTEIN

Rainer Vollkommer

Director of the Liechtenstein National Museum

 

LUXEMBOURG

Mathieu Viau-Courville

Lecturer and Researcher

 

MACEDONIA

Rubinco Belceski

Institution for Protection of Monuments of Culture and Museums

 

MALTA

Romina Delia

Secretary General, ICOM Malta

MOLDOVA

Nicoleta Zagura

President of the Art and Heritage UNESCO Club

MONTENEGRO

Ljiljana Zeković

Director of the Art Museum of Montenegro

 

NETHERLANDS

Adelheid Ponsioen

Consultant

 

Jan Hovers

Former Director, Zaans Museum

NORWAY

Liv Ramskjær

Secretary General Norwegian Museum Association

 

POLAND

Dominika Mroczkowska-Rusiniak

National Institute for Museums and Public Collections

PORTUGAL

João Neto

Associação Portuguesa de Museologia (APOM)

Maria Jose Santos

Director, Museum of Penafiel

ROMANIA

Nicoleta Zagura

President of the Art and Heritage UNESCO Club

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Olga Chistanova

Executive Director, ICOM Russia

 

Yuliya Glazyrina

Perm Regional Museum and Museum of Permian Antiquities

Ana Glinskaya

Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage

Sofya Averchenkova

Institute for Cultural Policy

SERBIA

Nikola Krstovic

Assisting Professor, Belgrade University

 

SLOVENIA

Bojana Rogelj Skafar

Museum Councillor, Slovene Ethnographic Museum

 
SPAIN

Karmele Barandiaran

Museu San Telmo

 

Olga Lopez Miguel

 

SWEDEN

Medea Sogor Ekner

Chair, ICOM Sweden

 

SWITZERLAND

Stefanie Steiner

Archaeologist and cultural journalist

 

TURKEY

Lora Sariaslan

Independent Curator, Istanbul

Murat Ertuğrul Gülyaz

The Directorate of Nevşehir Museum

UKRAINE

Kateryna Smagliy

Director of the Kennan Institute, Kiev

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Hugh Maguire

Cultural Heritage Advisor

 

Will Tregaskes

Museum Manager, Cynon Valley Museum