Scientific Committee


Kázmér KOVÁCS, Prof., Dr. Arch. – Sapientia University, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Tg. Mures, Department of Horticulture, associate member of the Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, ”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, visiting teacher at ENSAPLV Paris



Miklós KÖLLŐ, Assoc. Teacher, Arch. , UAUIM PhD. Candidate – Larix Studio mentor, „Landscape & landscape architecture, cultural heritage” teacher at Sapientia University, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Tg. Mures, Department of Horticulture, member of various OAR, RUR and Architecture juries and boards, National Architecture Biennials nominee, Ministry of Culture specialist, author of „Ghidul de arhitectură pentru încadrarea în specificul rural din mediul rural – zona Secuime”. 



Christoph MACHAT – member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS

PhD, Dr. h.c. mult., Assoc. Professor, art historian, 1972-2011 working in State Conservation Offices (1972-73 Romania, since 1974 Germany – Bavaria and Rhineland), numerous lectures at international conferences, teaching activities at the universities of Köln, Bonn, Guatemala, ICCROM Rome, Ion Mincu-Bucharest, since 1998 University of Babes-Bolyai Cluj Napoca – postgraduate studies in conservation; more than 200 publications, several distincitions, editor of the „Topography of Historic Monuments“ both in the Rhineland and in Transylvania – with the results of the documentation of the saxon settlements (coordinated 1991-1998); since 1978 member of ICOMOS, co-author of the „Charter on the Built Vernacular Heritage“ of ICOMOS (1999), former president and honorary member of CIAV, 2008-2017 member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS International, since 2010 editor of the „ICOMOS Heritage at Risk World Reports on Monuments and Sites in Danger“.


Paula POPOIU, Assoc.Prof.Dr. – General manager of ”Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum, Bucharest


Martin RILL, H.C. Assoc. Prof.  at Pecs University, historiographer, archeologist and museographer, with research interest and activities related to the history of Transylvanian Middle Age, Central Europe and Transylvania in general. Professor Rill has been a museographer at the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu (1976-1989), a scientific researcher at Siebenbürgisch-Sächsischer Kulturrat Gundelsheim am Neckar (Germany), the main scientific researcher at the Danube Swabian Central Museum in Ulm (Germany) and during 2012-2017, the director of the Romanian-L-Bank Stuttgart relation office and the coordinator of the Romanian Honorific Consulate in Stuttgart.

He has participated in the archeology sites of Vurpăr, Cârța, Șura Mică all in Sibiu county, in over 60 symposiums, national and international conferences. Prof. Rill has organised over 30 exhibitions in Romania, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria. He lectured at institutions and universities in Germany, Italy, Hungary and Luxembourg. Between 2000 and 2012 he was a founding member of the directing counsel of the Deutsch-Rumänisches Forum, consultant for the Romania-Baden Württemberg government commission (2001-2017), member of the directing counsel of the International Danube Festival in Ulm and since 1989 he is a member of the Arbeitskreis für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde e. V. Heidelberg (The Transylvanian Studies Circle), as well as many other.

In 2003 he was awarded the “Romulus Vuia” prize by the Ministry of Culture for the “The houses story” exhibition and the Grand Prize of the Ministry of Culture for the “Flight in the past” exhibition,  in 2006.

Through his research activity, prof.Rill contributed at the knowledge of the Romanian material culture and durable documentation and conservation of Romanian architectural heritage. He has a rich publication activity, both individually and in collaboration: 20 volumes, over 25 exhibition catalogs, 27 research papers in Romanian and German professional publications.

We mention here a few titles: Taten und Gestalten. Bilder aus der Vergangenheit der Rumäniendeutschen (1983), Denkmaltopographie Siebenbürgen. Kreis Kronstadt (1995), Siebenbürgen im Flug (1997), Das Burzenland (1997), Marktort und Bischofssitz Birthälm in Siebenbürgen. Die Kirchenburg (2004), Sibiu/Hermannstadt European Capital of Culture (2007), Das Repser und Fogarascher Land (2014) or Sibiu/Hermannstadt. Istorie şi moştenire culturală / Sibiu/Hermannstadt. Geschichte und Kulturerbe, O experienţă europeană moştenirea istorică şi culturală a germanilor din România / Eine europäische Erfahrung. Das historische und Kulturelle Erbe der Deutschen in Rumänien (coord. Raluca Mălăncioiu et alii), Bucharest, 2019.


Vlad GAIVORONSKI, Prof.PhD.Arch. at the Architecture Faculty of „Politehnica” Technical University Timisoara since 1990, teaching Architectural Theory and project; present in international and national publications and sites with articles and projects, published five books and monographies.

-Partner at Andreescu & Gaivoronschi architects since 1990;  over 60 realized projects, over 50 national and international prizes and nominations.

-President of Romanian Order of Architects O.A.R., Timiș County (2010-2018).

-Exhibitions in Timișoara, Bucharest, Cluj, Sibiu, at The International Architecture Biennial in Venice in 1991 and 1996,  in Tokyo, London, Budapest, Leipzig, Szeged, Thesaloniki, Istanbul, Viena, Bruxelles, Barcelona, Singapore, Berlin, Seoul, Frankfurt.

-Member in The Steering PPC- Professional Practice Comission of U.I.A. – International Union of Architects, coautor of the aspirational guide „The Value of Architecture enhancing The Quality of Life”, adopted at the UIA Congress in Seul 2017


Diana BELCI has a PhD in Architecture from the University Ion Mincu Bucharest with a POSDRU visiting scholarship at L’école nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville(Ensa-PB) in 2009-2010. Currently she is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and City Planning in Timişoara, UPT, where she teaches History of Architecture and Heritage Conservation. She is also the president of the NGO Asociaţia pentru Patrimoniu Activ-PACT (Association for Active Heritage-PACT)

Her professional interests are related to the study, conservation and safeguarding of historical heritage. This interest was shaped by multiple studies and articles published in several journals in Romania and abroad, but also by coordinating or participating in a series of projects such as: Casa cu Har. Summer School of Restoration (PACT, NGO project), in Topîrcea, Sibiu, Banat Ambulance for Monuments (Europa Nostra Prize 2020) , FORCOPAR 2 Formation Professionnelle à distance en archeologie industrielle (conservation/recoversion) de la faisabilitéà l’operationnalité, From Riverbed to Seashore.Art on the Move in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean in the Early Modern Period (Harvard,Getty Foundation), Wooden Churches in Banat (Asociation of Lanscape Architects in Romaia), Rural Cemeteries of Banat(AFCN), etc.


Cosmin C. RUSU, Assistant Prof. at Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Medieval, Early Modern and Art History,

Medieval/Early Modern Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Expert (Expert Archaeologist; Licence no. AM-E-348)

Cultural – Business – Sports Tourism Professional (National Tour Guide; Licence n0. 2564/14.09.2005)

Areas of scientific interest: Everyday Life and Medieval and Premodern Material Culture; History and Culture of the Transylvanian Saxons; Central European Urban History; CulturalHeritage Management; Cultural Tourism

Applied research: Medieval, Premodern and Monumental Archeology; Historical, Art History and Cultural Heritage Studies; Cultural Heritage Management; Cultural Tourism

Relationship with the socio-economic environment: Archaeological field research, Historical and art history studies for archaeological sites and historical monuments; Consultancy, specialised lectureships and national/international guided tours in the field of cultural, business and sports tourism; Consultancy for the elaboration of development financing programs and projects in the field of capitalisation of cultural heritage resources; Popularisation of research results (monographs, guidebooks, albums, brochures, etc.)


Carmina GHEORGHIȚĂ, PhD. Arch. – Erasmus Coordinator, „G.M. Cantacuzino” Faculty of Architecture, „Gh.Asachi” Technical University of Iași



Gabriel PANASIU, Lect., Dr. Arch. – Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, ”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest


Scientific counselor: 

Ligia FULGA, Dr. Rsr. Ethnographer is the former director of the Etnographic Museum Braşov, a Metropolitan Museum New York USA on conservation and museology alumnae, DAAD fellowship alumnae, member of „L’Europe. Civilisation du pain” Association, member of ICOMOS-CIAV since 2010, member of the National Museums and Collections Comission since 2001, former president of the Romanian Ethnologic Sciences Association (10 prizes and distinctions), „George Oprescu” prize of the Romanian Academy in 2004, coordinator of research projects, author of a rich variety of books and documentary films out of which we mention „Sticla transilvăneană în sec. XVII-XVIII. Soluții tehnice și tendințe artistice” and the well known „Sașii transilvăneni despre ei înșiși / Siebenbürger Sachen über sich selbst”