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, IMUAU, 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“.


Gabriel PANASIU, Assistant Prof., Dr. Arch. – Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, IMUAU



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.


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”


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