Patricia Alberth

Head, World Heritage Office, Bamberg, Germany

Patricia Alberth has been head of the World Heritage Office of the City of Bamberg since 2013. In this capacity, she oversees the local implementation of the World Heritage Convention and serves as the lead person for all matters relating to the World Heritage site. Patricia is a World Heritage specialist with more than eight years of experience at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Asia and Pacific. She successfully administered projects in China, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Netherlands and Vietnam. Her projects included the establishment of the UNESCO-ICCROM Asia Academy for Heritage Management, a regional network of universities and research institutes that specialize in the preservation of cultural heritage. Patricia is a member of the German National Committee of ICOMOS and of the Board of the DENK-MAL Foundation. She holds a B.A. in international business and an M.Sc. in world heritage studies from the International Business School Groningen, the Netherlands, the University of Macau, China and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany. Patricia is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Session 498, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, 2012.


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