Carolina Castellanos

Cultural Heritage Consultant, Advisor, ICOMOS World Heritage, Mexico

Carolina Castellanos has been a cultural heritage consultant for the past 20 years. In this capacity, she has advised international heritage organizations, including the Getty Conservation Institute, ICOMOS and UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, on a variety of issues ranging from the development of management systems to cultural heritage policy. She has lead heritage planning initiatives in efforts to integrate heritage places as drivers for development. Carolina also served as world heritage advisor for ICOMOS International, focusing mainly on the state of conservation and management of World Heritage properties around the globe, for which she has carried out several reactive monitoring and technical advisory missions in different parts of the world. She contributes to research related to heritage and climate change and sustainable development initiatives and frequently teaches heritage management at regional and international courses. She is currently adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, USA where she teaches comparative management at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She holds a B.A. in conservation of movable heritage from the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Mexico and an M.A. in anthropology and archaeology from UNAM, Mexico. Carolina is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar Session 466, Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage, 2009.


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