Philippos Mazarakis-Ainian, trained in archaeology, history of art and protection of architectural and urban heritage, works as curator of plans and drawings and of arms and armour in the National History Museum in Athens – Greece. He has presented numerous related exhibitions, editions and events. Among others, he was scientific coordinator for the UNESCO exhibition project “Imagining the Balkans, Identities and Memory in the long 19th century”, which involved the cooperation of 12 museums from SE Europe. Today he is presenting another major exhibition entitled “The WAR to end all wars, 1914-1918”. He has designed and implemented the NHM policy and infrastructure on digital documentation, including managing EU funded digitization projects. He is currently vice-president of ICOM-Greece as well as of the IAMH (International Association of Museums of History, ICOM-affiliated). He has also occupied positions as Treasurer of ICOM/ICMAH, and of ICOM-Greece, President of IAMH. He participates, on behalf of ICOM-Greece, in the EU funded Erasmus+ project MuSA (Museum Sector Alliance), for training museum staff in digital skills.
She is archaeologist-museologist, based in Athens, Greece. She studied Archaeology, History of Art and Museology at the University of Athens. She is a PhD candidate in Museology at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina. She currently works as a Museologist and project manager at the National Historical Museum in Athens. Since 2017, she also works as a researcher in the ‘Mu.SA: Museum Sector Aliance’ project on behalf of ICOM-Greece. Since 1997, she has been working as a museum professional in institutions of various types regarding their mission and collections. To name a few: Municipal Art Gallery of Athens, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Hellenic Children’s Museum, Foundation of the Hellenic World. She is a member of the Balkan Museum Network and of the Balkan Museum Access Group an innovative international initiative that promotes accessibility and inclusive interpretation.
She is Senior Researcher, member of the DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University, working in EU Projects related to culture. She is a graduate of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with degree in Archaeology and History of Art and holds a Master of Science (MSc.) with honors in Cultural Informatics and Communication with specialism in Museology from University of the Aegean, Mytilene. She was adjunct faculty in the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, teaching cultural heritage and museology. She has worked as archaeologist in excavations with the 2 Ephorates of Antiquities (Achaia and Aitoloakarnania) of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Her professional activity focuses on museology, digital cultural heritage, virtual archaeology, e – learning, ICT skills in Culture. Her research is published in scientific journals and in Conference proceedings. She is member of ICOM.