Slovakia

Katarína Kosová

Slovakia

Born in 1954 in Slovakia, Katarína Kosová graduated in history of art and ethnology from Masaryk University (Czech Republic) in 1978. She successively obtained a doctorate degree in history of art in 1981. Katarína Kosová started her career as a specialist in the State Restoration Ateliers (works of fine art, polychrome wooden sculpture and wall-painting) where she became director in 1990. She was then appointed director general of the Slovak Institute of Monuments Preservation in 1998. After a restructuring plan of the Institute, she became director general of the new Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic in 2002. At the European level, Katarína Kosová has been a member of the experts group for skills and crafts in cultural heritage for the Council of Europe. She also plays an active role in the Slovak UNESCO Commission and ICOMOS Committee among others.

 

State Heritage Authority website: http://www.pamiatky.sk/