NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
Since January 2022, Mrs Katarzyna Zalasińska has been appointed the Director of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage. She obtained a PhD from the University of Warsaw with a thesis published under the title Legal protection of immovable monuments in Poland. She then obtained a postdoctoral degree at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia.
Katarzyna Zalasińska is a lawyer, academic teacher, author of many monographs and scientific articles concerning heritage protection law, the activity of museums, libraries and archives, and the circulation of works of art.
A little bit of history
A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.