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The European Museum Forum National Correspondents (NCs) are EMF representatives in 46 European countries, members of the Council of Europe. The Board of Trustees has a policy for the development of the EMF National Correspondents network. The role of a NC is to facilitate the work of EMF in a particular country. In some countries, depending on their size, difference between the regions, etc., more than one NC can be appointed. The NCs promote EMF in their country and identify potential candidates to apply for the European Museum of the Year Award. The NC liaises closely with local political, professional and media networks to provide important links in the chain of EMF promotional coverage throughout Europe. The NCs also provide the EMF office with support in raising funds to cover costs for judging visits, advise on itineraries and act as secondary point of contact for applicants. The NCs provide network of information between museums throughout Europe; they bring together news of developments and activities that may be conveyed to a wider audience through the European Museum Forum. 

In order to get in touch with a national correspondent in your country, please send an email to Pedro Branco, EMF Administrator at emf@europeanforum.museum

Albania

Ilirjan Gjipali

Head of Department of Prehistory, Institute for Archaeology

Armenia

Marine Mkrtchyan

ICOM Armenia Secretary

Austria

Otto Hochreiter

Secretary General ICOM Austria

Stefania Pitscheider Soroperra

Director, Frauenmuseum Hittisau

Azerbaijan

Firahnaz Musayeva

Head of International Relations and Innovation Department, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Roya Taghieva

Director of the Azerbaijani State Museum of Carpet and Applied Art

Belgium

Julien Staszewski

Director, Brussels Museums

Vanessa Braekeveld

Education Officer, Royal Library of Belgium

Alexandre Chevalier

ICOM Belgique Wallonie-Bruxelles

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Alma Leka

Museum advisor, Historical museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Secretary, ICOM Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Stavri Nikolov

Founding Director, Digital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL)

Todor Petov

Assist. Prof. at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts of University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"; Director of the My Museum Foundation

Croatia

Zvjezdana Antos

Senior Curator, Ethnographic Museum of Zagreb

Cyprus

Despina Pilides, Ph.D. FSA

Curator of Antiquities, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Chair of National Committee of ICOM

Efthymia Elston Alphas

Archaeological Officer, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

Czech Republic

Martina Lehmannová

Managing Director, ICOM Czech Republic Secretariat

Denmark

Sarah Smed

Head of Department, Danish Welfare Museum

Ole Winther

Head of Museum Department, Danish Agency for Culture

Estonia

Mariann Raisma

Director, University of Tartu History Museum

Finland

Iina Wahlström

Curator of Exhibitions, Sarka – The Finnish Museum of Agriculture

France

Benoît de L'Estoile

Professeur attaché en anthropologie politique, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

Dr. Vincent Guichard

Director General, Bibracte EPPC

Georgia

Lana Karaia

ICOM Georgia

Germany

Annabelle Hornung

Director, Museum of Communication Nuremberg

Greece

Anna Vogli

Head of PR, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.

Yiannis Markakis

Director of the Cretan open-air Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS"

Hungary

Batari Zsuzsanna

Secretary for Scientific Affairs in the Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre

Iceland

Helga Maureen Gylfadottir

Exhibition Project Manager, Reykjavík City Museum

Ireland

Liam Bradley

Director, Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan

Italy

Marianella Pucci

Mediator

Sara Minotti

Consultant, former EMF Administrator

M. Cristina Vannini

Founder and Managing Director of soluzionimuseali-ims, Former EMF Trustee

Latvia

Ineta Zelca Simansone

Director of Think Tank Creative Museum

Liechtenstein

Rainer Vollkommer

Director of the Liechtenstein National Museum

Luxemburg

Patrick Michaely

Director, Musée national d'histoire naturelle Luxembourg

Malta

Sandro Debono

University of Malta

Moldova and Romania

Nicoleta Zagura

President of the Art and Heritage UNESCO Club

Montenegro

Ljiljana Zeković

Director of the Art Museum of Montenegro

Netherlands

Adelheid Ponsioen

Consultant

Marije Kool

Business Director, Teylers Museum Haarlem

North Macedonia

Rubinco Belceski

Institution for Protection of Monuments of Culture and Museums

Norway

Liv Ramskjær

Secretary General, Norwegian Museum Association

Poland

Andrzej Zugaj

The National Institute for Museums

Portugal

João Neto

Associação Portuguesa de Museologia (APOM)

Maria Jose Santos

Director, Museum of Penafiel

Serbia

Nikola Krstovic

Assisting Professor, Belgrade University

Slovenia

Tanja Roženbergar

Curator, Slovene Ethnographic Museum

Spain

Karmele Barandiaran

Museu San Telmo

Olga Lopez Miguel

Museu Marítim de Barcelona

Sweden

Christian Penalva

Head of Exhibitions, Kulturen i Lund

Linda Noréen

Program coordinator, Gothenbourg Art Museum

Switzerland

Anne-Laure Jean

Swiss Museums Association

Türkiye

Lora Sariaslan

Independent Curator, Istanbul

Murat Ertuğrul Gülyaz

The Directorate of Nevşehir Museum

Ukraine

Kateryna Smagliy

Director of the Kennan Institute, Kiev

United Kingdom

Hugh Maguire

Cultural Heritage Advisor

Will Tregaskes

Museum Manager, Cynon Valley Museum