Cynthia DUNNING THIERSTEIN
Cynthia Dunning Thierstein is director of ArchaeoConcept and is responsible for heritage management projects. She is an archaeologist specialising in the European Early Iron Age (Doctorate of the University of Geneva 2005). Hers interests are particularly directed on the theory of archaeology heritage management. She has worked as a director in Museum Schwab (Biel) then as director of the Archaeological Service of the Canton of Bern Since 1998 Cynthia Dunning Thierstein has actively taken part in the management of the Europae Archaeologiae Concilium (EAC), a non-governmental association bringing together the managers of archaeological heritage in Europe, organising international meetings defining the problems of modern archaeology in Europe. In 2011, she founded ArchaeoConcept. Cynthia Dunning Thierstein is also member of numerous national and international associations (ICOMOS, ICOM, EAA, AS, ARS, AGUS). She was vice-president of the association “Palafittes” for the Inscription to the World Heritage of the Pile-dwellings around the Alps and was a member of the board of “Archéologie Suisse”. In 2012, she completed her MAS in Cultural Management at the University of Basel. She is also an accredited ICOMOS-ICAHM expert and was elected as Vice-president for Europe in 2012.