John Hurd

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John Hurd "joined Global Heritage Fund in 2005 and currently serves as International Conservation Director. At GHF, John has responsibility for conservation at all sites worldwide. He works closely with GHF project directors and international experts on sites selection, project monitoring and especially technical direction and advice. John is also the Director of the GHF Senior Advisory Board, a widely representative group of international specialists who review GHF procedures, especially site selection and annual project assessment.

"Following a BS in the Geology of Clays, John studied a two-year Conservation Science diploma and an ‘objects’ higher National diploma, leading to work as a sculpture conservator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. From 1989 -1998, John was a partner at Lincoln Conservation Studio, a busy atelier specializing in large architectural objects conservation. In 1998 John formed Hurd Conservation International, an international field consultancy with projects across Asia for several International agencies; he was a senior conservation consultant to UNESCO, Division of Cultural Heritage, on the Silk Roads cities of Central Asia.

"John Hurd chaired the International Council on Monuments and Sites, (ICOMOS) UK Earth Scientific Committee from 1994-2000, and was elected as President of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Earthen Architectural Heritage in 2006. In October 2006 he was elected as President of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee. John is a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies and a Visiting Fellow of the school of Archaeology at the University of York. John is dedicated to education and training with cultural sensitivity and focus. He has run summer schools in India, TransHimalaya, China and Europe. " [1]

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  1. John Hurd, Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 2, 2010.