Profession/Position: Consultant

Ms. Castellanos holds a BA. in conservation of movable heritage from the Escuela Nacional de Conservación (Mexico), and MA. Studies in anthropology and archaeology from UNAM (Mexico).

Ms. Castellanos is a cultural heritage consultant who specializes in the conservation and management of heritage sites, particularly archaeological and earthen architecture sites. For the past 15 years, she has consulted for diverse international organizations such as The Getty Conservation Institute, ICCROM, ICOMOS and UNESCO’s World Heritage Center on a variety of issues ranging from management planning for heritage sites to policy development for cultural heritage. She has led the development of management initiatives at the sites of Chan Chan, Chavin and Nasca in Peru, Yaxchilan in Mexico, Joya de Ceren in El Salvador, among others.

Ms. Castellanos has carried out several reactive monitoring missions for ICOMOS to assess the state of conservation of World Heritage properties throughout Latin America. She was also a regional expert for UNESCO’s Periodic Reporting Exercise for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ms. Castellanos currently serves as World Heritage advisor for ICOMOS International and continues to be involved in projects such as statutory reporting for World Heritage sites, UNESCO´s World Heritage Earthen Architecture Program, the impacts of Climate Change and the design of management systems for cultural heritage. She has also served as a professor for site management and conservation planning at regional and international courses, including ICCROM’s Sharing Conservation Decisions (2008 edition), Conservation of Built Heritage (2010 edition) and PAT courses (1996 and 1999 editions).
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