Aïda Menouer

Educated in France and Canada, Aïda Menouer has a background in history of art and archaeology, and a specialization in the restoration of painting. She worked since 2015 in Algeria with significant practice in the field of preservation of cultural heritage. Her last experiences, with the Programme Patrimoine as a Junior Expert in charge of cultural heritage inventory, and with the Projet des Parcs Culturels Algériens, engaged her in the conception and formulation of technical documentation, guidelines, or action-plans for the development and reinforcement of governmental institutions. This work encouraged her to formulate a project for the creation of a much needed institution dedicated to conservation in Algeria. The topic of her PHD research within the Tech4Culture programme will question the field of scientific expertise, management in international centers of conservation (both of governmental and private funding). The objective is to identify best choices for equipment and partnership for a governmental center of conservation with low resources, and particularly in the context of emerging countries.

Tech4Culture Fellow – Call 1 (2018)

Supervisor: Eliano Diana, Department of Chemestry, UniTO