Consultant for heritage management, Fondazioni Packard
Jane Thompson brings together more than two decades of site experience with international-level research, policy work and capacity development initiatives in the cultural heritage sector.
She has fulfilled significant institutional positions, including membership of the highest advisory body for cultural heritage for the respective ministries of Italy and Romania, and is Course Director for Heritage Management at the Bocconi University.
Co-author of the UNESCO 2013 resource manual Managing Cultural World Heritage and 2011 World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy as part of her work for ICCROM, she also helped draft the Policy for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention adopted in 2015. Currently, she is in the core ICCROM-IUCN team delivering the capacity-building platform of the recently launched World Heritage Leadership Programme and the new UNESCO management manual for World Heritage.
As well as her ongoing role leading the Herculaneum Conservation Project on behalf of the Italian arm of the Packard Humanities Institute, she consults for World Heritage properties worldwide with a particular emphasis on management improvements and heritage impact assessments.