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Partners & committees

The Herculaneum Conservation Project is not a legal entity, but a project based on a series of agreements which bring together three partners in a multilateral public-private initiative with shared objectives. The fact that these partners work together creates a synergy which produces greater results than that which would be achieved by individual partners operating alone.
The project was created by the Packard Humanities Institute in order to create the conditions for a complete turnaround in the recent history of the site; the resulting agreement was initially signed by its president David W. Packard with the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei (which became the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei in March 2008), and then later with the British School at Rome.

The general development of the project is overseen by a Scientific Committee, which constantly monitors how the strategies adopted respond to defined objectives. The committee is currently made up of:

  • Stefano De Caro, Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici
  • Herman Geertman, University of Leiden
  • Richard Hodges, Packard Humanities Institute
  • Valerie Magar, ICCROM
  • David W. Packard, Packard Humanities Institute
  • Teresa Cinquantaquattro, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei
  • Christopher Smith, British School at Rome
  • Nicholas Stanley-Price, Consultant for the conservation of cultural heritage
  • Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Herculaneum Conservation Project and University of Cambridge
  • Paul Zanker, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Fausto Zevi, Universit√† degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’

The Executive Committee is responsible for annual works programming and is currently formed by:

For the Packard Humanities Institute:

  • David W. Packard, President of the Packard Humanities Institute
  • Richard Hodges, Consultant to the Packard Humanities Institute
For the Soprintendenza:
  • Teresa Cinquantaquattro, Archaeological Superintendent for Naples and Pompeii
  • Stefano De Caro, Director General for Antiquities
For the British School at Rome:
  • Christopher J. Smith, Director of the British School at Rome
  • Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project