Preserving the past and giving it a more dynamic role in the present involves choices, often very difficult ones. It requires a multi-disciplinary collaboration of specialists: archaeologists, conservator-restorers, architects, engineers, geologists, scientists, project managers, communication specialists and many others outside of the heritage field.
The HCP Team
The project is directed by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and guided by a Scientific Committee composed of leading Italian and international experts on Roman archaeology and conservation and representatives from the three main project partners (the Packard Humanities Institute, the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei and the British School at Rome).
The project team is a close collaboration of freelance heritage specialists and colleagues from the local heritage authority – see this pdf for more information – with works carried out by small specialist contractors. This team and project activities are managed by the HCP Project Manager, Jane Thompson, in close collaboration with the SANP Site Director, Maria Paola Guidobaldi and SANP senior architect, Valerio Papaccio. The importance given to sharing project results and greater involvement of wider interest groups in the project and in the future of the site is of central importance to the project’s success and is overseen by the HCP Communications Officer, Sarah Court, who also acts as a bridge between the conservation project and the Herculaneum Centre.