Sally MacDonald

Co-founder and Co-director

Sally MacDonaldSally MacDonald is Director of UCL Museums, Collections and Public Engagement and co-founder of Heritage Without Borders. Sally has over 25 years experience in the heritage industry, leading museums of archaeology, decorative arts and social history. Sally has won numerous personal and institutional awards for her work in the UK heritage sector.
During her time at UCL Sally has been increasingly involved in international projects. Sally has worked with the British Council on several professional development training sessions for Gulf museum staff, and she has worked with UNESCO to advise the Palestinian National Authority on museum development strategy. Most recently Sally played a leading role in establishing UCL’s new campus in Qatar, which offers postgraduate degree programmes in the areas of Archaeology, Conservation, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.

Sally is a Fellow and board member of the Museums Association and a board member of many leading heritage organisations, including the Jewish Museum, Culture Unlimited and the University Museums Group UK.

Melina Smirniou


Melina SmirniouMelina works as an archaeological conservator in the Stone, Wall Paintings and Mosaics conservation section at the British Museum. Melina is also close to completion of her PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, focusing on Late Bronze Age glass production in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean. Melina has experience working on heritage projects in Jordan, Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon.

Dominica D’Arcangelo

Co-founder and Co-director

Dominica studied archaeological conservation at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and has experience working in the Organics Conservation Section at the British Museum and on-site on projects in Turkey, Jordan and Greece. Dominica is passionate about sharing the work of conservators with the public.

Megan Laws
Fundraising Assistant, Heritage Without Borders
Megan is currently studying anthropology at University College London. Megan has joined Heritage Without Borders to provide administrative assistance with fundraising projects. Megan has a keen interest in political and economic anthropology and human rights, and would like to pursue further study in these fields upon finishing her degree.

Emily Peirson-Webber
External Affairs Consultant, Heritage Without Borders
Emily works as the Donor Relations Manager in UCL’s Development and Alumni Relations Office. Emily has extensive experience in public relations and communications in an arts and education environment. Emily is a keen supporter of arts and heritage organisations and is a volunteer member of the Museums Association.