Professor Michael Worton, CBE

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Professor Michael WortonMichael Worton is Emeritus Professor of Arts at UCL (University College London), having retired in October 2013 from being Vice-Provost of UCL and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature.

He set up UCL’s campuses in Australia and Qatar, UCL’s operation in Kazakhstan, and the UCL Academy (a high school) in London. He has written extensively on modern literature and on art and gender theory. He also speaks throughout the world on education, internationalisation and global citizenship. He was a founding member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is a member of the Board of the Programme of Artistic Research of the Austrian Research Council (FWF). He is a member of the Council of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), of the Board of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, and is a Trustee of CARA (Council for At-Risk Academics).

He is a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, an Officier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, was awarded the Medal of Honoured Worker in Higher Education by the Republic of Kazakhstan, and was the first recipient of the British Academy President’s Medal. He has published 11 books and more than 80 articles and chapters in books.

Sally MacDonald

Co-founder, Co-director and Trustee

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

Co-founder and Trustee

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, Co-director and Trustee

Dominica D'ArcangeloDominica is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the charity.  She is a project manager and object conservator.  She studied archaeological conservation at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology.  She has international work experience on heritage sites in Turkey, Jordan, Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Additionally, she has project managed and administered international projects in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania and Turkmenistan.

Dominica is passionate about peer to peer knowledge exchange and international capacity building.