Governance

FOUNDER

The Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land are a religious brotherhood who have been called by God from every corner of the world for a special mission: to watch over the places of the Redemption. They belong to a religious order of the Catholic Church, the Order of Friars Minor, known as the Franciscans. Their founder, St. Francis of Assisi, went to the Middle East at the beginning of the 13th century to “touch” the places which, still today, offer an irreplaceable testimony to God’s revelation and his love for mankind.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & FUNDRAISING

Nonprofit organisation whose mission is to support the Custody of the Holy Land. ATS pro Terra Sancta operates in the Holy Land since 2002 and carries out international activities related to fundraising, coordination and management of humanitarian, social and cultural projects.

Pro Terra Sancta is tasked with developing the project and coordinating fundraising activities.

SCIENTIFIC PARTNER 

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The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum is the Department of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology of the Pontificia Universitas Antonianum in Rome. It was funded by the Franciscan fathers in 1901 with the goal of carrying out research and teaching activities related to biblical interpretation and archaeology. It has operated uninterruptedly since 1924.

The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum is responsible for the collections and exhibitions of the Terra Sancta Museum.

International Scientific Committee

 

fr. Eugenio ALLIATA, ofm

fr. Eugenio ALLIATA, ofm

Archaeologist, Professor at SBF Studium Biblicum Franciscanum – Director of the TSM

Béatrix SAULE

Béatrix SAULE

Honorary General Director and Conservator of the Versailles Castle

Michèle BIMBENET-PRIVAT

Michèle BIMBENET-PRIVAT

General Conservator of the department of Art Objects of the Museum of Louvre

Jacques CHARLES-GAFFIOT

Jacques CHARLES-GAFFIOT

Art Historian, Iconography Expert

Benoit CONSTENSOUX

Benoit CONSTENSOUX

Art Historian, Kugel Gallery

Andreina CONTESSA

Andreina CONTESSA

General Director of the Historical Museum and Park of the Miramare Castle in Trieste

José Manuel CRUZ VALDOVINOS

José Manuel CRUZ VALDOVINOS

Professor of History of Art, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Thomas GAEHTGENS

Thomas GAEHTGENS

Art Historian, Honorary General Director of the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles

Gael de GUICHEN

Gael de GUICHEN

Consultant for the General Direction of ICCROM

Barbara JATTA

Barbara JATTA

General Director of the Vatican Museums

© Vatican Museums

fr. Stéphane MILOVITCH, ofm

fr. Stéphane MILOVITCH, ofm

Director of the Cultural Heritage Office, Custody of the Holy Land, Liturgist

Przemysław MROZOWSKI

Przemysław MROZOWSKI

Honorary General Director of the Royal Castle of Warsaw

© A. Ring, L. Sandzewicz

Maria Pia PETTINAU VESCINA

Maria Pia PETTINAU VESCINA

Art Historian, Ancient textiles Expert

Paulus RAINER

Paulus RAINER

Conservator of the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, director emeritus of the Kunstkammer

Danièle VERON-DENISE

Danièle VERON-DENISE

Honorary Conservator of the Fontainebleau Castle, liturgical and secular textiles Expert

Raphaëlle ZIADE

Raphaëlle ZIADE

Responsible for the Department of Byzantine Art of the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts of Paris

Consultants

 

George AL’AMA

George AL’AMA

Collector and expert of traditional Palestinian art

Carla BENELLI

Carla BENELLI

Coordinator of Cultural Projects for ATS Pro Terra Sancta

Sara CIBIN

Sara CIBIN

Terra Sancta Museum project manager for ATS Pro Terra Sancta

Marie des Neiges de l’EPREVIER

Marie des Neiges de l’EPREVIER

Responsible for the Cataloging

fr. Sergey LOKTIONOV ofm

fr. Sergey LOKTIONOV ofm

Custodial Archivist

fr. Rodrigo MACHADO SOARES, ofm

fr. Rodrigo MACHADO SOARES, ofm

Custodial Master of Ceremonies, Deputy Director of the Cultural Heritage Office of the Custody of the Holy Land

Antonello RICCO

Antonello RICCO

Art Historian, Researcher at the University of Salerno

Silvia ROMAN

Silvia ROMAN

Service manager for the exhibitions of the Castle of Versailles

 

Communications

Eleonora MUSICCO, Communication officer of Cultural Heritage department of the Custodie and Terra Sancta Museum

Emilie REY, Press office for the History Collections