Andreja Rihter, MA, Slovenia
Andreja Rihter (1957), MA in History, BA in Sociology.
In the course of the last twenty years and more she has strongly supported cultural heritage projects and activities at the national, regional and international level - as the Minister of Culture in the Government of Slovenia during her term of office (2000 – 04), former director of the Museum of Recent History Celje ( 1986 – 2000) and through other assignments, functions and positions in different National and European cultural organizations such as: the European Museum Forum (national correspondent from 1987 – ); the Association of the Museums of Slovenia (president, 1998 – 2001); the Museology School of Celje, Slovenia (Initiator and Head, 2006 -); ICOM – ICTOP( board member (2007 -, vice-chair 2010 -); the Forum of Slavic Cultures (Founding member and initiator, 2002 -, president 2002 – 05, 2009-). More recently the Council of Europe – Parliamentary Assembly (chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Cultural Heritage, 2010 – 2011); the European Museum Academy (president , 2009 -); Hands On! International association for Children’s Museum (vice-president, 2009 – 2011, 2011 member of the Board) and Member of Parliament of Slovenia (2008 – 2012); Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures (2012 – ).