Director

Andreja Rihter, MA, Slovenia

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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 – ).