Claire Giraud-Labalte is an art historian and professor at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. She oversees the Masters in “Cultural Management for Heritage, Performing Arts and Cultural Policy”. She also directs the programme’s “Trans Europe Express” project that engages her students in a transeuropean dialogue and networking opportunities within the cultural management sector. She joining the ENCATC network she has been an active member as chair of the “Understanding Heritage” Thematic Area and sits on the network’s expert committee for her extensive knowledge in the field of heritage. Her research specializes in heritage conservation and interpretation. She has completed extensive research for the Abbey of Fontevraud and has published many articles and books on France’s rich Loire Valley heritage including . In 1981 she founded “La clé des arts” consultancy where until 2006 she worked as a consultant on cultural heritage. Her international collaborations have taken her to Bulgaria, Georgia, Mali, Russia, the Baltics, the French Caribbean and Africa. She has been actively working with UNESCO on such projects as the heritage preservation of the Loire Valley and the “Niger-Loire: Governance and Culture” Project. She is also invited to share her expertise at international conferences. Recently she presented at the international conference for “Europe and Cultural Heritage: A Challenge Towards a European Cultural Heritage Strategy” in Bruges 2010 and at Europa Nostra’s Annual Congress 2011. Her most recent publication is Les années du romantisme Musique et culture entre Paris et l’Anjou (1823-1839).
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