Drs. Mara De Groot

Mara De Groot studied Archaeology (VU Amsterdam, 1996-2001; University of Melbourne, 2000). In 2005 she started working for the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) as an Archaeological Information Specialist. In 2009 Mara got the opportunity to work for the Shared Heritage program of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives) and the RCE, focusing on heritage from Dutch exploration, trade, colonialism, conflict and migration worldwide. Ambitions of the Shared Heritage program are preservation through development, capacity building and improving access to heritage. Since 2014 Mara has been working as Managing Director for the Centre for Global Heritage and Development, a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus initiative.

Books by Mara De Groot

Living (World) Heritage Cities

Opportunities, challenges, and future perspectives of people-centered approaches in dynamic historic urban landscapes

Edited by Maaike S. de Waal, Ilaria Rosetti, Mara de Groot & Uditha Jinadasa | 2022

Cities are in a constant process of change and are the theater of interaction among people and their complex, historically multi-layered, culturally diverse living environment. Therefore, various interests, needs, and values affect these dynamics of…

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