Art and cultural heritage historian and senior lecturer, Dr Claire Giraud-Labalte led a Master’s in cultural management that combined cultural heritage and performing arts management. She continues her activities as a lecturer and researcher with a rich experience in Life Long Learning and a multidisciplinary approach to heritage. [Her research works centers around travelers in Europe and their view on cultural heritage and society (long 19th century)]. She is involved in regional cultural life (Territoires imaginaires’s president, Pôle des acteurs du patrimoine en Pays de la Loire former president, the Val de Loire – world Heritage scientific committee’s vice-president).
Committed at the European level, ENCATC ambassador since 2012, she has contributed to the realization of several works: Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (2015); European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (2016) and associated tools. She is currently a member of the European Heritage Label panel.