Member of the Scientific Committee and ICCROM Official
Joseph King received a degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of City Planning and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He later attended the Architectural Conservation Course at ICCROM.
He is currently the Unit Director of the Sites Unit at ICCROM, responsible capacity building programmes for the conservation of immovable cultural heritage around the world. He also leads a team of professionals in all aspects of ICCROM’s role as an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee.
Previously at ICCROM he was a Senior Project Manager working on the AFRICA 2009 programme. He was also involved in the development of the first Integrated Territorial and Urban Conservation course. From 1987 to 1990 he worked on a UNESCO project to develop an urban conservation plan for the Old Town of Mombasa, Kenya. From 1999 – 2002 he served as Secretary-General of the ICOMOS International Training Committee.