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date: 17 April 2021

(p. ix) About the Editors

(p. ix) About the Editors

Angela M. Labrador is a cultural anthropologist who has combined her scholarly and professional interest in cultural property issues with the development of participatory action research methods for community-based heritage initiatives. Her dissertation, Shared Heritage: An Anthropological Theory and Methodology for Assessing, Enhancing, and Communicating a Future-Oriented Social Ethic of Heritage Protection, drew on real-world heritage practices in New England and the Caribbean to offer a visionary overview of the potential of an inclusive, ethical public heritage.

Neil Asher Silberman is a widely published author, historian, and heritage professional, and the editor-in-chief of the three-volume Oxford Companion to Archaeology (2012). He is the author of books on the social and political impact of the past on the present spanning from Digging for God & Country (Knopf, 1982) to The Bible Unearthed (Free Press, 2001). For the last fifteen years, he has served in various academic and professional capacities to help develop and promote the emerging field of Public Heritage. He served for a decade (2005–15) as president of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation and as a member of the ICOMOS International Advisory Committee.

Silberman and Labrador are colleagues at Coherit Associates, an international heritage consultancy currently coordinating a fourteen-nation heritage capacity-building project in the Caribbean on behalf of the Organization of American States. They are the co-authors of the forthcoming Oxford Guide to Public Heritage: Managing, Promoting, and Protecting Shared Cultural Assets. (p. x)