Alberto Garlandini is a museologist and expert in the management of cultural heritage. He is Past President of ICOM (2020-2022); President of ICOM Foundation; President of ICOM International Museum Research and Exchange Centre, Shanghai, China; Chair of the Governing Board of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Seoul, Korea; President of the Scientific Committee of Trento’s MUSE - Museo delle Scienze; President of the Abbonamento Musei Association. He is in the Scientific Committee of Brescia Musei Foundation, in the Board of Directors of Federculture, the Federation of Public Services for Culture, Tourism, Sport and Leisure; in the Board of Directors of Museum Ruffoni Foundation, Isola Pescatori, Stresa. He was Director General Culture and Cinema of Regione Lombardia (2010-2013); President of ICOM Italy (2010-2014), President of the Organising Committee of ICOM General Conference in Milan (2016); in the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Palazzo Ducale in Mantua (2015-2020), President of Museo del Paesaggio in Verbania (2021-2022). He delivers lectures at universities and international conferences and has been widely published in Italian, English, French and Spanish.