May Shaer is a conservation architect and currently is working with the Department of Antiquities where she is responsible for international cooperation projects, as well as organizing and implementing training activities in coordination with international organizations. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the American University of Beirut, a master's degree in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University, and a PhD from Munich Technical University, Chair for Conservation at the Department of Architecture. She also received training at the Bavarian State Conservation Office in Munich and at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome (ICCROM). She has published several articles and conference papers relating to archaeology and conservation.
Zaki Aslan is the project coordinator of SITES Near East Programme at ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome). He studied architecture at the University of Jordan, Conservation of the Built Environment at the University of Montreal in Canada, and completed his Ph.D. on the design of protective structures for archaeological sites at University College London. He also was an intern at the Bavarian State Conservation Office in Munich, and studied at ICCROM. He was consultant to UNESCO, the European Union, and ICCROM on projects in the field of heritage conservation in the Middle East, and was a conservation architect and heritage manager at the Conservation and Restoration Center in Petra (CARCIP). He worked on the Cultural Resources Management Program in Jordan, and supervised conservation work at the Umayyad Palace in Amman.