Garance Ameline holds a double undergraduate degree in Law and Archaeology (Panthéon-Sorbonne University), an MA in Museum and Cultural Heritage studies (School of Oriental and African Studies – SOAS), and a postgraduate degree in Cultural Heritage Management (Panthéon-Sorbonne University). She first became interested in the fight against artworks illicit traffic within Drouot Patrimoine. Later on, her interest in Middle Eastern archaeology and in the issues related to the destruction of monuments during armed conflicts led her to the Department of Oriental Antiquities of the Louvre Museum. Her passion for archaeology was also expressed in the field when she took part in the excavations of the antic site of Lattara, Lattes. Based on the « Cités Millénaires » exhibition (Institut du Monde Arabe, 2018-19), she wrote her dissertation on photogrammetry and 3D digitisation of sites in Iraq, Libya and Syria. After joining the World Heritage Unit of ICOMOS, UNESCO Advisory Body for the evaluation of cultural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, she now works for the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO.