Hossam Mahdy is an Egyptian and British freelance consultant and researcher on the conservation of

built heritage. He acquired his PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK; MSc from University of Leuven, Belgium; and BSc from Ain Shams University, Egypt. His work focuses on Islamic views on the conservation of built heritage, Arabic terminology of conservation, and the translation of conservation literature from English into Arabic. He is an advisor to ICOMOS Secretariat on World Heritage nominations and a consultant to EAMENA Project at Oxford University on Arabic heritage terminology and translations. He worked extensively on the study and conservation of built heritage in the Arab region. Hossam is a member of ICOMOS-UK and ICOMOS-CIAV. He was an Honorary Fellow at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow; a Fellow at ICCROM, Rome; and a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, LA.