Dr. Shelley-Anne Peleg is a specialist on cultural heritage (intangible and built), conservation procedures of the cultural built heritage (archeological sites and historical cities) with a focus on the Old City of Akko. She is fellow researcher and lecturer in the Department of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa, and a lecturer at Kinneret College. Her Ph.D dissertation presented the connection between intangible and tangible heritage in Historic Urban Landscapes in Israel. Her research was based on 25 work years at the Israel Antiquities Authority. During which she served as the director of the International Conservation Center – Citta` di Roma situated in the Old City of Akko). Within this framework she established national and international curricula and training programs in practical conservation and cultural heritage studies. Additional activities aimed to increase public awareness of conservation. She is the founder of Hands-on-Heritage, which initiates various programs for public outreach in all fields of heritage.