Ddr. Verena Vidrih Perko is a publicist, poet, and archaeologist with a doctorate in Roman archeology, which she defended at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She first studied museology at ICOM's summer schools at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech
Ddr. Verena Vidrih Perko is a publicist, poet, and archaeologist with a doctorate in Roman archeology, which she defended at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She first studied museology at ICOM’s summer schools at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. With a prestigious Paul Getty Fellowship, she studied at universities and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and elsewhere in the United States and at East England University in Norwich. She completed her studies in museology at the University of Zagreb with a doctorate from prof. T. Šola. She was a young researcher at the City Museum of Ljubljana and the University of Ljubljana. Since 1988 she has been a visiting assistant professor of Roman archeology at the Archaeological Department of the Faculty of Arts. Since 1997 she has been employed as an archaeologist curator at the Gorenjska Museum in Kranj. She is the author and museological project leader of several permanent and temporary exhibitions, e.g., in the Museum collection of Črnomelj, Tržič, and Štanjel. She is the initiator and co-founder of the doctoral study program of heritology and the program leader of Museology in the course Archeology for the Public and Management of Archaeological Heritage at the Archaeological Department, and a lecturer at the individual doctoral study program of Heritology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She is a mentor in numerous diploma, master’s, and doctoral theses and the initiator and provider of education for Slovenian museologists at the Slovenian Museum Association. She was a member of the author group for the National Strategy for Cultural Heritage. She is an active member of several Slovenian professional and international scientific societies such as RCRF, Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, the International Society for the Study of Roman Ceramics based in Switzerland, ILA, the International Society for the Study of Lights based in Geneva, ICOM, the International Council of Museums based in Paris.