Drs. J.P.A.M. (Jean-Paul) Corten (1963) is presently employed as senior policy officer at the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), where he coordinates international relations. He graduated in Economic and Social History at the University of Utrecht and later studied planning.
He started his career as researcher in the History of Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven, after which he entered the employ of the Netherlands Institute for Industrial Heritage as project leader in research. At the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency he specialized in Integrated Conservation. Besides, he has been involved in many conservation projects aboard as a freelance consultant.