Dan Matei is the Director of the Movable, Digital and Intangible Heritage Department at the National Heritage Institute, Bucharest, Romania .
Dan is in charge of several national cultural databases such as the inventory of Listed Movable Heritage, National Registry of Archaeological Sites, union Catalogue of Rare Books etc., as well as the NHI’s aggregation of data for Europeana.
He has been involved with Europeana since the start of the Europeana Version 1 project in 2009.
Dan trained as a programmer at The Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest “a long time ago”. Then in the ’80s, he worked as a programmer/researcher at the National Informatics Institute. Between 1990 and 2011, Dan was director of CIMEC – Institute for Cultural Memory (now part of National Heritage Institute).