Gilles Prilaux is an archaeologist at the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP). He is a Research Engineer and Deputy Scientific and Technical Director. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Dijon and a Diploma of Advanced Studies from the University of Artois. He is attached to the University of Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, Halma-UMR 8142 CNRS, on a program on the ages of Salt in Western Europe. He has been conducting archaeological excavations in France for over 27 years and since the mid-1990s he has specialized in the archeology of the Great War
Matthieu Beuvin is Director of Cultural Affairs of the Bocage-Hallue Community of Communes (Somme). After a scientific baccalaureate, he studied geography at the University of Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens. As a student, he was also an animator and director of children’s holiday centres. He began his professional career in 1999 as a Youth and Cultural Coordinator. In 2002 he obtained a State Certificate of ‘Cultural Mediator’ and then became Head of the Bocage-Hallue Cultural Service. In December 2013, he took charge of the cultural and heritage development project of the Underground City of Naours.
Michael and Donna Fiechtner are qualified educationalists who founded InterCultural Consulting Group in Brisbane to offer educational ,cultural and historical experiences for a wide range of age groups – from school-aged children to retirees. ICG has provided educational opportunities in Japan and has a unique relationship with The Hiroshima Peace and Culture Foundation. Recently, ICG has turned its attention to the battlefields of France and Belgium, hosting tours of WWI and WWII sites. The Naours story and assisting it to be discovered by others is one of their latest projects.