Ms. Nevra Erturk is curretly a PhD candidate at Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architectural History and Theory. She completed her BA in Classical Archaeology, Istanbul University and her MA in Museum Studies Graduate Program, Yildiz Technical University. She has been a research assistant at each of Turkey's only Museum Studies Program and Art Management Program at Yildiz Technical University.
Ms. Erturk has been involved in introductory programs on emergency preparedness and seismic conservation for museums in Turkey initiated by Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Disaster Preparedness Education Program (AHEP) in colloboration with the John Paul Getty Trust such as Non-structural Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Preparedness For Museum Collections, Preparing For Disaster: Building Protection Planning Before The Fact.
She translated educational documents into Turkish prepared by Jerry Podany, Conservator of Antiquities at John Paul Getty Museum, which initiate the process of surveying and implementing low-cost non-structural mitigation techniques to protect museum collections and exhibits.
Ms. Erturk and her colleague received one of the applied research grants of the Provention Consortium Disaster Risk Reduction Program which is managed by the World Bank's Disaster Management Facility.
She participated in training courses in the fields of earthquake disaster and disaster mitigation in Turkey and in China. She presented papers in several international and national seminars and has various articles and a book in Turkish in the fields of museum studies, cultural heritage protection with a focus on earthquake preparedness at museums.