Aleksandra Berberih-Slana took over after Margherita Sani, who stepped down from the board. Sani will remain as leader of the NEMO Working Group LEM - The Learning Museum. The meeting and election took place during NEMO’s European Museum Conference "Museums 2030 - Sharing recipes for a better future" 2019 in Tartu, Estonia, from 7-10 November 2019.
Dr Aleksandra Berberih-Slana graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor in 1997 at the Department of History and Department of English Language with Literature. In the same year she was awarded a scholarship of the Slovenian Science Foundation to continue her studies at the Department of History. In 2000, she obtained her Master's degree and started working as a young researcher at the Department of History at the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor. In 2003, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis and was granted the title of Doctor of Historical Sciences.
In 2003, she started working as researcher on a postdoctoral project. In October 2006, she was appointed Director of the National Liberation Museum Maribor, a special museum of modern history. She is currently in her third mandate. Besides being a director, she is a curator and in charge of a collection of 100.000 objects.
Aleksandra is the President of the Slovenian Museum Association since 2015 and a Board Member of ICOM Slovenia.