As a historian, art historian, journalist and as a programm manager at Erfgoed Brabant Anne-Wil Maris has an impressive trackrecord of initiating and participating in innovative and particpating projects in the field of cultural heritage and its adjacent fields of interest like landscape planning, education, wellbeing and tourism. Within Erfgoed Brabant she is the driving force behind crossdomain collaboration. Another very important topic is the participation of young heritage professionals. She is able to built bridges between different interestgroups, to motivate partners to join and she is always looking for possibilities to realize them. Heritage is not only about the stones, but also about the stories and how to preserver all this.