Dr. Alon Margalit, Library Director. Together with Professor Haim Goren, Dr. Margalit established the map collection, developed the Masad Cartography Database and defined the project goals. Dr. Margalit is responsible for developing the collection, establishing connections with outside entities and integrating advanced technologies.
Mr. Shalom Tarmatzi, Collection Director. Mr. Tarmatzi is responsible for scanning the maps, creating the informative records and including them in the database. Mr. Tarmatzi has broad knowledge of the modern history of the land of Israel and assists with cartographic inquiries from the public.
Mr. Udi Grossman is responsible for the GIS (Geographic Information System) platform and creating the informative layers based on the diverse cartographic materials. Mr. Grossman has broad knowledge of the modern history of the land of Israel, provides cartographic consultation and assists with research and documentation of the historical changes that have taken place in the geographic space over time.
Dr. Gad Schaffer
Dr. Gad Schaffer, Academic Director of the Center for Historical Cartography Research. Dr. Schaffer is responsible for establishing scientific relationships with various entities in Israel and overseas. In addition, Dr. Schaffer is responsible for initiating and organizing conferences and workshop and recruiting foundation support for grants and scholarships. Dr. Shefer also teaches in the map room and promotes publications using the map room material.
Professor Emeritus Goren Haim
Professor Emeritus Haim Goren, historical geographer, specializing and publishing on the topic of European intervention in the land of Israel and the region during the Ottoman period, and especially in the 19th century, literature by travelers and pilgrims to Israel, and the history of scientific research in the Middle East from the 19th century through the First World War. All three areas are expressed in his research and many publications dedicated to the history and development of cartography of the region. Professor Goren consulted and was a partner in the process of establishing Masad Tel-Hai from the very beginning and currently serves as a scientific consultant.