Communication and Teaching Skills in Conservation and Science

October 25, 2016

Course Announcement

International Summer School 2017

Communication and Teaching Skills courseWhen
10 – 21 July 2017

Rome, Italy

Successful interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for meaningful conservation actions. A shared understanding of core principles of the diverse fields involved is the basis on which such collaboration is built.

Conservation education programmes and professional development activities are under pressure to teach more in less time. The course aims to explore the potential of new didactic approaches to learning about conservation and science. Continue reading…

Wooden architecture conservation and restoration

September 30, 2016


Wooden architecture conservation and restoration © Phot: Kizhi Open Air MuseumDates: 11 – 30 September 2017 (arrival date 10 September, departure date 1 October)

Location: Kizhi Island (11 days) and Petrozavodsk (10 days), Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

Chief organizer:


  • Petrozavodsk State University and UNESCO Chair of Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation
  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia
  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

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Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

July 22, 2016


Athar course announcement

Dates: 4 – 27 October 2016

Place: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE

Course Partners

  • ICCROM, through its ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
  • Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Background and Aims

In response to political upheavals and the subsequent need for emergency preparedness in the Arab region, ICCROM-ATHAR offers this course on “Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis.” It is designed for heritage and other relevant professionals in the Arab region, and provides tools that support risk management before, during, and after a crisis.

The course is based on the achievements, success and experiences acquired in a series of international courses on “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis” developed by ICCROM since 2010, first with emphasis on conflict situations and then addressing other types of complex emergencies.

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Regional Course – Promoting People-Centred Approaches

June 20, 2016


Course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches: Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture

Promoting People-Centred Approaches
Promoting People-Centred Approaches

Dates: 4 – 13 October 2016

Place: Lake Ohrid region (Albania/Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)



This course is aimed primarily at Albanian and Macedonian experts from partner institutions working on the UNESCO-EU project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Albania. However, the opportunity is also provided to participants in the region who demonstrate that they are in the process of engaging communities in heritage management and that they wish to share their experience and strengthen their approaches. The course follows the model of the first course on ‘Promoting People-Centred Approaches: Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture’ implemented in October 2015.

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CollAsia Course – Conserving Textiles and Costumes, Guatemala

May 27, 2016


Conserving Textiles and Costumes in Southeast Asian Collections


Dates: 24 October – 11 November 2016

Place: Antigua, Guatemala



Textiles and costumes are a vibrant part of the heritage collections in Southeast Asia. They attest to sophisticated traditional knowledge systems and complex worldwide trade relations, and have been intimately linked to issues of identity through time. Both historical collections and living heritage communities are custodians of ethnic, religious, military, historic and other collections of textiles and costumes. A shared understanding of material characteristics, manufacturing techniques, design elements, past and current uses, and accompanying social practices are the basis of sound conservation strategies. Continue reading…

LATAM Course on Stone Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis

May 5, 2016


Course on Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis - Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico

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Dates: 10 – 22 October 2016

Place: Archaeological Site of Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico



In 2010, an agreement was signed by ICCROM and INAH for collaboration in the LATAM Programme for conservation of cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this context, a series of activities have been carried out, focusing on stone heritage conservation. Continue reading…

Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

April 22, 2016


Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

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Dates: 9 to 25 November 2016

Place: Mexico City, Mexico


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Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region

April 15, 2016


Research, Analysis and Preservation of Archaeological Sites and Remains


Dates: 30 August – 29 September 2016

Place: Nara, Japan


In cooperation with:

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