The ICCROM Council met in Rome from 17 to 19 November for its 84th Ordinary Session.
During the meeting, Member States relations, policies and strategic directions for the next planning cycle were discussed. Council Members also listened to reports by the Director-General and staff on programmes and activities, and the draft Programme and Budget for the next biennium was presented. Continue reading…
Mr Donatius Kamamba, Director of the Antiquities Division at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania and former member of the ICCROM Council, has been awarded the distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French government. The award is in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the protection of cultural heritage.
The Knight Cross in the Order of Arts and Letters was presented to Mr Kamamba by the French Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Mr Marcel Escure in early September in Dar es Salaam. Over the last 33 years, Mr Kamamba has had countless achievements in the preservation of cultural heritage, both in Tanzania and around the world. Continue reading…
ICCROM recently said good-bye to Alessandro Menicucci, who retired after 35 years of service.
Alessandro joined ICCROM as the Accounts Clerk in 1979 under the directorship of Bernard Feilden. In 1987 he became Bookkeeper, and then Head of Accountancy from 1990 until his retirement.
Joining the staff of ICCROM at a young age, he grew together with the organization, helping to guide it into the digital age with the introduction of computers and automated accounting programmes. However, despite embracing technology, he never fully renounced writing by hand, and he was known for his impeccable calligraphy. That, together with his warm smile, availability and attention to detail is what he will be most remembered for.
We wish him all the best as he begins his new life chapter, pursuing his passions for sports in general and tennis in particular, as well as his beloved football team, AS Roma.