LATAM Newsletter Octubre-Diciembre 2016 now out

February 2, 2017

Boletín LATAM Octubre-Diciembre 2016 - Nº 7Download: Boletín LATAM Octubre-Diciembre 2016 – Nº 7

The aim of the LATAM Newsletter is to give the opportunity to conservation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean to share their research and professional experiences throughout the region using the LATAM network.

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Antonio Almagro wins Spanish conservation prize

November 29, 2016

Antonio Almagro wins Spanish conservation prizeOn 25 November Antonio Almagro Gorbea, ICCROM Council Member from Spain from 1975-1976 and from 1979-1989, received the National Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration Prize for 2016.  This prize is entitled in Spanish “Premio Nacional de Restauración y Conservación de Bienes Culturales” and is given on a yearly basis.  Last year’s prize recipient was Nieves Valentín, current ICCROM Council Member from Spain since 2013. Continue reading…


LATAM Newsletter julio-septiembre 2016 now out

October 17, 2016

LATAM Newsletter julio-septiembre 2016 now outDownload: Boletín LATAM julio-septiembre 2016

The aim of the LATAM Newsletter is to give the opportunity to conservation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean to share their research and professional experiences throughout the region using the LATAM network.

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Earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar

August 25, 2016

Following the earthquakes that struck the ancient mountain towns and villages of Lazio, Umbria and Marche in Central Italy and the historic site of Bagan in Myanmar on 24 August, the Director-General and staff of ICCROM wish to extend their condolences to the governments and people of these countries.

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the loss of life and extensive damage to these historic areas. It wishes to express its solidarity to the communities affected, to those engaged in first aid and civil protection activities, and to those responsible for cultural heritage in these regions.


LATAM Newsletter abril-junio 2016 now out

July 14, 2016

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The aim of the LATAM Newsletter is to give the opportunity to conservation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean to share their research and professional experiences throughout the region using the LATAM network.

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ICCROM‘s Council President Appointed to a Prestigious Museum Post in France

June 13, 2016

Marie Lavandier - ICCROM ‘s Council President Appointed to a Prestigious Museum Post in FranceThe President of the Council of ICCROM, Marie Lavandier, has been named Director of Louvre-Lens – the northern branch of France’s renowned cultural institution. Ms Lavandier, an art historian and conservation specialist, currently heads the Museum of Nice in southern France.

“I wholeheartedly congratulate Mrs Lavandier on her appointment to this new prestigious role.  It is a sign of recognition for her professional excellence as well as her devotion to conservation issues, which she has also demonstrated at ICCROM,” said Stefano de Caro, ICCROM’s Director-General.

Mrs Lavandier’s distinguished career includes a number of senior positions in France’s cultural sector. She has published extensively on cultural and conservation issues.  Mrs Lavandier replaces Xavier Dectot at the helm of the Louvre-Lens, becoming the second Director of the Museum since its establishment in 2012 .

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Suakin – a crossroads of civilizations, at risk

June 1, 2016

Suakin – a crossroads of civilizations at riskSuakin, a city in north-eastern Sudan, is a site of outstanding historical significance and a crucial Red Sea port since Egyptian times.  The city is situated on the pilgrimage routes of both Muslims and Christians: it was a main transhipment point for the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and also connected Africa to Jerusalem for Christian communities who wanted to visit the Holy Sepulchre. Continue reading…


New publication for Heritage Conservation Science

April 11, 2016

Front cover of ICCROM & IIC publication ICCROM Forum on Conservation Science

ICCROM is pleased to announce the publication of the position papers arising from the findings of the ICCROM Forum 2013 on Conservation Science. The Forum was a notable initiative of ICCROM and 15 other leading heritage institutions from around the world. This publication is produced in collaboration with IIC as a special supplementary issue of Studies in Conservation.

ICCROM’s Director-General, Dr. Stefano De Caro, has made the following comments on this occasion: “The position papers contained within this volume are reflections which build upon the vivid and diverse discussions of the ICCROM Forum 2013 on Conservation Science. The Forum has been a breakthrough in refocusing ICCROM’s mandate in this field and in strengthening our collaboration with major scientific and conservation institutions worldwide. The scope was ambitious, looking towards a reform of the heritage science field to meet the emerging needs of cultural heritage conservation and through them, societal needs, while at the same time promoting openness, and accountability.

ICCROM is pleased to join efforts with IIC to publish this special supplement to Studies in Conservation, which represents an important collaboration between our two organisations. The Forum was a venue for critical reflection engaging more than 80 heritage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines, responsibilities and cultures within cultural heritage conservation. ICCROM is grateful to all those who participated in the development of this seminal event. We hope that the ideas and aspirations which evolved from those days and are captured in this publication will lead to lasting positive change within our field.”

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LATAM Newsletter January – March 2016 now out

March 30, 2016

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The aim of the LATAM Newsletter is to give the opportunity to conservation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean to share their research and professional experiences throughout the region using the LATAM network.

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Saving Memory, Mantua Archaeological Museum

March 10, 2016

Mostar bridge destroyedThe ICCROM Archive has contributed to a fascinating exhibition being presented on three floors of the Archaeological Museum of Mantua, one made up of original images, documents, movies, and testimonials.

This exhibition, entitled “Saving Memory” (Salvare la Memoria), is an initiative of the State Museums of Lombardy, in collaboration with the city of Mantua, the Higher Institute for Conservation and Restoration (ISCR), the Carabinieri Art Squad, the University of Milan, IULM University, the Ducal Palace and Diocese of Mantua, the Monuments Men Foundation, and ICCROM.

The aim of the exhibition is to share powerful and meaningful images of heritage that should a point of pride – yet that is so often damaged by wars such as the one in Syria, as well as from earthquakes, floods and all those sudden events that impose the ravages of time with such ferocity. How can we forget the 1966 Florence flood, and the army of so-called “Mud Angels”, those volunteers who heeded the call to safeguard the city’s heritage? Or destruction brought about by humans, which has proven to be just as destructive as damage from natural causes?  Then there is the destruction inherited from the wars of the past. Continue reading…