Measuring the impact of heritage science

July 15, 2015

ICCROM Forum follow up: Think-tank meeting Evaluating the Outcomes of Heritage Science

How to measure impact? Where to start?

Grupo photoDemonstrating impact is a high priority in many fields – especially those which rely on effective fundraising and public support for survival – and in recent years there has been increasing activity in this area with regard to culture and cultural heritage. However, while there is growing recognition of the importance  of evaluating outcomes and impact, at the same time there are widespread difficulties in establishing common frameworks, language and methods. In other words, although it is easy to see the merits of the exercise, it remains difficult to apply in practice.

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LATAM Newsletter April – June 2015 now out

June 29, 2015

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Download: Boletín LATAM abr-jun 2015

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.

Would you like to contribute to the next Newsletter? Contact us below.

El objetivo de LATAM Newsletter es ofrecer una plataforma a los profesionales de América Latina y el Caribe para compartir sus investigaciones y experiencias profesionales en la región, a través de la red de LATAM.

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Airstrikes on Yemen’s cultural heritage

June 3, 2015

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has condemned the airstrikes on the ancient city of Marib in Yemen and is calling on all parties involved in the conflict to refrain from targeting the country’s unique cultural heritage.

Marib DamUNESCO has received information on damage caused to the Great Dam of Marib by an airstrike during the night of 31 May. According to reports received, the ancient Sabaean inscriptions on the walls of the dam may also have been affected by the bombing. This came just one week after the National Museum in Dhamar was completely destroyed. The museum contained some 12,500 artefacts bearing witness to the rich cultural heritage of the surrounding region.

“I am deeply concerned by the distressing news from Yemen of further damage and destruction of its unique cultural heritage. The damage inflicted on the great dam of Marib, one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Yemen and in the Arabian Peninsula, and a testimony the history and values shared by humankind”, said Ms Irina Bokova. Continue reading…


Soy LATAM!

May 29, 2015

Are you from Latin America or the Caribbean?

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Take part in the SOY LATAM contest and win a set of ICCROM publications in Spanish*! This is your chance to touch base with other “LATAMeros” by sharing a photo of yourself in your workplace. The process is simple:

  • Download and print the LATAM logo
  • Photograph yourself with the logo in a visible location in your work environment (office, university, archaeological site, museum, in open air, or wherever you carry out your work).
  • Send the photo to coll5@iccrom.org, including your name, postal address, country, and description of what you’re doing/where you are (max. 3 lines).

We’ll be collecting the photos until July 10th 2015, after which they’ll be posted in the SOY LATAM Facebook album. Nominate a winner by commenting!

*The lucky winner will receive: El Estudio y la conservación de cerámica decorada en arquitectura (ICCROM), Solubilidad y disolventes en los problemas de conservacion (G. Torraca), Manual pare el manejo de los sitios del patrimonio mundial (B. Feilden/J.Jokilehto), Preparación ante el riesgo: manual para el manejo del Patrimonio Cultural Mundial (H. Stovel)

By sharing your photo you give us permission to post it on Facebook for the purpose of the contest, and for it to be used in the LATAM Boletín and in other ICCROM promotional material. Continue reading…


LATAM Newsletter January – March 2015 now out

April 16, 2015

LATAM-logoDownload: Boletín LATAM ene-mar 2015

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.

Would you like to contribute to the next Newsletter? Contact us below.

El objetivo de LATAM Newsletter es ofrecer una plataforma a los profesionales de América Latina y el Caribe para compartir sus investigaciones y experiencias profesionales en la región, a través de la red de LATAM.

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LATAM Newsletter October – December 2014 now out

January 12, 2015

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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.

Would you like to contribute to the next Newsletter? Contact us below.

El objetivo de LATAM Newsletter es ofrecer una plataforma a los profesionales de América Latina y el Caribe para compartir sus investigaciones y experiencias profesionales en la región, a través de la red de LATAM.

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Mosaics 1, 2 and 3 now available for free download

December 19, 2014

Cover of the publication Mosaics No. 1This is a first taste of our scanning project of past ICCROM publications – the titles Mosaics 1, Mosaics 2 and Mosaics 3, produced in collaboration with the ICCM (International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics) in French, English and Arabic, including some articles from the third conference in Italian.

To make these publications available while supporting the Open Access and Open Source movements, ICCROM is currently devising a modern digital library solution to give access to our scanned publications available together with those of partner organizations.

A brief historical note by Gael de Guichen on ICCM and its mosaics conference series which continues until today: Continue reading…


LATAM Newsletter July – September 2014 now out

September 26, 2014

LATAM-logoDownload: Boletín LATAM jul-sep 2014

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.

Would you like to contribute to the next Newsletter? Contact us below.

El objetivo de LATAM Newsletter es ofrecer una plataforma a los profesionales de América Latina y el Caribe para compartir sus investigaciones y experiencias profesionales en la región, a través de la red de LATAM.

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Heritage in Peril: Syria and Iraq

September 25, 2014

(Al-Arabiya News/Twitter)
(Al-Arabiya News/Twitter)

In the context of ongoing upheaval and destruction of cultural heritage, an event titled “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria” was held by the US State Department and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on 22 September 2014.

ICCROM’s Director-General was represented by Dr Zaki Aslan, Director of the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Speaking to an audience that included Mr John F. Kerry, United States Secretary of State, and Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Aslan highlighted how ICCROM and its partners are working to address feasible immediate and medium-term needs for the protection of Syrian and Iraqi cultural heritage. Continue reading…