On 16 September the Director General received the visit of three officials from France: Maxence Langlois-Berthelot, Inspector General of Finances (Ministry of Economy and Finances), Benoît Paumier, Inspector General of Cultural Affairs (Ministry of Culture) and Christophe Musitelli, Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of France.
In attendance Sophy Janowski, Chief Management Officer and Catherine Antomarchi, Collections Unit Director.
On 29 July, the Director-General received the visit of the Ambassador of Zimbabwe, H.E. Godfrey Magwenzi and of Prof. Rungano Zvobgo, Vice Chancellor, Great Zimbabwe University. Also in attendance Joseph King, Sites Unit Director.
On 27 July, the Director-General received the visit of
Ryohei Miyata, Commissioner for cultural affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Rio Higuchi, Senior Specialist for the International Cooperation on Cultural Properties, Fine arts Division, ACA and Urara Nakajima, Secretary to the Commissioner.
In attedance: Akiko Umezu, Sites Unit Project Manger, Joseph King, Sites Unit Director, Maria Teresa Jaquinta, Liaison Officer (Co-operation with Italy) and Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communications Services.
On 10 June ICCROM received the visit of a group of five officials from China: Mr Li Sujie, Director-General, Yuncheng Foreign Affairs & Overseas Chinese Affairs, Cultural Relics and Tourism Bureau; Mr Zhou Wenquan, Vice Director General Principal, Yuncheng Foreign Affairs & Overseas Chinese Affairs, Cultural Relics and Tourism Bureau &Yuncheng Museum; Mr Yang Mingzhu, Director, Yuncheng He Dong Museum; Mr Zhong Longgang, Director, Yun Cheng Cultural Relic Station, and Mr Hu Wu Ying, Chairman, Ji Shan county cultural relic tourism management service center.
They were welcomed by the Director-General, Stefano De Caro and Katriina Similä, Project Manager, Collections Unit. Joseph King, Sites Unit Director gave them a presentation on ICCROM.
The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation in the field of the World Heritage preservation and promotion, and for establishment of training courses on sustainable management of the World Heritage Properties of religious interest.
On 23 May, a group of students from Trinity College, USA, visited ICCROM, together with their professor Henry De Phillips Jr, a 2007 ICCROM Fellow.
Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communication Services gave them a presentation on ICCROM.