On 19 February ICCROM received the visit of a group of students of the Master Course from the Paris-Sorbonne University. The group, accompanied by Gael de Guichen, made a tour of the Library and attended a presentation of Catherine Antomarchi, Collections Unit Director.
On 7 December ICCROM received the visit twenty officials of different Tunisian government institutions (Parliament, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, Ministry of Cooperation and International Affairs) attending a course at the Sapienza University of Rome.
The group was welcomed by Maria Teresa Jaquinta, Liaison Officer (Co-operation with Italy).
On 26 November, Dr Stefano De Caro, Director-General of ICCROM, received the Honourable Dario Franceschini, Italy’s minister of cultural heritage and tourism (Ministro dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, or MiBACT). Minister Franceschini’s visit to ICCROM occurs the week after his address to ICCROM’s General Assembly, on the role of Italy and the international community in preserving heritage as a means towards social development and peaceful coexistence between cultures. His address noted ICCROM’s important role in training and heritage protection, particularly in crisis-affected areas.
On 30 November, Kourosh Jafari, Third Counsellor, Legal and International Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited ICCROM. He was received by Sophy Janowski, Chief Management Officer.
On 12 November the Director-General received the visit of Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT). In attendance, Maria Teresa Jaquinta, Liaison Officer (Co-operation with Italy).
On 13 October a delegation from the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH), Republic of Korea visited ICCROM. The delegation was composed of: Mr. KIM Sun-gwan (Senior Curator), Ms. An Ji-yoon (Assistant Curator), Ms. Shin Hyo-young (researcher). They were welcomed by Catherine Antomarchi, Unit Director of the Collections Unit and Katriina Similä, Project Manager of the Collections Unit.
On 18 September ICCROM received the visit of the delegation of the National Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo to UNESCO. The delegation was composed of: Mr. Lazare Liema Ibongo Botie, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ruphin Musembo Mukilango, Director and Mr. Félicien Kitungwa Pungu, Director. They were welcomed by Stefano De Caro (Director- General), Sophy Janowski (Chief Management Officer), Catherine Antomarchi (Director of the Collections Unit), Paul Arenson (Manager ofKnowledge and Communication Services), and Florence Lamy- Joly (EPA Fund Coordinator).
On 13 August the Director-General received the visit of Mr Robert Mearkle, First Secretary, Alternate Permanent Representative and Political/Economic Officer, US Permanent Mission to UN Agencies in Rome. In attendance Bruno Pisani, Manager of Finance and Administration.