On 13 July a group of six international students from the Diplomacy Project, accompanied by Dr Eleonora Maria Stella of CNR – ICVBC, RM Monterotondo, visited ICCROM. They were welcomed by ICCROM’s Director-General, Dr Stefano De Caro, and received a presentation on ICCROM and a Library tour from Paul Arenson, Manager, Knoweldge and Communication Services.
Member States represented – Albania, Egypt, Italy, Montenegro, Tunisia
People-Centred Approaches to the Conservation of Culture and Nature (PCA16) course opens in Tirana, Albania
Albania’s Ministry of Culture welcomed 20 participants from seven southeast Europe countries who are meeting for the first time to discuss how communities are contributing to heritage – and how they can benefit from it. This marked the opening session of the second People-Centred Approaches course organized by ICCROM.
This short course is primarily aimed at heritage practitioners, providing them with the necessary knowledge and tools to work more effectively with stakeholder communities. Engaging communities in conservation and management processes is intended to strengthen their ability to participate meaningfully in the process of making decisions for themselves and their heritage. Continue reading…
This course is aimed primarily at Albanian and Macedonian experts from partner institutions working on the UNESCO-EU project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Albania. However, the opportunity is also provided to participants in the region who demonstrate that they are in the process of engaging communities in heritage management and that they wish to share their experience and strengthen their approaches. The course follows the model of the first course on ‘Promoting People-Centred Approaches: Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture’ implemented in October 2015.
The Fifth International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Starts
“I would like to prepare for recovery and reconstruction of Mosul’s cultural heritage,” says Layla Salih, an Iraqi participant of the Fifth International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) which opened today at the Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC, USA. Offered within the framework of ICCROM’s multi-partner programme on Disaster Risk Management, the FAC course is aimed at enhancing national, regional and local capacities for protecting cultural heritage during complex and protracted crises. Continue reading…
The first ICCROM course on ‘Promoting People-Centred Approaches: Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture’ came to successful conclusion Friday 16 October 2015. In front of an audience which included the community representatives who helped host the event, participants shared their vision for a better society and healthier heritage. Continue reading…
Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture – PCA15
Rome and the Bay of Naples, 5-16 October 2015
ICCROM is pleased to announce the commencement of its first course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches: Engaging Communities in the Conservation of Nature and Culture (PCA15).
This short course is aimed at conservation practitioners, providing them with the necessary knowledge and tools to work more effectively with communities through existing management systems. It will also be used as an opportunity to create a forum for participants to share their experiences in both the cultural and natural heritage sectors, learning from each other and other heritage practitioners who are actively involved with communities. This intensive short course will consists of lectures, interactive sessions on sharing experiences and practical exercises based on a real-life case study in the Bay of Naples.
Is it possible to save cultural heritage from the intentional targeting that we are witnessing in Syria and Iraq? In the aftermath of large-scale natural disasters such as Cyclone Pam, how can cultural heritage be recovered quickly and effectively?
Over the next four weeks, 21 professionals from risk-prone areas such as Gaza, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines, Syria and Ukraine will convene in Amsterdam to participate in the international course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, jointly organized by ICCROM, the Smithsonian Institution, the Netherlands National Commission of UNESCO, and 11 national institutions including the Netherlands Ministries of Culture and Education.
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis aims to equip proactive cultural “first aiders” with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with communities and other mainstream emergency actors to protect cultural heritage amidst an unfolding crisis situation.
“Culture cannot wait, the credo of the First Aid training stems from the idea that for communities uprooted by disasters, culture in its both tangible and intangible forms, provides a thread of continuity and helps in overcoming the trauma of loss and displacement, therefore, it cannot be separated from humanitarian assistance”, says Aparna Tandon, the course leader and ICCROM Project Specialist. Continue reading…
The projects will include workshops and distance mentoring using a new online training platform developed by ICCROM and its partners to facilitate the use of the RE-ORG resource.
RE-ORG: Canada, a national initiative is organized by CCI in collaboration with the Ontario Museums Association and the Museums Assistance Program (MAP). Six museums selected across the province of Ontario are participating. Future editions of RE-ORG: Canada, will take place in other provinces.
RE-ORG: SEE is a regional initiative for Southeast Europe, organized by CIK and the Regional Alliance of ICOM for South East Europe – ICOM SEE, with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, ICOM and the Annenberg Foundation. Fifteen museums from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia are participating. Continue reading…