University of Applied Arts

April 8, 2016

visit of a group of student from the University of Applied Arts - ViennaOn 7 April a group of students from the University of Applied Arts Vienna visited ICCROM. The group was accompanied by Gabriela Krist, former ICCROM Council member and Marisa Laurenzi Tabasso, former ICCROM staff member.

After visiting the Laboratory with Alison Heritage, Conservation Research Specialist, Collections Unit, the group made a tour of the Library.  Afterwards Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communications Services, gave a presentation on ICCROM.

Member State represented: Austria

Course on Stone Conservation begins in Rome

April 15, 2015

Another stone course?
What’s new?
What’s different?

poster for the 2015 stone courseFor the nineteenth time since 1976 a group of mid-career professionals from 20 different countries are gathering for the International Course on Stone Conservation co-organized by ICCROM in partnership with the Getty Conservation Institute. The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome will be hosting the field activities throughout the course and YoCoCu will provide assistance during lab exercises.

Thirty-two lecturers from universities, museums, national cultural organizations and conservation practices all over the world have been selected to offer the best possible training in the field. The ICCROM-Getty team will be running the course together for the fourth time now, with ICCROM Consultant Simon Warrack and GCI Project Specialist Benjamin Marcus acting as course coordinators.

We received over ninety applications and it is a tough job to select 20 from so many enthusiastic and competent applicants. The participants are the life blood of the course and it is they who benefit from not only the training but the shared work and life experience from all over the world. They will take this new knowledge back to their countries to share with their colleagues and students. Continue reading…