On 6 November the Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, Dr Goranka Horjan, welcomed 26 museum professionals for a two-week RE-ORG workshop in the National Museum’s storage areas. The participants, 21 from Croatian museums and 5 from Slovenian museums, are reorganizing 24 storage rooms of the National Museum over ten working days.
After agreeing on a common objective, the participants identified three main steps: creating a temporary localization system, freeing the storage corridors and furniture from non-collection objects, and regrouping collections dispersed in various rooms or on different floors. To achieve their goals, the participants are being followed by a teaching team involving RE-ORG mentors from Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia.
This activity follows the July launch of the Croatian National RE-ORG Project, a three-day “Training of Trainers” workshop given to five Croatian professionals. On this occasion, Gaël de Guichen gave a public lecture on the RE-ORG programme attended by 76 colleagues including representatives from the Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb. Continue reading…
The 2016 edition of the JPC-Japanese Paper Conservation course was inaugurated in Tokyo on 29 August. This highly specialised three-week event will be held from 29 August – 16 September 2016.
The course has been organised once a year since 1992, in collaboration between the Japanese heritage authorities at National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and ICCROM. This year’s edition brings together ten professionals from around the world. For the first time, colleagues from Bhutan, Croatia and Iceland are joining the course. 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.
ICCROM is pleased to welcome Ms Marija Kamber from Croatia. She will join the Collections Unit and undertake an internship at ICCROM from 2 February to 30 April 2015.
Marija holds a Masters degree in Heritage Management from the University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a Masters degree in Tourism Management from the University of Rijeka. She is interested in the connection between cultural heritage and human rights, mainly in the conflict context, and she is the process of applying for a PhD position in this area.
During her internship at ICCROM, she will be collaborating on the Disaster and Risk Management programme. Her work will focus on the preparation of didactic materials related to conflict and cultural heritage.