Université Paris Sud

March 21, 2017

Visit of a group of students frome the Université Paris SudOn 17 March, a group of students from the Université Paris Sud visited ICCROM with their professor, Dr Vincent Négri.
They were welcomed by Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communication Services, and then attended a presentation on ICCROM’s activities by Katriina Similä, Project Manager, Collections Unit.

Member State represented: France

SOIMA networks for world’s audiovisual heritage

March 15, 2017

SOIMA networks for world’s audiovisual heritageCall for International Collaboration to Build Capacity for Safeguarding World’s Audiovisual Heritage

ICCROM’s SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) programme was invited to participate in the International Audiovisual Archival Training Summit, organized by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) at the Cinémathèque française in Paris, France on 8 March 2017.  Aparna Tandon, ICCROM’s Project Manager for SOIMA, met with members of leading institutions in the audiovisual field to identify prospective partners for the SOIMA programme and to discover future collaborative capacity-building opportunities.

The audiovisual experts in attendance made plans to develop an overview of shared resources for audiovisual archives, define a set of common principles for cross-institutional collaboration, gather best practices for capacity building, and create a common scholarship fund for all institutions present. Continue reading…

Ecole française – Rome

February 15, 2017

Visite de l'École française à l'CCROMOn 15 February, a group of 14 researchers from the Ecole française de Rome visited ICCROM to tour the Library and Archive. They were welcomed by Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communication Services; María Mata Caravaca, Archivist; and Cécile Gallon, Library Assistant.

Member State represented: France

Results of Louvre-Lens Symposium

February 8, 2017


Saving and Reconstructing Heritage

Post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities, Louvre-Lens Museum, 20 – 21 January 2017

Results of Louvre-Lens Symposium A special symposium on post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities, organized by ICCROM, the Louvre-Lens Museum and the Institut du monde arabe in Tourcoing, was held in Lens, France on 20 – 21 January 2017.

Over the course of the two-day symposium, experts gathered to discuss the various actions of international organizations for post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities.  They presented the state of theoretical developments in this field, and discussed several case studies in Europe and the Middle East in order to draw potentially relevant lessons for the future. Continue reading…

Saving and Reconstructing Heritage

January 10, 2017

Saving and Reconstructing Heritage

Press release


Roundtable on Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Historic Cities
Aleppo, the Omeyyad Mosque, 2013 ©UNESCO / Ron Van Oers

Saving and Reconstructing Heritage

At a time when significant archaeological treasures in the Middle East are threatened by tragic current events, the Louvre-Lens Museum is hosting a special event from 19 – 21 January on the theme of endangered heritage.  Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Louvre Museum, will give a lecture on protecting cultural heritage in areas affected by armed conflict. Marie Lavandier, Director of the Louvre-Lens Museum and President of the ICCROM Council, will lead an international symposium on post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities. Continue reading…

Training workshop on preventive conservation held in Teheran

Training workshop on preventive conservation held in TeheranThe first International Training Workshop on the Museum Environment and Preventive Conservation is being held in Tehran from 8 to 12 January 2017. It brings together 34 museum professionals from Iran, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey.

This workshop is being organized by the Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics (RCCCR) and ICOM-Iran.   Held at the National Museum of Iran, it is the first of a series of workshops whose goal is to cover the many different aspects of conservation. Continue reading…

Roundtable on Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Historic Cities

December 19, 2016

Roundtable on Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Historic Cities In conjunction with the exhibition “History begins in Mesopotamia” on view until 23 January 2017, and in response to current events in the Middle East, the Louvre-Lens Museum and ICCROM, through its ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in the UAE, are organising a two-day round-table dedicated to the post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities. Continue reading…

Officials from France

September 16, 2016

Visit of a French delegation at ICCROMOn 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.

Member State represented: France

Eugénie Crété

February 8, 2016

Eugénie CrétéICCROM is pleased to welcome Eugénie Crété from France, who will be with us as an intern until the end of April.

Eugénie has a degree in engineering from the École Centrale Paris, and a Master in Social Sciences where she studied the links between the development of a territory and the promotion of its built and natural heritage. Her field research has led her to study the evolution of historical urban landscapes in Old Damascus (Syria) and Old Nablus (West Bank). She later decided to specialize in earthen architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble (CRAterre) in France. Her current research is on traditional seismic strategies in Yazdi earthen architecture found in Iran, and reconstruction issues related to earthen heritage.

During her internship at ICCROM, she will assist in developing the activities related to the disaster and risk management programme in general, and First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, in particular.

Member State represented: France