State Academy of the Arts in Stuttgart

October 11, 2017

On 11 October, a group of students led by Prof Roland Lenz a group of students led by Prof Roland Lenz from the State Academy of the Arts in Stuttgart (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart) visited ICCROM.from the State Academy of the Arts in Stuttgart (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart) visited ICCROM.

They were received by Alison Heritage, Heritage Science Officer, Collections Unit and by Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communication Services.

Member State represented: Germany


Josef Riederer (1939-2017)

June 20, 2017

Josef Riederer (1939-2017)Josef Riederer, one of the most eminent heritage scientists of his generation, passed away on 3 June following a brief illness.

Having graduated in geology from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich in 1962, Riederer obtained his PhD two years later. He began his work in the field of cultural heritage conservation in 1967 at the Doerner Institute with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung (Bavarian State Painting Collections) in Munich.

In 1973, Riederer was given the enormous task of revitalizing the world’s first and oldest conservation science laboratory at the National Museums in Berlin.  This laboratory was established in 1888 but had fallen into disarray after the Second World War. A generous grant from the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk enabled the laboratory to carry out archaeometric research and so close the knowledge gap that had formed between the National Museums and similar institutions elsewhere.

Josef Riederer planed and implemented this new research entity, then known as the Rathgen Research Laboratory for the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.  He was nominated as its third Director in 1974, following the footsteps of Friedrich Rathgen, the first Director from 1888 to 1928, and of Carl Brittner, its second Director from 1928 to 1948. 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…


New intern: Selma Kassem

September 2, 2015

Selma Kassem_internICCROM welcomes Selma Kassem from Germany. She will be with us until the end of November.

Selma is a post-graduate student enrolled in the interdisciplinary UNESCO – Master degree programme ‘World Heritage Studies‘ at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. She worked six months as a volunteer in the World Heritage Department of the Mexican National Commission in Cooperation with UNESCO in 2013.

While at ICCROM, Ms Kassem will be working on the World Heritage Programme and the Living Heritage Programme.

Member State represented: Germany


Dresden Academy of Fine Arts

December 22, 2014

visit of Thomas Danzl from the Dresden Academy of Fine ArtsOn 16 December ICCROM received the visit of Prof. Thomas Danzl from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. He came accompanied by six students from the degree course ‘Conservation of Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces’ as part of a study visit to Rome.

They were received by staff of the Collections Unit and also visited the Library.

Member State represented: Germany