On 17 October, a group of students from the Master course in building conservation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU visited ICCROM, accompanied by Prof. Eir Grytli, former ICCROM Fellow, and Prof Jon Nordsteien.
They were welcomed by Joseph King, Sites Unit Director.
On 7 September, ICCROM hosted the annual donor’s meeting for the World Heritage Leadership Programme with the Norwegian Government.
The World Heritage Leadership programme is a new approach to implement capacity development in support of the World Heritage Convention, based on the long standing partnership of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) and ICCROM, also in collaboration with ICOMOS and WHC and other organizations.
This programme has been made possible with the generous support of the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway and other partners.
Representatives attending the meeting were:
Berit Lein, Norwegian Agency for Nature Conservation
Jostein Løvdal, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
Berit Halvorsen, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Siri Kloster, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Ingunn Kvisterøy, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Tim Badman, Director of World Heritage, IUCN
They were welcomed by Dr Stefano De Caro, Director-General; Joseph King, Sites Unit Director; Gamini Wijesuriya, Project Manager, Sites Unit, and Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership Programme Coordinator, Sites Unit.
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…
Following the 29th General Assembly of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), delegates of Member States elected the new members to serve on ICCROM’s Council for the period 2015 – 2019. The members of ICCROM’s Council are elected from among the most qualified experts in the conservation-restoration field worldwide.
Abdulaziz ALMUSALLAM ALKHAALDI – (United Arab Emirates)
Yong-Jae CHUNG – (Republic of Korea)
Florencia GEAR – (Argentina)
Riadh HADJ SAID – (Tunisia)
Michaëla HANSSEN – (Netherlands)
Monther JAMHAWI – (Jordan)
Wataru KAWANOBE – (Japan)
Patricia KELL – (Canada)
Marie LAVANDIER – (France)
Anne NYHAMAR – (Norway)
Zoe REID – (Ireland)
Mohammad Hassan TALEBIAN – (Iran) Islamic Republic of
Also, during the 86th meeting of Council, the ICCROM Council elected its new Bureau:
NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Background and Content
The ICWCT was initiated as a response to a recommendation from UNESCO’s General Conference in 1980, and it has been organized in Norway every second year since 1984. It is directed towards professionals who have been working for some years within the field of wood conservation. The ICWCT covers a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Theoretical and practical aspects of wood conservation are given equal consideration throughout the course. Some of the most interesting cultural heritage sites constructed in wood in Norway will be visited during the course, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Continue reading…