Donors’ Meeting for World Heritage Leadership Programme

September 12, 2017

Donors meeting for the World Heritage Leadership ProgrammeOn 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.

Member State represented: Norway


Wood Conservation Technology

June 1, 2017

 

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

The 18th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology (ICWCT 2018)

A course on the conservation of cultural heritage made of wood 


Wood conservation technologyThe course is divided in two main parts:

  1. On-line distance learning: 9 April – 11 May 2018
  2. Workshop in Oslo: 4 – 29 June 2018

                                                     

Workshop location:

Oslo, Norway (premises of Riksantikvaren – The Directorate for Cultural Heritage) Continue reading…


First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

June 2, 2016

The Fifth International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Starts

first_aid_1“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…


New Members of ICCROM’s Council

November 23, 2015

Marie LavandierFollowing 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:

  • President of Council: Marie Lavandier
  • Vice Chairperson of Administration: Oliver Martin
  • Vice Chairperson of Planning: Valerie Magar

See full list of current council members

See also:


Wood Conservation Technology

June 10, 2015

Course Announcement

The 17th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology (ICWCT 2016) – A course on the conservation of cultural heritage made of wood 

Mijnstad Røros

Dates: 19 May – 30 June 2016

Place: Oslo, Norway (premises of Riksantikvaren)

Partners:

  • ICCROM
  • Riksantikvaren – The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway
  • 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…