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…
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 course has been further improved based on experiences from the last five versions (CBH07, CBH09, CBH10, CBH12 and CBH14). This eight-week course intends to provide a broad understanding of both technical and management aspects of conservation and management of heritage by:
- improving understanding of critical processes in conservation so as to apply them at the macro and micro levels;
- improving strategic planning skills relevant to conservation and management of heritage;
- expanding understanding and awareness of current thinking, principles and practices in the conservation and management of built heritage.
The course is comprised of six modules:
- Module one – Issues in Heritage Conservation (General Overview), analyzing the development of conservation concepts, evolving nature of the discourse and expanding definitions of heritage;
- Module two – Management and Planning Context, discussing the management systems, planning for conservation and management of heritage;
- Module three – Information and Documentation, exploring principles, methods and tools of documentation and information management;
- Module four – Condition Assessments/Treatments (1), providing different approaches, understanding of materials and the application of science, specifically examining the effects on fabric, surfaces and structures and possible treatments and interventions;
- Module five – Condition Assessments/Treatments (2), also dealing with condition assessments and treatments at the scale of buildings, sites, archaeological sites and city centres, including various aspects of authenticity and maintenance of the cultural heritage;
- Module six – Public Access/Interpretation, looking at issues of Interpretation, Presentation, Education and Visitor Management. 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
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.
Following ICCROM’s 2010 survey, it was recognized that 60% of museum collections are at serious risk due to overcrowding and poor storage conditions. Immediately afterwards, ICCROM launched the development of the RE-ORG methodology in partnership with UNESCO. As a result, the General Assembly of ICCROM urged the 134 Member States to consider this major issue in November 2013. The international RE-ORG programme was launched. The methodology developed for this programme has since been applied in Argentina, Canada, India, Iraq, and Serbia.
Another stone course?
For the nineteenth time since 1976 a group of mid-career professionals from 20 different countries are gathering for the International Course on Stone Conservation co-organized by ICCROM in partnership with the Getty Conservation Institute. The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome will be hosting the field activities throughout the course and YoCoCu will provide assistance during lab exercises.
Thirty-two lecturers from universities, museums, national cultural organizations and conservation practices all over the world have been selected to offer the best possible training in the field. The ICCROM-Getty team will be running the course together for the fourth time now, with ICCROM Consultant Simon Warrack and GCI Project Specialist Benjamin Marcus acting as course coordinators.
We received over ninety applications and it is a tough job to select 20 from so many enthusiastic and competent applicants. The participants are the life blood of the course and it is they who benefit from not only the training but the shared work and life experience from all over the world. They will take this new knowledge back to their countries to share with their colleagues and students. Continue reading…
Justyna holds a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Stone Sculpture and Architectural Detail from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. In addition to hands-on experience in stone conservation in both Poland and Germany, she is also a practicing graphic designer and photographer with recent projects in New Zealand.
During her internship at ICCROM, she will be assisting the Material Science programme and Office of Communications with follow-up activities related to the 2013 Forum on Conservation Science. She will also aiding in the design of new promotional materials.
Member State represented: Poland