Textile and Costume Conservation in Antigua, Guatemala

November 2, 2016

CollAsia International Course on Conservation of Textiles and Costumes in Southeast Asia, 24 Oct – 11 Nov 2016, begins in Antigua, Guatemala

CollAsia International Course on Conservation of Textiles and CostumesThe CollAsia International Course on Conservation of Textiles and Costumes in Southeast Asia has gathered over 25 colleagues from leading heritage institutions all over the world to meet in La Antigua, Guatemala. The course has brought together professionals from distant geographical points, as far apart as the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and Argentina, Vietnam and Egypt, Indonesia and Greece, the Philippines and Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom, Brazil and Cambodia.

The course aim is to explore together with colleagues from Guatemala the commonalities and differences in the heritage we care for, and to increase awareness of the diversity of cultural and professional perspectives. Continue reading…

Antonio Almagro wins Spanish conservation prize

November 29, 2016

Antonio Almagro wins Spanish conservation prizeOn 25 November Antonio Almagro Gorbea, ICCROM Council Member from Spain from 1975-1976 and from 1979-1989, received the National Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration Prize for 2016.  This prize is entitled in Spanish “Premio Nacional de Restauración y Conservación de Bienes Culturales” and is given on a yearly basis.  Last year’s prize recipient was Nieves Valentín, current ICCROM Council Member from Spain since 2013. Continue reading…

Japanese survey of quake-damaged structures in Italy

November 28, 2016

Japanese surveyWith the goal of providing mutual support and collaboration on seismic damage of historic structures, the Architectural Institute of Japan has carried out a survey of buildings damaged in the 2016 Central Italy earthquakes.

This survey, which took place between the dates of 29 Sept and 3 October, involved experts in masonry structures and seismic evaluation from the Nagoya City University, Kinki University and private architectural firms and institutes. Together, these colleagues surveyed quake-damaged buildings in Norcia, Amatrice, L’Aquila, Macerata and other surrounding towns. Continue reading…

Prince Charles visits the ICCROM-ATHAR Centre

November 11, 2016

Prince Charles visits the ICCROM-ATHAR CentreOn 8 November, Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, as part of an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, paid a visit to the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah.  He was accompanied on this visit by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Continue reading…

New Secondment from Japan: Eisuke Nishikawa

November 3, 2016

New Secondment from Japan: Eisuke NishikawaICCROM is pleased to welcome Mr Eisuke Nishikawa, on secondment for the next two years from the Government of Japan.

Mr Nishikawa holds a PhD in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. At the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, he is a specialist in seismic reinforcement of cultural buildings for the Architecture and Other Structures Division, Cultural Properties Department. Continue reading…

LATAM stone conservation course ends

November 2, 2016

LATAM stone conservation course ends

The LATAM stone conservation course took place in Mexico, from 10 to 22 October 2016. This two-week course focused on “Observation, documentation and diagnosis”, and combined a series of theoretical and practical sessions. The eleven participants, including archaeologists, architects, conservators and geologists, used the Maya archaeological site of Chicanná as a case study. Continue reading…

Visiting staff member from EPA: Osséni Soubérou

October 28, 2016

Osséni Soubérou

ICCROM is pleased to welcome Mr. Osséni Soubérou, Head of the Communication unit at the School for African Heritage (École du Patrimoine Africain -EPA), located in Porto Novo, Benin, as part of ICCROM’s cooperation with EPA and the University of Abomey-Calavi.

Mr. Osséni Soubérou will be present at ICCROM for a month as a visiting staff member, carrying out communications and fundraising activities to support EPA’s programmes while exchanging best practices with communications specialists at ICCROM. Continue reading…

Earthquakes in Central Italy

October 27, 2016

earthquake stock photoA pair of powerful earthquakes shook parts of Italy on Wednesday evening, just two months after a powerful earthquake in the country killed nearly 300 people.  The earthquakes, ranging from 5.4 to 6.1 on the Richter scale, were centred in the Marche region near the town of Visso.  The tremors were felt throughout Central Italy from Perugia to Naples, and also strongly in Rome, where buildings swayed.

The Wednesday shocks were followed by a 6.6 tremor on Sunday morning, centred near the town of Norcia. Continue reading…

Communication and Teaching Skills in Conservation and Science

October 25, 2016

Course Announcement

International Summer School 2017

Communication and Teaching Skills courseWhen
17 – 29 July 2017

Rome, Italy

Successful interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for meaningful conservation actions. A shared understanding of core principles of the diverse fields involved is the basis on which such collaboration is built.

Conservation education programmes and professional development activities are under pressure to teach more in less time. The course aims to explore the potential of new didactic approaches to learning about conservation and science. Continue reading…