Voices of Culture Structured Dialogue: Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer

October 30, 2017

Voices of Culture Structured Dialogue: Skills, Training and Knowledge TransferICCROM has participated in the Voices of Culture structured dialogue opened by the European Commission with selected stakeholders on the topic “Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer: traditional and emerging heritage.”

While European expertise in heritage preservation and conservation is famed worldwide, the combined effects of the age pyramid and cuts in public budgets are affecting the transmission of knowledge and skills to the younger generations, weakening the sector’s potential to thrive into the future.  At the same time, the skill set needed to care for and manage heritage is constantly broadening as well as deepening due to new technologies, economic and social pressures, innovations in work methods, and developments in both the definition and scope of heritage.

Policy attention is thus recommended on a sector-wide, macro-planning level in order to maintain the vigorous role that culture and heritage have historically played in the cultural, social and economic life of Europe.  As well, culture and heritage should be positioned dynamically as drivers for future development.  Culture can thereby support job creation, social inclusion, and cultural diversity along with the requalification of urban and rural at-risk zones. Continue reading…

A New EU Alliance for Cultural Heritage

April 7, 2017

E-RIHS LogoOn 29 – 31 March, ICCROM participated in a series of planning meetings in Florence, Italy for the E-RIHS project for heritage science in collaboration with CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and a range of other institutional partners.

E-RIHS is a pan- European distributed research infrastructure, with laboratories and research units aggregated in national nodes and regional hubs, which offers knowledge expertise and use of state-of-the-art instrumentation, innovative investigation methodologies and access to scientific data. The infrastructure is organized in four main platforms: a mobile infrastructure (Molab), including portable instrumentation for in – situ (on the spot) non-invasive and non-destructive analyses, a fixed infrastructure (Fixlab), consisting of large-scale instrumentation, such as synchrotrons or accelerators, archives of data (Archlab), containing valuable and unique information hosted in museums, galleries and research institutes, and Digilab, for providing direct access to scientific data and information stored in databases, digital libraries and knowledge repositories. Continue reading…