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…


LATAM Course on Stone Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis

May 5, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Course on Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis - Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico

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Dates: 10 – 22 October 2016

Place: Archaeological Site of Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico

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Background

In 2010, an agreement was signed by ICCROM and INAH for collaboration in the LATAM Programme for conservation of cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this context, a series of activities have been carried out, focusing on stone heritage conservation. Continue reading…


Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

April 22, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

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Dates: 9 to 25 November 2016

Place: Mexico City, Mexico

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Conservation of Stone in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 27, 2015

The LATAM International Course on Stone Conservation: Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis recently concluded in Mexico. During the three-week course, eleven participants from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Mexico had practical and theoretical sessions at the archaeological site of Tula and in Mexico City.

The first week was devoted to a detailed observation of case-studies at Tula, where participants applied the Objective Visual Observation (OVO) method. During the second week, they used a variety of documentation methods. The last week was devoted to additional archival and laboratory research, in order to synthesize all of the information and prepare a diagnosis and condition assessment of the case studies. Participants also shared their own experiences by presenting case studies from their home countries.

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LATAM – International Course on Stone Conservation

March 24, 2015

Course Announcement

LATAM – International Course on Stone Conservation: Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis

Tula, MexicoDates: 5 – 23 October 2015

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Venues

  • Archaeological site of Tula (Mexico)
  • Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (Mexico City)

Background and course objectives

Under the LATAM-ICCROM programme for the conservation of cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean, a series of activities have been proposed for the conservation of stone-based heritage.

In 2013, a survey was conducted in order to understand the wide variety of interests and concerns related with stone conservation within the region.

In November 2013, a first seminar on stone conservation was organized in Mexico City, with the participation of conservation professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Italy and Mexico. This seminar identified a number of activities responding to current needs for stone conservation in the region. The two most important areas discussed were the urgent need for seminars, allowing discussion and exchange between professionals involved in this field, and the development of training activities dealing with various aspects of stone conservation.

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To address the lack of opportunities for professional exchange, a symposium on “Documentation, Diagnosis and Conservation of Wall Painting, Stucco, Stone and Rock Art” was held from 25 to 28 November 2014 at the CNCPC. This symposium provided a broad overview of conservation projects, with the valuable participation of an international group of conservation professionals. Continue reading…


Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

November 14, 2014

course inaugurationWith the goal of exchanging experiences and knowledge in the conservation of paper cultural heritage, the National Coordination of Cultural Heritage Conservation (CNCPC) and ICCROM, through its regional program for Latin America and the Caribbean, LATAM, inaugurated on 5 November the “International Paper Conservation Course in Latin America: Meeting with the East.”

This is the third time that the course has been conducted in Mexico with the participation of specialists from Latin America and Japan. It is an initiative of the Manager of the Graphic Documents Workshop at CNCPC, Marie Vander Meeren, who took the course offered by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo Japan, led by researcher Masato Kato, and brought to fruition the proposal to bring the course to the American continent. Continue reading…


Conservation of Sounds and Images Course Takes Place in Mexico

Group photoWith the participation of 16 sound and image conservation specialists from various parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, the SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) course began on 3 November in the Paul Coremans auditorium of the National Coordination for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CNCPC). The course works towards a common approach and awareness for the preservation of audio, photo and video archives in analogue and digital format.

This programme was launched in 2007 by ICCROM, with the goal of increasing the know-how of specialists, who will then spread awareness in their countries on digital preservation. It is the first time that this course is taught in Spanish, particularly targeting Latin Americans. Continue reading…


Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

May 16, 2014

Course Announcement

Course participants doing hands-on activity.

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Dates: 5 to 21 November 2014

Place: Mexico City, Mexico

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SOIMA-LATAM 2014: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

May 14, 2014

Course Announcement

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Course participants doing hands-on activity.

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Dates: 3 – 14 November 2014

Place: Mexico City, Mexico, with study visits to partner institutions.

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