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…
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.
On 24 June, ICCROM brought together 14 representatives from 13 embassies of Latin American and Caribbean countries. The aim was to exchange opinions about the LATAM activities promoted and facilitated by ICCROM, and to foster dialogue and strengthen ties between the countries in the region prior ICCROM’s 29th General Assembly.
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Photograph yourself with the logo in a visible location in your work environment (office, university, archaeological site, museum, in open air, or wherever you carry out your work).
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*The lucky winner will receive: El Estudio y la conservación de cerámica decorada en arquitectura (ICCROM), Solubilidad y disolventes en los problemas de conservacion (G. Torraca), Manual pare el manejo de los sitios del patrimonio mundial (B. Feilden/J.Jokilehto), Preparación ante el riesgo: manual para el manejo del Patrimonio Cultural Mundial (H. Stovel)
By sharing your photo you give us permission to post it on Facebook for the purpose of the contest, and for it to be used in the LATAM Boletín and in other ICCROM promotional material. Continue reading…
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.
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…
With 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…
With 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…