Visiting Researcher – Parisa Abdollahi

July 5, 2017

Parisa AbdollahiParisa Abdollahi, a lecturer at the Department of Conservation, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tehran Azad University, will be Visiting Researcher with several study visits to ICCROM until March 2018.  She is pursuing PhD studies in conservation and restoration of historic objects and architectural decorations in Tehran Art University, under the supervision of former ICCROM Council Member Dr Abdorasool Vatandoust, of Dr Kouros Samanian at Tehran Art University, and of present ICCROM Council Member Dr Mohammad Hassan Talebian.

Parisa is well known to ICCROM, having participated in the Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper in 2011 and on the Stone Conservation Course in 2013.

Parisa’s current research is entitled “Value-based Determination and Formulation of Conservation/Restoration Approaches for Preservation of Stone Reliefs in the World Heritage Site of Persepolis with particular attention to the Integrated Restoration Works.” At ICCROM, Parisa will carry out comparative studies on the restoration works and approaches in Persepolis and relevant historical sites in Italy such as Roman Forum.

Member State represented: Iran


Luis Pérez-Prat Durbán and María del Valle Gómez de Terreros Guardiola

October 18, 2016

María del Valle Gómez de Terreros GuardiolaLuis Pérez-Prat DurbánICCROM is pleased to welcome Luis Pérez-Prat Durbán and María del Valle Gómez de Terreros Guardiola, from Spain. Both Visiting Researchers are full professors at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville.

Their joint research project, funded by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, specifically relates to international criteria applied to restoration of archaeological remains and ruined monuments; intentional destruction of cultural heritage, especially in the cases of Mali, Libya, Iraq and Syria; cultural heritage and Holocaust; and protection of ruins included in the World Heritage List. The project aims to analyse the efficiency of cultural heritage protection regulations, evaluating whether current legislation successfully fulfils its heritage protection objectives.

Member State represented: Spain


Visiting Researcher: Camille Alembik

November 13, 2014

Camille AlembikCamille Alembik, a freelance conservator-restorer from France will be carrying out research at ICCROM until the end of December. Camille has a Master in preventive conservation from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and a Master in restoration and conservation from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon.

While at ICCROM, her research will focus on the identification and collection of visual materials and guidelines on first aid measures to cultural heritage that are accessible through the web. This research will be useful to the ICCROM Disaster Risk management programme, for which it is envisioned to develop a portal of information on the topic.

Member State represented: France


Visiting Researcher: Gerd Norrgard

October 15, 2014

Gerd NorrgardICCROM is pleased to welcome Gerd Norrgard, a visiting researcher from Finland. Gerd holds a degree in financial economics from the Hanken School of Economics in Finland and is currently completing her Master degree in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which has a focus on cultural economics, at the International Training Center of ILO in Turin, Italy. She has worked in several financial management capacities, in the private sector and with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations. She has also spent long periods of time in Syria, before the current war, where she worked on a restoration project and lived with the local community in the Ancient City of Aleppo, a World Heritage Site.

At ICCROM she is carrying out research on how sound and image heritage can be reused in creative industries, as part of ICCROM’s programme for Sound and Image Collections Conservation (SOIMA). Related to her research, she is also contributing to the organization of a multidisciplinary international conference for sound and image heritage, to take place in 2015.

Member State represented: Finland


Visiting Researcher: Boguslaw Szmigyn

September 3, 2014

New visiting researcher at ICCRO: Boguslaw-SzmigynICCROM is pleased to welcome Boguslaw Szmigyn from Poland. He will be at ICCROM as a visiting researcher from 3 to 26 September 2014.  He is Vice Rector of the Technical University of Lublin and is the President of ICOMOS Poland.  He was at ICCROM in 2003 as a fellow.

While at ICCROM, Prof. Szmigyn will be carrying out his research on “Development of a WH management model in Poland and SMART Value Evaluation of monuments of architecture.”

Member State represented: Poland


Visiting Researcher: Giorgia Bonesso

April 17, 2014

Giorgia BonessoGiorgia Bonesso from Italy will be with us at ICCROM as a Visiting Researcher until the end of October. During her stay, her work will focus on the development of a RE-ORG project in Veneto, Italy. Her research will be carried out thanks to the support of the Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali, beneficiary of the Veneto Region Scolarship, co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Giorgia was previously an intern at ICCROM in 2012, collaborating with the Collections Unit on the evaluation of the 2011 online course on Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage. Additionally, she worked on a feasibility study of the risk management methodology and its application to the conservation of the Herculaneum archaeological site. Continue reading…


Visiting Researcher: Nevra Ertürk

March 14, 2014

Nevra Ertürk visiting researcherMs Nevra Ertürk, from Turkey will be at ICCROM until early July to carry out her Postdoctoral research on ‘Developing Standards for the Reorganization of Museum Storage Areas in Turkey and Storage Management’.

Nevra holds a Bachelor in Classical Archaeology from Istanbul University, a Master in Museum Studies from Yildiz Technical University and a PhD in Architectural History and Theory, also from Yildiz Technical University. Continue reading…


New visiting researcher: Ana Pastor Pérez

February 5, 2014

Ana Pastor PérezICCROM is pleased to welcome Ana Pastor Pérez, a visiting researcher from Spain. She will be with us for the month of February.

Ana holds a Master in Management of Cultural Heritage from the University of Barcelona, and two Bachelors: one in Conservation and Restoration from the Escuela superior de restauración de bienes culturales (ESCRBC), and on History with a Major in Archaeology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM).

In 2011, she participated in the ICCROM course, Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage, held online in partnership with Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN).

While at ICCROM she will be researching risk management as applied to the urban archaeological spaces of Barcino (Roman Barcelona): self-sustainability approaches and synergies with the local population.

Member State represented: Spain