International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

ICCROM harnesses the power of cultural heritage to make the world a better place to live.  By empowering all Member States to preserve their cultural heritage, ICCROM contributes to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of communities.  ICCROM is also strategically placed to foster best practices and to communicate international standards and shared responsibility consistent with United Nations policies and objectives. ICCROM focuses on methods for managing deterioration of heritage, whether through slow decay or rapid or unexpected changes. It is well positioned to take a leadership role while also collaborating with major decision-making organizations to protect cultural heritage in the face of global change.

ICCROM’s mission is to provide Member States with the best tools, knowledge, skills and enabling environment with which to preserve their cultural heritage in all of its forms, for the benefit of all people. It achieves this by:

  • Studying and promoting cultural heritage conservation;
  • Mobilizing and coordinating expertise to address critical issues of conservation;
  • Providing the training and research tools for implementation to strengthen the professional community.

ICCROM’s vision is for a world in which cultural heritage – its preservation, protection and celebration – is inextricably linked with notions of progress, inclusivity, well-being and stability.