The power of ICCROM lies in the networks we build
ICCROM relies on a broad array of partners to implement its programmes and fulfil its mission. For more than 60 years, we have engaged in productive bilateral and multilateral relationships with governments, development agencies, international organizations, foundations, NGOs, research institutions, universities, and other educational establishments.
In 2020, we worked with more than 200 funding, operational and advocacy partners to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage worldwide.
By strengthening our network of partners globally, regionally, and nationally, our goal is to ensure better outcomes for cultural heritage institutions and professionals, through a mutually beneficial mix of expertise and resources.
Our partnerships also help ensure our participation in cultural heritage fora and processes, allowing us to forge strategic alliances, better determine global priorities, and stay connected to the best practices in heritage preservation.
“Our partners, together with our 137 Member States, are the life force of the organization and we are grateful for the many ways in which we collaborate. [...] Together we will prevail”.
Webber Ndoro, Director-General of ICCROM
“Thank you to ICCROM for your expert help and guidance with managing and running the Western Sudan Community Museums project, Phase I and Phase II over the last three years. As we now enter the final stages of refurbishment and fitting out, the Western Sudan Community Museums are already creating interest and excitement within their communities in Khartoum, Darfur and South Kordofan. With the power to draw together people of different cultures and backgrounds, to involve them in cultural activities and convene educational programmes and learning, the museums offer much more than traditional museums. They are living, vibrant spaces and can be seen as potential major contributors to the peace processes in difficult conflict areas.”
– Robin Davies, Country Director, British Council, Sudan
“In running the World Heritage Leadership capacity building programme in cooperation with IUCN, ICCROM’s expertise on cultural heritage helps ensure the successful implementation of the programme and contributes to the programme partners’ shared commitment to capacity building for natural and cultural heritage.”
– Aleksandra Einen, Senior Advisor, Cultural Environment Department of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
“The crises of 2020 have underlined how important it is to take a people-centred approach to heritage protection. This has been at the core of all the programmes we set up with ICCROM this past year, including through the roll out of our COVID-19 Action Plan. We are proud of how our partnership with ICCROM is contributing to professionalizing new generations of practitioners from conflict and post-conflict countries, giving impetus to new heritage protection initiatives through seed grants.”
– Valéry Freland, Executive Director, ALIPH