ICCROM relies on a broad array of partners in the fulfilment of its mission and in the implementation its programmes. Over the last 60 years, ICCROM has established productive multilateral and bilateral relationships with governments, development agencies, international organizations, foundations, NGOs, research institutions, universities and other educational establishments. Those partnerships have allowed ICCROM to develop strong programmes and respond to the needs of conservation of cultural heritage across the world.
During the biennium 2016-2017, ICCROM worked with more than 200 funding, operational and advocacy partners to ensure that the cultural heritage conservation objectives of Member States are met. ICCROM strives to strengthen strategic and operational partnerships globally, regionally and nationally. The main goal of the organization’s vast network of partnerships is to ensure better outcomes for cultural heritage institutions and professionals by combining expertise and resources in a mutually beneficial way. These partnerships also strengthen ICCROM’s engagement in cultural heritage conservation fora and processes, which allows the agency to forge strategic alliances and better determine its global priorities by staying connected to the best practices in heritage preservation.
ICCROM regards its partnerships as a key to the agency’s ability to carry out its mandate in an efficient and informed manner.