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 2021, we worked with nearly 400 funding, operational, advocacy partners and networks 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.
"We are pleased to welcome the hundreds of new partners we engaged in 2021 to the ICCROM family, and we greet our renewed and longstanding collaborating organizations. We greatly value our partnership and shared vision of promoting and preserving cultural heritage for the future. With our 60 years of history and experience, and thanks to our expanding global network, we truly are 'a growing ICCROM'".
Webber Ndoro, Director-General of ICCROM
"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
"The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) at Athabasca University is very pleased to have co-organized and hosted the successful 2022 ICCROM International Summer School, which brought together established and emerging voices in the field of heritage conservation education and training from across the world. Indigenous cultural teachings and the meaningful conversations led by Nukskahtowin and AU’s Elder-in-Residence, Dr. Maria Campbell, in particular enriched the culturally inclusive program."
– Dr. Manijeh Mannani, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University,
"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
"The Canadian Conservation Institute is proud to have partnered with ICCROM, the Getty Conservation Institute, and ICOMOS to update and re-launch the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN). BCIN provides authoritative reference sources to inform the work of conservators, researchers, and the cultural heritage community. ICCROM’s leadership and management of this initiative has helped to ensure that this unique database of conservation literature will continue to be freely-available to all. Furthermore, ICCROM’s active engagement in seeking to expand the network of partners involved in BCIN promises an even brighter future for this essential research tool."
– Finbarr Healy, Librarian, Canadian Conservation Institute
"We are very pleased with our collaboration with ICCROM for several years; particularly in 2017, when we worked together more formally, translating the Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage and the RE-ORG Method into Portuguese and Spanish. We have also joined forces in support of training on topics like risk management, preventive conservation and collection assessment. Our most recent challenge is identifying the risks that affect Ibero-American museums. Among other things, this cooperation has allowed us to spread knowledge and strengthen our ties in supporting the protection of our heritage. For all these reasons, we are very interested in making our collaboration last and grow stronger over time."
– Alan Trampe Torrejón, President of the Ibermuseos Program, National Deputy Director of Museums, Chile
"We have worked together with ICCROM on the connection of the conservation of culture and nature, and delivering the World Heritage Leadership Programme. A highlight has been building the PANORAMA Nature-Culture Community, a living learning network rich in case studies and successful approaches. The diverse experiences collected from the capacity building work of ICCROM is vital to enhance the understanding of the links between the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, while enabling learning and knowledge exchange across sectors. We are pleased to partner with ICCROM to keep promoting PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet."
– Tim Badman, Head of Heritage, Culture, Youth, IUCN
"[...] I would like to thank you immensely for the support we have received from ICCROM: through its participation in the institutional committee, as well as through its actions in the institution's risk management, which is so important for the future of the National Museum [...]."
– Alexander Kellner, Director of the National Museum, Brazil
"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
"ICCROM's work in Latin America and the Caribbean has had a great impact – not only for the years they have been working on conservation around the world, but also for the areas of work dealing with capacity building and training of many professionals who have benefited from ICCROM's courses, as well as for the development of scientific and technical tools, which have changed the way we look at cultural heritage conservation in many ways, including, among others, risk management and RE-ORG; in short, a number of technical resources that help change the daily work of professionals in the region. ICCROM's work is also important as it focuses on collaboration and participation, as well as the creation of regional alliances through programmes like LATAM, which was launched in 2008, and specific initiatives in each country or group of countries. I firmly believe that ICCROM has played an essential role in ensuring and improving conditions for the preservation of our collections, our archives and our cultural heritage for the future."
– David Cohen, Assistant Professor, University of the Andes, Colombia