PREVENT ICCROM’s First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Programme joins efforts with the Ministry of Culture and Media, the Republic of Croatia and the City of Trogir in organizing PREVENT - Mitigating Fire Risk for Heritage, an international hybrid symposium followed by a national capacity development workshop. This initiative will showcase nine case studies from eight countries on reducing fire risk for different types of heritage and enhancing emergency preparedness, while highlighting the effectiveness of ICCROM’s PREVENT training, first organized in November 2021.

The event will take place on 17 and 18 October 2022 in Trogir, Croatia, as well as online in an interactive format via Zoom.

To find out more about fire risk mitigation strategies adopted in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria and Palestine, Register here

The Symposium will be conducted in a blended format: In-person in Trogir, Croatia, and online via Zoom. All sessions will be live streamed via Zoom.

After registering, you will automatically receive a confirmation email containing further information.

For more information on attending in-person, please contact Jasna Popović, Head of Department, Conservation Department in Trogir, Directorate for Protection of Cultural Heritage Ministry of Culture and Media, Republic of Croatia.
For more information on attending online, please contact Aparna Tandon, Senior Programme Leader First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis | Sustaining Digital Heritage, ICCROM. 

Organizers and Partners

Why Participate?

  • Learn about fire risk mitigation through success stories from 8 countries. This symposium foresees examples from museums in Brazil and Canada, Palace in Nigeria to the Church on Nativity in Palestine, as well as the Newbridge House and Banff Park in Ireland, to the city of Trogir in Croatia.
  • Multi-disciplinary experts representing cultural heritage professionals, fire-risk specialists and national defence from Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Sweden, etc. will share their evidence-based examples on fire-risk mitigation, as well as highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity.
  • Direct interact with experts drawn from the field of fire risk management, cultural heritage and civil protection. Interactive sessions will allow all attendees to join the growing network of cultural first aiders around the world

A detailed programme of the Symposium and a full list of speakers will be circulated in the coming days.

PREVENT Partners