Centro Internacional de Estudios de Conservación y Restauración de los Bienes Culturales
Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessment

Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessment in a World Heritage Context

As the World Heritage Convention celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, over 1100 sites around the world are recognized as World Heritage - places that are so valuable to humanity that there conservation has been deemed our collective responsibility. Yet many of these exceptional places face increasing pressure from diverse types of development projects within and around the sites. Assessing the impacts of such projects – before deciding to proceed with their implementation – is essential to both prevent damage to World Heritage and identify sustainable options. The Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessments in a World Heritage Context is the go-to reference that explains the process for achieving these goals. Offering practical tips and tools including checklists and a glossary, it provides a framework for conducting impact assessments for cultural and natural heritage sites.
Traditional Knowledge

Traditional Knowledge Systems for Conservation and Management of Asia’s Heritage 

How can Traditional Knowledge Systems be applied and adapted to contemporary conservation and management of heritage? This question was discussed during the 2015 ICCROM-CHA International Forum on Conservation. The results are now available in this new publication, which looks at examples from 14 countries across Asia.
Revisiting Authenticity in the Asian Context

Revisiting Authenticity in the Asian Context

Authenticity is a nebulous term within the conservation profession. The concept has historically tended to privilege materials-based approaches to conservation practice over recognizing spiritual and non-material values of a place, however, the drafting of the Nara Document in 1994 marked a shift in paradigm. Considered an important moment in the history of conservation, the Document expanded the concept of authenticity and drew attention to cultural diversity within the heritage discourse.

Series: ICCROM CHA Conservation Forum Series Number 2
World Heritage Leadership Brochure

World Heritage Leadership Brochure

World Heritage Leadership is a new capacity building programme of ICCROM and IUCN with a unique people centred-approach to the integration of nature and culture, finding innovative ways to enhance the management practices of heritage through the work of the World Heritage Convention.
Asian Buddhist Hetitage

Asian Buddhist Heritage

Around the world, religious sites dominate the lists of protected heritage properties. As a result, the needs of a community, who regard these spaces as functional and sacred, must be balanced with the demands of heritage conservation practices and site management.

Series: ICCROM CHA Conservation Forum Series Number 1
Managing Cultural World Heritage

Managing Cultural World Heritage

ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre have jointly published a new title within the series of World Heritage Resource Manuals: Managing Cultural World Heritage.