International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICOMOS Guidance to recover heritage after catastrophes publication 2023

Renowned cultural heritage institutions ICCROM and ICOMOS address urgent need for accessible conservation resources

ICCROM, through our Regional Centre in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, has joined forces with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to release two critical new resources covering cultural heritage recovery and international policymaking.

Welcoming His Excellency Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi from the UAE at ICCROM HQ

Welcoming His Excellency Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi from the UAE at ICCROM HQ

On Tuesday, 13 February 2024, we had the privilege of hosting His Excellency Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations, the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, at ICCROM headquarters in Rome. Leveraging heritage for good, including initiatives to enhance well-being and use innovative technologies for...

New guide illuminates path to recovering damaged heritage

This new publication by ICOMOS and ICCROM– Guidance on Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Recovery and Reconstruction for Heritage Places of Cultural Significance and World Heritage Cultural Properties – is intended for experts working in heritage conservation and provides a framework through which the recovery of heritage places can be supported and harnessed in coming to terms with and overcoming the trauma associated with destruction and loss.

New publication gathers Arabic translations of major cultural heritage conservation charters

This resource has been published as part of a collaboration between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Regional Office for Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region (ICCROM-Sharjah). The collaboration is supported by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah and member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. This collaboration aligns with ICCROM-Sharjah’s mission to assist Member States in the Arab region to conserve cultural heritage.
ICCROM holiday card 2023

Best wishes from Webber Ndoro, ICCROM Director-General

I would like to thank all of you for the outstanding support I received during my six-year term as Director-General. Some moments have proved challenging but always very stimulating, and through the continuous and valuable support of our Member States and partners, the Organization has successfully achieved many goals for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

Arabic Language Day celebrations: ICCROM highlights cultural heritage publications

Arabic Language Day celebrations: ICCROM highlights cultural heritage publications

Language is an important part of our intangible heritage. Every year on 18 December, the international community celebrates Arabic Language Day in honour of the culturally rich and poetic language spoken by more than 400 million people every day. This year is even more special – it marks 50 years since Arabic was made an official United Nations language!

National Museum of Oman project

Conserving and rehabilitating historic homes in Oman

Today, we celebrate 20 years of Oman being an ICCROM Member State! We take this opportunity to share updates on a rewarding project between ICCROM and the National Museum of Oman to restore historic homes in the capital city, Muscat.

Experts programme October 2023

UNESCO Memory of the World Programme - a hands-on course on the nomination process

The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme Course is one of the key modules of the second phase of the ICCROM-Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (MoC) “Experts Program.” Phase one of the ambitious capacity-building project was successfully conducted in 2022.

ICCROM-FAR helps build capacities to safeguard Libya’s cultural heritage 

ICCROM-FAR helps build capacities to safeguard Libya’s cultural heritage

In the wake of the destructive flooding that struck Libya on 13 September 2023, which caused extensive damage, loss of lives and displacement, a significant step towards recovery was taken. On 8 November 2023, ICCROM’s flagship programme, First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF) co-led a workshop on conducting post...

A successful 33rd General Assembly, marking the beginning of a promising new chapter for ICCROM

A successful 33rd General Assembly, marking the beginning of a promising new chapter for ICCROM

The 33rd session of the ICCROM General Assembly has concluded in Rome. National delegations from our 137 Member States - as well as observers from non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and other partnering institutions - attended the biennial two-day event hosted at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assess our progress, set...