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ICCROM’s pioneering resource on First Aid to Cultural Heritage now in Dari

ICCROM’s pioneering resource on First Aid to Cultural Heritage now in Dari

To break language barriers and enhance emergency preparedness to safeguard cultural heritage in Afghanistan, Hashimi translated ICCROM-FAR’s First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook and Toolkit into Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan. The Handbook will help the heritage community implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations. The Toolkit...

World in Florence 2022

ICCROM engages youth and the international community in integrating heritage into disaster risk reduction, climate action and peacebuilding

Through a participatory game on disaster risk governance and two formal panels on climate action and peacebuilding, ICCROM’s First Aid and Resilience (FAR) Programme engaged 90 high school kids and a diverse heritage community at “The World in Florence,” an international festival about the diversity of the world’s cultural expressions, organized by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation in Florence...

Socorrista cultural traduce de forma voluntaria al español el manual y las herramientas de la FAC

Cultural First Aider voluntarily translates FAC Handbook and Toolkit into Spanish

Growing up in Guatemala meant that volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and earthquakes were simply part of life for Mr Samuel Franco Arce. He has been working in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years to promote risk preparedness using ICCROM’s First Aid for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) methodology - what he calls his Bible. Mr Arce has long been informally translating messages...

PREVENT - Mitigating Fire Risk at Heritage Places, an ICCROM-led international symposium resonates a global concern

PREVENT - Mitigating Fire Risk at Heritage Places, an ICCROM-led international symposium resonates a global concern

On 17 and 18 October 2022, we reunited with PREVENT course alums to catch up on the successes and challenges of managing fire risk at heritage sites across the globe. The two-day international symposium - the first of its kind for the PREVENT initiative - was held in Trogir, Croatia, and online.

Network of Cultural First Aiders strengthening disaster risk reduction around the world

Network of Cultural First Aiders strengthening disaster risk reduction around the world

Are you a cultural first aider, like AbdelHamid, Manana, Meghna and Fares? Have you received First Aid training from ICCROM or one of its partners or former course participants? Share your story with us!

FAC course

Are you a Cultural First Aider? Join us in celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

On International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2022, we want to consolidate the global network of Cultural First Aiders by offering advanced training, tools and certification to support deployment in complex emergency situations. If you are a Cultural First Aider and have received training from ICCROM, our partners or former participants, register your interest by completing our 5-minute survey.

Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections in Swedish

Endangered Heritage translated into its 15th language - Swedish!

ICCROM and the Swedish National Heritage Board have released a Swedish version of the pioneering online resource, Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections, developed in partnership with UNESCO.

“Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action” sets out to tackle climate crisis in 5 climate hotspots

“Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action” sets out to tackle climate crisis in 5 climate hotspots

Ubatuba, a nature reserve in Brazil; Rosetta, an Egyptian coastal city; Kerman, part of the Lut desert in Iran; and Kasese, on the outer edge of Uganda’s Rwenzori National Park: these five climate hotspots are the final innovation sites of ICCROM’s cascading capacity-development project, “Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action.”

Cultural heritage first aid: A pathway to post-disaster psychosocial support 

Cultural heritage first aid: A pathway to post-disaster psychosocial support 

Providing a resource to those in Japan: First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook translated into Japanese.

Changing Perspectives to Manage Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Associated Communities

Changing Perspectives to Manage Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Associated Communities

ICCROM and the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, in collaboration with Escuela Taller Foundation de Filipinas Foundation Inc., Philippines, are pleased to announce the release of the publication, A Story of Change 2 – Transforming Online Learning into Action for Disaster Risk Management of Heritage Collections, now available for free download.