International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
The eighth edition of the International Course on Paper Conservation in Latin America wrapped up two weeks of cross-cultural exchange on 22 November 2022. Nine participants from the Ibero-American region gathered in Mexico for intensive learning at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Graphic Documents of the National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CNCPC-INAH). The course was organized with our longstanding partner, the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties in

Eight years of building bridges in Latin America for paper conservation using Japanese techniques

The eighth edition of the International Course on Paper Conservation in Latin America wrapped up two weeks of cross-cultural exchange on 22 November 2022. Nine participants from the Ibero-American region gathered in Mexico for intensive learning at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Graphic Documents of the National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CNCPC-INAH). The...

Managing risks to cultural heritage with the ABC System

Managing risks to cultural heritage with the ABC System

The ABC Risk Management System for Cultural Heritage (or ABC System) is a tool to assist professionals and institutions interested in implementing the ABC method of risk management. We partnered with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) to create this risk-based, decision-support tool for cultural heritage managers. The free tool can be accessed online...

Meeting with delegation from Embassy of Colombia

Meeting with delegation from Embassy of Colombia

On Friday, 21 October 2022, ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro was honoured to receive Minister Counsellor Juan Camilo Saretzki and Counsellor Nestor Pongutá from the Embassy of Colombia. Also present on behalf of ICCROM were Liaison Officer Anna Zeichner and Programmes Unit Manager Valerie Magar.

Our Collections Matter toolkit is now available in Spanish!

Our Collections Matter toolkit is now available in Spanish!

ICCROM is pleased to announce the launch of the Our Collections Matter (OCM) Toolkit website in Spanish. This long-awaited website translation has become a reality thanks to the generous support of the International Council of Museums-Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) and the Universidad de los Andes.

Surveys: Heritage in public spaces of Ibero-America

Surveys: Heritage in public spaces of Ibero-America

We present two new surveys to gather perceptions in Ibero-America on the physical and symbolic change of public spaces, and the specific interventions that occurred in them. We seek to collect information on existing practices and policies regarding the conservation and management of sculptural heritage in public spaces and how social changes are challenging its perception, meaning and use.

Seminar on History of Built Heritage Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Seminar on History of Built Heritage Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Research Group on History and Theory of Heritage Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean is an initiative of ICCROM, the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and the University of Playa Ancha (UPLA), which has the following objectives: to convene a permanent working group on the historical processes that have shaped the field of heritage conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean...

Digital colloquium: Managing and conserving contemporary art in Latin America and the Caribbean

Digital colloquium: Managing and conserving contemporary art in Latin America and the Caribbean

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The call is open to professionals and institutions managing and conserving contemporary art collections. Participants will share their experiences and knowledge, learn about and discuss regional challenges and opportunities, and work together to brainstorm strategies and solutions. Organizers: ICCROM, Faculty of Arts and Humanities – Universidad de los Andes, Banco de la...

Strengthening dialogue and cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean

Strengthening dialogue and cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean

As part of the series of regional information Member States meetings, 141 participants from 25 countries and partner institutions have taken part in ICCROM’s first virtual meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean which has taken place on April 28, 2022.

FRANÇOISE CHOAY

Françoise Choay takes centre stage in Conversaciones…

A pair of texts by the celebrated French architectural and urban historian and theorist prompt rich debate among the guest contributors to the tenth volume of this international peer-reviewed journal, themed around heritage, urbanization and the challenges of conservation.

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

The survey will be open until 21 February 2022. It aims to gather information on existing practices and policies on the conservation and management of open-door sculpture in public spaces, and how societal changes are challenging their perception, meanings and uses. If you are working on this topic, or are interesting in debating about this complex subject, please fill the survey.