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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.


Updates about RE-ORG across the globe, from India to Poland to France

The ICCROM RE-ORG programme continues to be globally active and dynamic for the reorganization of storage collections, with initiatives developed recently in India, Poland and soon, in France.

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...

Call for applications: Summer School 2024 - Saving Energy for Cultural Heritage Institutions"

Summer School 2024 - Saving Energy for Cultural Heritage Institutions

Together with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), we are organizing an international Summer School to save energy for cultural heritage institutions.

RE-org Poland

Unique initiative to improve museum storages in Poland

The first task following the teacher training course will be to implement the methodology through a two-week workshop at the National Museum in Gdansk, with the full support of the National Institute for Museums and the National Museum in Poznan. The objective is to create a long-term plan to develop the pool of specialists able to teach the method across the country and create centres of...

Gael de Guichen and Director General Webber Ndoro sign agreement officially transferring de Guichen's archive of RE-ORG materials to the ICCROM Archives

Gaël de Guichen donates RE-ORG archive to ICCROM

On 14 July 2023, we were honoured to officially receive a generous donation of RE-ORG materials to the ICCROM Archives. Special Advisor to the Director-General and a precursor of the RE-ORG Method, Gaël de Guichen, donated more than a decade’s worth of archival materials related to RE-ORG. On this particular occasion, Mr de Guichen and ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro signed the agreement that...

RE-ORG Open Doors

RE-ORG Open Doors

On 22 June 2023, the Cultural Heritage Sector of the Emilia-Romagna Region organized a study day on the evolution of RE-ORG projects in the context of the valorization and reorganization of museum storage spaces, RE-ORG Open Doors.

Catherine and Gael

Former ICCROM colleagues receive heritage conservation awards

On 8 June 2023, ICCROM witnessed two distinguished former colleagues, whose lifelong commitment has been to safeguard and conserve cultural heritage, receive prestigious accolades. Gaël de Guichen, Special Advisor to the Director General of ICCROM, was honoured with the title of Officer of the National Order of Merit by the President of the French Republic, and Catherine Antomarchi, who was an...

RE-ORG training to improve storage at eleven museums in Portugal

RE-ORG training to improve storage at eleven museums in Portugal

The RE-ORG project continues to be very active and dynamic in Portugal after holding RE-ORG Lisboa in 2018. This year's workshop was held in Santarém on March 20, 21, and 27,28, where 35 museum professionals belonging to the group of 11 "Museums of Lezíria do Tejo" were trained to implement the RE-ORG method in their storage spaces.