International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
RoM February 2024 Giza urban planning thesis

A 1960s proposal to preserve built heritage in Giza

Experts, urban planners, architects, preservation specialists, and heritage site managers have spent decades aiming to requalify Giza and its surroundings, and numerous urban regeneration projects have been planned. The ICCROM Library conserves one of those never-realized plans in its collection. The dissertation titled, “Giza historical center: A study to preserve Egypt’s eternal architectural heritage within the living urban organism”, was...

History of Architectural Conservation

Jukka Jokilehto, "History of Architectural Conservation", from our Lead Librarian’s perspective

Jukka Jokilehto's influence on built heritage conservation through his book, A History of Architectural Conservation, and its translation into several languages is profound and far-reaching. Jokilehto, a Finnish architect and esteemed expert in urban planning, in addition to being ICCROM’s former coordinator of the Architectural Conservation course on and former Deputy Director General, has significantly contributed to the field through his...

​​‘Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa,’ a donated children’s book addressing illicit trade of cultural objects

‘Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa,’ a donated children’s book addressing illicit trade of cultural objects

As we delve into September, we are delighted to announce a remarkable addition to our heritage education Library for youth. Emiline Smith has generously donated her children's storybook, 'Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa.' This captivating narrative not only enriches our collection but also sheds light on an important global issue – the illicit trade of cultural objects.

RoM July 2023

ICCROM Library resources on safeguarding Nubian monuments

Last month’s featured resource, a historical photograph of the Temple of Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel from the ICCROM Archives, generated so much interest from our readers that the ICCROM Library has compiled a number of our in-house resources about the construction of Aswan Dam and the threat it posed to Nubian monuments.

Microphotographic atlas of technically important plant fibres

Microphotographic atlas of technically important plant fibres

"Mikrophotographischer Atlas der technisch wichtigsten Pflanzenfasern" is an impressive piece of work that still serves as a reference for those looking to analyze the technical aspects of plant fibres. The publication is a testament to the expertise and dedication of Alois Herzog, who became an authority on the subject after years of research and study. In our Library, the book is kept in the rare book section.

Seeking volunteers for the ICCROM Library

Seeking volunteers for the ICCROM Library

Looking for a chance to contribute to an important cause and make a lasting impact on the preservation of cultural heritage? Join us as a volunteer in the ICCROM Library!


OpenAthens accounts for researchers in conservation and restoration

The ICCROM Library is pleased to offer researchers in conservation and restoration of cultural heritage in our Member States an exciting opportunity to access our electronic resources. Our Library holds a vast and diverse collection of materials that cover a wide range of topics in cultural heritage conservation and restoration. These resources can be an invaluable tool for researchers who are...

ICCROM Library in Bologna

ICCROM Library visits Bologna International Children's Book Fair to expand our heritage education space for youth 

ICCROM visited the international Bologna Children's Book Fair, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The most important event of its kind, the fair offers a platform for exchange among publishers, rights holders, illustrators and others engaged in the international scene of children's and young adult literature.

BCIN 2023

Bridging language gaps in conservation information: Search BCIN in French and Spanish

The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) – one of the most important tools for retrieving bibliographic information on cultural heritage conservation – is now available in French and Spanish.

Jan RoM 2023

68-year-old convention more relevant than ever in 2023: Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

Last year, more than 20 armed conflicts took place in different parts of the world, costing many lives and causing much suffering and destruction. Cultural heritage is far from being exempt from conflict; sometimes it is specifically targeted. In hoping for a more peaceful year in 2023, this year’s first Resource of the Month is the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. This iconic...