International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

From 26 to 27 November, the ICCROM Council will convene online for its 94th session, to monitor the progress of ICCROM’s programme of activities and plan for coming months. The two-day event is taking place in a year that also marks 60th anniversary of Italy's accession to ICCROM, formally established through the ratification of the Headquarters Agreement by Law 11 June 1960 No. 723. 

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Sharjah, the primary virtual meetings of the 2nd edition of the Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage concluded on 10 November. The Forum was organized online by ICCROM-Sharjah from 9-10 November 2020, under the title “Authenticity, Community and Conservation in the Arab Thought”. 

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM-Sharjah will organize virtual meetings as part of the 2nd edition of the Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage, entitled “Authenticity, Community and Conservation in the Arab Thought”, from 9-10 November 2020. This year, due to the precautionary measures imposed by the spread of COVID-19, the Arab Forum will be organized first online. However, a broader event will be held next year, with wider participation of Arab and international experts and professionals.

How can Traditional Knowledge Systems be applied and adapted to contemporary conservation and management of heritage? This question was discussed during the 2015 ICCROM-CHA International Forum on Conservation. The results are now available in this new publication, which looks at examples from 14 countries across Asia.

On the world day that promotes disaster risk reduction through people-centred approaches, ICCROM is pleased to launch the digital publication inSIGHT. This participatory game offers its users the opportunity to build a common understanding of how the cultural and natural heritage of a place contributes to capacities for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

ICCROM's Director-General and staff offer their congratulations to the World Food Programme for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. This is a well-deserved recognition of the passion and commitment with which the organization carries out its work.

The World Heritage Leadership Programme is launching a Nature-Culture Thematic Community on the PANORAMA platform, coordinated jointly by ICCROM, IUCN and ICOMOS.

ICCROM is pleased to announce the launching of a new home page and Country Profiles web area. As more of our activities and service delivery moves online, and following the recent launch of the website in Spanish, ICCROM is now pleased to unveil a newly-designed home page together with a Country Profiles web area. 

Do you or your organisation have a sample collection?
If yes, we would like to hear from you.
Many institutions around the world hold material samples collected from objects and sites of cultural, historic or scientific value. These collections contain huge potential for future research and didactic purposes, but they are often little known, and their value under recognised.

In the wake of the devastating floods in Yemen and Sudan, ICCROM extends its solidarity to the governments and people of these Member States. We stand ready to provide technical assistance to secure affected cultural heritage.