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

The possibility that your city could face multiple hazards simultaneously has, in these unprecedented times, become an unfortunate reality. The ongoing COVID-19 emergency, in combination with the risk of an earthquake causing damage to life and property including cultural heritage, requires informed actions and responses. 

ICCROM, the Prince Claus Fund and SARAT, a project on Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey have worked over the past year to translate the First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook and accompanying Toolkit into Turkish. The aim has been to ensure that people living in risk-prone regions are able to enhance their ability to secure their heritage and participate in their own cultural recovery. 

ICCROM is pleased to present its 2019 Annual Report, which provides an overview of our activities over the past year and highlights many of our successes in this reporting period.

Conversaciones... is an international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year, which promotes reflection and discussion on the history and theories of cultural heritage conservation. Though initially geared to a Spanish-speaking audience, the central texts and author contributions cover a broad variety of languages and regional representation.

ICCROM, through its Regional Office in Sharjah, has launched a new initiative titled “MEDINA”. It will address the protection of historic cities, support the enhancement of urban heritage management in the Arab region, and promote the role of cultural heritage in sustainable development.

The ICCROM library remains closed until further notice. To respect the precautionary distance measures among readers, access will only be granted upon reservation to a limited number of users in a date yet to be defined.

ICCROM is proud to announce the release of the publication, Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections in Spanish and in Turkish. Built upon years of experience and real-life situations, Endangered Heritage offers a field-tested, simple workflow for the emergency evacuation of valuable objects.

Monday 25 May marked the 57th anniversary of the birth of the African Union. To celebrate, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted an online marathon featuring artistic and cultural content dedicated to the African continent.

It is with great pleasure that ICCROM announces the launch of its website in Spanish. This will allow us to communicate more effectively with – and provide better support to – our Spanish-speaking Member States, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This highly-anticipated translation of the website has become a reality thanks to the generous support of the Cultural Heritage Institute of Spain (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España - IPCE), Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Recovery from the COVID-19 global health crisis will be a long and evolving process, but what is clear is that culture cannot be left behind.