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Climate.Culture.Peace Youth Forum and Workshops – register now

We are excited to announce that registrations are open for the Climate.Culture.Peace Youth Forum – Voices of Now and the Future, as well as five interactive workshops being held later this month. Places are limited, so don’t miss out!

Register for free for Climate.Culture.Peace (24-28 January 2022)

Join us in the sharing of stories, experiences and viewpoints on global climate change, which affects us all.
Climate.Culture.Peace is a unique initiative looking to explore the interconnections between climate change, culture and heritage, peace and conflict, and disaster resilience. The conference (24-28 January) will foster a welcoming and interactive digital space, where we will host a diverse range of interesting and informative sessions to exchange knowledge and share experiences, practices, and research.

Mora Samples Collection

In September 2021, we launched a call for submissions for an online poster session on heritage samples archives as part of our Heritage Samples Archives Initiative (HSAI). The response was impressive, with 40 posters from 22 countries accepted for publication. From these, we selected 13 posters to be presented at a two-day online poster session and roundtable webinar, held on 29 and 30 November 2021. Making the choice was difficult, given the high quality of the submissions, however the selected posters showcase the diversity and value of these precious and yet critically under recognised scholarly resources.

Little India, Singapore

From everyone at ICCROM, thank you for supporting our work in 2021. We hope you can enjoy some time with family and friends as we head into the new year.

Alliance for Cultural First Aid, Peace and Resilience

Twenty-three months of blended learning, 20 participants and four mentors. Alliance for Cultural First Aid, Peace and Resilience is a cascading capacity development project of ICCROM conceived with the support of ALIPH foundation, and held in partnership with the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF) and Zurich based Centre for Security Studies (CSS).

RE-ORG Catalonia

In a first for Catalonia, 25 museum professionals from some of the main institutions and networks responsible for preventive conservation in the region have been trained in the RE-ORG Method, working together to reorganize storage at the Víctor Balaguer Library Museum in Vilanova i la Geltrú. In just five days, the group managed to move around 5 000 pieces across eight rooms, securing these collections for the future.

Arab Cultural Heritage Award for the Young

ICCROM-Sharjah and the National Commissions for UNESCO in the Arab Region are launching a regional competition on heritage and sustainable development for school students. 'Our heritage brings us together' aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage in the Arab region.

ICCROM-Sharjah Award 2022

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM’s Regional Office in Sharjah (ICCROM-Sharjah) invites applications for the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for good practices in cultural heritage conservation and management in the Arab Region in 2021.

Lazare Eloundou Assomo attends the 31st ICCROM General Assembly in 2019.

Director-General Webber Ndoro and the entire ICCROM team congratulate our collaborator and friend Lazare Eloundou Assomo on his appointment as Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. He brings a fresh perspective combined with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from his more than two decades leading vital projects and programmes in places such as Mali, as well as at the World Heritage Centre, where he was Head of the Africa Unit.

Digital is a continent. How do we build a home for heritage here?

“There is a new continent made of bits, powered by machines, accessible by anyone, anywhere.” If we envisage the digital realm as one huge landmass, where does heritage fit within it? This was the premise of the ‘Digital Imperative’ project, conceived in the framework of ICCROM’s prospective activity on Sustaining Digital Heritage. We are excited to be able to share the findings of our research.