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Floods in north-western Europe

In view of the flooding that is devastating north-western Europe, the Director-General and staff of ICCROM wish to extend their condolences to the governments and people of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria.

Visit from Iraqi Minister of Culture

On Friday 2 July 2021, Director-General Webber Ndoro was honoured to meet with H.E. Al-Dafar Al-Hamdani, Minister of Culture in Iraq, and Mr Zaid Al-Ani, First Secretary of the Embassy of Iraq in Rome. Zaki Aslan, Director, ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Office and Rohit Jigyasu, Project Manager, Programmes Unit, also attended online and in person, respectively.

Visit further cements alliance between ICCROM and ALIPH Foundation

ICCROM today welcomed the Executive Director of the ALIPH Foundation, Valéry Freeland, to our headquarters in Rome, accompanied by Andrea Balbo, ALIPH Project Manager. They met with Director-General Webber Ndoro, Valerie Magar, Unit Manager, Programmes, and Yasmin Hashem, FAR Programme Assistant.

An interview with Dr Jukka Jokilehto

The renowned Finnish architect and urban planner is a leading mind in heritage conservation and theory. He sat down with ICCROM’s Rohit Jigyasu for a thought-provoking discussion revolving around the universal nature of conservation philosophy and how it relates to diverse cultural expressions.

New open access research resource: The Mora Samples Collection now available online!

ICCROM is very pleased to announce the launch of the Mora Samples Collection catalogue as an open access research resource. The Mora samples collection is an extraordinary scientific scholarly resource comprising over 1 200 material samples that bears witness to the complexity and diversity of wall painting as a medium for cultural expression across different civilizations and time periods.

Catherine Antomarchi was awarded the prestigious ICOM-CC medal for her contribution to the conservation of cultural property, at the nineteenth ICOM-CC Virtual Triennial Conference hosted in Beijing in May 2021. For more than 35 years, until her departure in 2019, Catherine was a pivotal member of the ICCROM team, spearheading the development and delivery of innovative courses and educational tools

Catherine Antomarchi was awarded the prestigious ICOM-CC medal for her contribution to the conservation of cultural property, at the nineteenth ICOM-CC Virtual Triennial Conference hosted in Beijing in May 2021. For more than 35 years, until her departure in 2019, Catherine was a pivotal member of the ICCROM team, spearheading the development and delivery of innovative courses and educational tools.

Spotlight on Europe and North America at first regional Member State meeting

It was in the spirit of working together that ICCROM welcomed representatives from 29 Member States and Permanent Observer in Europe and North America to our first regionally focused information session, held virtually on 22 June 2021.

Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessment in a World Heritage Context

ICCROM, IUCN, ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are collaborating together to produce the upcoming Guidance for World Heritage Impact Assessment. We are currently working on finalizing the document and improving the diagrams and tools based on the last round of feedback received. We are planning to release the guidance in the third quarter of 2021. Please stay tuned for further updates!

RE-ORG training to improve storage at ten regional museums in Italy

ICCROM has teamed up with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy to deliver the country’s first training course on the RE-ORG method. The course is providing a group of museum professionals from the region with the skills to prepare and implement tailor-made plans for reorganizing collection storage and improving preventive conservation.

Emergency evacuation guidelines now available in Italian and Farsi

With the aim of breaking language barriers and providing knowledge where it is most needed, ICCROM is pleased to announce the release of the Italian and Farsi versions of its pioneering online resource, Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections.