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Call for Proposals: CollAsia Field Projects 2021–2022

ICCROM is pleased to invite proposals for innovative local field projects aimed at strengthening and showcasing the benefits of Southeast Asia’s rich and diverse heritage through Collections, Conservation, and Communities. This is an opportunity to create positive and lasting change for present and future ‎‎generations in Southeast Asia, by making concrete contributions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.‎

Learning heritage conservation in the time of COVID

Students Eleonora Sermoneta and Amber Bhatty share their insights into the challenges and priorities associated with learning about heritage conservation during a global pandemic.

Culture firmly on the agenda at G20 in Italy

Earlier this year, ICCROM participated in a series of international webinars organized by the Italian Ministry of Culture and introduced by the culture minister Dario Franceschini, under Italy’s Presidency of the G20. The webinars were a precursor to the upcoming G20 Culture Ministerial meetings in Rome on 20 and 30 July, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in October.

Contemporary art collections in Latin America and the Caribbean

The vibrant heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean includes diverse and prominent contemporary cultural expressions, World Heritage sites, ancient cultures and subcultures, strong links to the environment, and rich indigenous knowledge.

Lazar Sumanov (1940-2021)

With great sadness, ICCROM has learnt of the passing, after a short illness, of our former Council member, Dr. Lazar Sumanov on 9 May 2021. Lazar was an open and positive person, optimistic and hospitable. He was always active, working to support the cause of cultural heritage whether this was in North Macedonia, his home country, or elsewhere in the world.

A Participatory Game for Enhancing Disaster Risk Governance – now available in 5 languages!

Want to learn how to use the traditional knowledge held by your local community to reduce disaster risk? With the aim of breaking language barriers and empowering communities, ICCROM is pleased to announce that its digital publication inSIGHT, is now available in Arabic, French, Georgian and Spanish!

Delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan

On 21 May 2021, the Director-General, Webber Ndoro, was honoured to receive a delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan led by H.E. Mr. Aziz Abdukhakimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sport. Mr. Abdukhakimov was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Umid Shadiev, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO, H.E. Mr. Otabek Akbarov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Italy, and Mr. Farkhod Fayzillaev, Deputy Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO.

Unlocking the potential of our collections

Today is International Museum Day, which in 2021 invites us to “reimagine” cultural institutions as a leading force for post-pandemic recovery and change. It is an occasion to share big ideas and reflect on how our immediate actions can help shape the world now and into the future.

Accessing Cultural Heritage During COVID-19

How can you provide access to cultural heritage during the pandemic? The current social distancing rules have led many heritage places such as museums, archives and archaeological sites to find creative ways of connecting with people.

Ingmar Mauritz Holmström (1933-2021)

Born on 23 February 1933, Ingmar studied in Stockholm, where he graduated in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institution, and in Architecture from the Royal institute of Technology. In the 1960s and 1970s he established the architectural firm Restaureringsteknik AB, Stockholm, which specialised in the conservation of protected historic buildings, including many state-owned mediaeval churches and castles. From 1977 to 1998, Ingmar worked at the Swedish National Heritage Board as the Head of Conservation Technology. From the 1990s, he also ran a conservation consultancy firm, Husdoktorn Byggkonsult, and undertook research in traditional building materials.