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Online Congress on experiences in risk management for cultural heritage in Ibero-America

The Ibero-American region has an important heritage with diverse and significant cultural expressions, ancient cultures and subcultures, strong links between culture and nature, and rich reserves of traditional and indigenous knowledge. However, this heritage and its communities face serious threats caused by social, political, economic and environmental factors, in particular climate change.

Call for applications: 4th Edition World Heritage Site Managers' Forum

Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year’s World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting.

ICCROM Library and Archives reopen soon

The ICCROM Library and Archives will reopen on Monday 10 May 2021 only by appointment. Please follow the instructions on ...

Wiesław Jerzy Domasłowski (1926 - 2021)

Polish chemist and conservator of monuments, professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń he was born and spent his childhood in Warsaw. Then he was sent to forced labor in Germany. After returning to his country he moved to Gdynia then to Toruń where he studied chemistry

Call for Research-Practice Teams! Heritage Place Lab Pilot Phase

Within the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme (WHL), the module on Learning Networks promotes activities oriented to connect people and heritage places through peer learning, advancing people-centered and place-based approaches. By linking practitioners, institutions, communities and World Heritage places, networks between natural and cultural heritage, research, practice and policy are strengthened in the context of World Heritage processes. Activities of the Learning Networks include the World Heritage Site Managers Forum Network (SMF) initiated in 2017 and the PANORAMA Nature-Culture Thematic Community launched in 2020.

ICCROM holds its first Africa Programme Donors meeting

On 21 April 2021, ICCROM held its first Africa Programme Donors meeting online, to present the Africa Fund and the Youth.Heritage.Africa programme. The meeting was attended by the former donors to the EPA Fund, created to support the activities of the École du Patrimoine Africain, as well as representatives of Member States and partners of ICCROM.

ICCROM stands with the University of Cape Town and South Africa

It is with deep regret that we have learnt that a tragic wildfire has destroyed buildings and property at and around the University of Cape Town. The burning of the Jagger Library, which holds rare collections vital to South Africa’s memory, and the impact of fire on historic buildings and landscapes around UCT, highlights the fragility of our invaluable tangible and intangible heritage. It calls for immediate actions for its sustainable protection.

Giorgio Croci (1936 – 2021)

Professor Giorgio Croci, long-time ICCROM collaborator, passed away on 16 April 2021 at the age of 85. Born in Rome, Giorgio Croci graduated in civil engineering at the University La Sapienza in 1960. He was appointed Professor of Structural Engineering at the same University in 1984.

Via a RE-ORG Emilia-Romagna

Organized by ICCROM in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, a RE-ORG professional training course will begin online for the first time in Italy on 26 April.

Heritage Recovery in Mosul

ICCROM is kickstarting its Heritage Recovery Programme in Mosul, a two-year capacity building programme organized in collaboration with UNESCO and the University of Mosul and with the financial support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the European Union.