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First Information Meeting with ICCROM member states

On 18 of March, ICCROM held its first virtual information meeting for the Rome-based representatives of its Member States. This came from a desire to enhance engagement with its Member States and inform local embassies of ICCROM’s work.

Former President of ICCROM Council receives the Legion of Honour

The Director of the Louvre-Lens and former President of the ICCROM Council has received the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

New Resource on Recovery and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage

The joint ICOMOS-ICCROM publication, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction brings together the voices and experiences of experts and practitioners working in the field. Published in two volumes, the publication includes 11 case studies addressing issues of post-trauma recovery and reconstruction – from the preservation of vernacular architecture in rural Chile in the aftermath of an earthquake ...

Heritage in Peace Building

Ending civil-strife and sustaining peace is a global priority, as articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, through its Goal 16. History, however, points to a different reality: nearly half of all peace agreements signed since the second half of the 20th century have resulted in conflict relapse.

ICCROM Kickstarts Heritage Recovery Programme in Mosul, Iraq

ICCROM has embarked on a comprehensive programme to build the capacity of young Moslawi architects, engineers and craftsmen to contribute to the recovery of the cultural heritage of Mosul, Iraq. This programme is implemented through an international partnership agreement with UNESCO under the “Revival of the Spirit of Mosul” initiative, and with the financial support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the European Union.

Connecting people and heritage for peace and resilience

Dominated by COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 marked the genesis of FAR – First Aid and Resilience in Times of Crisis – an ICCROM flagship programme that seeks to safeguard heritage from the negative effects of disasters and conflicts.

RE-ORG for museums in Emilia-Romagna

Successfully applied by ICCROM in museums from all over the world, the RE-ORG Method is offered for the first time in Italy on a regional scale to the specific needs of museums in Emilia-Romagna. In collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Emilia-Romagna Region, formerly IBC, ICCROM is organising an online training course on the reorganization of museum storage for museum professionals in the region

Building a Case for Cultural Heritage as an Instrument for Peace and Resilience

To find out more on how the local community of Mosul, Iraq, got together to revive its spirit and identity through a heritage walking tour, starting in the Assyrian part of the city and ending up in the Jewish Ghetto, along with other stories of change from around the world, read more here.

Hugo Houben (1944 - 2021)

As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and that he launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and disseminate better what appeared to him to be a tremendous potential in response to emerging ecological issues.

Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life, ICCROM's International Course on Rethinking Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Collections has provided a window of opportunity to rethink training and develop capacities.