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Sending our condolences to those affected in Morocco

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the recent earthquake that has devastated Morocco. We offer our condolences for the lives tragically lost and the extensive damage caused. We express our solidarity with the affected communities, as well as those engaged in first aid and civil protection activities. When appropriate, we stand ready to offer technical assistance.

Government of Australia pledges $510,000 AUD for joint Capacity Development Project on Climate Action for World Heritage to be implemented by UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN

Australian Government pledges 510,000 AUD for joint Capacity Development Project on Climate Action for World Heritage to be implemented by UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN

The Australian Government has generously committed $510,000 AUD to the World Heritage Leadership programme to support the first phase of this project, which will be implemented over the next 15 months. The joint team will undertake a scoping study to assess current responses, take stock of existing tools and guidance, conduct a series of workshops engaging a wide range of actors involved in the...

Mosul track 1 graduates 2023

A noteworthy achievement: 23 young architects and engineers graduate from the UNESCO-ICCROM Heritage Recovery Programme in Mosul

The recent culmination of another significant milestone in the UNESCO-ICCROM Heritage Recovery Programme in Mosul has been marked by the graduation of 23 young architects and civil engineers from the programme's cycle focused on professional development. This comprehensive course comprises theoretical and hands-on training, encompassing topics such as situation and context analysis, value...

ITB 2023 summer school trainers and participants

ICCROM participates in international summer school centred on youth and heritage

ICCROM Sharjah, alongside the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme of the University of Cambridge, partnered with the International Forum Bosnia (IFB) in organizing the 18th International Summer School: Youth and Heritage (ISSYH18), held 27 July to 12 August 2023.

Apply Now for ICCROM Fellowships and Shape the Future of Heritage Conservation! 

Apply now for ICCROM fellowships and shape the future of heritage conservation! 

Time is running out! The application deadline for ICCROM Fellowships, your gateway to international heritage conservation excellence, is 15 September 2023.

Richard Martin V. Katipunan

CBH course participant Richard Martin V. Katipunan from the Philippines

My name is Richard Martin V. Katipunan, and I’m a civil engineer from the Philippines. For the past seven years, I have been working in heritage conservation in my country. I have a keen interest in mathematics and am naturally drawn to analytical thinking. I enjoy brainstorming and problem-solving, which has led me to roles in decision-making, especially when dealing with cultural heritage. My...

Ukraine workshop certificates FAR 2023

ICCROM-FAR develops national capacities for assessing damage and risk to heritage to aid early recovery in Ukraine

From 1–5 August 2023, ICCROM’s flagship programme First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR), in partnership with the US Department of State Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine (MoCIP) and the National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Museum of the Revolution of Dignity (Maidan Museum)...

Source: European Union Global Wildfire Information System, burnt areas from Jan-Aug 2023

A message to those currently affected by wildfires

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the loss of lives and extensive damage, including to natural and cultural heritage, resulting from the catastrophic wildfires currently ongoing in many parts of the world. Our Director-General and staff wish to extend their condolences to the people and governments of our Member States in all continents currently experiencing the devastating effects of wildfires.

New Project to Preserve 1.5-million-year-old Human Footprint Fossil in Kenya

New project to preserve 1.5-million-year-old human footprint fossil in Kenya 

In collaboration with National Museums of Kenya and with financial contribution from the British Council Cultural Protection Fund, ICCROM is engaged in a community-centred project focused on the long-term preservation of fossil footprints that date back to approximately 1.5 million years ago. The fossil was found in Ileret, a village on the North Eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya.


Special Issue Journal on the Heritage Place Lab out now!

The new Special Issue of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (JCHMSD) focuses on the results of the Heritage Place Lab initiative of the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme. Taking evidence from processes implemented at various World Heritage places and sites, this journal documents the importance of fostering collaborative practice-oriented...