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Internships contribute to ICCROM's work worldwide

At the end of 2023, in addition to the fellows and interns who continued their assignments, we welcomed to ICCROM headquarters a new intern, Ms Euiyeon Lee from the Republic of Korea, who joined the World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme.

Visit from the Ambassador of Mexico

Visit from the Ambassador of Mexico

On 17 January 2024, the Director-General of ICCROM, Aruna Francesca Maria Gujral, had the honour of receiving H.E. Carlos Garcia de Alba, Ambassador of Mexico to Italy, also accredited to Albania, Malta, and San Marino.

Visit from the Ambassador of Cuba

Visit from the Ambassador of Cuba

On 16 January 2024, the Director-General of ICCROM, Aruna Francesca Maria Gujral, received a courtesy visit from H.E. Mirta Granda Averhoff, Ambassador of Cuba to Italy.

Visit to ICCROM, Ola Wetterberg and students

Visit from ICCROM Council Member Ola Wetterberg and his conservation students

On 10 January 2024, ICCROM warmly welcomed our first visitors in the new year! It was our pleasure to receive ICCROM Council Member Ola Wetterberg and a group of his Objects and Built Heritage Conservation students from the University of Gothenburg.

EOH 2.0 LAC 2023

World Heritage Leadership, UNESCO and IRPMZ enhancing World Heritage management in Latin America and the Caribbean

The ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme, the Unit for the Caribbean and Latin America of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas (IRPMZ) have come together to support World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In the second half of 2023, a 3-day course on applying the forthcoming Enhancing Our Heritage Toolkit 2.0...

Welcoming Ms Aruna Francesca Maria Gujral as the new Director-General of ICCROM

Welcoming Ms Aruna Francesca Maria Gujral as the new Director-General of ICCROM

We are delighted to announce the beginning of Ms Aruna Francesca Maria Gujral’s term as Director-General of ICCROM. Ms Gujral officially commenced her mandate in January 2024, following her nomination by the ICCROM Council and election by the Member States at the 33rd session of the ICCROM General Assembly in November 2023.

ICCROM holiday card 2023

Best wishes from Webber Ndoro, ICCROM Director-General

I would like to thank all of you for the outstanding support I received during my six-year term as Director-General. Some moments have proved challenging but always very stimulating, and through the continuous and valuable support of our Member States and partners, the Organization has successfully achieved many goals for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

Building capacity for entrepreneurs in the cultural heritage sector

Building capacity for entrepreneurs in the cultural heritage sector

On 18 December 2023, we celebrated the successful completion of the first phase of our Undertaking Business in Culture (UBIC) project's entrepreneurship workshop. This pivotal three-month phase brought together 20 talented and dedicated cultural entrepreneurs from Africa and Europe who have demonstrated not only their passion for innovation but also their commitment to personal and professional...

International Stone Course 2023: Bridging theory and practice in global stone conservation efforts

International Stone Course 2023: Bridging theory and practice in global stone conservation efforts

After three intense weeks, the on-site portion of the 2023 ICCROM International Stone Conservation Course in Campeche, Mexico, concluded with a celebration ceremony on 2 December 2023. The ceremony, led by organizing authorities from Mexico – INAH, UACAM and UNAM – and ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro, marked the successful completion of the 21st edition of the course.

World Heritage Resource Manual Now available in Korean and Polish!

Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessment in the Context of World Heritage now available in Korean and Polish

The 2022 Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessment in the Context of World Heritage is continuing to spread around the world, becoming a fundamental resource for those managing and working with World Heritage. As its dissemination continues, the need for the Guidebook and Toolkit in various languages increases.