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Congratulations to the newly-elected UAE Minister of Culture and Youth

ICCROM congratulates the UAE’s former UNESCO Delegate HE Mr Sheikh Salem Khaled Abdulla Mohammed Alqassimi, who has been named Minister of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates.


Sending our condolences to those affected in Türkiye and Syria

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the recent earthquake that has devastated Türkiye and Syria. 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.

Giovanni Carbonara

Giovanni Carbonara (1942-2023)

The Director-General and staff of ICCROM express their condolences to Prof. Carbonara’s family, and join the Italian and international conservation communities in mourning the loss of this important figure in the field of heritage conservation.

Mosul graduation

25 young architects and engineers graduate from the ICCROM Heritage Recovery Programme in Mosul and launch new NGO

Last week, we celebrated two milestones in Mosul as 25 young architects and civil engineers graduated from our nine-month course on professional development, and we welcomed a new cohort. The course is implemented in partnership with UNESCO under the ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ initiative and in collaboration with the Government of Iraq, the University of Mosul, the United Arab Emirates and the...

Heritage Management Practices

New publication presents heritage management practices in 13 countries

What started as a workshop in 2008 in Ercolano, the Bay of Naples, Italy, has come full circle 15 years later as a thought-provoking ICCROM publication. Heritage Management Practices: Voices from the Field, available for the first time in 2023, presents not only the workshop’s results but also heritage management experiences from 13 countries scattered across the world.

Ukraine damage assessment app

Results are in: ICCROM-FAR’s app for damage and risk assessment in Ukraine

Nearly one year into the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, all types of heritage across Ukraine have been damaged, destroyed or are at risk of becoming so. In response, ICCROM’s First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Programme (FAR), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Maidan Museum and Heritage Emergency Rescue Initiative (HERI)...

WHL workshop Berlin

Capacity building on World Heritage management delivered for stakeholders in Germany

The ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme, together with the Focal Point for World Heritage at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, delivered a workshop on World Heritage management to support site coordinators and institutions involved in the third cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise.

SDH workshop

The Digital Story Circle – ICCROM’s first workshop on telling and preserving heritage stories in the digital realm

From 9-11 January 2023, ICCROM’s newest programme, Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH), conducted its first workshop on digital storytelling – The Digital Story Circle: Telling and Preserving Heritage Stories in the Digital Realm. This three-day virtual workshop provided participants with tools and resources to digitally bring heritage communities’ and cultural bearers’ stories to life.

Robben Island Museum workshop

ICCROM supports Robben Island World Heritage in assessing its management effectiveness

ICCROM has joined forces with the Robben Island Museum to assess the heritage management system of the World Heritage site of Robben Island and work towards establishing a new Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for the site.

Jodhpur, India

Gathering indigenous knowledge to mitigate climate crisis in five climate hotspots – Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action

A first-of-its-kind capacity development project, Net Zero is engaging five multidisciplinary teams and communities at five climate hotspots to leverage indigenous knowledge and local practices on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through collaborative learning, research and community-led action in the field, the five teams from Brazil, Egypt, India, Sudan and Uganda will develop and field...