Survey of Samples Collections

Do you or your organisation have a sample collection?

If yes, we would like to hear from you.

Many institutions around the world hold material samples collected from objects and sites of cultural, historic or scientific value. These collections contain huge potential for future research and didactic purposes, but they are often little known, and their value under recognised.

As a result, they are often critically threatened.

To get a better picture of the current situation, ICCROM is undertaking a survey.

Please tell us about your collection by taking our survey. It should only take around 10 minutes of your time, and is available in six languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German).

Start the survey.