International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Responding to July earthquake in the Philippines: Damage and risk assessments for efficient emergency response

Post-event damage and risk assessments for efficient emergency response - Responding to the earthquake in the Philippines

Emergency preparedness is crucial to building resilience, especially for countries, such as the Philippines and Japan, that are located on the Ring of Fire – a seismically-active belt of earthquake epicenters, volcanoes and tectonic plate boundaries on the rim of the Pacific Ocean. What first steps can cultural heritage professionals take to safeguard heritage in the face of a disaster, without...

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Safeguarding heritage in World Heritage site Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan

ICCROM’s FAR programme is pleased to announce the successful completion of a three-day workshop on safeguarding heritage collections in the World Heritage site Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. The training aimed to empower Afghan heritage professionals to protect their heritage in challenging times. Through interactive discussions and online exercises, participants learned how to manage heritage...

 Joint ICOMOS-ICCROM mission to Ukraine

Joint ICOMOS-ICCROM mission to Ukraine

ICOMOS and ICCROM undertook a joint mission to Ukraine from 9 to 16 July 2022 in order to provide support to the efforts made by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, as well as heritage organisations and professionals in the country, in the current conflict situation. The purpose of the mission was to assess the damage caused to cultural heritage, to identify immediate needs...

Preventing Fires at Heritage Places

Preventing Fires at Heritage Places

As heritage professionals, how many of us engage with fire risk specialists? Considering the high risk of fire and its devastating permanent damage, how can heritage institutions change their approach to fire risk management?

Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action | Planning for Phase 1

Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action | Planning for Phase 1

The First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) programme of ICCROM is excited to host a curriculum design workshop for its ongoing capacity development project – “Net Zero: Heritage for Climate Action.” The two-day workshop will take place 20-21 June 2022.

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“A Story of Change” now available in French

This publication hopes to inspire and engage new cultural first aiders worldwide to undertake similar action, furthering innovative approaches in the field of heritage conservation and encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration, leading to increased understanding of the role that cultural heritage plays in alleviating multi-hazard scenarios, climate change and conflict. Translating A Story of...

ICCROM sets the standard with ISO

ICCROM sets the standard with ISO

Standardizing emergency preparedness and response for cultural heritage is one of the key strategies for strengthening the accountability of the heritage sector during crises. Taking a leap forward in this direction, ICCROM is pleased to share the International Standards Organization (ISO) is using our publications to create the standard, “On Information and Documentation – Emergency Preparedness...

FAR in Action

Connecting people and heritage for peace and resilience – FAR in action

Watch this video to learn more about how the First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) programme of ICCROM integrates culture into the wider programmes for disaster risk reduction, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid and climate action.

PATH - Peacebuilding Assessment Tool for Heritage Recovery and Rehabilitation now available in Arabic!

PATH - Peacebuilding Assessment Tool for Heritage Recovery and Rehabilitation now available in Arabic!

What role does heritage play in increasing tensions during an ongoing conflict? How do we ensure that protection and recovery of heritage in conflict settings can contribute to lasting peace? PATH, the peacebuilding assessment tool developed by ICCROM’s FAR programme helps heritage as well as peace, humanitarian aid and development organizations to assess, design and reorient heritage...

Protecting endangered heritage in Ukraine

Protecting endangered heritage in Ukraine

Workshop on Post-Event Damage and Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage - ICCROM through its flagship programme on First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR), in partnership with the Maidan Museum and the Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI), organized a two-day online workshop on developing a collaborative damage and risk assessment methodology for heritage...