International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Sending our condolences to Libya

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the recent flooding that has devastated Libya. We offer our sincerest condolences to the government and people of Libya for the lives tragically lost and the extensive damage caused.

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.

ICCROM calls for halt to attacks on cultural heritage in Ukraine

ICCROM calls for halt to attacks on cultural heritage in Ukraine

As an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Convention, ICCROM joins UNESCO and its sister Advisory Body ICOMOS in condemning the recent attacks on the World Heritage properties and buffer zones of “The Historic Centre of Odesa” including the Transfiguration Cathedral and “L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre.”

ICCROM-led workshop identifies nearly 80 collections endangered and heritage sites at risk in Sudan

ICCROM-led workshop helps identify 77 at-risk heritage sites and collections amid the ongoing conflict in Sudan

From 6 to 10 July 2023, ICCROM – in partnership with UNESCO Paris, UNESCO Cairo and UNESCO Khartoum, and in close collaboration with ICOMOS International and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF) – co-organized a workshop in Cairo, Egypt, to support Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) in safeguarding Sudan’s heritage amid the ongoing crisis.

ICCROM in Egypt for Sudan

LIVE: ICCROM in Cairo to help Sudanese heritage professionals respond to crisis

ICCROM, through our First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) programme and our Sharjah Regional Office (UAE), in close collaboration with the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM), UNESCO and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF), is organizing a five-day workshop on crisis response, risk mitigation, and first aid for Sudan's endangered...

Interns at ICCROM

Volunteers, fellows and interns contribute to ICCROM’s mission

ICCROM headquarters was a full house in April, May and June – we have been happy hosts of fellows, interns and volunteers from across the globe.

Once, the search and rescue operations were over, the work of salvaging the historic timber fragments and wooden carvings of Kahstmandap was undertaken with the aim to restore the building, which continues to be a center for several religious and cultural activities.  

INSARAG-UNESCO-ICCROM issue guidelines for urban search and rescue at heritage sites

In 2018, UNESCO, INSARAG-International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, ICCROM and ICOMOS-ICORP Türkiye began a formal collaboration with the aim to enhance interagency cooperation and coordination for heritage safeguarding during urban search and rescue (USAR) and also as part of the ‘flexible response’ given by USAR teams upon request of the authorities of the host country.

Asia Pacific MS meeting

First Asia-Pacific Regional Information Meeting gathers ICCROM network to exchange perspectives and ideas for collaboration

On 26 June 2023, ICCROM held its first Asia-Pacific Regional Information Meeting for our Member States, partners and those interested in our work in the region. The event provided an overview of ICCROM’s programmes and activities while facilitating discussions on regional challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

Sudan workshop, June 2023

ICCROM's FAR programme helps Sudan national crisis response and risk management

From 3 to 5 June 2023, ICCROM’s FAR programme, supported by its alumni and long-standing partner, the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF), co-led an emergency workshop and forum at the Child Museum in Cairo, Egypt, aimed at supporting Sudan in safeguarding its heritage sites.