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

Breaking Language Barriers

Access to knowledge and information is crucial for disaster-resilient communities, and language can be a significant barrier. To assist with breaking such barriers, FAR is developing multilingual guidance, self-help tools, videos, interactive games, and case studies.

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A Story of Change – Success Stories and Lessons Learnt from the Culture Cannot Wait: Heritage for Peace and Resilience

A Story of Change

To find out more on how the local community of Mosul, Iraq, got together to revive its spirit and identity through a heritage walking tour, starting in the Assyrian part of the city and ending up in the Jewish Ghetto, along with other stories of change from around the world, read more here.
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis - Toolkit

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis - Toolkit

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis is a two-part publication created for the various actors involved in an emergency. It provides a practical method and a set of ready-to-use tools for securing endangered cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. The user-friendly workflows help readers to plan and implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations that involve local communities, heritage custodians, emergency responders and humanitarians.
Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Fire Risk Reduction in Cultural Heritage

Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Fire Risk Reduction in Cultural Heritage

Fire is a major hazard affecting cultural heritage assets around the world. Although it may seem a rare event from a single institution’s perspective, large fires are far more frequent when considering the total heritage of a nation. Furthermore, their impact is typically catastrophic, causing total or almost total loss in the affected cultural property. The majority of fires affecting heritage institutions can be avoided or greatly reduced by proper maintenance and safety procedures. In order to prevent fire disasters, emergency preparedness is essential but it must not be the only strategy. There is a clear need to promote more effective legislation and policies, to stimulate research and the use of appropriate fire safety technologies, to create a fire prevention culture in heritage organizations, and to raise awareness in society about this issue.
First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis - Handbook

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis is a two-part publication created for the various actors involved in an emergency. It provides a practical method and a set of ready-to-use tools for securing endangered cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. The user-friendly workflows help readers to plan and implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations that involve local communities, heritage custodians, emergency responders and humanitarians.
Guide to risk management

Guide to Risk Management

This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises.
Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections

Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections

Built upon years of experience and real-life situations, this publication offers a field-tested, simple workflow for the emergency evacuation of valuable objects that is easy to replicate in any context.

Other languages are available inside.
Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

The collected contributions of participants of the ICCROM International course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict (FAC) – 2010 and 2011 editions.