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


Our Collections Matter
OCM Field Testing
at Nayong Pilipino Foundation

Our Collections Matter (OCM) is a new initiative launched by ICCROM in 2020 to accelerate, increase, and amplify activities that support sustainable development, through the use, development, and conservation of heritage collections. It does so by adopting a “3T” strategy: tools, training, and transformation.  

Society faces many serious social and environmental challenges – climate change, loss of biodiversity, inequality between and within countries, poverty, and intolerance. These challenges must be addressed for people and nature to thrive.

Heritage collections can contribute to a sustainable future in a significant way, but not without scaling up our efforts to more effectively connect them with the challenges we see around us. Many collections-based organizations are interested in doing this but are not sure where to start or what tools to use. It is time to act, together!  


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