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On 13 September 2021, 19 staff members from nine museums in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand met online and embarked on a seven-month journey to reorganize their collections in storage, under a joint venture of ICCROM’s CollAsia programme and the National Discovery Museum Institute (Museum Siam) in Bangkok, supported by CHA - Korean Cultural Heritage Administration. 

ICCROM and FARO are pleased to announce the release of the Dutch translation of the RE-ORG Method. From today, you can access online everything you need in seven different languages to set up your own storage RE-ORGanization project.

ICCROM has teamed up with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy to deliver the country’s first training course on the RE-ORG method. The course is providing a group of museum professionals from the region with the skills to prepare and implement tailor-made plans for reorganizing collection storage and improving preventive conservation.

Organized by ICCROM in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, a RE-ORG professional training course will begin online for the first time in Italy on 26 April.

Successfully applied by ICCROM in museums from all over the world, the RE-ORG Method is offered for the first time in Italy on a regional scale to the specific needs of museums in Emilia-Romagna. In collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Service of the Emilia-Romagna Region, formerly IBC, ICCROM is organising an online training course on the reorganization of museum storage for museum professionals in the region

The first RE-ORG workshop in Spain was held in December 2019 at the Victor Balaguer Library-Museum in Vilanova i la Geltru in Catalonia. It was conducted in the framework of the preventive conservation strategy developed by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya for 2018-2021, which in particular, aims at improving storage areas of the 114 museums in Catalonia. In this context, in November 2019, the Generalitat de Catalunya entered into a collaboration agreement with ICCROM to develop the RE-ORG method in Catalonia's museums

In the frame of a long-term national program RE-ORG Serbia, the first in the series of workshops is going to be organized in the National museum in Kraljevo (central Serbia), from 2-7 December 2019. The host museum will welcome 11 colleagues from 5 museums from the surrounding region, who will during 6 days learn how to reorganize a storage according to the RE-ORG method and apply that knowledge in reorganizing archaeological storage of the National museum in Kraljevo.

Five months after the successful RE-ORG workshop that took place in the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia (Muzej Novejše Zgodovine Slovenije) in Ljubljana, RE-ORG Slovenia moved to its second phase. From 22 to 24 October 2019, a group of 11 participants coming from seven Slovene museums met again for another RE-ORG workshop to review and implement the storage reorganization proposal that was made in May 2019, based on the RE-ORG method.

ICCROM, CCI and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation are pleased to offer the RE-ORG Method free download in two new languages, Italian and Arabic. More than 55 000 museums exist in the world, and typically 90% of their objects are in storage rooms. As collections grow, financial resources continue to dwindle, leaving museums struggling to ensure that their treasures in storage are adequately looked after and accessible

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) organized a two-week RE-ORG workshop (5-17 August 2019) for training mentors at Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Vadodara. The collection of Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is varied and comprises of Paintings, Manuscripts, Textiles, and Archaeological objects, Basketry, Ethnographic Objects, Natural History Collection, Wooden and Musical Instruments. The museum has seven storage rooms in different places in the museum that were reorganized during the workshop.