International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
The Sustainability Test: A Self-Assessment Tool for Evaluating Digital Sustainability is now available!

The Sustainability Test: A Self-Assessment Tool for Evaluating Digital Sustainability is now available!

When was the last time you backed up your digital photos and videos? Would they be accessible fifty years from now? We release the simple, free tool, The Sustainability Test: A Self-Assessment Tool for Evaluating Digital Sustainability to help you identify where you are in your sustainability journey. It is ideal for organizations managing digital collections that would like to know if their...

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Call for applications - Digital Storytelling Workshop

If you are interested in digital storytelling for heritage, engaging new audiences and sustaining such stories in the digital realm, apply online to participate in our upcoming workshop, The Digital Story Circle: Telling and Preserving Heritage Stories in the Digital Realm.

Sustaining Digital Heritage, a human-centered capacity development initiative

Sustaining Digital Heritage, a human-centered capacity development initiative

The Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH) programme is ICCROM’s newest initiative and aims to connect knowledge from diverse fields to make technologies accessible for capturing the potential of heritage in the digital realm. The 18 July virtual kick-off of this new initiative was a great success, with more than 500 registrations from 107 countries.

The Potential of Heritage in the Digital Realm

The Potential of Heritage in the Digital Realm

In light of the ever-expanding digital world, ICCROM is launching a new programme, Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH), on 18 July 2022. It will help professionals and institutions overcome the interrelated challenges of long-term digital preservation and providing user-driven open access. SDH will work to develop knowledge, tools and strategies grounded in the real-life experiences of working with...

Digital is a continent. How do we build a home for heritage here?

Digital is a continent. How do we build a home for heritage here?

“There is a new continent made of bits, powered by machines, accessible by anyone, anywhere.” If we envisage the digital realm as one huge landmass, where does heritage fit within it? This was the premise of the ‘Digital Imperative’ project, conceived in the framework of ICCROM’s prospective activity on Sustaining Digital Heritage. We are excited to be able to share the findings of our research.

What is your digital heritage?

What is your digital heritage?

Whether or not you consider these to be examples of ‘heritage’, and therefore digital heritage’, depends on if you think they have shared value for both present and future generations, and then decide to preserve them for future use, enjoyment, and learning opportunities. These examples show how much our digital environment has changed since 2003, when UNESCO adopted the Charter on the...