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ICCROM holiday card 2023

Best wishes from Webber Ndoro, ICCROM Director-General

I would like to thank all of you for the outstanding support I received during my six-year term as Director-General. Some moments have proved challenging but always very stimulating, and through the continuous and valuable support of our Member States and partners, the Organization has successfully achieved many goals for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

A successful 33rd General Assembly, marking the beginning of a promising new chapter for ICCROM

A successful 33rd General Assembly, marking the beginning of a promising new chapter for ICCROM

The 33rd session of the ICCROM General Assembly has concluded in Rome. National delegations from our 137 Member States - as well as observers from non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and other partnering institutions - attended the biennial two-day event hosted at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assess our progress, set...

ICCROM’s first course on Sustainable Digital Heritage kicks off successfully

ICCROM’s first course on Sustainable Digital Heritage kicks off successfully

This new course was conceived within the framework of the Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH) programme, ICCROM’s newest initiative developed through a human-centred design process with an international scope. The nine-month Sustainable Digital Heritage course involves multidisciplinary teams from four diverse cultural institutions, the “learning partners” of this initiative, coming from four ICCROM...


Towards a human-centered design: Participate in an ICCROM-SDH questionnaire on engaging user groups with digital heritage!

Digital is a tool, medium and space for heritage. If you work to promote heritage-based content and create records for posterity, please take our user engagement survey! This questionnaire consists of ten multiple-choice questions and only takes seven minutes to complete.

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.

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Visit from scholars from the University of Basel, Switzerland

On 5 June 2023, ICCROM welcomed Dr Peter Fornaro and Dr Vera Chiquet, experts in the fields of Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage from the University of Basel. During their visit, they were introduced to ICCROM's new initiative, Sustaining Digital Heritage, presented by Aparna Tandon, Senior Programme Leader of First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis and...

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Be a learning partner and join the Sustaining Digital Heritage programme

Do you work for a cultural institution seeking to improve its management strategy for digital heritage? Do you want to design digital operations which deliver value while responding to the needs of your users and stakeholders? Do you wish to learn how to communicate effectively with technologists and demonstrate impact to decision-makers? Become a learning partner of the Sustaining Digital...

MS Meeting

ICCROM Member State Induction Briefing 2023

On 20 March 2023, ICCROM convened its second annual informational meeting, attended by representatives of our Member States and permanent observers from all regions of the world.

SDH workshop

The Digital Story Circle – ICCROM’s first workshop on telling and preserving heritage stories in the digital realm

From 9-11 January 2023, ICCROM’s newest programme, Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH), conducted its first workshop on digital storytelling – The Digital Story Circle: Telling and Preserving Heritage Stories in the Digital Realm. This three-day virtual workshop provided participants with tools and resources to digitally bring heritage communities’ and cultural bearers’ stories to life.