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Engaging youth and technology in heritage conservation

Rwanda Heritage Hub - Engaging youth and technology in heritage conservation

ICCROM and the Rwanda Cultural Heritage Academy (RCHA) have partnered to enable the valorization and celebration of Rwanda's cultural heritage, which is rich in cultural and natural resources – both tangible and intangible. On 19 August 2022, ICCROM and the RCHA will hold a pre-launch event for the Rwanda Heritage Hub (RHH). The event will take place at the Kandt House Museum in Kigali and will be...

Call for applications for the Second Edition of the Training Workshop on Virtual Exhibitions in Museums.

Call for applications for the Second Edition of the Training Workshop on Virtual Exhibitions in Museums.

The workshop's goal is to equip African professionals to create virtual exhibitions to make the museums' heritage resources available online in an entertaining and attractive way. The specific aim is to provide 30 professionals with the means, techniques and methods necessary to design a quality virtual exhibition.

Visit from Representatives of the African Union Commission

Visit from Representatives of the African Union Commission

On 1 July 2022, ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro had the honour of welcoming Cisse Mariama Mohammed, Director for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development of the African Union Commission, and Angela Martins, Head of the Culture Division of the African Union Commission.

Africa Day 2022: Celebrations, Reflections and Concrete Actions

Africa Day 2022: Celebrations, Reflections and Concrete Actions

ICCROM, in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, will commemorate Africa Day 2022 by reflecting and taking action to support and advance the protection and promotion of Africa’s heritage.

Meeting with Representatives of Goppion

Meeting with Representatives of Goppion Technology

On 17 May, 2022, ICCROM Director-General Webber Ndoro had the honour of meeting with Goppion Technology SpA's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alessandro Goppion. Goppion Technology specializes in conserving and displaying cultural heritage through engineering, creative, thoughtful and human processes. Goppion is a supporting partner of ICCROM's flagship programme, Youth.Heritage.Africa., which...

African World Heritage Young Leaders Workshop 2022

Advancing Youth Skills to Excel in World Heritage Preservation and Management in Africa 

From 20 to 25 May, 25 young people from 17 African countries will come together to gain knowledge, skills and experience in protecting and managing cultural heritage. The African World Heritage Young Leaders Workshop – to take place in Cape Town and Robben Island, South Africa – aims to nurture young Africans’ leadership skills to support the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and...

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

Our Youth.Heritage.Africa. and World Heritage Leadership programmes are working together with the Africa Unit of the World Heritage Centre (WHC) on a three-phase capacity building project in support of UNESCO’s Priority Africa initiative. Improving Management Effectiveness in African World Heritage properties is strengthening the capacities of African heritage professionals and institutions to...

Mr Abdoul Aziz Guissé (1955-2022)

Abdoul Aziz Guissé (1955-2022)

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the recent death of a well-known professional, long-time collaborator and member of the ICCROM Council, Mr Abdoul Aziz Guissé.

Meeting with representatives from UNESCO on African World Heritage

Meeting with representatives from UNESCO on African World Heritage

On 29 November ICCROM received a visit from Muhammad Juma, Chief of the Africa Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Dawson Munjeri of Zimbabwe. Mr Munjeri has been appointed by UNESCO to lead a Working Group that will develop a new strategy for African World Heritage, as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural...

The Director-General at the conference in Teramo

Africa and Europe unite to build a future together

Director-General Webber Ndoro expressed the need to support ‘digital transformation’ across Africa at the Third Conference for a Euro-African Academic Partnership in Teramo, Italy earlier this month, joining delegates from African and European universities and international organizations to promote academic cooperation and socio-economic integration for young people.