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Latin America and the Caribbean contain a wealth of diverse cultural expressions that span thousands of years. This significant portion of the world’s cultural heritage is a source of social cohesion and development in the region, requiring conservation and sustainable use. ICCROM’s culturally diverse approach paves the way for new insights in the field of cultural heritage.

The role of ICCROM, recognized by more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration between cultural heritage professionals and institutions in the region as well as to work to strengthen and sustain the efforts of its Member States throughout Latin America and the Caribbean – a region which is home to some of the world’s most renowned cultural assests.

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Strengthening dialogue and cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean

Strengthening dialogue and cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean

As part of the series of regional information Member States meetings, 141 participants from 25 countries and partner institutions have taken part in ICCROM’s first virtual meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean which has taken place on April 28, 2022.

San Francisco Church, Antigua, Guatemala

Developing practice-led research in the Heritage Place Lab

Research-practice teams from eight World Heritage properties across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America joined the pilot phase of this unique online incubator last year. Now they are preparing their practice-led research agendas, with plans to publish their insights and achievements.

ICCROM call for protecting heritage

ICCROM call for protecting heritage

Since ICCROM was created in 1956, it has endeavored to work with its Member States to improve the conservation of cultural heritage. Heritage has a fundamental role to play in the sustainable development of our societies. In a world increasingly subjected to challenges due to natural hazards and conflicts, ICCROM calls for the respect and protection of culture, cultural heritage and related...

Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with first People-Nature-Culture course in Spanish

Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with first People-Nature-Culture course in Spanish

This month-long capacity building activity involved 19 participants from 11 countries and showcased the many important experiences had managing heritage places in the region, including urban and protected areas, cultural landscapes, and archaeological sites.

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

The survey will be open until 21 February 2022. It aims to gather information on existing practices and policies on the conservation and management of open-door sculpture in public spaces, and how societal changes are challenging their perception, meanings and uses. If you are working on this topic, or are interesting in debating about this complex subject, please fill the survey.

World Heritage Leadership: a look at 2021 and the year ahead

World Heritage Leadership: a look at 2021 and the year ahead

Our flagship programme had a productive 2021, marked by digital transition, new activities and expanded resources to help effectively manage World Heritage and heritage places globally. This year is shaping up to be another milestone.

Ibero-America, risk management for cultural heritage

Survey on Risk Management for Cultural Heritage in Ibero-America

In Ibero-America, risk management for cultural heritage is a field that requires attention since social and economic aspects have prevented its further development. The link between cultural heritage and society is evident and is reflected in the emotional and economic closeness it represents. This is why cultural heritage plays a determining role in the well-being of the population in times of...

Congreso sobre experiencias en gestión de riesgos para patrimonio cultural en Iberoaméric

Congress on experiences in risk management for cultural heritage in Ibero-America

The Ibero-American region has an important heritage with diverse and significant cultural expressions, ancestral cultures and subcultures, strong links between culture and nature, and rich reserves of traditional and indigenous knowledge. However, this heritage and its communities face serious risk factors, caused by social, political, economic and environmental factors, in particular climate...

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ICCROM’s pioneering resource on First Aid to Cultural Heritage now in Portuguese

With the aim of breaking language barriers and providing knowledge where it is most needed, ICCROM is pleased to announce the release of the Portuguese translation of its pioneering resource, the First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook and its Toolkit. The translations were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the coordination of...

Expression of solidarity for Haiti

Expression of solidarity for Haiti

As the people and government of Haiti struggle to recover from the devastating earthquake and successive rains, The Director-General and staff of ICCROM extend their deepest condolences for the heavy loss of lives and the extensive damage caused as a result.