International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Latin America and the Caribbean

Guatemala
Guatemala

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.

Ibero-America, risk management for cultural heritage

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 calm, but also when disaster strikes. 

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

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 change. This includes different types of natural hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods, droughts, landslides and mudslides, or forest fires), as well as anthropogenic threats such as unsustainable mass tourism, rapid urbanization, social conflicts, among others. The exposure of heritage and its communities to these threats, associated with existing vulnerabilities due to problems of governance, management, conservation, lack of awareness and professional opportunities, often results in threats to heritage.

FAC 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 ICCROM Council Member, Isabel Raposo de Magalhães.

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.

Call for Case Studies | Heritage for Peacebuilding

Heritage can represent a valuable resource for living together peacefully and building prosperous, sustainable futures. However, it can also find itself in the midst of serious conflicts. As such, the role of heritage in the pursuit of peace requires careful consideration.

Contemporary art collections in Latin America and the Caribbean

The vibrant heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean includes diverse and prominent contemporary cultural expressions, World Heritage sites, ancient cultures and subcultures, strong links to the environment, and rich indigenous knowledge.

Online 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, ancient 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 threats caused by social, political, economic and environmental factors, in particular climate change.

International Course on Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting East

This year, the eighth edition of the International Course on Conservation of Paper in Latin America: Meeting East could not be held due to the global pandemic. Meeting East has been organized by the National Coordination for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (CNCPC-INAH), in collaboration with the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties of Tokyo (TNRICP) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) since 2012 .

Conversaciones... a multilingual journal on history and theory

Conversaciones... is an international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year, which promotes reflection and discussion on the history and theories of cultural heritage conservation. Though initially geared to a Spanish-speaking audience, the central texts and author contributions cover a broad variety of languages and regional representation.

 21st Conference on Conservation of Contemporary Art

The Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Spain, organizes a two-day conference on the Conservation of Contemporary Art (Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2020). The conference aims at sharing experiences and research on the topic, exploring and discussing new ways of studying in this field, as well as reflecting on institutional management of conservation and professional practice of restoration of this type of heritage.