International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Surveys: Heritage in public spaces of Ibero-America

Surveys: Heritage in public spaces of Ibero-America

We present two new surveys to gather perceptions in Ibero-America on the physical and symbolic change of public spaces, and the specific interventions that occurred in them. We seek to collect information on existing practices and policies regarding the conservation and management of sculptural heritage in public spaces and how social changes are challenging its perception, meaning and use.

Valuing Cultural Capital: accounting for the hidden value of heritage

Valuing Cultural Capital: accounting for the hidden value of heritage

ICCROM’s Strategic Planning Unit is conducting new research on economic valuation methods used to support investment decisions for heritage. This research forms part of the Valuing Cultural Capital for Inclusive Sustainable Development project led by Prof Patrizia Riganti, University of Glasgow and ICCROM Research Fellow, in cooperation with ICCROM and Prof David Throsby, Macquarie University, and...

Connecting Heritage Samples Archives International Workshop

Connecting Heritage Samples Archives International Workshop (13 -15 June 2022)

Does your institution hold heritage samples? If so, you should tune in to the international workshop, “Connecting Collections: Unlocking Value in Heritage Samples Archives,” which will take place in-person 13 - 15 June 2022, in Évora, Portugal. The workshop is organized by ICCROM as part of its Heritage Samples Archives Initiative (HSAI), together with the HERCULES Laboratory - University of...

Bridging the past with the future

Bridging the past with the future: heritage and foresight

The events of the last few years have demonstrated time and again that the world is rapidly changing, and with it, the cultural heritage sector. Out of mounting global uncertainties rises an urgent need to reconsider how strategic planning can help us better prepare for the future. Within this context, we explore the concept of strategic foresight and highlight ICCROM’s recent investigation into...

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.

New open access research resource: The Mora Samples Collection now available online!

New open access research resource: The Mora Samples Collection now available online!

ICCROM is very pleased to announce the launch of the Mora Samples Collection catalogue as an open access research resource. The Mora samples collection is an extraordinary scientific scholarly resource comprising over 1 200 material samples that bears witness to the complexity and diversity of wall painting as a medium for cultural expression across different civilizations and time periods.

 International Scientific and Practical Conference - Ukraine

International Scientific and Practical Conference - Ukraine

ICCROM and its partners in Ukraine are sending out a call for papers to participate in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Restoration of architectural monuments under the conditions of high level of subsoil waters and increased interior humidity” which will take place on 24-25 October 2019 at the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

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Survey: Needs and challenges for collections display and storage

The anticipated innovations include active and intelligent display cases, storage crates and archival boxes to improve exhibition, storage and transport conditions for museum, archives, libraries and private collections. To provide critical guidance for the project please take this survey and share your experience.

scientific research in heritage conservation

Conservation Science 2018 - Current State of the Field

An important part of ICCROM’s work is to monitor and share new scientific findings, and identify knowledge gaps. By tracking developments and highlighting key issues in research, ICCROM looks to stimulate analysis and debate with the goal of improving the sector’s ability to address current needs and future challenges.

GREEN LAB 2018 – Laboratory of green methods and products for the restoration of cultural heritage

Green Lab 2018

The 2018 edition of Green Lab will show “Green” methods and solutions, both innovative and ready to use, for cultural heritage restoration. The aim of the course is to give insight into use of these materials and methods by professionals, especially restorers, in order to: observe the applicability, efficiency and effectiveness of the solutions presented; discuss the advantages and limitations...