International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM Archive

ICCROM Archive

The function of the ICCROM archive is to arrange, describe and preserve ICCROM institutional records, and make them available for study and research purposes. They cover the period from the creation of ICCROM in 1959 to the present.

The ICCROM archive holdings consist of records concerning its administration, activities and functions. The records relate to ICCROM programmes, projects, missions, technical support, training, finance, and the administrative work of the General Assembly, Council and Office of the Director-General.

Records in the archive consist of paper records, such as correspondence files, minutes of meetings, reports, policies, manuals of procedures and standards, personnel and financial files, and architectural records. In addition to the paper-based records, the archive houses a large quantity of non-textual records, such as photographs (slides, prints, negatives) and video and audio tapes. A small proportion of the photographic collection, including architectural drawings and plans, can already be accessed on this website, through the image collection.

To access the Archive

External researchers can gain access to the archive if they can demonstrate a need. For this they must address a letter to ‘ICCROM Archive’ giving full name, address, professional credentials and detailed purpose of the research, accompanied by one letter of reference.

Some of the archival records are subject to rules of confidentiality and their access is restricted. Requests for the consultation of records of confidential nature require the permission of the Director-General.

Publication of material from the ICCROM archive

Permission to consult or make research copies of archival documents does not grant or imply permission to publish this material or to provide copies to others. Requests to publish copies of records must be referred to the archivist.

When information or text derived from the holdings of the ICCROM archive is published or cited in publications, users are requested to use the following form of acknowledgement: ‘by courtesy of ICCROM archive’.

An individual may use images that are copyright of ICCROM for research and private study purposes. When the images are to be used in commercial publications, a reproduction fee is charged.