The ICCROM Library contributes to a network of institutions and libraries to foster cooperation, exchange of information and resources, both print and electronic (monographs, periodicals, and grey literature). 

japanese collection

We receive several periodical titles and monographs from various institutions in Member States, as listed below. With some of those partners a long lasting exchange agreement has allowed the Library to give users access to rare titles and collections, as for example the extensive collection of reports on architectural conservation of historical buildings in Japan, generously offered by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-chō), Japan for many years.

The Library is deeply grateful for all institutional donations and wishes to underline its importance for enhancing the international character of our collections. Member States have the possibility of actively participating in the representation of their countries and regions by contributing to increasing the Library’s collection on global heritage conservation and preservation. Contributing in this way enables us to offer the best possible service to all users.

For more information about institutional exchange and donations please contact us at

  • Abegg-Stiftung, Switzerland 
  • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Italy
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-chō), Japan
  • Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Austria
  • Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), Nara and Tokyo Offices, Japan  
  • Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Library, Canada
  • Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale, Italy
  • Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH), China
  • CRAterre (International Centre on Earthen Architecture), France
  • Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos, Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración (CNCR-DIBAM), Chile
  • Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Croatia 
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina
  • GCI Information Center, Getty Conservation Institute, United States 
  • Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection, Hungary
  • ICOMOS Documentation Centre, France 
  • IIC Nordic Group 
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), India
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM), France
  • International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region, Japan 
  • Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS), Ministry of Culture, Slovenia
  • Institut national du patrimoine (INP), France 
  • Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel
  • Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario (ICRCPAL), Italy 
  • Istituto per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ICR), Italy
  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg, Germany; National Archives of Estonia, Estonia 
  • Muzejski dokumentacijski centar = Museum Documentation Centre, Croatia
  • National Heritage Board of Poland, Poland 
  • National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography (ENCRyM), Mexico 
  • Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Italy 
  • Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium 
  • SEAMEO SPAFA (Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts), Thailand 
  • TAREA-UNSAM (Universidad Nacional de San Martín), Argentina 
  • Tartu Art College, Estonia 
  • The State Hermitage Museum, Russian Federation
  • Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TOBUNKEN), Japan

In addition to institutional donations, the ICCROM Library thanks of all the individual donors who, thanks to their generosity, have enriched our collection. We gratefully accept any documentation on the sole condition that it falls strictly within the scope of our specialized collections.

Collections have benefited from valuable donations related to conservation-restoration of cultural heritage. For this reason, the Library thanks prestigious donors such as Jukka Jokilehto, Peter Rockwell and Giovanni Carbonara.

For more information about individual donations or other informations contact us at