International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
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In today’s world, cultural heritage institutions must strive to be accountable, transparent and participatory, spending resources effectively while balancing needs of the community with those of the future. A risk management approach will enable your organization to identify and manage risks to cultural assets, so you can make smarter decisions about their preservation, access and use.

Authenticity is a nebulous term within the conservation profession. The concept has historically tended to privilege materials-based approaches to conservation practice over recognizing spiritual and non-material values of a place, however, the drafting of the Nara Document in 1994 marked a shift in paradigm. Considered an important moment in the history of conservation, the Document expanded the concept of authenticity and drew attention to cultural diversity within the heritage discourse.

World Heritage Leadership is a new capacity building programme of ICCROM and IUCN with a unique people centred-approach to the integration of nature and culture, finding innovative ways to enhance the management practices of heritage through the work of the World Heritage Convention.

One of few publications to address the issue of protective shelters, this book records the results of a week-long symposium that used the archaeological site of Herculaneum as an “open classroom”.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis is a two-part publication created for the various actors involved in an emergency. It provides a practical method and a set of ready-to-use tools for securing endangered cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. The user-friendly workflows help readers to plan and implement coordinated cultural rescue and risk reduction operations that involve local communities, heritage custodians, emergency responders and humanitarians.

More than 55 000 museums exist in the world, and typically 90% of their objects are in storage rooms. As collections grow, financial resources continue to dwindle, leaving museums struggling to ensure that their treasures in storage are adequately looked after and accessible.

More than 55 000 museums exist in the world, and typically 90% of their objects are in storage rooms. As collections grow, financial resources continue to dwindle, leaving museums struggling to ensure that their treasures in storage are adequately looked after and accessible.

More than 55 000 museums exist in the world, and typically 90% of their objects are in storage rooms. As collections grow, financial resources continue to dwindle, leaving museums struggling to ensure that their treasures in storage are adequately looked after and accessible.

This paper examines how research impact is defined, measured, and generated—with a view to understanding how it can be enhanced within heritage conservation.

Linking cultural heritage with disaster risk management and humanitarian assistance