International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Resource of the Month
Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

A resource that was developed in the United States around 25 years ago by the National Task Force for Emergency Response: the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel. This task force was a joint initiative of the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Cyprus: The magnificent Greek-Roman theatre of Kourion

Cyprus: The magnificent Greek-Roman theatre of Kourion.

This image is part of a series of large format photographs depicting main cultural heritage sites and monuments in Cyprus, including Kiti, Kolossi, Kourion, Kyrenia, Larnaka, Nicosia, Paphos, Salamis and Soli.

Hand-drawn drawing of Kangi-in

The Japanese Conservation Report collection in the ICCROM Library: an introduction

Conservation reports published during the year in Japan are regularly sent to the ICCROM Library. This practice started in the 1970s when Bernard Feilden was Director-General of ICCROM, with the first 30 reports sent from the Cultural Property Division of Built Heritage of the governmental Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan.

Algeria: Neolithic rock painting depicting human figures and a magnificent mouflon head

Algeria: Neolithic rock painting depicting human figures and a magnificent mouflon head

ICCROM Archives continue to showcase their older photographic prints (1952-1985), which are organized alphabetically by country. From Afghanistan’s heritage (Resource of the Month in October), we move to Algeria, specifically to Tassili. Tassili n'Ajjer is a national park in the Sahara Desert, which has one of the most important groupings of prehistoric rock art in the world. It is a World Heritage Site since 1982.

VI Mostra di restauri

VI Mostra di restauri : catalogo, Roma, marzo 1949

“VI mostra di restauri” is the exhibition catalogue of restored objects and photographic documentation of conservation treatments conducted during the year 1948 by the Italian Istituto Centrale del Restauro (Central Institute of Conservation), the first institute and school of conservation in Italy created by the Italian Government in 1939. Most of the objects were war-damaged artworks, which had suffered from the direct destruction of monuments where they were located or indirect causes linked to the conflict, as for example inadequate transport or storage conditions.

Afghanistan: The shrine of the Small Buddha

Afghanistan: The shrine of the Small Buddha

This photo is of the shrine of the Small Buddha (35 metres high) in the Bamiyan Valley, taken after the restoration work carried out between 1969-1973 by an Indo-Afghan team of experts.