Sector analysis

ICCROM undertakes sector analysis to provide an overview of current capacity and activity, and to highlight key issues that affect its performance.

Within this section you will find the results of surveys carried out by ICCROM and its partners concerning heritage science, with a specific focus on conservation research.

In 2013, a series of surveys were undertaken to better understand the sector. They covered research planning and resource allocation; national and international strategy development; education pathways; the heritage conservation science labour market; and access to scientific knowledge and services.

In 2015, an additional survey was undertaken to trace the ways in which heritage conservation science institutions identify research needs and evaluate their performance.  This survey was part of ongoing work at ICCROM examining research collaboration, relevance and impact.