International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property is an intergovernmental organization that promotes the conservation of cultural heritage throughout the world.

Securing the Globe's Cultural Treasures

International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) was created in the wake of World War II, when widespread destruction necessitated concerted efforts to restore cultural heritage. It was founded in 1956 after the 9th UNESCO General Conference and established in Rome in 1959. Today, ICCROM has 137 member-countries and operates a worldwide network of experts and institutions that specialize in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. ICCROM is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach: the institution relies on the expertise of archaeologists, architects, art historians, city planners, conservators, curators, restorers, and scientists. In addition to working with local partner organizations to mobilize conservation and restoration efforts, ICCROM also produces cutting-edge research and provides training to strengthen the professional community. ICCROM's work is rooted in a vision of the world in which cultural heritage of all forms is sustainably managed, successfully protected, and globally celebrated.

GRoW Support

2014

Project - RE-ORG Preventative Conservation Method