ICCROM - International Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

The International Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an inter-governmental organization (IGO) that was created by UNESCO in 1956 and established in Rome in 1959. It currently has 93 Member States, as well as 94 Associate Members.

ICCROM's mandate is to create or improve
conditions for the effective conservation of cultural heritage resources worldwide

As the only autonomous IGO dealing with all types of heritage - both movable and immovable - ICCROM takes a practical, technical approach to its task. With its close links to the UN family, its ultimate goal is to promote world peace; indeed, heritage conservation fosters a sense of cultural identity, which is essential for development and social stability.

Documentation and Information
Consultancy and Cooperation
Training and Education
Promotion of Awareness
Future orientations

ICCROM aspires to be the crossroads of people, ideas and actions at the service of cultural heritage conservation worldwide. It provides a platform for the transfer of knowledge; it functions by organizing, co-producing, coordinating or facilitating preservation activities in a dynamic and professional manner. As ICCROM is working with limited human and financial resources to accomplish a task of vast proportions, its focus is on making every action count and reverberate far into the future.

For further information about the work of ICCROM click her to enter their website. Information is also available in French.

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