Museum International n° 243: ICCROM Commemorating Excellence - available
MUSEUM International, UNESCO’s quarterly journal on museum and heritage at the international level, will devote the fall 2009 issue (n° 243) to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The creation of ICCROM marked a highly significant step in the commitment of the international community to devote resources and gather expertise for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. The proposal to create an intergovernmental centre for the study and improvement of methods of restoration was adopted at the 9th session of the UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi in 1956. Since then, UNESCO and ICCROM have worked in close partnership to implement conservation projects and raise global awareness for the protection of cultural heritage in all its dimensions.
By devoting the forthcoming issue of MUSEUM International to ICCROM, UNESCO wishes to pay tribute to the longstanding cooperation and common achievements that have linked the two organizations in the past fifty years.
The issue will present in three chapters all key aspects of the work of ICCROM, from the past to the future. Short messages from experts and participants at ICCROM training programmes will also be collected and presented to emphasize the role of ICCROM as a place of communication and solidarity.
Source: UNESCO website