International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict


The course began by sharing experiences and perceptions of conflict and cultural heritage. It was then followed by practical sessions devoted to documentation, packing, and handling, with specific reference to emergency situations. The rest of the first week was dedicated to an overview of deterioration, agents, effects on cultural heritage, and to sessions on specific materials such as ceramic, glass, bone and ivory. During these six weeks participants will have a chance to review a variety of materials and related first aid interventions. A highlight of the week was the session dedicated to participant presentations of their own experiences and contexts.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Principaux partenaires

Member States represented: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Finland, France, Georgia, Iran, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Sweden, United States.

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

ICCROM (International center for the study of the preservation and restoration of cultural property)

17/09/2010 - 29/10/2010