First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Haiti


The three-week course focused on providing first aid to endangered collections in Haiti. These collections are either still buried under the rubble or are in boxes, shipping containers, or temporary storage facilities. The course addressed issues related to the conservation of collections in the above-mentioned contexts. The topics included the identification of deterioration agents, documentation, first aid treatment, emergency preparedness and response, and creating safe storage spaces for collections.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International
  • Local
  • National
  • Régional
  • Sous-régional


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Principaux partenaires

This course was organized within the framework of the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, a joint project of the Smithsonian Institution and the Government of Haiti. The activity was implemented in cooperation with the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Central Institute of Conservation in Belgrade.

Member States represented: Haiti, Canada, Serbia, United States

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

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

23/08/2010 - 10/09/2010