IOC Events

Professional Certification for Israeli Conservators

Old City of Acre, Israel

The seminar is the first such event in Israel directed at exploring the possibility of introducing a professional conservation certification scheme in the country.
The timing of this event coincides with the new sharpened awareness in Israel of the need to regulate the management and treatment of cultural heritage in order to ensure the preservation of its authenticity and permanency.

In the absence of professional regulations, persons lacking the suitable training and experience in both conservation management and hands-on work are unrestricted in their treatment of museum collections, buildings, monuments and archaeological sites, which may result in untold damage and the erosion of national heritage. This problem must be solved by conservators, stakeholders and government institutions. The establishment of the certification process will bring with it recognition of conservation as a professional discipline guided by professional ethics and standardized work practices, an objective which is in the interest of the public.

The certification of professional conservators promises to be transparent and to provide performance indicators and quality assurance.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 02.08.2010 08:00 local time
End 02.08.2010 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Kredler, Vanessa
Organizer Society for Conservation and Preservation of Israeli Cultural Property, The Israel Antiquities Authority
Country Israel
City Tel Aviv
Venue Tel Aviv
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Movable Heritage and Museums
Link 1 Programme of the Seminar
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