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ICCROM-SPAFA CollAsia 2010: Buildings - Environments for Collections

ICCROM and SEAMEO-SPAFA (Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts), with support from the National Museum Indonesia, National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands, and the Getty Foundation, will hold an international workshop under the overall theme of "Buildings: Environments for Collections" from 10 to 28 November 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The main aim of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of the participants to understand and evaluate the conditions within different types of buildings and to develop strategies for achieving appropriate conditions for heritage collections.

Inviting senior professionals drawn from the CollAsia 2010 network and experts from previous CollAsia 2010 international courses, the programme will incorporate conceptual and practical tools of risk assessment, and the principles of surveying and monitoring collections and their environment.

The course will consist of interactive, participatory sessions, both in theoretical and practical aspects. Study visits to heritage institutions in Indonesia will include joint working sessions with the relevant staff and working sessions with local community representatives. Selected results of the activity will be made available as resource materials for the wider Southeast Asian professional community through the programme website.

For more details about the programme, please visit their website at:



Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation (ARIS09)

In collaboration with Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), ICCROM announces an international course in architectural conservation, heritage recording, and information management. The course will draw upon the vast wealth of cultural material in Rome and will be taught by leading experts in the field.

The course aims to improve architectural conservation practice and approaches to architectural records and information management as tools in conservation. In order to encourage participants to obtain documentation knowledge and skills, theoretical documentation, and appropriate methodologies and tools for recording will be explored through specific case studies and discussions.

The course is designed for conservators, architects, planners, engineers, archaeologists, historians, topographers, photogrammetrists, surveyors, cartographers, documentalists, and other conservation professionals involved in the field of recording and maximum of 18 conservation professionals are expected to get places on the course.

For more information and conditions of admission, please refer to:



ATHĀR: Conservation and management of heritage sites in the Arab region
ICCROM’s ATHĀR programme (Conservation of Archaeological Heritage in the Arab Region - Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon), which focuses on the heritage of the Arab region, will be organized from 27 October to 4 December 2008, Xin Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The courese under the ATHĀR programme aims to promote international heritage conservation principles to heritage professionals and recognize methods and priorities for conservation heritage sites in the Arab region. The deadline for this course application is 6 June 2008.

For additional and up-to-date information about the course and other ATHĀR programme, please visit ICCROM's website at:


CollAsia 2010: Developing appropriate skills in conservation

ICCROM, SEAMEO-SPAFA and the Getty Foundation are organizing the course aiming at promoting the capacity of professionals responsible for Southeast Asian collections to participate and take the lead in designing and implementing educational activities on an institutional, national and international level from 10 to 30 September in New Delhi, India.

This course consists of two parts, interactive and participatory sessions, emphasizing both theoretical and practical aspects.

For more information regarding this course, please visit ICCROM’s website at:



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