22-25 March – Heritage Science Conference: Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference: Strategic Research Questions

22-25 March – Heritage Science Conference: Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference: Strategic Research Questions

The UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage celebrates 20 years and will host the Sustainable Heritage Bidecennial Conference. It will take place over four days from 22-25 March 2021, starting at 5 PM CET each day.

We recommend everybody interested in heritage science to assist to the sessions organized  the 24th, but see the full program here:   Conference program

The conference will be chaired by Prof Matija Strlic, Professor of Heritage Science.


The conference will be virtual and held on Zoom and it is free of charge.

Each day is related to a general topic.

It will also include some roundtables disccuions and two programmed workshops organised with Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

Citizen Science & Cultural Heritage – Planning for success | 24 March 12 am – 1pm (CET)

Digitising museum objects using basic photogrammetry | 25 March 12 am – 1 pm (CET)


If you look for more information click on the link below. There you can find all the conference sessions, speakers and times. Be aware that the times on the web are GMT +1.

Get the full information about this event here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/heritage/events/2021/mar/sustainable-heritage-bidecennial-conference-strategic-research-questions

Organized under the support of:

Heritage Conservation Learning in the COVID World – Challenges and Opportunities, 22 nd September 16.00-18.00 (Rome, Italy)

The COVID-19 crisis has led to the lockdown of educational and training institutions globally and the disruption of learning. Educators had to shift to remote learning by using online platforms, applications, and resources in order to continue with teaching and to communicate and connect with students and learners. Heritage Conservation was no exception. This webinar discusses the ways that heritage conservation learning has continued during the pandemic by highlighting the challenges facing this practical field and the learning opportunities for today and the future. The webinar offers an analytical dialogue on a range of topics concerning imparting essential skills in conservation, cognitive understanding of processes, and digital learning strategies and approaches.


  • José Luiz Pedersoli Jr., ICCROM
  • Prof. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, Athabasca University
  • Prof. Jane Henderson, IIC


  • Fiona Graham, Tutor, Conservation, Heritage Resources Management Program, Athabasca University; Adjunct Professor, Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University, Canada
  • David Cohen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Terry Little, Senior Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; Senior Advisor, Trust for African Rock Art, Kenya
  • Eleonora Sermoneta, Student, Heritage Resources Management Program, Athabasca University; Adult Programmer, Royal Alberta Museum, Canada.
  • Amber Bhatty, Student, MSc Conservation Practice, Cardiff University, United Kingdom.
  • Sagita Mirjam Sunara, Assistant Professor, Conservation-Restoration Department; Vice-Dean of Arts, Science, International Collaboration and ECTS, University of Split, Croatia.
  • Satish Pandey, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Art Conservation, National Museum Institute, India.

Further information


Impact Assessment for World Heritage I- what are the main things you need to know, 16 July 2020, 12:00 PM (Rome, Italy)

Impact assessment is an approach and methodology that can promote better evidence-based decision-making in advance of planning for change at or near World Heritage properties.

The three Advisory Bodies (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) have been collaborating, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), on the elaboration of a new joint World Heritage Impact Assessment (WHIA) Guidance document within the framework of the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme.

The objective is to develop an impact assessment guidance for World Heritage properties, using a framework that can be applied to both natural and cultural properties and to small or large-scale projects, either within broader environmental impact assessments (EIA), or used stand-alone.

The session will explain the basics of what an Impact Assessment is, and how it is connected to the conservation and protection measures needed for World Heritage properties. This is part 1 of a 2-part session on World Heritage Impact Assessment.


  • Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership Programme Manager, ICCROM
  • Sarah Court, ICCROM Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment
  • Mizuki Murai, World Heritage Conservation Officer, IUCN
  • Richard Mackay, ICOMOS Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment

Further information

Link to Webinar


Heritage and Resilience: Building a symbiotic relationship, 4th June, 12:00 pm (Rome, Italy)

The concept of resilience has gained significant traction in past few years and applied to various fields. However, there is general lack of clarity about this term, often misused as a jargon. Therefore, while on one hand, we need to understand the term itself, we should also explore it in relation to heritage, especially as we go through COVID pandemic and emerge from it.  The objective of this webinar is to reflect on the symbiotic relationship between heritage and resilience; for building resilience of heritage on one hand and exploring how heritage can contribute towards resilience on the other hand. Through various case examples, a multidisciplinary group of panellists will bring forward multiple perspectives on heritage resilience from ‘cultural, ‘natural’, ‘social’, ‘economic’ and disaster risk’ dimensions. The presentations will further explore the implication of resilience thinking on heritage conservation and management practices.


Resilience thinking for cultural heritage: an introduction
Leticia Leitao – Independent Consultant on cultural and natural heritage

Challenges to Natural and Cultural values in the English Lake District
Bill Kenmir – Nature Conservation Professional

Heritage and Resilience: economic questions
Alessio Re – Secretary General, at the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture

Resilience to Disasters, or Resilient Disasters?
Ksenia Chmutina – Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


  • Rohit Jigyasu, ICCROM
  • Leticia Leitao, Independent Consultant on cultural and natural heritage
  • Bill Kenmir, Nature Conservation Professional
  • Alessio Re, Secretary General, at the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture
  • Ksenia Chmutina, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W-dylI2ZTU-6bcQpaVQWMw

Further information


Protección del Patrimonio en tiempos de COVID-19

Categoría: Noticias

El International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM ha publicado una web con recursos y recomendaciones con el fin de promover buenas prácticas para la protección y conservación del patrimonio cultural durante la pandemia de COVID-19.

El objetivo de este espacio es crear una red para compartir información relevante que pueda beneficiar a los profesionales e instituciones de conservación de todo el mundo.

Más información

Web heritage in COVID times