ICCROM (the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) is 50 years old today. On 27 April 1957, the Director-General of UNESCO, Luther Evans, and the Italian Government signed a formal agreement to establish ICCROM, then known as the "Rome Centre". The statutes came into force during the following year, and in 1959, the centre was established in Rome under the directorship of Dr. H. J. Plenderleith. Since then, ICCROM has promoted research into conservation and preservation, especially encouraging collaboration across different disciplines. It also established a central library for conservation literature and documentation, and organises internships and training for conservators throughout the world.
ICCROM is 50 today
Thursday, 26 April, 2007 - 23:00