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CHARTER project: the latest news and next steps for the professionalisation of the European cultural heritage sector
Keep up to date with CHARTER's latest news and next steps! CHARTER (Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles), is an Erasmus+ project, which started in January 2021 and will end in December 2024. It is led by a Consortium of 21 full members including ICOMOS and its International Scientific Committee CIF (International Scientific Committee on Training), 7 affiliate partners and 19 associate members from 14 EU states. ICOMOS is proud to be the co-leader of CHARTER’s Work Package 2, together with ECCO (European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations).
Last update - 3 August 2022:
On Sunday 31 July, the northern block of the Beirut Grain Silos collapsed. A fire at its foot, seemingly triggered by remaining grain fermenting due to the summer heat, had been left to smoulder for over 20 days, with first minimal interventions to attempt to contain it apparently only taking place after 10 days following widespread protest and calls for action by civil society. This section of the silos had been tipping since the explosion in 2020, and could probably have been saved if timely action had been taken, but the fires further deteriorated the structure hastening its collapse.
ICOMOS and ICCROM undertook a joint mission to Ukraine from 9 to 16 July 2022 in order to provide support to the efforts made by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, as well as heritage organisations and professionals in the country, in the current conflict situation.
The purpose of the mission was to assess the damage caused to cultural heritage, to identify immediate needs, and to offer technical assistance for the preparation of a systematic and coordinated national strategy for first aid interventions and recovery planning of cultural heritage.
UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee have issued new guidance for assessing impacts from projects that could potentially affect the planet’s most precious heritage places. Designed specifically for heritage management institutions, governments and project developers, it aims to help find the best possible solutions to meet both conservation priorities and development needs.
You can find on this page information on the situation in Ukraine.
The list of support, initiatives, scholarships, opportunities for individual Ukrainian professionals, scholars or students in the arts and the heritage field is available HERE. The volunteers of the ICOMOS Crisis Response group will keep it updated.
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- ICOMOS addresses UN Security Council at meeting on Ukrainian cultural heritage
- AGA2022 in Bangkok – Website and registration now available!
- ICOMOS, the Foundation to Preserve Ukraine’s Sacral Arts and World Monuments Fund deliver fire extinguishers to protect Ukraine’s wooden churches
- Heritage professionals trained by ICOMOS to create a national heritage inventory for the DRC