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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Training the Trainers: Facilitated Workshops to train leaders in Conservation Risk Assessment

As part of the joint ICOM-CC, ICTOP, INTERCOM, ICMS and DRMC Solidarity Project we are calling for participants for a 3 day workshop entitled:
"An Introduction to Facilitation Skills: for Leaders delivering training to museums in how to implement Conservation Risk Assessment"
Would you like to take part or can you recommend a colleague?
Please download the call for participants to read more about this solidarity training which aims to empower the next generation of trainers in Conservation Risk Assessment. <
The deadline for applications is 12th September 2021. We have 36 spots available for facilitation training for dedicated cultural heritage professionals. Three workshops (each for twelve participants) will be held online in October, November and December this year.
Five ICOM International Committees: The Committees for Conservation (ICOM-CC), Training for Personnel (ICOM-ICTOP), Museum Management (ICOM-INTERCOM), Disaster Resilient Museums (ICOM-DRMC) and Museum Security (ICOM-ICMS)
have come together under the lead of the International Council of Conservation (ICOM-CC) to train individuals in facilitating Conservation Risk Assessment (CRA) to museum professionals, their institutions and communities as a direct aid for recovery, preparedness and towards sustainable collections management in the long term.More information is on the flyer:

Cultural Heritage recovery for water damaged objects

Extreme recent rainfall in both Central Europe, China and India have led to devastating floods. In Europe, this unusual weather has broken the banks of the rivers Danube, Elbe, Rhine and Meuse, flooding local communities across regions of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands and Slovakia. In the People’s Republic of China, the Henan province and its capital city, Zhengzhou have been severely affected by torrential rains. In India, torrential downpours have lashed the western coast in recent days effecting areas of Goa and Maharashtra state, south of Mumbai
The ICOM-CC Directory Board and members extend our sympathies to all those affected, particularly to the families who have suffered casualties and lost ones . We stand in solidarity with those and their communities who have, and are still, experiencing hardships and find themselves in this emergency situation.
Humanitarian and technical help take priority in the immediate response to these disasters. As the flood waters recede, the devastation left behind becomes clearer. Loss to cultural heritage institutions and collections is being assessed by those coordinating cultural heritage rescue efforts and measures are being put in place by local first aid disaster responders. We should also not forget that loss extends to personal treasures and belongings, however, many of these can still be rescued if guidelines are known and followed.
As the International Committee for Conservation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-CC), we anticipate and acknowledge the enormous endeavours to safeguard, recover, retrieve and stabilise affected cultural heritage, museum buildings, and the recovery of their communities. We pledge our solidarity in providing and being a network for support and rescue in how to respond, recover and emerge from such devastation. We provide these guidelines that can be used by cultural heritage responders and affected citizens alike. Do reach out to your local ICOM/ICOM-CC network and we will be sure to provide advice in your own language. Please go to our ICOM-CC website for downloads on Cultural Heritage recovery for water damaged objects in English, German, Chinese. Additional languages will be added as developed.

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