Really useful publications: The ABC Method – A risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage This manual offers a comprehensive understanding of risk management applied to the preservation of heritage assets, whether collections, buildings or sites. It provides a step-by-step procedure and a variety of tools to guide the heritage professional in applying the ABC method to their own context. The method can be applied to a range of situations, from analysis of a single risk to a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire heritage asset.
A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises. It has been designed to introduce the risk-based approach to decision makers and to promote its use by heritage professionals and a younger generation of conservators.
"The items stolen from the sea floor, ranging from coins to amphorae to a life-sized bronze statue of Apollo to scrap metal from World War II warships, are usually sold on the black market. Worse, stopping the ravage of the ancient sites is all but impossible, the authorities admit: they can hardly post underwater guards." ... See MoreSee Less
New global fund to protect cultural heritage in war zones, spearheaded by France and the United Arab Emirates, has so far raised $75m of a planned $100m. [...]On 24 March, France will propose a resolution co-sponsored by Italy to the UN Security Council, stressing the importance of protecting cultural sites in all conflict zones and countering art trafficking. Although it has already adopted such resolutions about Iraq or Syria, this would be the council’s first general proclamation on cultural heritage around the world. theartnewspaper.com/news/global-fund-to-protect-cultural-heritage-launches-with-75m-and-board-led...... See MoreSee Less