A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. SOURCE(S): ICCROM and Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2016

‘This guide, supported with examples and illustrations, provides a scientific model and methodology for risk examination and assessment. It enables cultural heritage professionals and institutions to devise intervention plans based on thorough assessment, which can ultimately facilitate decision making processes. The methodology adopted throughout this guide was developed in compatibility with the specific requirements of cultural heritage management, and derived from risk assessment methodologies implemented in other fields, such as public health and insurance. ICCROM and its ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR) regularly disseminate knowledge and skills relevant to risk management by implementing training courses and publishing key sources and material in order to benefit the organizations’ member states. The following guide presents a methodology that ICCROM developed in partnership with CCI and other leading heritage organizations by synthesizing the outcomes of several international and regional courses implemented in the past decade….’

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