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First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Course

Now accepting applications! 

The Prince Claus Fund's Cultural Emergency Response (CER) Programme, ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the Smithsonian Institution and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO are jointly organizing a course designed to improve emergency preparedness and response to rescue cultural heritage affected by natural or man-made disasters.

The course is especially designed for people working in the fields of heritage management, preservation or protection, or disaster risk management. 

Full overview of the FAC Course here

Dates: 31 July- 23 August 2018 (tentative dates)

Place: North Brabant, the Netherlands

Application deadline: 23 March 2018                       

Working language:  English

Course Fee:  € 900

Scholarships:  A limited number of scholarships are available for participants who have been selected for the course and have been unable to secure funding.

Organizing partners:

·         ICCROM, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

·         Prince Claus Fund, Cultural Emergency Response Programme (CER), The Netherlands

·         Smithsonian Institution, USA

·         The Netherlands Commission for UNESCO

Why this course?

Cultural heritage is of great value to communities world-wide. It connects us to the past, serves as a basis for our identity and as a source of knowledge. Furthermore it can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development. However, heritage is vulnerable, especially to the impact of natural disasters. Climate change is adding to this challenge. Economic losses from disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and flooding are now reaching an average of US$250-300 billion each year. And althoughthe number of armed conflicts around the world has been declining, there is an inexorable rise in the intensity of violence associated with conflict. 

Past events have shown that cultural heritage plays a role in strengthening the resilience of affected communities. First Aid for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) emphasizes increased awareness, preparedness and immediate coordinated response to safeguard movable and immovable cultural heritage directly after a crisis. It aims to enhance participants’ skills for emergency preparedness and response, crisis communication, and providing people-centred first aid to cultural heritage. Using simulations and scenarios to replicate field conditions, the training is mostly hands-on. The training aims to enhance collaboration between cultural and humanitarian sector by streamlining activities and communication and by enabling cultural responders to be integrated in the overall humanitarian response efforts. Questions such as how and when to intervene in an unfolding humanitarian crisis—where does one start, and how can you help the affected communities in recovering their heritage and how do you coordinate your activities with authorities form the basis of this course.

How you benefit:

At the end of the training participants are able to:

·         improve emergency preparedness for cultural heritage in and beyond  their respective institutions,

·         identify institutions and coordination mechanisms needed for improving emergency preparedness and first aid for cultural heritage locally,

·         analyse the cultural, social and political context of a given emergency situation, understanding the different phases of crisis management

·         carry out on-site damage and risk assessments for cultural heritage in emergency situations while being familiar with basic requirements of safety in crisis situations, ensuring the safety of cultural first aiders.

·         identify priorities for first aid, and secure, salvage and stabilize a variety of cultural materials and structures;

·         be familiar with basic principles of effective teamwork, the value of multi-disciplinary teams leadership, and equipped with essential coordination and communication skills

·         understand how data collected on damages, needs and priorities can be usable to help transition to recovery.

Intake: 24 participants

Application process:

1)    Please download your application form below & sent it to ICCROM-FAC2018@princeclausfund.nl. Please note only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

2)    Short listed candidates will be invited for a skype interview with the organisers and instructors in the first week of April.

3)    A final selection of participants will be communicated16 April 2018 at the latest.

ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the Smithsonian Institution and the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development (PCF) are committed to enhance capacity for emergency preparedness and response for cultural heritage worldwide in order to safeguard cultural heritage damaged or threatened by conflicts and natural disasters, and jointly promote the integration of cultural first aid in humanitarian efforts.

For more information on Applicant Profile, Benefits for FAC-Alumni, Further Learning Opportunities, the Teaching Team, Scholarships, Course Fee, Travel, Accommodation & Living Expenses, and Testimonials, please download the ‘FAC Announcement’ attachment below. 

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Course

"First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Course"

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FAC Announcement pdf - 0.59 MB

For complete information on the First Aid to Cultural Heritage Training Course, please download this document before applying

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FAC Application Form word - 0.23 MB

To apply, please complete this form and send to:

ICCROM-FAC2018@princeclausfund.nl

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Course

Now accepting applications!  The Prince Claus Fund's Cultural Emergency Response (CER) Programme, ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the Smithsonian Institution and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO are jointly organizing a course designed to improve emergency preparedness and response to rescue cultural...

 
 
 
 

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Course

Now accepting applications!  The Prince Claus Fund's Cultural Emergency Response (CER) Programme, ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the Smithsonian Institution and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO are jointly organizing a course designed to improve emergency preparedness and response to rescue cultural...