ICCROM-UNESCO Course


The biennial ICCROM-UNESCO Intertnational Stone Conservation Course has been held in Venice since 1976 with the specific intention of making available to the rest of the world the experience and research developed in the city after 1966. Directed at mid-career professionals in the field of conservation of historic stone material the course responds to the continuous worldwide request for specialised training in the field (over 300 professionals from 74 countries have participated). Venice in Peril has consistently supported the Course with financial contributions to its administrative budget, and is represented on its Board of Directors.

The following scholarships were allocated to secure the participation of conservation professionals to the 2009 International Course on Stone Conservation. These scholarships were funded thanks to the generous contribution from Venice in Peril and UNESCO-BRESCE. The scholarships include the living expenses for the duration of the course (estimated at 3,8550 euro per person for the entire course). In some cases, additional support was required to cover a part or the totality of the travel costs.

Scholarships covered by Venice in Peril:

CAMBODIA - Nary LONG

MEXICO - Yareli JAIDAR

SUDAN - Mustafa EL SHARIF

Scholarships covered by UNESCO-BRESCE:

BOLIVIA - Luis David FLORES SOLIZ (+50% of travel costs)

CUBA - Kiomy FUENTES GORT (+ travel costs)

CHINA - Gangliang YANG

EGYPT - Ali OMAR

GEORGIA - Diana BOLOTASHVILI

INDIA - Arvind MATHUR

JAPAN - Hiroko KARIYA (partial scholarship for living expenses)

NIGERIA - Yahkub TIAMIYU

ROMANIA - Calin Doru BIRZU

SRI LANKA - Kamal K. de Zoysa THOMMADURA (+ travel costs)

TANZANIA - Revocatus BUGUMBA (+ travel costs)

An additional scholarship has been provided by Venetian Heritage and the Kress Foundation to

USA - Sari Kristin URICHECK (scholarship and travel costs)

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