CIF Aims

CIF is the International Scientific Committee of ICOMOS on Education and Training.

It researches and promotes international cooperation in the field of education and training for the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built heritage, historic sites and cultural landscapes.

It works on the advancement of greater understanding of such heritage, and the appropriate approaches, intervention criteria, technologies and management for its conservation, and to advise on the development of ICOMOS programs in this field.

CIF Activities

The Committee provides a forum for the interchange of experience, ideas, knowledge, and the results of different research between policy makers, educators, trainers, trainees and researchers, by engaging in the following activities:

a) Research on education and training for the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built heritage, historic sites and cultural landscapes;

b) Promotion and dissemination of information about existing training programs;

c} Developing scientific cooperation by creating links with schools, centres, committees and international organizations involved in conservation training and education

d) Encouragement of knowledge and understanding of training and education in subjects related to built heritage, urban and landscape conservation;

e) Fostering the gathering and sharing of diverse professional experience and knowledge and developing guidance for ICOMOS on education and training, considering cultural diversity and sensitivities and in cooperation with other ICOMOS Scientific and National Committees

f) Fostering awareness-raising, appreciation and interpretation of heritage through education and training;

g) Supporting capacity building in the education and training for the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built heritage, historic sites and cultural landscapes;

h) Addressing the needs of new Affiliate Members and Emerging Professionals in developing their specialisation and competence in education and training for the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built heritage, historic sites and cultural landscapes.