This workshop, taught by leading experts in the field, is the fruit of a three-year programme between the International Heritage Conservancy (IHC), ICCROM, the Canadian Conservation Institute, the University of Kent and University College London- Qatar on how climate change affects cultural heritage.

There is much talk about the change of climate and its drastic effects on our lives. Some heritage managers are already aware of changes in their sites, and want to take action. This workshop will help heritage managers evaluate emerging risks related to climate change, and will identify ways to manage these risks at a local level.


Day 1 - Introduction to climatology and material damage. Climate Myths and Heritage.

Day 2 - Climate and pollution data and predictions. Using climatic data sets.

Day 3 - Assessing the impact of climate, and gathering more readily-available data. Analysing data, and converting data to policy. Programming tools.

Day 4 - Assessing risk and values at the site. Data reliability and uncertainty. Writing a management plan.

Day 5 - Developing a management plan – taking new risks into consideration.

Day 6 - Project management. Developing a long-term project plan.

Day 7 - Risk management and stakeholder communication. Drafting a long-term project plan.

Day 8 - Effective presentations. Presenting a project plan to stakeholders.

Day 9 - Presentation day.

Day 10 - Final revisions to text of project/management plan.


The workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants with at least four years of experience actively involved in heritage management. 2-4 places may be allocated to excellent post-graduate students in heritage management.

Tuition fee: €750


There are ten Stavros Niarchos Foundation scholarships for heritage managers from developing countries, which cover all tuition fees (€750), accommodation and food.


Please send a two-page CV to Laura Tapini ( and a cover letter explaining the impact this training may have to those around you, your career

and the heritage for which you may be responsible. Should you wish to apply for a Niarchos scholarship please add no more than 200 words on why you should be awarded one.

The first wave of applications will be considered at the end of August.

For more information, write to: