Built heritage in Rome

Posted in International

  • The Baths of Caracalla in Rome, site of a field exercise for the traning course at ICCROM.
  • Delegates on the interpretation training course at ICCROM in Rome.
  • Delegates on the interpretation training course at ICCROM in Rome.

At UNESCO’s prestigious ICCROM centre in Rome, I ran a four-day module on interpretation and visitor management for a group of participants from nineteen different countries.

The module was the closing unit of an eight-week programme on Conserving Built Heritage. Participants included architects, managers and education staff from major projects such as the Qala Ikhtyruddin citadel in Afghanistan, Riga Cathedral in Latvia, and world heritage cultural projects in Côte d’Ivoire.

I planned the programme around an extended case study exercise, based on one of Rome’s ancient sites. It also included time for participants to discuss their own situations. I was keen that the module should be an upbeat conclusion to a long and demanding course of study.

This module has been particularly useful and helpful.”

“I really enjoyed this module. I think it was a great idea to put this at the end of the course to recharge us.”

“I liked the methodology used by James Carter to conduct the classes, because it was dynamic and clear.”