James, M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage

ICCROM, Rome, Italy

This summer I interned with ICCROM spending most of my time with the resource management team under the Chief Management Officer's general guidance. It was a great opportunity to experience the inner workings of an international heritage organization as I was able to interact with various projects and professionals.

The role I played was in helping express the importance of ICCROM's conservation and heritage projects to an audience unfamiliar with the cultural heritage sphere, with a view to contributing to develop ICCROM's fund-raising marketing strategy and tools and assist the organization in building its case for support with government and private donors. I gained more understanding of the role that ICCROM plays in the world of cultural heritage while providing outsider insight into ICCROM's activities.