Casa Batlló shares its heritage management model at the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto

The event hosted 4,500 museum and heritage experts from more than 100 countries. Casa Batlló shared its heritage management model and exchanged experiences about its restoration.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) held its 25th General Conference from 1 to 7 September in Kyoto, Japan, bringing together more than 4,500 museum and heritage experts from around the world. This event, held every three years since 1948, is the world’s largest museum forum, and a space to learn about the latest trends and debates in the sector. In addition, in the International Museums Fair, different companies and institutions showed the latest technological advances and innovative proposals for the museums sector.

Sharing our management model
Casa Batlló, an institutional member of ICOM, participated in the presentations of the International Committee of Historic House Museums (DEMHIST), sharing its management model and explaining in this forum:
-Our Heritage Work Plan for 2019.
-The evolution of the 2019-2024 Management Plan.
-Our advances in sustainability, use of new technologies and visitor management.

Casa Batlló also shared experiences with other museums around the world, especially those that are museum houses or UNESCO World Heritage sites, establishing links with museum directors, curators, restorers, editors, researchers, independent consultants and representatives of ICOM national and international committees from more than 30 countries.

Sharing restoration
We also had the opportunity to share our restoration of the last two years, a period in which the facade, the walls and ceilings of the Noble Floor and different decorative and design elements have been restored.

These interventions, a collective work of architects, craftpeople and restorers, have been valued internationally and are already examples of excellence in heritage recovery. Indeed, one of the next actions of Casa Batlló will focus on the restoration work carried out by artisans in order to disseminate it among the general public.

Cultural visits
In this context we also did different cultural visits that included the Nijo-jo Castle and Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, inscribed as World Heritage Sites, the Shimogamo village, the Komai and Kita residence and the Murin-an garden. Finally, we visited the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI), a Category 2 UNESCO Centre.

With these actions, Casa Batlló emphasizes its global expansion and heritage responsibility expressed in its work program for 2019 and shares the sector trends for the benefit of heritage conservation for the use and enjoyment of all its visitors.

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