Education & Training

National Scientific Committee Education & Training

This NSC originally operated as a sub-committee of ICOMOS Ireland until 2012 when ICOMOS reviewed its operational and governing structures. 

It is developing a Programme of Work and Preparing a set of Rules of Governance which will be submitted to the Executive in course and then posted on this website once approved.

The Education & Training National Scientific Committee currently has five members:

President: Paul Mc Mahon (Convener)

Vice President: Nessa Roche, Department of AHG

Secretary: Colm Murray, Heritage Council

Committee: Fintan Duffy, Waterford Institute of Technology 
                    Elene Negussie, UCD

The membership of the NSC represents experienced professionals, policy makers and educators from the broad field of conservation and heritage management. All Members with a particular interest in conservation, education and training are invited to join.

Rules of Governance

This NSC is preparing a set of Rules of Governance which will be submitted to the Executive in course and then posted on this website once approved.

Objectives

The National Scientific Committee works to:

  • Promote the ICOMOS International Guidelines on Education and Training in the conservation of Monuments Ensembles and Sites;
  • Promote ICOMOS and ICOMOS charters to education training providers and students;
  • Provide a platform and facilitate debate on the changing needs of education and training in the field of conservation;
  • Sustain professional improvement of teaching faculty (training of trainers)
  • Encourage Continuous Professional Development
  • Encourage interdisciplinary links
  • To maintain contact with the ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF)

The work and current focus of the NSC comprises the following areas:

  • To promote and advance the actions recommended in the 2009 ICOMOS Ireland review of the state of conservation education and training.
  • To encourage participation by ICOMOS IRELAND members in the work of the NSC.
  • To establish a role profile and identify training needs for the community based voluntary sector.
  • To review the role profiles and training needs of  the ICOMOS Ireland NSCs as requested by CIF.

Publications and Links

‘Sustaining Our Built Environment – Review of the State of the Conservation Education and Training in Ireland’