CIPA Heritage Documentation is a dynamic international organization that has twin responsibilities: keeping up with technology and ensuring its usefulness for cultural heritage conservation, education and dissemination. This dual role is exhibited in our parent organizations - ICOMOS - International Council of Monuments and Sites and ISPRS - International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Science and Culture.
We accomplish these two sometimes conflicting goals in a variety of ways, through:
Encouraging and promoting the development of principles and good practices for recording, documentation and information management of cultural heritage;
Leading and participating in international training programs for conservation and informatics professionals, students and site personnel;
Advising government bodies, regional authorities, non-profit groups and institutions on tools, technology and methods for using technology;
Sponsoring an international network of professionals in both the fields of technology and cultural heritage for scientific research but also applied practical experience;
Providing a platform with our bi-annual congress for the exchange of ideas, best practices as well as scientific research papers.
"Geospatial Technology for Cultural Heritage" is the title of the CIPA Special Session organized during the ISPRS2016 Congress which will be held in Prague.
The ARCHEOLOGICA 2.0 (International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation) will be held on September 5-7, 2016 in Valencia (Spain)
The next CIPA Symposium will be held in Ottawa (Canada) on 28th Aug. - 1st Sept. 2017
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