ISCMP Projects

The working group titled ‘ISCMP Working Group on Wall Painting Conservation Principles’ will work on updates, revisions and additions to the ICOMOS PRINCIPLES FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION/RESTORATION OF WALL PAINTINGS, which were initially ratified by ICOMOS in 2003. These principles will be refreshed to align with evolving theory and practice in the preservation of mural paintings, and will emphasize the need to approach conservation with a thorough, methodological process. Our review will focus on the Principles’ relevance and ethical foundation, and aims to reflect voices and practice of wall painting conservation globally. With changing approaches and technologies over the past 20 years, it’s crucial to revisit these principles to ensure that they reflect current standards.

Propose a Project

The projects proposed to ISCMP must align with the stated Aims and Activities of the Committee found in the By-Laws, which are as follows:

  1. Promote international and interdisciplinary co-operation in mural painting conservation;
  2. Gather, study and disseminate knowledge and information in mural painting conservation;
  3. Promote cooperative work with the other scientific committees of ICOMOS;
  4. Promote the consideration of community values and significance of mural painting in their conservation


  1. Research approaches for the protection and conservation of mural painting;
  2. Stimulate interest in mural painting, its value(s), its conservation, and the related fields;
  3. Advocate for at-risk mural painting
  4. Gather and share diverse professional experience and expertise; 
  5. Develop mural painting conservation guidance in cooperation with other ICOMOS Scientific and National Committees, taking cultural diversity and sensitivities into account;
  6. Assist new Associate Members and Emerging Professionals in developing their specialization and competence in mural painting conservation.

Each proposed project needs to complete the following form and email it to for consideration.

ISCMP Project Proposal Form (English)

ISCMP Project Proposal Form (Spanish)

ISCMP Project Proposal Form (French

Archangel Gabriel (end of XVth century, attributed to G. Baleison, 1463-1500), Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Cœur’s chapel, Lucéram (France) (c)Jean-Marc Vallet