The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 1
Feb 1981

Call for Volunteers

The following notice was mailed out to ICCROM Council members from Rome on December 30, 1980.

Dear Council Member,

The tragic earthquake of November 1980 has caused widespread loss of life and damage in Naples and the province of Campania. Hundreds of historic buildings have been damaged or destroyed and thousands of objects broken. It is too early, however, to assess the full extent of damage to cultural property.

ICCROM is ready to repeat its role of 1966 when it organized international aid to Florence and 1976 when it assisted in the Friuli earthquake.

Conservation specialists from your country who wish to offer their services should be advised to contact the Director. We are unable, however, to indicate requirements at the present time, but plan to do so as soon as requests will be transmitted to us by the relevant Italian authorities.

Yours faithfully, Bernard Feilden Director

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