ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) through its President, Rohit Jigyasu, was invited as Guest Editor by Preventionweb.net, the main web portal of resources serving the information needs of the disaster reduction community set up by UNISDR - the UN office for disaster risk reduction. Consult the collection of resources on “Building Resilience by Reducing Disaster Risks to Cultural Heritage”
ICCROM and ICOMOS release their situation overview report on damage to cultural heritage following the recent Gorkha earthquake in Nepal
and ongoing efforts for response and recovery. Based on the information gathered through the joint crowd mapping initiative undertaken by ICCROM and ICOMOS, through its International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP), it aims at providing a snapshot of the extent of damage and to assist the agencies on the ground in identifying priorities for intervention.
As a next step ICOMOS, ICCROM, ICOM and the Smithsonian Institution are organizing a joint mission to Kathmandu from 25 to 30 May 2015.
A series of devastating earthquakes have struck Nepal over the weekend, causing loss of more than 2000 lives. The initial 7.8 magnitude quake, along with aftershocks as high as 6.7 magnitude, caused destruction and severe damage to the historic centre of Kathmandu and other heritage sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley. Quake-related damage has been reported throughout the region.
Paris, 23 April 2015
In the face of the escalating armed conflict and military intervention in Yemen and the ensuing growing humanitarian emergency, ICOMOS expresses its continuing deep concern for the protection of cultural property in Yemen at risk from the hostilities.
Students and Young Professionals are invited to apply by 1 June 2015
The Raymond Lemaire Fund aims to encourage young heritage professionals to develop their skills through training and to welcome them within ICOMOS. In 2015, the Fund will award its first scholarships to young professionals or students (aged 21-30 in year of application) exercising their activities or studies within ICOMOS’ area of expertise.
18 April 2015: ICOMOS is 50
The Second Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings, held in Venice in 1964, adopted 13 resolutions, the first being the International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, better known as the Venice Charter, and the second, put forward by UNESCO, provided for the creation of ICOMOS.