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.
Through US ICOMOS, ICOMOS has been actively involved in the consultation launched by the World Bank to re-write its policies regarding environmental and social development and assess the role of cultural heritage in managing these issues.
Deadline extended to 30 April
On the occasion of the 2015 annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee taking place in Fukuoka (Japan), the Advisory Committee is organizing a Scientific Symposium on 29 October 2015. Part 3 of the Symposium cycle “Tangible Risks, Intangible Opportunities: Long-Term Risk Preparedness and Responses for Threats to Cultural Heritage” the theme is “Risks to Identity: Loss of Traditions and Collective Memory”.
Download the call for papers in English and French
Proposed abstracts should be sent to admin[at]ahms.com.au by 30 April 2015.
Deadline for registration: 17 April 2015 (places are subject to the room size)
World Report 2011-2013 on monuments and sites in danger
The Heritage at Risk World Report 2011–2013 is the latest volume of a series of World Reports first published in 2000. From a strictly preservation-based approach this publication series offers worldwide information about the dangers that are threatening our cultural heritage, in order to provide help in the case of risks and to promote practical measures to avert or at least allay these risks.
At the 18th General Assembly (Florence, Italy, November 2014), the Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Landscapes as Human Values" wanted to promote a broad discussion able to provide insights for improving the intercultural dialogue and placing the human being at the centre of the cultural debate, where heritage and landscape values represent a shared synthesis. Following presentations by 170 speakers and debates, the General Assembly adopted the "The Florence Declaration on Heritage and Landscapes as Human Values regarding the values of Cultural Heritage in building a peaceful and democratic society".