July 22, 2013
One of the leading International organizations for the protection of 20th Century Cultural Heritage – the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ICOMOS ISC20C), wishes to express its concern regarding the alarming situation now facing the future of Sydney’s Darling Harbour Precinct (Darling Harbour). Built for the 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Celebration, Darling Harbour is currently under threat from a government plan to redevelop a large part of the area for commercial and residential development.
ICOMOS Statement on Crac des Chevaliers and the continuing destruction of the cultural heritage of Syria
Paris, 19 July 2013
ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, expresses its deep concern for the on-going destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, and stands with Syrian cultural heritage professionals for the protection of heritage places in the country.
The continuing conflict situation in Syria, which began in 2011, has led to an extensive humanitarian crisis and the destruction of many invaluable cultural heritage places, including World Heritage properties.
New media reports and video footage of the bombardment and damages to Crac des Chevaliers, one of Syria’s World Heritage properties, are of particular concern to ICOMOS.
ICOMOS supports the ICOMOS France alert on the impending destruction of the Novartis-Sandoz headquarters, located 14 Boulevard Richelieu, in Rueil-Malmaison, West of Paris.
ICOMOS is pleased to join with ICA, IFLA, CCAAA, ICOM and ICSTI in adopting the CDNL recommendations of Principles on Global Cross Sectoral Digitisation Initiatives. This long-term vision statement stresses the development of globally distributed digital collections.
ICOMOS is pleased to announce the release of the publication resulting from the International Scientific Symposium held on the occasion of the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly organized by ICOMOS France in Paris in 2011.
This, fully bilingual, printed volume provides a summary of the issues discussed during the Scientific Symposium “Heritage, driver of development” held at UNESCO, and follows on from the electronic Symposium Proceedings published in 2012 on the ICOMOS and ICOMOS France websites, which are also included as CD-ROM in the new printed publication.
The Organization of World Heritage Cities has announced the jury members for the 2013 Jean-Paul L’Allier prize and ICOMOS is proud to be part of it, represented by Ms. Sofia Avgerinou-Kolonias, President of the CIVVIH (ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages).
18 April 2013
In 2013, the theme is Heritage of Education (schools, universities, libraries, academies, etc.) in its expressions in different geo-cultural contexts.
Throughout history and in different geo-cultural contexts, education was practised in a wide range of places or buildings. - Read more