All ICOMOS members were invited to participate in the last steps of the current process to update the ICOMOS Statutes, which are the constitution of our organisation. This process was presented at the recent meetings of the Advisory and Executive Committees in San Jose, Costa Rica, last October. We thank you for your contributions. At this time, the consultation has come to a close.
ICOMOS is conducting a research study on the impacts of the economic crisis on European heritage from 2007 to 2014. This work is directed by Sofia Avgerinou-Kolonias, member of the Executive Committee, and coordinated by the ICOMOS International Secretariat.
We invite you to contribute to our survey before the 31/03/2014.
The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Nara Document on Authenticity. Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs is planning a conference to celebrate this anniversary in October 2014.
ICOMOS Japan will cooperate with the Agency on this event. As part of the preparation, Prof. Toshiyuki Kono, a member of ICOMOS Japan and the Executive Committee, has taken the initiative to plan the conference. This is part the preparation for the 2014 ICOMOS General Assembly in Florence as well.
Press release - Oaxaca de Juárez (Mexico), 19 November 2013
During the 12th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the OWHC signed a memorandum of understanding on a framework for collaboration for areas of common interest in view of the conservation of the cultural heritage of world heritage cities.
Press release – 8 October 2013
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) wishes to announce that its Director General, Mr. Philippe Allard, will be leaving the Paris-based ICOMOS International Secretariat. During his service to ICOMOS, Mr. Allard has contributed to the strengthening of ICOMOS’s organisational capacity, a phase that began in the period of 2008-2011, and has aimed to expand the horizons of its non-profit work through new ideas and the development of the Secretariat’s capacities.
The World Heritage Convention has made available three publications: the "Managing Cultural World Heritage" reference manual; the new database, "State of Conservation of World Heritage properties"; and "Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention", the proceedings of Closing Event of the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.