We are pleased to inform you that registration is open for the XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures - Terra 2016, taking place in Lyon from 11 - 14 July 2016. As an official partner, ICOMOS France allows ICOMOS members to benefit from a special registration fee of 320 euros. If you register before 10 March 2016, you will obtain an additional 50 euros off this special registration fee.
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The ICOMOS Board has entrusted the Temporary Council *, under the supervision of ICLAFI (the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial issues) and the International Secretariat, to advertise and implement an open membership policy in view of enlarging the membership of ICOMOS in the Russian Federation, in the run up to the elections for the Permanent Board of the future National Committee to be held in 2016.
We are therefore inviting qualified individuals in the Russian Federation to apply for membership.
On December 4th, at the international secretariat of ICOMOS near Paris, ICOMOS Netherlands organized a Round Table Water and heritage. In these times of climate change, it intended to highlight the importance of water management for the preservation of cultural and natural heritage under climate change
ICOMOS has the pleasure of announcing that Dr Samir Abdulac, Chair of ICOMOS Working Group for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq (and neighbouring countries) was awarded the 2015 Summit Award on Heritage impact delivered by the CyArk 500 Challenge in Berlin on 19 October 2015. ICOMOS congratulates Dr Abdulac on this well deserved distinction.
ICOMOS supports the Monuments Women and Men of Syria and Iraq / أيكوموس (ICOMOS) المجلس الدولي للمعالم والمواقع يساند نساء ورجال المواقع في سوريا و العراق
The on-going crisis and fighting in the Middle East are giving rise to humanitarian consequences of an unprecedented scale since the World Wars. The number of victims, refugees and displaced persons is growing day by day, not to mention the acts of torture, rape, enslavement and the eradication of the traditional cultural diversity of the region.
Public opinion is also moved by the increasing destruction of the cultural heritage of the region that bears witness to early human exploits, the common roots of different civilizations and their mutual enrichment.