Theme for 18 April 2014: "Heritage of Commemoration"
We wish all ICOMOS members and friends a very instructive and rewarding International Day for Monuments and Sites.
Visit the 2014 Events page - ICOMOS Committees and other organisers from over 40 countries have sent us information on their activities, and the number keeps on growing.
If your Committee or organisation did not plan an event this year - make sure you do so in 2015!
For immediate release (27 February 2014)
Download the statement issued by the Blue Shield, of which ICOMOS is a founding member, on the worrying situation of cultural heritage in Ukraine.
This statement was elaborated in close cooperation with ICOMOS Ukraine and the Ukraine National Blue Shield Committee presided by the President of ICOMOS Ukraine, Mykola Yakovyna.
On behalf of ICOMOS Italy, ICOMOS has the pleasure of launching the call for papers for the ICOMOS Youth Forum “Facilitating entry into working life for young professionals” taking place in the context of the 18th General Assembly on 11 November 2014 at the Auditorio al Duomo, Florence, Italy.
Considering the low number of comments received on the review of the Ethical Commitment Statement - also a part of the General Consultation - we have decided to extend the deadline for comments on that specific subject. We invite ICOMOS members to examine the proposed modification to the Ethical Commitment Statement (click here) and send their comments to the International Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 February 2014 inclusive.
On behalf of ICOMOS Italy and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of launching the call for papers for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014, on the theme : “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”.
Download the call for papers
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2014
(Extended deadline: 10 February 2014)
For more information on the 18th General Assembly
(further practical information will be posted in early 2014)
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.