Received in 2014 at ICOMOS Documentation centre 


Les biens en série du Patrimoine mondial : Nouvel enjeu, nouveaux critères.Electronic proceedings of the symposium held in Poitiers, France 17-18 December 2012. Martinot-Lagarde, Jean-Louis (ed.) ; Palmi, Isabelle (ed.) ; Gottfried, Cédric (ed.). Paris, ICOMOS France, May 2014. 196 p., illus. 
E-publication available for download 

As part of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this symposium addressed the notion of serial properties with a transversal approach. The first part consisted in an epistemological discussion of the concept of landscape in Europe and France, followed by a reminder of the political and administrative framework of landscape heritage management. Second followed the stories of projects, commitments actors around property sets or extensive property recently enrolled and projects in France, border and in neighboring countries.

 ICOMOSFrance Biens-serie PM

International Secretariat - World Heritage unit
The Silk Roads: an ICOMOS Thematic Study. Williams, Tim. Paris, ICOMOS, 2014. 152 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-2-918086-12-3. E-publication available for download.

ICOMOS thematic studies are a synthesis of current research and knowledge on a specific theme. The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of sites along the Silk Roads that could be used by States Parties participating in the Serial transnational World Heritage nominations of the Silk Roads as a basis for comparative analyses when nominating series of sites.


 ICOMOS WHThematicStudy SilkRoads final lv 201406 couv


ICOMOS Germany
Unesco-Welterbe in Deutschland und Mitteleuropa: Bilanz und Perspektiven
Proceedings of ICOMOS Germany's international professional conference, Munich, 29-30novembre 2012. ICOMOS Deutschland. Berlin, hendrik Basler Verlag, 2013. 196 p., illus. 


ISBN: 978-3-930388-23 - Order: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 ICOMOS Germany Journal No57

ICOMOS ISC* on conservation of historic towns and villages (CIVVIH)
The role of the integrated conservation of cultural heritage for a creative, resilient and sustainable city
. Proceedings of the ICOMOS-CIVVIH Symposium, Naples,September 2012. Colletta, Teresa (ed.) Milan, FrancoAngeli, 2014. 150 p., illus. 

ISBN: 978-88-204-5079-3. 20€

"The book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual development in urban conservation in the 21st century on the basis of the evolution and operational context of urban management and the development of local urban conservation policies and practices by ICOMOS [...] "experts"."


*International Scientific Committee 

 Received in 2013 at ICOMOS Documentation centre


ICOMOS Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany
Denkmalpflege: Internationale grundsätze in theorie und praxis / Conservation of monuments and sites: International principles in theory and practice
Berlin, hendrik Bäsler verlag, 2013. 268 p., illus. 


ISBN: 978-3-930388-22-6. 22,80€


 couv monumentaii


Modern Conservation. 1st issue. Šekarić, Branka (ed.). Belgrade, ICOMOS Serbia, November 2013. 272 p., illus. ISSN : 2334-9239. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentation on ICOMOS Serbia's website: "It is conceived as an annual periodical, with sections on history, theory and philosophy of conservation, conservation practices, interview with important personalities from the world of conservation, translations of the current international documents and reviews of the books, conferences and other events related to the heritage protection.".


couv modernacons

ICOMOS Belgium

Proceedings of symposium « Prévoir l’imprévisible. La gestion des risques au quotidien dans le monde patrimonial » held on 22 October 2010 at Moulin de Beez, Namur (Belgium), by ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles together with  the 'Association des Archivistes francophones de Belgique'. Delplancq, Thierry (ed.), Thomas, Catherine (ed.). Bruxelles, Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique, 2012. 121 p., illus. (fre).  (Archives et bibliothèques en Belgique, special issue No. 97) ISSN : 0775-0722. 15€.

Order and information : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



ICOMOS Netherlands
ICOMOS Conference: Water & Heritage. Protecting deltas: heritage helps!
The Netherlands, 23-28 September 2013. Six, Arnoud (ed.); Six, Diederick (ed.); Luijendijk, Erik (ed.). Amsterdam, ICOMOS Netherlands, September 2013. 43 p. (Eng). 

More info

Water and Heritage NDL small

ICOMOS Argentine
Entrevistas ICOMOS
La Plata, ICOMOS Argentina, 2013. 155 p. (Spa). ISBN: 978-987-29432-0-2

"Este libro es el resultado de las entevistas que se han hecho a los miembros del comité Argentino de ICOMOS, en ellas se encuentran, en forma aleatoria, en un leguaje secillo pero profundo y con alto contenido: conceptos, doctrinas, opiniones y comentarios de los profesionales más calificados en la disciplina."

Entrevistas ICOMOS Argentina samll


Heritage and accessibility: How to make protected towns, monuments and sites in Europe barrier-free? / Patrimoines et accessibilité : comment rendre accessibles à tous, les villes, les monuments et les sites protégés en Europe ? 
Tilmont, Michèle (ed.). ICOMOS France. Paris, ICOMOS France, 2013. 128 p., illus. (Les Cahiers d'ICOMOS France, No. 27) (Var. texts in Fra, Eng)

ISSN: 0297-3189. 15€ (ICOMOS members) / 20€ (non members)


Светска баштина – терминологија, критеријуми, улога
[Svetska Bashtina: Terminologuia, kriteijumi, uloga]
Workshop. Studenica monastery, Serbia, 18/04/2012. Dimitrijevic Markovic, Svetlana (ed.); Sekaric, Branka (ed.). ICOMOS Serbia. Belgrade,  National Committee ICOMOS Serbia, 2012. CD-ROM, illus. (Ser). World Heritage : Terminology, criteria, role. Eng. ISBN: 978-86-916137-0-9.

svetska bashtina

Heritage, a driver of development: Rising to the challenge. Results of the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly Symposium.
Mouton, Benjamin (ed.); Hidalgo Sanchez, Santiagoa (ed.); Palmi, Isabelle (ed.); Gottfried, Cédric (ed.). ICOMOS France. Paris, ICOMOS France, 2013. 119 p., illus., CD-ROM (including the complete proceedings of the symposium in electronic format). (Same text in Fre, Eng) - ISBN: 978-2-9543731-0-2. 10€ (ICOMOS members) / 14€ (non members)


ICOMOS Bosnia & Herzegovina
FIRDUZ-BEY’S HAMMAM: Revitalization of the archaeological site
Sanković Simčić, Vjekoslava (ed.), Mulabegović, Ferhad, Mujezinović, Nermina, Pravidur, Andrijana, Sanković Simčić, Vjekoslava, Simović, Snježana, Šekarić, Branka, Škarpa DubretaDarija. Sarajevo : Nacionalni komitet ICOMOS u Bosni i Hercegovini, 2013. 104 p., illus.
ISBN 978-9958-9094-6-7.

Description in English:
"The most important event for the cultural heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and especially in Sarajevo in 2010, was the research of the archaeological site called Firduz/Firuz’s hammam and the discovery of its remarkably valuable substructures. The authentic remains of the hammam’s hypocaustum bear vividly witness to the concept, method and building technique of this type of structures in the Ottoman period. That valuable site should be presented and accessible to the wider public, that is, needs to be conserved, restored and adequately integrated into the contemporary life of the Baščaršija quarter in Sarajevo."
Read online


Post Patrimonio

Nordenflycht Concha, José de. ICOMOS Chile, Escuela de Arquitectura FAAD UNAB, 2012
. 103 p., illus. [Spa]
Description in Spanish:
"Antología de textos críticos sobre patrimonio publicados en este blog entre 2006 y 2012, publicados en coedición por la Escuela de Arquitectura de la UNAB Sede Viña del Mar y el Comité Chileno del Consejo Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios, 2012."

 portada post patrimonio
ICOMOS Germany
Stadtentwicklung zur Moderne: Entstehung großstädtischer Hafen- und Bürohausquartiere. Urban Development towards Modernism: The birth of the Metropolitan Harbour and Commercial Districts.

ICOMOS Deutschland. Berlin, hendrik Basler Verlag, 2012. 240 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-3-930388-17-2.

ICOMOS Germany Journal-NoLIV

Received in 2012 at ICOMOS Documentation centre

ICOMOS International
Rock Art in Asia - A thematic Study
. Ed. by Clottes, Jean. Paris, ICOMOS, 2011. 384 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-2-918086-08-6

Thematic study rock-art

ICOMOS International
IAU: Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention - A thematic Study
. Ed. by Ruggles, Clive and Cotte, Michel. Paris, ICOMOS-IAU, 2011. 274 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-2-918086-07-9

Thematic study 2-astronomy

ICOMOS ISC* on Archaeological Heritage Management
Tourism  and Archaeological Heritage Management at Petra
. Ed. by Comler, Douglas C. New York, Springer, 2012. 187 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-1-4614-1480-3

Petra-ICAHM Springer

ICOMOS St. Petersburg National Branch
World Heritage - The Historical Landscape  of the Saint Petersburg Agglomeration
. Ed. by Gorbatenko, Sergey. Saint Petersburg, ЗОДЧИЙ, 2011. 116 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-5-904560-02-7


ICOMOS Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany
Internationale grundsätze und richtlinien der denkmalpflege / Principes et directives internationaux pour la conservation / International principles and guidelines of conservation
München, ICOMOS Deutschland, Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 2012. 250 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-3-8167-8647-4.

chartes allemand

ICOMOS ISC* for the Theory  and the Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration
Conservation turn - Return to conservation. Tolerance for change - Limits of change. Proceedings of the International Conferences of the ICOMOS International  Scientific Committee for the Theory  and the Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration
, 5-9 May 2010, Prague/Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic / 3-6 March 2011, Florence, Italy. Ed. by Lipp, Wilfried and Stulc, Josef. Florence: Edizioni Polistampa, 2012. 350 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-88-596-1079-3


Industrial Heritage Retooled: The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation
. Ed. by Douet, James. Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing, 2012. 256 p., illus.
ISBN 978-1-85936-218-1


*International Scientific Committee

Received in 2011 at ICOMOS Documentation centre

International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) of ICOMOS
Polar Settlements: Location, Techniques and Conservation
. A compilation of presentations made to the IPHC conference held in Punta Areans, Chile in April 2010. 100 p., illus.
ISBN :  978-82-996891-3-7

Polar settlements Couv001

ICOMOS ISC* on Heritage Documentation (CIPA)
CIPA Heritage Documentation: Best practices and applications
. Athens: CIPA, 2011. 103 p., illus.
ISSN: 1682-1750



ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Monuments and Sites Vol. XV: ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns/Ilustrovaný glosár proveju poskození kamene
. Paris: ICOMOS-ISCS, 2008. 78 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-2-918086-07-9. English-Czech version / Angliko-ceská verze.



ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Monuments and Sites Vol. XV: ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns/Illustriertes Glossar der Verwitterungsformen von Naturstein
. Paris: ICOMOS-ISCS, 2008. 78 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-2-918086-07-9. English-German version / Englisch-Deutsche Fassung.


ICOMOS ISC: The image of Heritage - Changing perception, permanent responsibilities. Proceedings of the International Conference of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Theory and the Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration, 6-8 March 2009, Florence, Italy. Ed. by Tomaszewski, Andrzej and Giometti, Simone. Florence, Edizioni Polistampa, 2011. 346 p., illus.
ISBN: 978-88-596-0886-8

theimage of heritage ICOMOS ISC

ICOMOS Finland: Integrity and authenticity in modern movement architecture: Case Paimio hospital. Outcomes of the International expert seminar, 1-2 October 2009 in the Paimio hospital, Finland. Ed. by Salastie, Riita. Helsinki, ICOMOS National Finnish Committee, 2010. 123 p., illus.
ISBN:  978-952-67465-0-0

Paimio hospital Couv002

*International Scientific Committee 

Welcome to the Documentation Centre of the International Council on Monuments and Sites!

The ICOMOS Documentation Centre specializes in cultural heritage, historic monuments and sites, their conservation and restoration, with 40.000 titles concerning most countries in the world, 400 periodicals received regularly by exchange, 25.000 slides,
armoire-a-planshotographs, and plans.

The specialized bibliographical collections include among others documents about archaeology, conservation and restoration techniques, cultural landscapes, cultural routes, cultural tourism, types of architecture (earthen, wooden, vernacular…), historic gardens and parks, historic towns and villages, industrial heritage, rock art, heritage at risk, inventories, legislation on cultural heritage.

The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is the primary repository for the original documentation of the cultural and mixed (natural and cultural) properties that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978. These documents constitute its most important collection. 

One of the ICOMOS Documentation Centre's treasures is its extensive collection of periodicals, received regularly since its creation in 1965. Over 130 titles on cultural heritage conservation are current today and more than 600 discontinued issues are archived.

A large part of these periodicals has been fully indexed. Consult our bibliographic database!

 Periodicals A-M

Periodicals N-Z

Periodicals - Archives

The Documentation Centre was created in 1965 when the statutes of the organization provided for the establishment of an International Documentation Centre on the conservation and restoration of architectural heritage. This was done at the initiative of UNESCO.

world heritage foldersThe focus of the collection is set out in the ICOMOS Statutes, which provide for a collection concerning the "principles, techniques and policies for the conservation of monuments".

40.000 titles concerning most countries in the world
600 periodicals, among which 130 are received regularly by exchange
40.000 slides, photographs, and plans
The original nomination files of World Heritage cultural and mixed properties 

Additional information