Articles from the old ICOMOS website from 2004 to 2011



  • (January 10, 2012) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 75. 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium ‘Heritage, driver of development’ 27 November - 2 December 2011, Paris, France - Final communiqué Read
  • (January 10, 2012) - The joint ICOMOS – TICCIH Principles for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage Sites, Structures, Areas and Landscapes (The "Dublin Principles") Read
  • (January 10, 2012) The Valletta Principles for the Safeguarding and Management of Historic Cities, Towns and Urban Areas Read
  • (January 10, 2012) The Paris Declaration on Heritage as a Driver of Development Read
  • (January 10, 2012) The Resolutions of the 17th General Assembly Read
  • (January 10, 2012) The biographies of the newly elected Executive Committee members Read
  • (January 10, 2012) ICOMOS General Assembly Rules of Procedure, adopted in Paris, December 2011 Read
  • (January 09, 2012) ICOMOS Publications - Catalogue 2012 Read

  • 2011


  • (December 02, 2011) - 1st International Conference of ICBS on Protecting the World’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Change: Emergency Preparedness and Response - 08-10 December 2011, National Museum of Korea, Seoul - Web site - Programme
  • (December 01, 2011) - Discover the 2011 Gazzola Price and Honorary Members Read
  • (November 30, 2011) - Election of the ICOMOS Executive Committee 2011-2014 Read
  • (November 28, 2011) - Follow the latest news about the 17th General Assembly on twitter
  • (November 27, 2011) - Opening of the 17th General Assembly of ICOMOS Read
  • (November 25, 2011) - Launch of the new ICOMOS web site (the content of the new web site is for the time being mainly formed by the content of the previous web site. We are still working on some topics, which should be made available early 2012. A new web site for the documentation center is also foreseen and will be available during the first half of 2012)
  • (November 24, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 74. Elections of the ICOMOS Executive Committee (2011-2014) - up-date on received candidatures Read
  • (November 3, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 73. ICOMOS searches a Director General for its International Secretariat in Paris Read
  • (July 11, 2011) - 2nd Blue Shield statement on Libya. Read
  • (July 25, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 72. 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium ‘Heritage, driver of development' Read
  • (July 8, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 71. Changes to ICOMOS Director-General. Read
  • (May 20, 2011) - Blue Shield statement on Syria. Read
  • (May 17, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No. 70. Read
  • (May 12, 2011) - Heritage at risk: 2008-2010 report just released. More info
  • (May 2, 2011) - ICOMOS comments on the first draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape. Read (All the received comments from Member States on the First Draft have been posted on the Web. Read)
  • (18 April 2011)
  • Happy International Day for Monuments and sites!

      • 2011 Theme: The cultural heritage of water
      • (April 11, 2011) - ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, November 2011 . Download preparatory documents (grants form, calls for candidates and resolutions...)
      • (April 8, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No.68. Special issue on ICOMOS General assembly in November 2011. Read
      • (April 4, 2011) - ICOMOS e-news, No.67. ICOMOS appoints Julie Mebes to the new post of Director-General. Read
      • (March 31, 2011) - Tohoku Pacific Earthquake on 11 March 2011 - Reports by ICOMOS Japan. Read
      • (March 29, 2011) - Prepare the 18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites ! This year's theme is: The cultural heritage of water. More
      • (March 25, 2011) -ICOMOS e-news, No. 66. The Bureau and the Executive Committee met at the ICOMOS headquarters respectively on 9 March and 12-13 March. Read the outcomes of the main issues discussed


    (March 18, 2011) -International Secretariat e-news, No. 65. Read

    (March 15, 2011) - ICOMOS expresses its solidarity with Japan - Message of ICOMOS Président Gustavo Araoz. Read

    (March 15, 2011) - Blue Shield statement about the worrying situation in Libya. Read

    (March 4, 2011) - Blue Shield statement about the earthquake in Christchurch, New-Zealand. Read

    (February 25, 2011) - International Secretariat e-news, No. 64 - Earthquake in New-Zealand: ICOMOS conveys a message of solidarity and support. Read

    (February 2, 2011) - Blue Shield statement about Egypt, dated 31/01/2011 - Read

    (February 1, 2011) - International Secretariat e-news, No. 63 - Read

    (January 24, 2011) - International Secretariat e-news, No. 62 - Read

    (January 13, 2011) - ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011, Paris, France: Call for Papers: “Heritage: Driver of Development”. Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2011. English - Français - Español



    (December 23, 2010) - International Secretariat e-news, No. 61 - Special issue: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011, Paris, France: Call for Papers - “Heritage: Driver of Development”. Read more

    (December 17, 2010) - Save the date: ICOMOS ISC Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration conference "Paradigm Shift in Heritage Protection: Tolerance for Changes, Limits for Changes" -Florence (Italy), March 4th-6th 2011. More info

    (December 7, 2010) - Official launch of ICOMOS's membership and experts database, "Gilles Nourrissier Database". Access the database

    (November 18, 2010) - ICOMOS International for sale publications: new catalogue 2010-2011. Download

    (October 15, 2010) - Euromed Heritage at the International Heritage Show 2010 (Paris, 4-7 November) - Don’t miss the conference “The areas of recent and modern heritage: an asset for Mediterranean cities” on November 4. More info

    (October 4, 2010) - ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news, No. 60 - Communiqué: New ICOMOS Vice President. Download

    (September 21, 2010) - ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news, No. 59 - Special issue: Consultation on the UNESCO Draft Recommendation on the Urban Historic Landscape. Contributions requested by 15 November 2010 – via e-mail or the new on-line discussion forum! . Download

    (September 20, 2010) - ICOMOS Advisory Committee meeting and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Social Change", Dublin, Ireland, October 2010. More info



    (August 27, 2010) - ICOMOS International Committee for Vernacular Architecture newsletter. No. 20, August 2010: click here (PDF, 3.3 MB)

    (August 25, 2010) - ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news, No. 58 - 34th session of the World Heritage Committee: report. Download

    (August 17, 2010) - ICOMOS International Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management launches its newsletter - 1st issue (PDF, 6 MB)

    (August 13, 2010) - ICOMOS 2009 Advisory Committee Symposium. Download the recommandations - PDF, 60 KB

    (July 22, 2010) - World Heritage Committee 34th session, Brasilia, Brazil, July 25, 2010 - August 3, 2010.
    - ICOMOS documents available for download
    - World Heritage Centre webpage

    (June 25, 2010) † In memoriam: Jan Jessurun - Treasurer General of ICOMOS from 1990 to 1999 and member of ICOMOS Netherlands. Message of ICOMOS President, Mr. Araoz

    (06-2010) - ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news, No. 55 - 17th ICOMOS General Assembly in 2011: block the dates! More info

    Copyright: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard


    (06-2010) New publication of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Theory and the Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration - Read more

    (06-2010) Disclaimer - “International Principles of Preservation”
    Read disclaimer

    (05-2010) Icomos Iran: new website



     ICOMOS E-News: #50 (PDF); Archive

     ICOMOS E-News: Issues from 2008 and 2009 now available online

     1er Foro Juvenil Iberoamericano del Patrimonio Mundial

     ADCOM 2009: Scientific Symposium papers now available online

     ADCOM 2009: Cultural Events in Malta from 5 to 10 October 2009

     ADCOM 2009: New Information posted

      • Updated Daily Programme
      • Scientific Symposium Programme
      • Map of Valletta

     ADCOM 2009: Elections of the Advisory Committee Chair and Vice-Chair; Election of the Scientific Council Officers: Candidature dossiers now online

     Advisory Committee 2009 in Valletta, Malta: Information documents now online

        • Registration and visas
        • Programme
        • Elections
        • Rules and Regulations
     In Memoriam: Michel Parent, 3rd President of ICOMOS. Messages by Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS, and Pierre-Antoine Gatier, President ofICOMOS France Michel Parent

     ICBS Statement on the Earthquake in the Abruzzo (Italy)
    Download the statement by the International Committee of the Blue Shield PDF: [English]



     New publication online: Monuments and Sites XVI: What is OUV? Defining the Outstanding Universal Value of Cultural World Heritage Properties. Order a copy or download the publication in PDF format

     The Report from the ICOMOS Thematic Workshop on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change, which was held at the 16th General Assembly in Quebec in 2008, is now available for download in the ICOMOS and Global Climate Change section

     The Quebec Declaration now also available in Portuguese
    PDF: [Portuguese]

     New Publication:
    ICOMOS-ISCS Illustrated Glossary
    on Stone Deterioration Patterns:
    Order your copy now or download in PDF format
    ICOMOS-ISCS Illustrated Glossary on Stone Deterioration Patterns

     The Quebec Declaration on the Preservation of the Spirit of the Place
    PDF: [English] [French]

     2008 ICOMOS Asia-Pacific Conference: Communiqué and Report (PDF)


    2008 World Monuments Watch List:
    Nominations to the 2008 World Monuments Watch List can be submitted to the World Monuments Fund until 15 January 2007

    to the International Scientific Symposium
    Commemorating the 1st anniversary of the "Xi'an Declaration",
    Xi'an, China, October 20-21, 2006

    - ICOMOS China
    - Xi'an Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage


    «RESTAURO: The Third International Exhibition on Monument Restoration 1964-2006»
    Ferrara, Italy

    Organized by Prof. Marco Dezzi Bardeschi, President of ICOMOS Italy, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and ICOMOS International will be officially opened on 22 March 2007 in Ferrara (Italy) at the Salone del Restauro.

     ICOMOS and Global Climate Change: Resolutions and Recommendations

    ICOMOS Advisory Committee, Scientific Seminar, Scientific Council, Bureau, Executive Committee and African National Committee meetings
    Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa, October 2007

     New ICOMOS Thematic Study: Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Islands

    An ICOMOS Thematic Study:
    Rock Art of Sahara and North Africa

    The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) declares Amazonia a "Monument of nature".
    Communiqué: [English][Português][Français]

    Proceedings of ICOMOS Scientific Conferences:

    In Memoriam: Gilles Nourissier, member of the ICOMOS Executive Committee and former Secretary General of ICOMOS France

    Appeal to save Allianoi (Turkey): "Stop the flooding of Allianoi!" (20 March 2007)


    Heritage at Risk: Special Report on Spain - July 2006
    Toledo and Caceres at risk!

    Statement by the International Committee of the Blue Shield on threatened cultural property in the Middle East conflict (July 21st 2006)

    New sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (July 13th 2006)

    ICOMOS Advisory Committee Meeting
    Edinburgh, UK, 8-13 September 2006

    Heritage at Risk   Special Edition

    Underwater cultural heritage
    at risk: managing natural
    and human impacts


    "The World Heritage List: Filling the gaps - An Action Plan for the Future"
    An ICOMOS Study


    18 April: International Day for Monuments and Sites
    Theme for 2006: The industrial heritage

     APPEAR Project: APPEAR Guide now available for download in PDF format

    Rock art of Latin America and the Caribbean An ICOMOS Thematic Study


    International Conference:

    "Urban pasts and urban futures: bringing urban archaeology to life" - Brussels, October 4-5, 2005


    SAVE ALLIANOI: Important Roman Site in Turkey at Risk! (Sept 21st 2005)

    - Letter to the Prime Minister of Turkey by the President of ICOMOS
    - Letter to the Minister of State of Turkey
    - International Campaign to Save Allianoi (Europa Nostra)

    Art and cultural heritage: law, policy and practice.
    Edited by Barbara Hoffman. New York: Cambridge
    University Press, 2006. XXXVIII, 562 p.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-521-85764-2; ISBN-10: 0-521-85764-3

    To order: Thirty (30%) discount available to ICOMOS members by calling Cambridge University Press, 1-800-872-7423 in the United States or 1223-312393 in the United Kingdom. When ordering, please give the discount code “MS5ARTCUL” and indicate that you are an ICOMOS member.

    Hurricane affecting South Coast of USA (August 2005)

    - Statement by ICBS
    - Heritage recovery in the aftermath of Katrina (US/ICOMOS Website)

    New properties inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (July 15th 2005)

    US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants US$20.000 to Survey Damage to Historical Sites in Sri Lanka

    Heritage at Risk   2004/2005

    ICOMOS World Report
    on Monuments and Sites in Danger

    Available online!

    Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (revised) February 2005

    Proceedings of the Scientific Symposium "Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites" (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 27-31 October 2003)
    In CD-ROM 20 Euros (10 Euros for ICOMOS Members)

    Report of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 18-22 January 2005

    Tsunami - Disaster in South East Asia



    The Illustrated Burra Charter. Good Practice for heritage places. Revised 2004 Edition!!
    To get a copy write to Australia ICOMOS

    The World Heritage List: Filling the gaps - an action plan for the future
    An analysis by ICOMOS

    UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003
    Official text: [English][Français][Español][Russian][Arabic][Chinese]


    First ICOMOS Journal
    all the articles
    available online!!

    Documentation Centre:
    Bibliographic Database Online

    Additional information