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. 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. 

The Documentation centre is open by appointment only from Monday to Thursday. Please contact us by phone 01 41 94 17 59 or e-mail documentation@icomos.org

 

We are pleased to announce that more than 3000 photos have been uploaded to our collaborative photobank, and we thank you for your contributions.

Do not hesitate to continue uploading your photos to our photobank: sharing your images means enriching the documentation of world heritage.

This collaborative photobank reflects ICOMOS' scope of work and expertise in the following fields: monuments and sites around the world, archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.

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Our online catalogue has just been updated: browse the extract of the last 18 months bibliographic references by theme (conservation of cultural heritage, various types of achitecture, of archaeological heritage, cultural landscapes and routes...).

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Any reference can be consulted at ICOMOS Documentation centre or digitzed, subject to copyright legislation (see our conditions)
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As the 2017 theme for the ICOMOS International Day on Monuments and Sites celebrated on 18 April is:  Sustainable tourism, ICOMOS Documentation centre edited this special bibliography. It refers to documents and materials available at ICOMOS Documentation Centre. It does not intend to be a comprehensive list of scientific literature on Sustainable tourism. Any reference can be consulted or scanned, subject to the limits of copyright legislation. 

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What's new on the Open archive?

Browse the 20 full-text documents on cultural heritage conservation added recently.

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Since more than 200 photos were uploaded to our Photobank in the framework of our Holiday Contest, the deliberations required time.

We have the great pleasure to share with you our prize list, the three most beautiful photographs illustrating a monument, a historic site, a World Heritage property or a heritage professional in the field. Their photographers are our holiday contest winners.

 

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