Images : The Trapezitsa hill in the town of Veliko Tirnovo is a declared National Archaeological Reserve. The photo on the left was taken a few years ago, the photo on the right in 2014 - showing the significant reconstruction works. © Stefan BelishkiICOMOS has sent a letter to the Bulgarian national authorities to alert them on the destructive impact of ongoing large-scale reconstructions over existing archeological sites in the country. It has also offered its expert support in organizing the process of heritage preservation. 

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Y-block, Government Quarter, Oslo, Norway. Architect Erling Viksjø. Artist: Pablo Picasso. Photo: Teigens Fotoatelier, 1969-72, Dextra Photo.The International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) of ICOMOS has released an International  Heritage Alert regarding the threatened demolition of the Y-block of the Government Quarter in Oslo, Norway. This action supports the conservation initiatives of ICOMOS Norway and confirms international concern about threats to the heritage significance of this important modern heritage complex in the centre of Oslo.

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PRESS RELEASE

July 22, 2013

 

One of the leading International organizations for the protection of 20th Century Cultural Heritage – the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ICOMOS ISC20C),  wishes to express its concern regarding the alarming situation now facing the future of Sydney’s Darling Harbour Precinct (Darling Harbour).  Built for the 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Celebration, Darling Harbour is currently under threat from a government plan to redevelop a large part of the area for commercial and residential development.

Paris, 18 April 2014

ICOMOS, through its International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH) and its Romanian National Committee, has expressed its strong concerns about the safeguarding of the heritage of the historic city of Bucharest in a letter addressed to the highest authorities in the Romanian national government, the Romanian Ministry of Culture and the Bucharest city administration on Friday 18 April 2014, the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

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