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A few years ago, ICOMOS has initiated the project of publishing Thematic Studies about rock art in several parts of the world (Sahara and North Africa in 2007, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2006) The selected region for this new study is Central Asia, a large territory, which extends over a distance of 3500 kilometers from west to east and some 2000 kilometers from south to north. The study is based on a “national” perspective, starting in the west (from the Caspian Sea) and ending in the east: Analyses of Rock Art from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, north-eastern Mongolia and central southern Russia (Siberian region of Tuva and Minusinsk Depression) are detailed in this volume. The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of Rock Art in this region of the world in order to enhance the protection, preservation and management of this heritage.

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  • e-News n°101 - 18 April - The Heritage of Commemoration (27 February 2014)
  • e-News n°100 - 18th GA - Youth Forum - Call for papers: "Facilitating entry into working life for young professionals" (24 February 2014)
  • e-News n°99 - Reminder - Online survey - Permissibility and standards for reconstructions of monuments and sites (11 February 2014)
  • e-News n°98 - Review of Ethical Commitment Statement - extended deadline (8 February 2014)
  • e-News n°97 - Extended deadline - Call for papers - Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (2 February 2014)
  • e-News n°96 - Seeking your valuable input - upcoming deadlines (8 January 2014)
  • e-News n°95 - Invitation to make a donation (3 January 2014)


  • e-News n°94 - Amendments to the Statutes - 3rd consultation (6 December 2013)
  • e-News n°93 - Call for papers - Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (1 November 2013)
  • e-News n°92 - Vacancy Notice: Communication and Project Assistant (10 July 2013)
  • e-News n°91 - ICOMOS Multimedia database project - we need your help! (18 June 2013)
  • e-News n°90 - New publication "Heritage, a driver of development: Rising to the challenge" (5 June 2013)
  • e-News n°89 - Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites! (18 April 2013)
  • e-News n°88 - 18 April - International Day for Monuments and Sites; Theme 2013: The Heritage of Education (18 March 2013)
  • e-News n°87 - News from the Scientific Council and International Scientific Committee (15 March 2013)
  • e-News n°86 - Protection of Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict: ICOMOS - ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals (09 January 2013)


  • e-News n°85 - Invitation to make a donation to ICOMOS' Funds (18 December 2012)
  • e-News n°84 - Membership fees and cards 2013 (6 December 2012)
  • e-News n°83 - Amendment of the ICOMOS Statutes: 2nd consultation (13 November 2012)
  • e-News n°82 - Scientific Symposium "Heritage, Driver of Development" - Proceedings online! (09 August 2012)
  • e-News n°81 - Welcome to the new ICOMOS e-news (09 July 2012)

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ICOMOS General Assemblies' Scientific symposia / Symposia scientifiques des Assemblées générales de l'ICOMOS

17ème Assemblée générale de l'ICOMOS : "Le patrimoine, moteur de développement" / ICOMOS' 17th General Assembly: "Heritage, driver of development"

11ème Assemblée générale de l'ICOMOS : "Le patrimoine et les changements sociaux" / ICOMOS' 11th General Assembly: "The heritage and social changes"

Various symposia and seminars


Dublin Scientific Symposium, October 2010

 “Changing world, changing views of heritage: heritage and social change” proceedings available on line.


The Tohoku Earthquake (East Japan Great Earthquake) which occurred on 11th March 2011 was a tremendous earthquake measuring magnitude 9.0. The tsunami caused by this earthquake was 8-9m high, which subsequently reached an upstream height of up to 40m, causing vast and heavy damage over a 500km span of the pacific east coast of Japan. The total damage and casualties due to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami are estimated to be approximately 19,500 dead and missing persons; in terms of buildings, 115,000 totally destroyed, 162,000 half destroyed, and 559,000 buildings being partially destroyed. 8 months after this tragedy, the aim of this document is to bring to the public a comprehensive and detailed report of the state of damage to cultural properties and to become an important reference for experts in the countries which share the same concern.

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Comité Bois / Wood Committee

Compte-rendu du V Colloque International

Proceedings of the V International Symposium

(Norvège / Norway 1983)


(148 pages)

(out of stock/épuisé/agotado)

Table de matieres / Table of contents

- Introduction- Avant-propos / Foreword, by La redaction / the editors

- Welcome speech / Discours de bienvenue, by Geir Kjell Andersland
- Discours d'ouverture / Opening speech, by Ernest Martin


- Communications / PapersAuthenticité

- Introduction à une discussion et à une étude sur l'authenticité dans le processus de conservation, by Ernest Martin. (+ Summary in English)

- Bergen, the timber town, by Maj Vogt Reither. (+ Résumé en français)

- Norwegian stave churches, by Hakon Christie. (+ Résumé en français)

- Preservation of original structures, by Hakon Christie. (+ Résumé en français)

- De la théorie à son application, by Stephan Tschudi-Madsen. (+ Summary in English)

- Norwegian outhouses, by Per Gjaerder. (+ Résumé en français)

- Réutilisations-Règlements-Authenticité, by Jean-Louis Taupin. (+ Summary in English)


- Myllymäki, a test project of preserving wooden monument as a museum object, by Panu Kaila. (+ Résumé en français)

- Deterioration of wood in Canada, by Martin Weaver. (+ Résumé en français)

- Fire protection of wooden historic buildings, by Nils Marstein. (+ Résumé en français)

- De la permanence de certains types de constructions en bois , by Maurice Berry. (+ Summary in English)

- Bredon tithe barn, by F.W.B. Charles. (+ Résumé en français)

- Le métier de charpentier dans les travaux de restauration, by Ephrem Longépé. (+ Summary in english)

- Recommandations / Recommendations

- Appendix

- Programme
- Carte / Map

- Participants





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Sommaire - Contents
  • Milan Rybecky: Speech on the occasion of the official opening of the exhibition of folk architecture [Text in Russian][Voir la version Française]
  • Jozef Mravik: Speech on the occasion of the official opening of the session [Text in Russian][Voir la version Française]
  • Vasil Pirchanic: Speech welcoming the participants at the symposium in the East Slovakian region [Text in Russian]
  • Jaroslav Vavra: Speech on the occasion of the official opening of the session in Brno[Text in Russian]


  • Piero Gazzola: Premier colloque sur les problèmes posés par la sauvegarde de l'architecture populaire
  • Emmanuel Hruska: Changements sociaux, économiques, techniques et de production au village et leur influence sur les possibilités de la conservation des oeuvres de l'architecture populaire
  • Nadezda Pesic-Maksimovic: Critères d'évaluation des agglomérations rurales en tant que monuments historiques
  • Imrich Puskar: Traits principaux du développement de la protection de l'architecture populaire en République Socialiste Tchécoslovaque
  • Laszlo Vargha: Les problèmes de la protection des monuments d'architecture populaire en Hongrie
  • András Roman: Les méthodes de protection des monuments historiques populaires en Hongrie
  • Olga Sujanová: Les méthodes de préservation de l'architecture folklorique par rapport a sa durabilité
  • Josef Benes: Le rôle de l'architecture populaire dans l'éducation du public
  • Jan Mjartan: La disposition et le développement de la maison paysanne en Slovaquie Orientale
  • Karl Baumgarten: Our folk architecture-an important historical document [Voir la version Française]
  • Josef Jancar: Conception monumentologique et muséologique de la préservation de l'architecture paysanne
  • Vidosava Stojancevic-Nikolic: Les corps de métiers traditionnels du bâtiment en Serbie et la protection des monuments d'architecture populaire
  • Antonín Kurial: Les recherches sur l'architecture populaire et son mesurage
  • N. C. Moutsopoulos: Architecture populaire de Macédoine


  • Krum Tomovski: Protection et conservation des monuments de l'architecture populaire en Macédoine occidentale
  • Stanislav Dúbravec: Le probléme de la valeur de l'architecture folklorique dans les musées de plein air et in situ du point de vue de la valeur architectonique et urbanistique des bâtiments
  • Vera Kovaru: Historical monuments of folk architecture in the South Moravian region and the problems of their documentation [Voir la version Française]
  • Olejnik Jan: Les modifications de l'architecture populaire dans la région des Hautes Tatras sous l'effet du tourisme
  • Ferenc Mendele: Holloko reconstruction d'une agglomération historique palocze
  • Igor Thurzo: Les questions urbanistes et la régénération de l'architecture populaire
  • Dobroslav Líbal: L'unité urbaniste et architecturale des agglomérations rurales et des constructions paysannes en Républiques Socialiste Tchécoslovaque
  • Jaroslav Vajdis: Protection de l'architecture populaire des sites protégés
  • Milada Novakova: Le déplacement comme une des méthodes de préservation de l'architecture populaire
  • Jan Lichner: Architecture populaire et protection des monuments
  • Stefan Stamov: The characteristic type of folk house in Bulgaria, its urban restoration and adaptation[Text in Russian]
  • Emile Botcheva: Architecture nationale du littoral de la mer Noire-problémes concernant la conservation de l'aspect antique des villes de Nessebar et Sozopol


  • Max Gschwend: Le musée suisse de plein air est en train de naître-état actuel des travaux préparatoires
  • Wanda Jostowa: Bases théoriques de l'organisation du parc ethnographique de Podhalí á Zakopane
  • Josef Vareka: The stone house in Bohemia: its evolution and geographic distribution[Voir la version Française]
  • Vlastimil Vinter: Participation de diverses disciplines scientifiques á la protection des monuments de l'architecture populaire
  • Roberto et Mariana Freddi: Proposition d'un inventaire bibliographique de l'architecture populaire spontanée dans le monde
  • Vladimír Samojlovic: Folk architecture of the Ukraine[Text in Russian]
  • Ivan Vangelov: Documentation and the making of an inventory of monuments of folk architecture[Text in Russian]
  • Antonín Kurial: On some theoretical questions of folk architecture


  • Max Gschwend: Recherche sur l'architecture rurale en Suisse
  • Fredi Tomps: The construction of the Estonian National Open Air Museum and the preservation of monuments of folk architecture in the Estonian SSR[Text in Russian] [Voir la version Française]
  • Peter Michelsen: Nordic museum farms and open air museums[Voir la version Française]
  • Josef Wieczerzak: Certains probèmes choisis de l'architecture populaire d'Olsztynek et de Mazurie
  • A.J. Bernet Kempers: Open air museums, some general problems [Voir la version Française]
  • Maria Znamierowska-Prufferowa: On the great role of the open air museums in future. Contacts with the villages from which come respective relics [Voir la version Française]
  • Ivan Vangelov: The Etara museum of architecture and trades near the town of Gabrovo[Text in Russian]
  • Ivan Makoveckij: Theoretical and practical principles of the organisation of museums of folk architecture in the U.R.S.S.[Text in Russian]
  • Gheorghe Dinuce: The methods used in the Bucarest village museum for the transportation of monuments of folk architecture and technology to the museum[Text in Russian]
  • Juraj Korbacka: The construction of the Open Air Mining Museum in Baská Stiavnica
  • Olga Sujanova: The Protection of Folk Architecture- a Sociological Problem


  • Discours de clôture de Monsieur Piero Gazzola á la réunion sur l'architecture populaire
  • Discours de Monsieur Emanuel Hruska président du Comité National de l'ICOMOS de Tchécoslovaquie á la session de clôture


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  • [see the English version]
  • [ver la versión española]
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