List of relevant Assembly texts on the protection of cultural heritage and landscape:
Resolution 1924 (2013) Industrial heritage in Europe
Recommendation 2001 (2012) Protection of and access to the audiovisual cultural heritage
Resolution 1883 (2012) Jewish cemeteries
Recommendation 1942 (2010) A balanced approach to the rescuing of archaeological finds from development projects
Resolution 1638 (2008) and Recommendation 1851 (2008) Crafts and cultural heritage conservation skills
Recommendation 1730 (2005) The private management of cultural property
Recommendation 1651 (2004) Ending the plundering of African cultural objects
Resolution 1355 (2003) Tax incentives for cultural heritage conservation
Recommendation 1486 (2000) Maritime and fluvial cultural heritage
Recommendation 1465 (2000) “Europe, a common heritage” – a Council of Europe campaign
Recommendation 1173 (1992) Preservation of libraries and scientific archives in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
Recommendation 1172 (1992) Situation of the cultural heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
Resolution 916 (1989) Redundant religious buildings
Recommendation 1043 (1986) Europe's linguistic and literary heritage
Recommendation 1042 (1986) Protecting the cultural heritage against disasters
Recommendation 987 (1984) European pilgrim routes
Recommendation 921 (1981) Metal detectors and archaeology
Recommendation 898 (1980) Memorials
EU primary legislation
The organs of the EU have only those competencies which have been attributed to them in the treaties (the principle of attributed powers). The regulatory capacities of the European Union are currently limited to the development of supportive measures:
Article 167 (ex 151 and 128) - Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. "…the European Parliament and the Council acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and after consulting the Committee of the Regions, shall adopt incentive measures, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of the Member States…"
Article 36 (ex 95) - Treaty on the European Union - This articles opens for Member States to have other rules than those that follow from a directive, where this is necessary to preserve for example national treasures of (amongst others) historic values.
EU secondary legislation
2013/743/EU - Council Decision of 3 December 2013 establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
1295/2013/EU - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2014 to 2020)
1352/2008/EC - Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Decision No 1855/2006/EC establishing the Culture Programme (2007 to 2013)
1855/2006/EC - Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 December 2006 establishing the Culture Programme (2007 to 2013)
2011/711/EU - Commission Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation
2011/831/EU - Council Decision of 1 December 2011 on the practical and procedural arrangements for the appointment by the Council of four members of the European panel for the European Union action for the European Heritage Label
1194/2011/EU - Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 November 2011 establishing a European Union action for the European Heritage Label
2010/238/EU - Commission Recommendation of 26 April 2010 on the research joint programming initiative Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe
2001/C73/04 - Council resolution of 12 February 2001 on architectural quality in urban and rural environments
94/C235/01 - Council conclusions of 17 June 1994 on drawing up a Community action plan in the field of cultural heritage
86/C320/01 - Resolution of the Ministers with responsibility for Cultural Affairs, meeting within the Council of 13 November 1986 on the protection of Europe's architectural heritage
75/65/EEC - Commission Recommendation of 20 December 1974 to Member States concerning the protection of the architectural and natural heritage
Created in 1999, the Raymond Lemaire Fund aims at raising funds for the training of young heritage professionals. Professor Raymond Lemaire, one of the founders of ICOMOS, attached the greatest importance to training young professionals and welcoming them into the ICOMOS family.
Since 1981, at every General Assembly, ICOMOS has awarded the Piero Gazzola Prize to a person or group of persons who has worked with distinction towards the objectives of ICOMOS. In 1999, the General Assembly in Mexico passed Resolution 29, which envisaged complementing this Prize by the creation of an International Fund named after Raymond Lemaire designed to raise funds for training young heritage professionals.
Endorsed in March 2008 by the Executive Committee, the Fund was launched during the Forum for young professionals held at the 16th General Assembly that year, among other with the generous support of the children of Raymond Lemaire.
The objective is to offer bursaries and to establish cooperation arrangements with training organisations, to enable young heritage professionals throughout the whole world to take part in post-graduate courses or traineeships in conservation and restoration. The Fund currently holds around 9300 Euros, kindly donated by individual ICOMOS members, ICOMOS Belgium, and ICOMOS experts who contributed their WMF Watch List review fees.
Criteria for attributing scholarships are being developed by the Executive Committee. A first report on the use of the Fund will be made to the 18th General Assembly, where a first bursary will be awarded.
Help us to ensure that the new generation of ICOMOS members has access to the highest qualifications!
For more information on how to make a donation see the "Support us" page
Actes complets / Complete proceedings (30.2 Mo)
Objectifs scientifiques / Scientific objectives
Ouverture / Opening
Conférence d'introduction / Introductory lecture
Table-ronde / Round table
Session 1- Patrimoine, mais lequel ? / Heritage but which one?
Hong Kong Style Urban Conservation
Lynne D. DISTEFANO, LEE Ho-Yin, Katie CUMMER
Réflexions autour des interactions entre patrimoine et développement à partir de l’exemple de la patrimonialisation de l’architecture coloniale en République démocratique du Congo
Heritage as a Driver of Development? Some Questions of Cause and Effect
Patrimoine et développement local : pratiques institutionnelles et pratiques sociales
Laurence GILLOT, André DEL, Marianne COHEN
A win-win case: Samitaur Project in Culver City
Walk to Global Vision: Driving Heritage Development by World Heritage Award: Macau - A Colony With East And West Culture
MOK Keng Kio
Virtuous Circle or Vicious Cycle: Modern Heritage and Development in Abu Dhabi
Amel CHABBI, Hossam MAHDY
Brooks Terrace, Kanahooka (Dapto), NSW, Australia—Residential Development within the Ruins of the Former Dapto Smelter
Rapport / Report
Saint Louis du Sénégal : l’île ou la ville ?
When Cities Shrink: Redefining Roles for Conservation, Development, and Investment
The Peruvian Nothern Coast as a heritage driver development process
Space is not nothing: heritage aesthetics and the struggles for space
Juliet RAMSAY, Feng HAN
Heritage and the Governance Agenda: Can historic urban environments survive the devolution of development control?
The Pennsylvania Wilds: the role of cultural and natural heritage in landscape scale development
Brenda BARRETT, Nora MITCHELL
La Mojana : territoire de l’eau
Fernando MICHAELS DAVILA
Conservation of historical settlements and cultural industries from an urban and regional development perspective
Vasanta SOBHA TURAGA
Country residences and peat meadows
Expired experiment: Modern monument: The Heritage Significance of the Justus van Effen Housing Complex as Driver for Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability
Charlotte van EMSTEDE
The Sustainable Development of the Cultural Landscape of Jianan Irrigation System in Taïwan
WANG Chun- Hsi, FU Chao-Ching
Rapport / Report
Le patrimoine rural, vecteur d’aménagement durable des territoires ruraux français
Precautions for Heritage as a Driver for Regional Development: A Critical Review of Related Principles manifested in the ICOMOS Charters from a Development Perspective
Les grands sites et leurs territoires : un fil méthodologique en treize étapes pour un patrimoine paysager
Anne-Françoise PILLIAS-PRUNIERES, Jean-Pierre THIBAULT
Learning from East Asian Heritage as an Alternative Model of Future Development
La construction de la ville « durable » : l’Archéologie, un regard nouveau
Jean-Paul JACOB, Odile LAVENDHOMME
Heritage assessment and regional development: a challenging dialogue
Tools and Techniques for Preserving Agricultural Landscapes in the United States
James K. REAP
Sulina, ville dans le delta du Danube en Roumanie
Patrimoine et développement local : le rôle des collectivités territoriales dans la gestion du site des falaises de Bandiagara
How climate has changed the historical water management approach in the Netherlands
Session 1 - L’art de bâtir / assessing the art of building
Artisanat, métiers et compagnonnage. La transmission des savoirs, de l’oralité à l’écrit
‘Escuela Taller’: a trainer’s perspective
Maintien des paysages de pierre sèche, pratique durable pour nos territoires
Culture of Wood: Old and New
La ferme des Planons dans l’Ain. Etude et restauration d’un patrimoine vernaculaire fragile
Les maisons à patio, continuités historiques, adaptations bioclimatiques et morphologies urbaines
The Impacts of the Enhancing Value of Traditional Architecture on Regional Development
Siriwan SILAPACHARANAN, Jean-Jacques DUPUY
The Macuti House, Traditional Building Techniques and Sustainable Development in Ilha de Moçambique
Silje Erøy SOLLIEN
Rapport / Report
Kleber richa Queiroz
Heritage Conservation: The Real Sustainable Development
Donovan RYPKEMA, Caroline CHEONG
Du diagnostic énergétique du bâti ancien à la diffusion des connaissances: méthodologie et cas pratiques de villes françaises à secteurs protégés
La pierre naturelle, un matériau écologique?
Adobe construction in Portugal: is there a future for vernacular architecture?
Maria FERNANDES, Humberto VARUM
Cités minières du Nord-Pas-de-Calais : un terrain d’application privilégié pour mettre en cohérence protection du patrimoine et développement durable
Old and green: environmental performance of traditional Chinese housing
Examination of the Effect of Building Construction Policies on the Conservation of Vernacular Building Techniques: Policies Adopted after WWII in Japan
Le patrimoine bâti et la protection incendie
L’éloge des règles de l’art. Restaurer durablement le patrimoine. La qualité sans le poids des normes
André COTTENCEAU, Didier DURAND
Rapport / Report
Models of urban development: examples in Bologna
Luca CIPRIANI, Massimo BALLABENI
From Continuity to Contrast: Diverse Approaches to Design in Historic Contexts
Robert J. HOTES
Toronto Brownfield Redux: “Artscape Wychwood Barns” and “Evergreen Brick Works”
Adaptative re-use of historic building and community development: the case of “Mikindani Old Boma” Tanzania
Art de bâtir et développement : un cercle vertueux. Deux exemples de restauration de monuments en terre crue au Mali
The Past for the Future: Design intervention and Heritage Conservation towards an Era of U-Cities
La construction en terre crue dans les tropiques
Luis Fernando GUERRERO, Annick DANEELS
Eco-plasters revive the traditional plasterwork techniques of the past
Une meilleure efficacité des programmes d’habitat par la prise en compte des cultures constructives locales
Nouvelle réflexion sur l’isolation
Rapport / Report
Bianca Elena Benavides Barrera
Heritage as a driver for development: Its contribution to sustainable tourism in contemporary society
Tourism and Archaeological Heritage: Driver to Development or Destruction?
Douglas COMER, Willem WILLEMS
The Impact of World Heritage Listing
Tourism and Development: Angkor’s Away
Philippe DELANGHE, Peou HANG, Georgina LLOYD, Richard MACKAY, Sharon SULLIVAN
Globally Unique or Globally Uniform? Is cultural heritage as a driver of development resulting in the unique or the uniform?
Sharon BROWN, Alan OLIVER
Archaeology for Development: The Need for Holistic Planning
Chiara BONACCHI, Paul BURTENSHAW
New strategies for cultural tourism planning: quality and creativity as tools for development
Celia MARTÍNEZ YÁÑEZ
A tool for World Heritage documentation, management and decision making: the silk roads cultural heritage resource information system
Ona VILEIKIS, Koen van BALEN, Mario SANTANA QUINTERO
Heritage at risk: local development, a strategy for its control: historic quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Rapport / Report
Ana Paula Amendoeira
Tourisme culturel et développement durable: le patrimoine au-delà du spectacle
Edgardo J. VENTURINI
Reinforcing the Authenticity and Spirit of Place of Indigenous Peoples to Promote Cultural Tourism at World Heritage Sites as a Development Approach: Learning from the Canadian Experience
Daniel ARSENAULT, Fergus T. MACLAREN
Heritage or theme park?
Le patrimoine à l’état gazeux : comment le tourisme détourne notre conception de l’authenticité
Stéphane DAWANS/ Claudine HOUBART
Tourism and the Invisible Historic Sites in Antarctica
Maria Ximena SENATORE, Andrés ZARANKIN
Mise en valeur du patrimoine de Santa Maria La Mayor. Mise en scène de la première imprimerie du Río de la Plata
Graciela DE KUNA, Angela Beatriz RIVERO, Graciela CAMBAS
Développement et tourisme : un exemple probant au Havre
Laurence LE CIEUX
Revitalisation urbaine, un levier pour le développement touristique. Le cas de l’Iran
Looking ahead: the olive grove cultural landscape
From a Military Front to a “Cold War” Heritage Site – a study of the prospect of Matsu Archipelago as sustainable tourism islands
Le Quartier des spectacles de Montréal, au cœur du développement culturel québécois
Yves DUMAS, Maria Inés SUBERCASEAUX
La mise en valeur des villes historiques et le patrimoine du XXème siècle : le cas du Mexique
Louise NOELLE GRAS
Rapport / Report
Session 3 - Comment la participation des populations est-elle déterminante pour la durabilité du développement du tourisme ?/ How is public involvement essential for the sustainability of tourism development?
Revitalization of Borobudur: Heritage Tourism Promotion and Local Community Empowerment in Cultural Industries
Le développement du patrimoine culturel immatériel brésilien
Edson LEITE, Maria Cristina CAPONERO, Simone PEREZ, Maria José CHOTIL
Heritage as the Beginning of Developing Sustainable Tourism and Constructing Local Identity: Exemplified by a Cultural Project, “Old House with New Life”, in a Historical City of Taiwan
WU Ping-Sheng, YEN Shih-Hua
Heritage Tourism Development and the Local community: Al-Salt Heritage City in Jordan
Nizar AL ADARBEH, Mohammad EL-KHALILI
The Mirage of Equity in Developing Country World Heritage Tourism
Continuity and Identity in Canberra: Can Tourism Development Sustain Intangible Cultural Heritage?
Marilyn C. TRUSCOTT
Developing sustainable tourism destinations offering authentic folk Experience
Heritage Landscape and Cultural Identity: development as Tourism
Towards a sustainable tourism: the case of the State of Guanajuato, Mexico
Celia Esther ARREDONDO ZAMBRANO, Julieta de Jesús CANTU DELGADO, Yolanda RAMIREZ MAGALLANE
Patrimoine culturel et tourisme dans la Région Métropolitaine de Mendoza-Argentine
Silvia Augusta CIRVINI, José Alejandro GOMEZ VOLTAN
Rapport / Report
Marc de Caraffe
Session 1 - Que nous apprennent les études sur les retombées économiques de la mise en valeur du patrimoine ?/ What do studies teach us on the economic returns of heritage conservation?
Les retombées économiques du patrimoine culturel en France
De l’influence d’une politique tarifaire sur le développement d’un site, Pont du Gard
Measurements and Indicators of Heritage as Development
Donovan RYPKEMA, Caroline CHEONG
Les conditions de retombées économiques favorables
The Economics of Development in Brazilian Conservation Policy with special reference to the city of Rio de Janeiro Conservation Areas
Julio RIBEIRO SAMPAIO
Does Investment in the Built Fabric of Historic Towns Drive Economic Recovery?
Robert SHIPLEY, Alan REEVES
Industrial preservation as a key to urban regeneration – Some examples over forty years and many countries
Stuart B. SMITH
The stories we tell about (places and how they define the economic trajectory of communities)
Rapport / Report
Session 2- Comment le patrimoine peut-il exercer des effets structurants sur le développement économique et le bien- être social ? : How can heritage have a formative effect on economic development and social wellbeing?
Le Centre des Monuments Nationaux, un outil de développement de l’attractivité patrimoniale des territoires
Cultural Heritage and Community Development
Historic Core of Split and the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace: Economic Impact of Cultural Heritage Preservation
Sagita Mirjam SUNARA, Goran NIKŠI?
Economic Value of Hanok Regeneration Project in Seoul
People and Places: industrial landscapes, liability or asset?
Supporting Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Historic City Regeneration in Developing Countries
Revitalization of historic inner-city areas in Asia. Urban Renewal Potentials in Jakarta, Hanoi and Manila
Residential Consolidation, Preservation and Rehabilitation Programme. Buenos Aires Historic City Centre
Gabriela Beatriz MAREQUE, Estefanía AIRALDI
Heritage in Socio-Economic Development: Direct and Indirect Impacts
Tüzin BAYCAN, Luigi FUSCO GIRARD
Heritage as springboard for creative enterprise
Stephen BROWN, Catherine SNELGOVE, Sharon VEALE
L’émotion collective au service du projet économique albigeois
Rapport / Report
Regenerating Pretoria’s Historical Core. Heritage as an asset for inner city development
Nicolas CLARKE, Jan Paul CORTEN
Leveraging heritage: public private partnerships and heritage conservation in the historic urban environment
The built Heritage as a location factor – economic potentials of listed properties
Integrating the Preservation of the Built Heritage Urban Site into the Local Economic Development (LED) Policy
Leah SHAMIR SHINAN, Nili SHCHORY
Le rôle de l’économie dans la conservation : le cas de l’Argentine
Quel paradigme pour les politiques publiques du patrimoine ?
The Conversion of Melbourne
Heritage, Driver for Development and the Case of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
La gestion économique du patrimoine par la ville d’Arles
Rapport / Report
Session 1 - A. Le patrimoine industriel et sa contribution au développement / Industrial heritage and its contribution to development
Le Patrimoine industriel, entre “patrimonialisation” et développement économique
Louis BERGERON, Maria-Teresa PONTOIS
Un patrimoine industriel à l’encontre de l’industrialisation du patrimoine
Beyond Heritage, Towards the Possibility of Creative Economy: The Case of the Reuse of the Industrial Heritage in Taiwan
A.“place-based” approach to reusing industrial and cultural heritage assets
West Montserrat Textile and Design District
Graciela Isabel LABATO
B.Nouveaux outils, nouvelles méthodologies, nouvelles approches New tools / New methodologies, new approaches
Réflexions autour des inventaires, manuels et méthodes : outils opérationnels et pratiques exemplaires développés dans le cadre des projets Euromed Heritage
Le virtuel pour capitaliser notre patrimoine technique et industriel
Michel COTTE, Florent LAROCHE
Quantitative Modelling of Cultural Heritage Economic Behaviour
To overcome or to overthrow the heritage and sustainable development dichotomy? Proposal for a renovation of the current heritage paradigm
C. Développement et défis touristiques et patrimoniaux au Moyen-Orient / Challenges for heritage conservation and development in the Middle East
Safranbolu: d’un petit village anatolien à un centre de tourisme culturel
Une histoire de développement avec le patrimoine. La Région de Cappadoce, aspects positifs et négatifs
Can S. BINAN, Banu CELEBIOGLU
Development and Cultural Heritage in Iran
Tabriz historical Bazaar in the context of change
Pirroz HANACHI, Solmaz YADOLLAHI
D. Patrimoine, communautés, identités / Heritage, communities, identities
Heritage as ethical paradigms of balancing identity and change amid socio-cultural development
Une collectivité face à la mise en valeur de son patrimoine architectural : le cas d’Oaxaca
Réflexion sur les rôles des communautés locales, du tourisme et des médiateurs externes dans la transmission des valeurs patrimoniales des paysages et espaces culturels
L’appropriation du patrimoine par les communautés, outils pour la durabilité du développement du tourisme à Ngazidja, Union des Comores
Toiwilou MZE HAMADI
E. Enjeux d’acteurs et partenariats / Local stakeholders and partners
The Role of Private Buildings in the Preservation and Development of Historical Cities in Brazil
Sandra MAGALHAES CORREA, Érica DIOGO
Assembling and Presenting Chicago’s Architectural Heritage: Lessons and Cautions
Linkages between Heritage Policy, Tourism and Business Enterprises in Luang Prabang
Toward a Locally-Based Ownership Paradigm: Case Studies in Sustainable Preservation and Development
Emerging Debates – Heritage Theory, Environment and Development
Are we wasting Embodied Energy—Time to Change (An Australian Perspective)
Rachel JACKSON, Ellis P. JUDSON
Technologie soutenable: rénovation de monuments historiques à Barcelone
Antoni CABALLERO, Sonia LOEWE, Marc SANABRA
The Siwa Oasis: Art of Building for a Sustainable Development
Attilio PETRUCCIOLI, Giacomo MARTINES, Calogero MONTALBANO, Mauro BERTAGNIN, Désirée DE ANTONI
Assessing Daylighting Performance of a Traditional Residential Neighborhood in Historical Cairo
Hisham ELKADI, Sura AL-MAIYAH
B. Tourisme : vecteur de régénération / Tourism: a driver of regeneration
Dancing in the Park: Tourism and the sustainable development of the Heritage Assets of New South Wales National Parks, Australia
Olwen BEAZLEY, Natalie VINTON
The Impact of Tourism on Sustainable Settlement Conservation: The Case of the Reuse of the Vernacular Residences in Kinmen
Pei-Yao YANG, Chao-Ching FU
Discussion on the Development of Heritage Conservation through the Perspective of Heritage Tourism—The Case of the Grand Canal
Tingting WAN, Yuan WANG
Contemporary Approaches to Developing Sustainable Tourism: Turning a Threat into an Asset
Shanna C. RAINES
C. Témoignages : conservation et gestion du patrimoine - stratégies de développement / Heritage management and conservation case studies: development strategies
Preservation of Historic Cityscape in Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka by restoration of private houses through public-private initiative
Heritage Barns of Alberta Pilot Project – A Regional Heritage Initiative to Preserve the Rural Cultural Landscape of Alberta
The World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal navigable waterway driver of development - A large digital screen on its shores
Cultural Landscape Conservation at a Regional Scale: Sustainability through Collaboration
Nora J. MITCHELL, Rolf DIAMANT
Cultural heritage and organizing capacity: A case study of Allariz town, Northwestern Spain
Ksar Ait Benhaddou: Patrimoine Mondial générateur d’un développement durable
D. Témoignages : conservation et gestion du patrimoine - cas d’étude français / Heritage Management and Conservation: French case studies
Patrimoine architectural et culture équestre : moteurs du développement économique, touristique et durable. Etude comparée de Chantilly et Compiègne
Le Patrimoine mondial au coeur du projet urbain de Bordeaux, Port de la Lune
La Charte de Fontevraud en faveur de la protection, de la gestion et la valorisation des paysages viticoles
Pour que vive le patrimoine de proximité
Le projet culturel et touristique du Grand Site de France Saint-Guilhem le Désert / Gorges de l’Hérault: la mise en valeur responsable d’un patrimoine unique
E. Situations d’urgence et conflits : le rôle du patrimoine / The role of heritage in disaster and conflict relief
Cultural heritage for peace and reconciliation
Malin MYRIN, Hanna GÅRDSTEDT
Cultural Emergency Response
Deborah STOLK, Eléonore DE MERODE
The Economics of Heritage at Risk: using Stated Preferences methods to assess the impacts of heritage policies on regional development
Historic preservation and Economics in Long wave theory
Conclusion du symposium / Conclusion of the symposium
Déclaration de paris / Paris Declaration
Galerie photos / photo gallery
Biographies des intervenants / speakers’ biographies
Remerciements / Acknowledgements
Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites!
In 2012 we celebrate the "World Heritage"
"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage.
What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage , adopted by UNESCO in 1972."
© World Heritage Centre
Picture: © John Roberts
Prepare the International Day on Monuments and Sites!
In 2013, the theme is Heritage of Education (schools, universities, libraries, academies, etc.) in its expressions in different geo-cultural contexts.
Throughout history and in different geo-cultural contexts, education was practised in a wide range of places or buildings. Open spaces, agora or the protective shadow of a tree could be useful for the transmission of knowledge, but also specific institutional buildings such as schools, universities, madrasas, academies, libraries, monasteries, etc.
Many of those buildings, groups of buildings or sites are recognised as bearing not only social or institutional values but also historic or artistic ones, and have therefore become a significant part of our cultural heritage.
The protection and conservation of the heritage of education not only implies preserving cultural assets but also, at the same time, celebrating education as one of the fundamental human tasks.
Picture: Early professor and poet of the University of Salamanca, Spain © Shiraz Chakera / Flickr
18 Avril 2012 - Events
List of countries:
Argentina - Armenia - Australia - China - Costa Rica - Croatia - Dominican Republic - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - India - Ireland - Jordan - Luxembourg - Macao - Malta - Mexico - Morocco - Nepal - Nigeria - Pakistan - Peru - Serbia - Tanzania - Turkey - USA - Venezuela
Who? ICOMOS Argentina
What? 3 Conferences:
- 1. Conference on cultural routes Co-organised with Mendoza University. Mendoza, 26-27 April. ICOMOS Argentina General Assembly will be held on 27 April, including elections for the renovation of the Executive Board.
- 2.Conference “World Heritage and sustainable development: the role of local communities”. Co-organised with the UNESCO Chair on Cultural Tourism. Buenos Aires, 15 May.
- 3. Conference on cultural landscapes. Co-organised with Patagonian National University. Río Gallegos, 13-15 June.
Who? ICOMOS Armenia, in friendly cooperation with the national committees of ICOMOS Germany, Guatemala, Tunisia, Iran, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, Norway, Peru, Finland
What? An exhibition entitled "World Heritage archaeological sites". This exhibition consists of 20 posters, designed to increase awareness and responsibility for archaeological heritage. A special poster highlights the criteria for inscription on the World Heritage List. The exhibition will be inaugurated in the presence of Mayor of Yerevan, law officials and the embassies concerned.
When? From 18 April 2012 to September 1, 2012
Opening April 18, 2012 at 15:00
Where? Archaeological Site-Museum Erebuni - Address: 38, rue Erebuni, 020, Yerevan - Tel. : + 374 10 43 89 53
Download the complete brochure / Exhibition poster
Who? ICOMOS National Committee of Australia
When? 18 April 2012
Where? Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
What? INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES NSW SYMPOSIUM
The 2012 Heritage Address will be held on Wednesday 18 April and features Emeritus Professor of History Graeme Davison AO speaking on ‘Heritage in a Modern Society’.
Graeme Davison has taught at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University (where he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies) and at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of the Humanities and an Adjunct Professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
He has been active as an advisor to heritage bodies, museums and in other fields of public history where his publications include A Heritage Handbook and The Use and Abuse of Australian History. His current projects include a collaborative history of the Powerhouse Museum and a history of suburban Australia.
The address is free, but bookings are essential.
Where: Museum Theatre, Lower ground floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens
When: 6 pm start, Wednesday 18 April 2012
“World Heritage; local perspectives” – an SA ICOMOS event
ICOMOS members and friends are invited to participate in a discussion and drinks. Speakers include:
- Anthony Coupe – ‘The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Mauritius
- Liz Vines – ‘Pingyao and Kaiping (China) and Penang’
- Kevin O’Sullivan – ‘Tales of Five World Heritage Cities: Verona, Venezia, Firenze, Siena & Roma’
- Iris Iwanicki – ‘Woomera and the Cold War’
Date: Friday 27 April
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: ‘State Dining Room’ Ayers House
Cost: $15 for members and associate members, $20 for non-members
Further information is available in the World Heritage; local perspectives flier.
Who? State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) and Wuxi Municipal People’s Government, co-organized by ICOMOS China
When? April 10th—11th, 2012
What? “Wuxi Forum on Chinese Cultural Heritage Conservation - World Heritage?Sustainable Development”
Some 100 participants from world cultural heritage sites in China and provincial cultural heritage administrations, as well as experts from international organizations, such as Mr. Grellan Rourke, Chairman of ICCROM Council and Executive Committee Member of ICOMOS, Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Special Consultant of UNESCO, former DG of ICCROM and Mr. Guo Zhan, Vice President of ICOMOS, many leading Chinese experts, attended the forum. Presentations covered a wide array of themes including management, monitoring, heritage and economy, empowering local communities. The Forum was concluded with the adoption of Wuxi Proposal. Site visits were made before and after the Forum.
The Photo exhibition entitled Chinese World Heritage goes into Community was also held with the Forum.
Where? Wuxi, Jiangsu province
Who? State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) and Wuxi Municipal People’s Government, co-organized by ICOMOS China.
When? April 16th, 2012
What? Celebration Ceremony of the International Day on Monuments and Sites. During the celebration, the three world cultural heritage sites in Henan were opened free of charge to the public or with reduced entrance fee, and the meaning of the International Day on Monuments and Sites was disseminated to the public through a series of activities.
Participants: Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Special Consultant of UNESCO, Mr. Guo Zhan, Vice president of ICOMOS, representatives from the provincial and municipal governments and local citizens.
Where? Luoyang, Henan province
Who? Sponsored by SACH and organized by IICC-X, with the participation of ICOMOS experts from abroad, including its President Mr. Gustavo Araoz, as well as leading Chinese experts in the field.
When? April 21st—24th, 2012
What? International Seminar on Cultural Route Monitoring and Management.
Through discussion between Chinese and foreign peers, the monitoring and management issues of cultural routes such as the Silk Road will be discussed. Representatives from the provincial cultural heritage administrations along the Chinese section of the Silk Road will also participate in the seminar. Visitation of sites of the Silk Roads at Xi’an will be held.
Where? Xi’an, Shaanxi province
Read the report of all the activities held on 18 April 2012 in:
- Wuxi, Jiangsu province Luoyang
- Henan province Chengde, a World Heritage site in Hebei province
- Xi’an, Shaanxi province
- Zhouzhuang and Tongli, Jiangsu province
- Suzhou, Jiangsu province
Who? ICOMOS Croatie / Department of art history, University of Rijeka / Zagreb Society of Architects
- Scientific Conference "Conversationes about the Heritage" that we are organizing for the Intternational Day for Monuments and sites in cooperation with the Department of art history, University of Rijeka.
- We are organizing a series of lectures in cooperation with Zagreb Society of Architects about the restoration projects on UNESCO WH sites in Croatia.
Download programs (1 & 2) and the poster
Who? ICOMOS Dominican Republic
What? XXXI National Seminar on Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, on the theme World Heritage and Sustainable Development.
Where? Colonial City of Santo Domingo
When? Opening on Friday 30 November 2012.
Who? ICOMOS France, En partenariat avec le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
What? Symposium: Les biens en série du Patrimoine mondial - Nouvel enjeu, nouveaux critères
When? 17 and 18 December 2012
Where? Poitiers, France
The Landesdenkmalamt Berlin and co-organizers invite the public to attend the Berlin Monument Day on 17th of April under the title "City under electricity - the heritage of the Elektropolis Berlin". The conference is dedicated to most significant examples of the built and urban legacy from the industrial age, such as Walter Behrens AEG-Turbinenhalle and Siemensstadt, and will discuss World Heritage potential of Berlin's industrial heritage.
Who? Hellenic ICOMOS
What? Poster dedicated to 18 Avril and to the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention
Who? Budapest College for Communication and Business in cooperation with ICOMOS Hungary and the Foundation for Information Society
What? Conference on the following topics: The role of UNESCO in our life, The recognition and future of the World Heritage List, World Heritage and tourism: the economic value of World Heritage, The relation of World Heritage to Intangible Heritage, The life of the Hungarian World Heritage Sites, World Heritage education.
When? 16 November 2012
Where? Campus of the Budapest College for Communication and Business
Who? INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and CUltural Heritage)
What? Fourth Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture: "Cities and political power" by Charles COrrea
When? 18 Apil 2012 at 6:00 pm
Where? Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre (Gate 1), New Dehli
What? Conference "Your Place or Mine? New initiatives in Ireland to engage communities in interpreting and presenting heritage" which aims to stimulate discussion on public participation in heritage policy and presentation in Ireland. The conference also celebrates International Day of Monuments and Sites 2012, the theme of which is ‘World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities’.
- Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
- Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS International
- Neil Silberman, Chair ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation & Presentation
- Clare Tuffy, Bru na Boinne & Tomás Ó hOistín, Principal of Knockcommon National School, Co. Meath
- Pauline Gleeson, Archaeologist, Department of of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
- Loreto Guinan, Heritage Officer, Meath County Council
- Ciaran Mackel, Ard Architect, Belfast, Director ‘+100’ - voluntary internship programme
- Alison Harvey, Planning Officer, The Heritage Council
- Michael Starrett, Chief Executive, The Heritage Council
- John H. Jameson, Vice-chair, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation & Presentation
Conference will include 3 Workshops in the afternoon session that attendees may choose from:
1. Building up from the Grass Roots: Community initiatives through heritage-led planning.
2. Heritage Brokers: The broader social relevance of the skill-set built up in heritage management.
3. How to make the most of great heritage sites in Ireland: What can local communities do with and for their heritage assets?
Who? Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland
When? Wednesday, 18th April.
Where? The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Who? The Center for Natural and Cultural Heritage at the German Jordanian University
What? Seminar With wo lectures by Professor Moawiya Ibrahim and Dr. Fawzi Abu Danneh to interested students on World Heritage Sites in Jordan and the best way to protect them and expand the list and its impact.
When? On the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2012
For the members of COMOS Luxembourg only: à l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des monuments et des sites et du 40e anniversaire de la convention du patrimoine mondial, Icomos Luxembourg organisera une promenade historique à travers la ville de Luxembourg, patrimoine mondial.
Thème : Résidences nobiliaires et refuges ecclésiastiques.
Who? The students of the Heritage Management Programme of Institute for Tourism Studies
What? Form of activity: Interactive Multimedia Presentation "A Tale of a Street – Community Heritage of Rua de Tomás da Rosa, Macao"
When? 20 April 2012, 10:00a.m.- 11:40a.m.
Who? ICOMOS Malta
What? Annual Symposium: World Heritage Sites: The Role of the Local Communities
When? 24 November 2012
Where? Hagar Qim Visitor Centre
Who? ICOMOS Mexico, TICCIH Mexico, the National Museum of Masks and the Dept. of Popular Culture of the Arts Center of San Luis Potosí
What?Conferences on Cultural Heritage. The general theme of the event is "Regional Heritage in thecontext of the Convention". The opening conference was given by Dr. Niklas Schulze: "The Heritage of Mexico 40 years after the Convention".
When? One conference per month from April to November 2012
Where?The National Museum of Masks
Qui ? ICOMOS Maroc
Quoi ? conférence La Convention du patrimoine mondial a 40 ans : qu'en est-il pour le Maroc ? Par Ahmed SKOUNTI
Où ? Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc
Quand ? 18 avril 2012 à 18 heures
Who? Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/NEPAL)
When? April 17th, 18th and 19th 2012
"We cordially invite you on the occasion of the World Heritage Day’s Celebration on April 17th, 18th and 19th 2012 with commitment to put slogan of the ICOMOS-World Heritage into action with the coordination of the Youth Awareness Environmental Forum YAEF. Your participation is our inspiration.
- Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2 MHz established by Youth Awareness Environmental Forum is Community based Radio. It will broadcast heritage related slogan on 17th, 18th and 19th April 18 hour daily and Culture Heritage Conservation documentary Program on 17th, 18th and 19th April 1/2 hour through community television Environmental Television ETV/Nepal.
- Our Forum will organize interaction program subject to the Important and Necessary of Heritage on April 18, 2012, in Lalitpur Godawari Area which is the major water resources area and most important heritage side in Kathmandu Valley."
Dr. Asta Man Kisee Maharjan - Executive Chairman and Chief Editor/Publisher
Who? Committee: NATIONAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION MOVEMENT, NEPAL Kathmandu-4, Dhumbarahi.
What? WORLD HERITAGE DAY-2012 CELEBERATION IN REMOTE AREA OF NEPAL
When? 1st April to 3rd April, 2012
Where? DULLU & DAILEKH OF BHERI ZONE, NEPAL 700 Km From Kathmandu.
Who? The National Commission For Museums and Monuments Owerri celebrated this years 2012 international Day for Monuments and sites with in a Style.
What? The day was marked with a lecture delivered by Mr Adindu E.A a conservator II with the commission. The lecture aimed at sensitizing the staffs on the role of local communities in the management and protection of sites. The curator National Museum owerri Chioba Francisca Uboh gave a brief expository address stressing the need for the significance of the celebration.
Who? ICOMOS Pakistan, Department of Culture, GoS, and the Department of Archaeology and Museums
What? This year being the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention ICOMOS has announced 'World Heritage Sites' as the theme around which the 18th April celebrations are being planned all around the world. The two World Heritage Sites of Sindh (Makli Hills Thatta and Mohenjodaro) will remain open with 'FREE ENTRY' throughout the day. A lecture/ presentation by experts who have worked on these two sites is planned at the National Museum on the 18 April.
Where? At the National Museum, Burns Gardens, Karachi
When? 18 April 2012 at 4:00 pm
Invitation card and detailed program
Who? ICOMOS Peru with the support of the Embassies of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Japan and Mexico. Sponsored by the Peruvian Companies Photo A, Bodegas Villanueva, the Association of Companies of the Historic Center of Lima; and the newspaper "El Comercio".
What? Photo exhibition for celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention
The event finished with an academic act and a round table with specialists in architectural heritage about the situation of the WH City of Lima, 21 years after its inscription on the WH List.
When? From Monday 3rd December to Monday 17th December 2012
Where? Cultural Center of the Mayor National University of San Marcos, "La Casona de San Marcos"
Who? National Committee ICOMOS Serbia
When? 18 - 19 April, 2012
Where? Monastery Studenica, Serbia
What? Workshop: “World Heritage – Terminology, Criteria, Role”
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Who? Committee Icomos Seychelles
What? Icomos Seychelles Heritage Award
Icomos Seychelles is pleased to announce the launching of the Icomos Seychelles Heritage Award on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites
When? On the 18th April 2012.
The award is planned to be made on an annual basis in recognition of built and architectural projects which serve to conserve and enhance Seychelles built heritage and its cultural landscape.Icomos Seychelles is working with the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB)on the award and hopes to attract other partners in its organisation.
A copy of the press release which will be published in local newspapers on the 18th April is attached. Icomos Seychelles will be thankful for any input or contribution especially from members of the International Cultural Tourism Committee with experience of similar heritage awards. When? 18th April 2012
Where?Media Coverage in Seychelles
Who? ICOMOS TURKEY
What? Third ICOMOS TURKEY WORLD HERITAGE SITES MONITORING MEETING with the participation of the members of the National Committee and other national experts. This meeting was also associated with the celebration of the 18th April "International Day of Monuments and Sites" under the theme designated as World Heritage for this year. The morning session involved briefings about the inscription and management processes of the site, and it was followed by a site visit in order to monitor the current state of the site and evaluate the potential impacts of the projects proposed.
Where? World Heritage Site of "Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex" in Edirne, Turkey
When? 17 April 2012
Download program - Picture of the event
In addition to the monitoring meetings, the ICOMOS National Committee of Turkey designed a poster based on the theme of "World Heritage Sites" in order to raise awareness among young generations who will be responsible for the safeguarding of our cultural heritage in the future. It is aimed that these posters will be distributed in 3500 primary schools located in Istanbul with the approval of the Ministry of Education and the Governorship, and will contribute to the introduction of cultural and natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the explaination of the significance and context of this day.
Download Patrimonito poster - Download ICOMOS poster
Around the same subject but a bit later in the year: In 2012, US/ICOMOS organizes its annual symposium on the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, to be held at the end of May. The 2012 US/ICOMOS Symposium Committee has developed a website for the symposium - please visit it at http://www.usicomos2012.com/index.html for the most updated information regarding the Symposium.
Who? ICOMOS Venezuela
What? Article to be published in a magazine of architecture of national circulation, on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments and Sites, and the 40 anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
Read the article
Who? ICAHM (ICOMOS's International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management)’S next annual meeting
When? November 27-30, 2012
Where ? Cuzco, Peru
What? ICAHM is pleased to announce its international conference on archaeological heritage management. Among the worldwide issues for consideration at this meeting are local stakeholder claims on archaeological heritage; sustainable development and community sustainability; tourism pressures and site preservation; heritage and rights; challenges to the validity and value of the World Heritage List as it quickly approaches 1,000 inscribed sites; the World Heritage List decision-making process; impacts of war, civil disorder, and natural disasters on archaeological sites; technical advances in archaeological heritage management.
Visit http://www.icomos.org/icahm/cuzco_home.html for more information.
Who? International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism
What? Annual Meeting & Workshop. "Cultural Tourism for Community Development - Working towards Sustainable Community-Based Tourism at Heritage Destinations". ICOMOS ICTC Annual meeting - Research Symposium – Capacity Building Programme
Hosts: ICOMOS Philippines & Augusto Villalon, ICTC Vice-President. Participants: ICOMOS ICTC members, representatives from other ICOMOS ISCs including Shared Built Heritage; and delegates from ‘the least developed of developing countries’ such as Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, South Pacific Islands.
A ‘Call for papers’ will be issued once arrangements are finalised. Case Studies will be sought representing the global reach of ICOMOS.
Where? Vigan, Philippines
When? 5th – 10th November 2012