• 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


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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Dublin Scientific Symposium, October 2010

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



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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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