18 April 2015: ICOMOS is 50

The Second Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings, held in Venice in 1964, adopted 13 resolutions, the first being the International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, better known as the Venice Charter, and the second, put forward by UNESCO, provided for the creation of ICOMOS.

thumb 14454339543 2a54e15dd2 zTheme for 18 April 2014: "Heritage of Commemoration"

We wish all ICOMOS members and friends a very instructive and rewarding International Day for Monuments and Sites.

Visit the 2014 Events page - ICOMOS Committees and other organisers from over 40 countries have sent us information on their activities, and the number keeps on growing. 

If your Committee or organisation did not plan an event this year - make sure you do so in 2015!  

ICOMOS is saddened to announce the passing on July 12 of Hiroshi Daifuku, a signatory of the Venice Charter on behalf of UNESCO, Honorary member of ICOMOS, and Fellow and former Board member of US/ICOMOS.  

ICOMOS publishes an open letter concerning the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) /* COM/2011/0809 final - 2011/0401 (COD) */
Read the letter

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Genesis of the colloquium

In 2015, the World Heritage Centred asked ICOMOS ..... Sed laeditur hic coetuum magnificus splendor levitate paucorum incondita, ubi nati sunt non reputantium, sed tamquam indulta licentia vitiis ad errores lapsorum ac lasciviam. ut enim Simonides lyricus docet, beate


{ participation upon invitation
Contact: Ms. Adélie de Marre whu.assistant[at]icomos.org }

Theme 1. Challenges of transmission in the face of destruction

- Group A: Conservation of cultural artefacts in the wider context of urban reconstruction
- Group B: Reconstruction of cultural value in the context of social discord/reconciliation

♦ Theme 2. Challenges for understandings of ethics and key conservation texts

- Group C: Reciprocity between community-generated actions and the international valorisation of interventions and products
- Group D: Evolution in understanding/historical experience of reconstruction from mid-20th century

♦ Theme 3: Challenges for engagement: appropriate operational tools and methods of engagement

- Group E: Relationship between indigenous understandings and resources and exogenous understandings and commitments
- Group F: The influence/role of knowledge-based institutions, domestic and overseas

Download tentative programme ENG /FRE

A report of the colloquium will be edited and released in the spring 2016. 


Concept paper
by Professor Loughlin Kealy, Professor of Architecture, University College Dublin

 Browse Select bibliography 
collected by Adélie de Marre


With the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication - General Directorate for Heritage

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