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.
In 2015, ICOMOS will celebrate its 50th anniversary. All Committees and members are invited to organise events to make this a memorable jubilee!
Accreditation of events and logo
The International Secretariat has designed an official 50th anniversary logo which must be used by all accredited events in order to ensure a consistent visual identity for this world-wide celebration. ICOMOS Committees may adapt the logo to include the name of their country or Committee.
Please consult the Principles for event patronage (Word document) to ensure that your event is officially accredited by ICOMOS and that you have permission to use the logo. Members must also liaise with their National and International Scientific Committee before making a proposal for an event accreditation to the ICOMOS International Secretariat.
Official website and events agenda
The International Secretariat will maintain a dedicated webpage with the agenda of all scheduled events. Once your event has been granted official ICOMOS patronage, please write to secretariat[at]icomos.org using the format below (please use short sentences to enable a concise presentation) so that we can publicize your event:
PSD (Photoshop) files
PMS: 357 (Pantone ref.)
CJN: C80, J100, N50
RVB: R33, V91, B51;
Web reference: #215B33)
IMAGES for the WEB (JPEG low resolution)
JPEG higher resolution
You are reminded that all third parties wishing to use the ICOMOS name and logo (name logo, pegasus logo, and 50th anniversary logo) must obtain prior permission from the ICOMOS International Secretariat.
Here the future PDF files of all the 2015 nominations
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
Theme 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!
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!
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