Présentation générale des acteurs européens du patrimoine culturel. Dernière mise à jour: 15/10/2013.

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Acronyme Nom Statut Légal Activités Adresse
EC - DG EAC European Commission - Directorate General for Education and Culture Public  - European authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
 - Promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue
 - Promotion of culture as a catalyst for creativity, within the framework of the Lisbon strategy
 - Promotion of culture as a vital part of the EU’s external relations
EC - DG DEVCO European Commission - Directorate General "EuropeAid" Development and Cooperation Public  - Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid is a new Directorate–General (DG) responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world
- Funding of several development projects (including in the cultural and heritage fields)
EC - EACEA European Commission - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency Public  - European executive agency operational since 2006 and responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
 - Responsible for most management aspects of EU cultural programmes programmes
 - Information and support to applicants and beneficiaries
 - Dissemination and exploitation of projects' results
 - Contribution to European Knowledge and expertise
EP - CULT European Parliament - Commission Culture and Education Public Committee responsible for:
 - Improving the knowledge and dissemination of culture
 - The protection and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity
 - The conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, cultural exchanges and artistic creation
  -T he Union's education policy, including the European higher education area, the promotion of the system of European schools and lifelong learning
 - The audiovisual policy and the cultural and educational aspects of the information society
  - The youth policy and the development of a sports and leisure policy;
 - The information and media policy;
  - The cooperation with third countries in the areas of culture and education and relations with the relevant international organisations and institutions
CoEU - CAC Council of the European Union - Cultural Affairs Committee Public  - Contributing to the development of the teaching and dissemination of languages in order to develop the European dimension in education and training
 - Improving the knowledge and dissemination of the culture and history of the European peoples and safeguarding cultural heritage of European significance
- Encouraging mobility of students and teachers by encouraging the mutual recognition of diplomas and periods of study
 - Promoting cooperation between educational and training establishments and, in particular with regard to training, with business,-youth-and-culture?lang=en
CoE - DG II Council of Europe - DG II Democracy Public  - Cultural policies and initiatives throughout Europe (CultureWatch Europe, Compendium, HOTopics etc.)
CCPs European Cultural Contact Points (36 countries) Public  - Cultural contact points have been established in the Member States and in most of the other countries taking part in the programme
 - They are responsible for promoting the programme, facilitating the participation of as many cultural professionals as possible, ensuring an exchange of information with national cultural institutions, maintaining contact between the participants in the various Community programmes and a link with the other sources of information on the various Community programmes
JPI Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change Public  - Increase the value of relevant national and EU R&D and infrastructure investments by concerted and joint planning, implementation and evaluation of national research programmes in the field of cultural heritage
 - Calls for proposals to facilitate the implementation of the JPI
CCPTE Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe Public  - Web-based information system on cultural policies in 50 European States
 - Comparative overviews on cultural policy governance and other issues
 - Cultural statistics (population, participation, markets, employment, public funding)
 - Monitoring standards, Developments and trends in cultural policy (standard setting instruments, national laws and policies, key recommendations made within the Council of Europe)
HEREIN European Heritage Network Public  - Intergovernmental network in the field of cultural heritage policies aiming at promoting best practice and fostering the adaptation of public authorities' policies, contributing to improving governance methods
 - Database of cultural heritage policies throughout Europe
 - Cultural heritage thesaurus
HT HOTopics Public Developed in cooperation between the CoE and ECURES
 - Offer an innovative and evidence-based overview of culture, heritage and media issues in Europe
 - Developing "hot" topics for debate
 - Writing cultural heritage research articles
CWE CultureWatchEurope Initiative Public  - Generating and reviewing policy standards in areas of concern to governments and society by providing data, information, knowledge, comparative and trend analyses, expertise, advise and case studies
 - providing online information through joint access to the CoE's electronic information tools and making rapid consultation or European States in order to compare achievements
 - Contrubuting to prospective analysis and forward thinking by addressing topical issues and emerging trends, developments and difficulties
 - Offering a platform for creative exchange and policy debate between stakeholders
CN Culturelink Network Public UNESCO-funded initiative hosted by the Institute for International Relations (IMO)
 - World-wide network and platform for research in the field of cultural development
 - Research and publications
 - Conferences and seminars
LC LabforCulture Public-private initiative  - Informations, research and analysis in the field of culture and cultural heritage;
 - Online tools to increase cooperation between relevant stakeholders
 - Promotion of cultural cooperation throughout Europe through studies, funding, debates
EuNIC European Information Centre for Culture Public  - Web-based portal
CE Central Europe - Cooperating for Success Public  - EU funded programme
 - Coopertion among CEE countries
ENCC European Network of Cultural Centres Public  - Enhancing and vitalising the debate on cultural identity, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and exchange between the European cultural centres
 - Promoting the ENCC and expanding its services and membership especially to Eastern European member states to strengthen advocacy and lobby work for the interests of the independent culture scene
 - Professionalizing the Europe-wide services for members and partners
EHHF European Heritage Heads Forum Public  - informal network
 - built heritage, landscapes, archaeology
EHLF European Heritage Legal Forum Public  - successor to the European Working Group on EU-Directives and Cultural Heritage
 - advisory body
 - ensure that improved and timely information on the development and consequences of legal acts developed by the EU that may pose a problem to cultural heritage are conveyed to the national competent authorities
EAC Europae Archaeologiae Consilium Public  - Network of national heritage bodies
 - support the management of the archaeological heritage
 - serve the needs of national archaeological heritage management agencies
 - provide a forum for organisations
 - establish a closer and more structured cooperation and to exchange information
FMoCS Bosnia & Herzegovina - Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports Pubilc National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
EHA 3.3 European Heritage Alliance 3.3 Private  - Informal European sectoral platform composed of 30 European and international networks and organisations in the field of cultural heritage
- Advocacy and lobby activities
IFLA Europe  International Federation of Landscape Architects - Europe Private  - Lobby and advocacy organisation
 - Establish, support, and promote the landscape architectural profession across Europe
 - Communication (publication of an online journal)
 - Shaping and disseminating European initiatives
 - Education and research
ACCR  Association des Centres Culturels de Rencontres Private  - Network of 47 members across 20 European countries
 - Technical and thematic meetings, designed to respond to the needs of members and to enable them to tackle together changes in the fields of culture and heritage
 - Projects implementation
 - Coordination and advocacy
 - Research and communication (thematic studies, statistics)
ANCBS Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield Private  - Cultural equivalent of the Red Cross: protection of monuments during conflicts
 - Promote awareness raising, capacity building, preparedness, response and recovery at national and international level
- Set up a website containing access points to relevant databases (training, resources, specialists, conferences) with interactive links to other databases
 - Serve as the communication centre, archive and resource base for the ICBS (International Commitee of the Blue Shields) and the Blue Shield national committees
ECCO European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations Private  - Cultural heritage safeguarded for society through high standards of professional conservation-restoration practice
 - Organize, develop and promote, on a practical, scientific and cultural level, the profession of Conservator-Restorer.
 - Set standards and regulate practice at European level and enhance communication between and mobility of professionals.
 - Strengthen the role and responsibilities of the Conservator-Restorers in relationship to others in safeguarding Cultural Heritage
ECOVAST European Council for the Village and Small Town Private  - Enhance the well-being of rural communities, and the safeguarding of the rural heritage, throughout Europe
 - Foster the economic, social and cultural vitality and the administrative identity of rural communities
 - Safeguard and promote the sensitive and imaginative renewal of, the built and natural environments of such communities
ECTN European Cultural Tourism Network Private  - Network for tourism and the cultural industries throughout Europe
 - Facilitate sharing of research
 - Facilitate the development of transnational projects
 - Develop and improve training opportunities
 - Develop common responses to European Commission consultations
ECTP-CEU European Council of Spatial Planners Private  - ECTP-CEU brings together 24 professional town planning associations and institutes from 22 European countries
 - Dissemination of the revised New Charter of Athens on planning European cities in the 21st century;
 - Design of a Vision enhancing the quality and efficiency of cities and urban life in Europe;
 - Production of a guide to spatial planning and territorial cohesion;
 - Publishing of the proceedings of major conferences on European spatial development and the preparation of forthcoming conferences;
 - Preparation of the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards.
ELO European Landowners’ Organisation Private  - Promote a sustainable and prosperous countryside and increase awareness relating to environmental and agricultural issues.
 - Organise interdisciplinary meetings gathering together key actors from the rural sector and policy makers at the local, regional, national and European level
Heritage Europe-EAHTR  European Association of Historic Towns and Regions Private  - Formed as “The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions”  by the Council of Europe in October 1999 as part of the initiative “Europe – A Common Heritage”
 - Promote the interests of Europe’s historic cities through international cooperation between heritage organisations and historic towns - sharing experience and good practice and promoting the sustainable management of historic areas.
 - Members in 30 European countries and through our membership arrangements represent over 1000 historic towns and cities.
INTO Europe International National Trusts Organisation Private
ISOCARP International Society of City and Regional Planners Private  - Organise activities and events both for its members as well as for other professionals in the field of regional and city planning
 - Training programmes
TICCIH Europe International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage Private  - International organisation for industrial archaeology and the industrial heritage
 - Study, protect, conserve and explain the remains of industrialisation
CAE Culture Action Europe Private  - Advocacy and lobby organisation promoting culture and arts. Over 100 members
 - Provision of customized information and analysis on the EU cultural policy
EN Europa Nostra Private  - Advocacy and lobby organisation regrouping over 400 members and association
 - Organisation of EU prize for cultural heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
E-FAITH European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage NGO  -  Promote the study of and research in, recording, conservation, development and management, and interpretation of Industrial and Technical Heritage
 - Facilitate co-operation in Europe between those engaged in these activities.
EHHA European Historic Houses Association NGO  - Promote European cooperation regarding the conservation of historic houses and gardens
 - Provide a platform for the exchange of information and support for national historic house associations
 - Promote interest in the historical, aesthetic, educational, environmental, economic and social aspects of historic houses and gardens
 - Promote the extension and improvement of current historic houses, parks, gardens and estates to enable society as a whole to enjoy their attractions, beauty and story
EMH European Maritime Heritage NGO  - Encourage mutual cooperation between the extensive community of organisations in Europe, including museums, involved in keeping maritime heritage alive
 - Act as a conduit for the flow of advice and assistance between such organisations to contribute to the mutual understanding of different maritime cultures and increase public awareness of those cultures, by organising a triennial congress
 - Identify and promote historic water-borne links between European regions, publicising the role of waterways as a cultural bridge between the nations
 - Study and resolve common problems identified in the course of preserving and operating traditional craft in Europe
 - Provide official organisations of the European Union with a representative and consultative service on all aspects of preserving and operating historic boats and vessels
ENCATC European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres NGO  - European network gathering higher educational institutions and
 training organizations dealing with cultural management education
and training (over 100 members in 40 countries)
 - Association status to UNESCO, and of  “observer” to the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe
ENCoRE European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education NGO  - Network organisation of higher educational institutions in the field of conservation
 - Restoration.promote research and education in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
EUROCLIO European Association of History Educators NGO  - Building professional capacity through developing and implementing innovative (on-line) teaching tools
 - Fostering professional knowledge exchange, intercultural dialogue and cross-community, national and trans-border networking
 - Supporting sustainable professional civil society stimulating, initiating and empowering independent history and citizenship educators' Associations across Europe and beyond
EWT European Walled Towns NGO  - Exchange knowledge and experience in many fields
 - Promote the interest of our members
 - Support walled towns and their history in present day functioning
 - Set up projects together to stimulate exchange
 - Convene regular symposia in member towns
FEDECRAIL European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways NGO  - European parent organisation for all friends of railways who are engaged in the maintenance, preservation and operation of historical railways. 36 members in 25 countries.
 - Research, publications and communication
FHR Future for Religious Heritage – European Network for historic places of worship NGO  - FRH is the only European network of charities, governmental, religious and university departments, that work to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe
 - Promote Europe’s rich religious heritage, which is a shared resource for cultural, social and economic development
 - Raise awareness of the threats facing Europe’s religious heritage.
Provide a communication platform for those working to protect Europe’s religious heritage
 - Share expertise and experience on common challenges
 - Identify areas where a Europe-wide response is appropriate and influence policy-makers on behalf of our members
OWHC / OVPM Organisation of World Heritage Cities NGO  - Contribute to the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and the International Charter for the Protection of Historic Cities
 - Encourage, on both regional and international levels, cooperation and the exchange of information and expertise among historic cities
 - Ensure better links between research undertaken by specialists or experts and the needs of local management;
 - Sensitize the populations to heritage values and their protection
UIA  UIA workgroup Heritage Region 1 (International Union of Architects) NGO  - The International Union of Architects (UIA), is a global federation of national associations of architects
 - Training, advocacy and exchange activities
ERICarts  European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research NGO  - Comparative cultural research (concept building, empirical research, case studies, communication)
 - Cultural policy monitoring in cooperation with expres from over 40 European countries
ECURES European Association of Cultural Researchers E.V NGO  - Promote scientific and cultural co-operation throughout Europe and with the Southern hemisphere
 - Work for increased transparency and competence in European cultural policymaking
 - Support cultural researchers through exchanges and training
 - Help improve methodologies and instruments used in cultural research
BO Budapest Observatory NGO  - Regional obersvatory on financing culture in East-Central Europe
 - Observe, present, interpret, compare and analyse facts and processes impacting on cultural heritage
 - Consultation for public policy-making
 - Events organisation and project management
ECF European Cultural Foundation NGO  - Grants, awards, events, targeted advocacy actions, reflection groups
 - Capacity building and training
 - Online information platform
BHN Baltic Heritage Network NGO  - Multilingual electronic gateway to gather information on the cultural heritage of the Baltic diaspora with the aim of ensuring access to relevant information
- Developing a network of cooperation in the field of the cultural heritage of Estonians and Balts abroad, which includes memory and scholarly institutions, diplomatic and other institutions, international Baltic communities, organizations and individuals – at home and abroad
AMATEO European Network for Cultural Participation in Cultural Activities NGO  - Information flow, especially about the socio-cultural activities of the member organisations
 - Political support for the importance of active participation in cultural activities
 - The exchange of information and practice among the member organisations
 - International co-operation projects such as festivals, exhibitions, exchange programmes, etc;
 - The development of cultural projects, exchange programmes and tours and supporting the search for relevant partners from participating countries
joint research into the field of active cultural participation;
 - Intercultural dialogue
BE Banlieues d'Europe NGO  - Debates
 - Seminars
 - Trainings
AVEC Alliance of European Cultural Cities NGO  - Network of historical cities and territories
 - Position local heritage as a motor for sustainable development and commit in a quality approach
 - Give international visibility for the network as a whole
 - Integrate innovation into existing structures
EAA European Association of Archaeologists NGO  - To promote the development of archaeological research and the  - exchange of archaeological information
 - To promote the management and interpretation of the European archaeological heritage
 - To promote proper ethical and scientific standards for archaeological work
 - To promote the interests of professional archaeologists in Europe
 - To promote co-operation with other organisations with similar aims
EFHA European Forum of Heritage Associations NGO  - To heighten public awareness about the cultural heritage of Europe through the creation of a network for the non-professional world, in particular in the field of archaeology
 - International exchange programmes for individual members
EAHI European Association for Heritage Interpretation NGO  - To foster and further good practice and research in heritage interpretation throughout Europe
 - To establish an annual conference.
 - To establish a virtual market place that serves to link
all those that are involved and interested in interpretation
in an international context.
 - To develop further a system of international quality standards
in heritage interpretation based on the Transinterpret approach.
ICA International Council of Archives NGO  - The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe.
INTBAU International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism NGO  - INTBAU is a world wide organisation dedicated to the support of traditional building, the maintenance of local character and the creation of better places to live. We are creating an active network of individuals and institutions who design, make, maintain, study or enjoy traditional building, architecture and places.
WMF - Europe World Monuments Fund Europe NGO  - Advocacy
 - Education and traning
 - Capacity Bulding
 - Disaster recovery




Acronyme Nom Statut Légal Activités Adresse
MTKRS Albania - Ministry of Culture Tourism and Sport Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Armenia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoEAC Austria - Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Andorra - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCT Azerbaijan - Ministry of Culture and Tourism Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MOC Belarus - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
DGC Belgium - DG for Culture, Ministry of the French Community Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCYS Belgium - Flemish Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Bulgaria - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Croatia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoEC Cyprus - Ministry of Education and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MKCR Czech Republic - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
KUM Denmark - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Estonia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoEC Finland - Ministry of Education and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCC France - Ministry of Culture and Communication Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCMPS Georgia - Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
FCCMA Germany - Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media Affairs Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
HMoC Greece - Hellenic Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
OKM Hungary - Ministry of Education and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
SDACS Ireland - State Department for Arts Culture and Sports Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MHC Italy - Ministry for the Heritage and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MKRS Kosovo - Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Latvia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoFAEC Liechtenstein - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs  
MoC Lithuania - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Luxembourg - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC fYRoM - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MCCA Malta Council for Culture and Arts Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCT Moldova - Ministry of Culture and Tourism Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoI Monaco - Ministry of Interior Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MKU Montenegro - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoECS The Netherlands - Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCCA Norway - Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MKIDN Poland - Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
SSC Portugal - Secretary of State of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCRA Romania - Ministry of Culture  Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MKRF Russia - Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Serbia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Slovakia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Slovenia - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MECD Spain - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoC Sweden - Ministry of Culture Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
BAK Switzerland - Federal Office of Cultural Affairs Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
MoCT Ukraine - Ministry of Culture and Tourism Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs
DCMS United Kingdom - Department for Culture, Media and Sport Public National authority responsible for cultural and heritage affairs

world heritage foldersLe centre de documentation de l’ICOMOS est spécialisé dans la restauration et la conservation du patrimoine culturel immobilier (patrimoine bâti, monuments et sites historiques). Le fonds documentaire comporte aujourd’hui :

  • 16 500 titres à partir desquels 38 500 références bibliographiques ont été indexées, et concernant la plupart des pays du monde
  • Plus de 400 périodiques régulièrement reçus par échange
  • 30 000 diapositives, photos et plans
  • Les dossiers d'inscription originaux des biens de la liste du Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO.

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Actes complets / Complete proceedings PDF (30.2 Mo)

Un fichier haute qualité (plus de 100 Mo) est disponible sur demande / A high quality file (more than 100 Mo) is available on demand

Sommaire / Index PDF

Objectifs scientifiques / Scientific objectives
Benjamin Mouton

Ouverture / Opening
Benjamin Mouton

Philippe Bélaval

Conférence d'introduction / Introductory lecture
Michel Juffé

Table-ronde / Round table
Michel Schulman


Thème 1 / Theme 1 - Patrimoine et développement territorial / Heritage and regional development PDF

Rohit Jigyasu

Session 1- Patrimoine, mais lequel ? / Heritage but which one?
Michèle Laruë-Charlus

Hong Kong Style Urban Conservation

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

Brooks Terrace, Kanahooka (Dapto), NSW, Australia—Residential Development within the Ruins of the Former Dapto Smelter

Rapport / Report

Odile Marcel
Rapporteurs senior

Jean-Baptiste Dürrenmatt

Marlen Hörenz
Rapporteurs juniors




Session 2 - Le patrimoine contre le déclin ? / Heritage as a tool against decline? PDF

Saint Louis du Sénégal : l’île ou la ville ?
Abdoul SOW

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

La Mojana : territoire de l’eau

Conservation of historical settlements and cultural industries from an urban and regional development perspective

Country residences and peat meadows
Mireille DOSKER

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
George Zouain
Rapporteur senior

Héloïse Balhade
Ailyn Sheehan
Rapporteurs juniors



Session 3 - Quelles orientations concrètes apporter au développement urbain et rural ? / What specific guidelines can be established regarding urban and rural development? PDF

François Gondran

Le patrimoine rural, vecteur d’aménagement durable des territoires ruraux français
Jean-Marie VINCENT

Precautions for Heritage as a Driver for Regional Development: A Critical Review of Related Principles manifested in the ICOMOS Charters from a Development Perspective
PARK Sohyun

Les grands sites et leurs territoires : un fil méthodologique en treize étapes pour un patrimoine paysager

Learning from East Asian Heritage as an Alternative Model of Future Development
KIM Sungwoo

La construction de la ville « durable » : l’Archéologie, un regard nouveau

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
Dorothée RIETSCH

Patrimoine et développement local : le rôle des collectivités territoriales dans la gestion du site des falaises de Bandiagara
Lassana CISSE

How climate has changed the historical water management approach in the Netherlands

Rohit Jigyasu





Thème 2 / Theme 2 - Développement et retour à l’art de batir / Heritage or a return to the art of building PDF

Stephen Kelley

Session 1 - L’art de bâtir / assessing the art of building

Florence Babics

Artisanat, métiers et compagnonnage. La transmission des savoirs, de l’oralité à l’écrit
Gabriel DAVID

‘Escuela Taller’: a trainer’s perspective

Maintien des paysages de pierre sèche, pratique durable pour nos territoires
Claire CORNU

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

The Macuti House, Traditional Building Techniques and Sustainable Development in Ilha de Moçambique
Silje Erøy SOLLIEN

Rapport / Report
Kyle Normandin

Rapporteur senior

Kleber richa Queiroz
Jia Wang
Rapporteurs juniors


Session 2 - performances efficiency PDF

Michel Fontaine

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?
Shahinaz SAYAGH

Adobe construction in Portugal: is there a future for vernacular architecture?

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

Rapport / Report
Laura Robinson

Rapporteur senior

Maie Kitamura
Gong Xuelan
Rapporteurs juniors


Session 3 - savoir habiter, réutiliser,réinventer / adapting to sustainable living, expertise in re-use,expertise in building PDF

John hurd

Models of urban development: examples in Bologna

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
CHO In-Souk

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
Michel Trompert

Rapport / Report
Isabel Kanan
Rapporteur senior

Bianca Elena Benavides Barrera
Daiho Mo
Rapporteurs juniors

Stephen Kelley


Thème 3 / Theme 3 - tourisme et développement / tourism and development PDF

Sue Millar


Session 1- Le patrimoine face au défi du tourisme : quelles stratégies, quels outils? / Heritage and the challenge of tourism:what strategies, which tools

Maria Gravari-Barbas

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?

Archaeology for Development: The Need for Holistic Planning

New strategies for cultural tourism planning: quality and creativity as tools for development

A tool for World Heritage documentation, management and decision making: the silk roads cultural heritage resource information system

Heritage at risk: local development, a strategy for its control: historic quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Rapport / Report
Ana Paula Amendoeira
Rapporteur senior

Céline Lombart
Susann Harder
Rapporteurs juniors



Session 2- Le développement du tourisme peut-il être durable ? / Can tourism development be sustainable? PDF

Hervé Barré

Tourisme culturel et développement durable: le patrimoine au-delà du spectacle

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

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
FU Chao-Ching

Le Quartier des spectacles de Montréal, au cœur du développement culturel québécois

La mise en valeur des villes historiques et le patrimoine du XXème siècle : le cas du Mexique

Rapport / Report
Angela Rojas
Rapporteur senior

Chloé Bellanger
Benoit Chiron
Rapporteurs juniors


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? PDF

Sheridan Burke

Revitalization of Borobudur: Heritage Tourism Promotion and Local Community Empowerment in Cultural Industries
NAGAOKA Masanori

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

The Mirage of Equity in Developing Country World Heritage Tourism
Jeffrey ADAMS

Continuity and Identity in Canberra: Can Tourism Development Sustain Intangible Cultural Heritage?

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

Patrimoine culturel et tourisme dans la Région Métropolitaine de Mendoza-Argentine
Silvia Augusta CIRVINI, José Alejandro GOMEZ VOLTAN

Rapport / Report
Marc de Caraffe
Rapporteur senior

Kenrick demesvar
Maëlla Morvant
Rapporteurs juniors

Sue Millar


Partie 4 PDF



Thème 4 / Theme 4 - Développement et économie / The economics of development PDF

Gideon Koren


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?

Anne Magnant

Les retombées économiques du patrimoine culturel en France
Michèle PRATS

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
Jean-Louis LUXEN

The Economics of Development in Brazilian Conservation Policy with special reference to the city of Rio de Janeiro Conservation Areas

Does Investment in the Built Fabric of Historic Towns Drive Economic Recovery?

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
Minja Yang
Rapporteur senior

Marion Lacombe
Gabrielle Robiou
Rapporteurs juniors



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? PDF

Philippe Toussaint

Le Centre des Monuments Nationaux, un outil de développement de l’attractivité patrimoniale des territoires
Isabelle LEMESLE

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
LEE Kyung-ah

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

Heritage as springboard for creative enterprise
Stephen BROWN, Catherine SNELGOVE, Sharon VEALE

L’émotion collective au service du projet économique albigeois

Rapport / Report
Jae-Heon Choi
Rapporteur senior

Aurélie Bouton
Yanan Li
Rapporteurs juniors



Session 3 - Comment développer les retombées économiques du patrimoine ? / How to develop the economic benefits of heritage? PDF

Donald Hankey

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

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
Susan Duyker
Rapporteur senior

Jihane Chedouki
Lucie Benquet
Rapporteurs juniors

Gideon Koren




Ateliers débats / Workshops PDF

Session 1 - A. Le patrimoine industriel et sa contribution au développement / Industrial heritage and its contribution to development

Rolf Schaefer

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
Min-Tsung CHENG


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

Cédric Gottfried

Réflexions autour des inventaires, manuels et méthodes : outils opérationnels et pratiques exemplaires développés dans le cadre des projets Euromed Heritage
Christophe GRAZ

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

Amira Mouaki

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

Development and Cultural Heritage in Iran

Tabriz historical Bazaar in the context of change


D. Patrimoine, communautés, identités / Heritage, communities, identities

Julia Gartner-Negrin

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


E. Enjeux d’acteurs et partenariats / Local stakeholders and partners

Emmanuel Garcia

The Role of Private Buildings in the Preservation and Development of Historical Cities in Brazil

Assembling and Presenting Chicago’s Architectural Heritage: Lessons and Cautions
Christophe KOZIOL

Linkages between Heritage Policy, Tourism and Business Enterprises in Luang Prabang

Toward a Locally-Based Ownership Paradigm: Case Studies in Sustainable Preservation and Development
Lawrence COBEN

Session 2PDF

A. Adaptation aux changements climatiqueset nouveaux défis environnementaux / Adapting to climate change and new challenges

Rolf Schaefer

Emerging Debates – Heritage Theory, Environment and Development
Louise COOKE

Are we wasting Embodied Energy—Time to Change (An Australian Perspective)

Technologie soutenable: rénovation de monuments historiques à Barcelone

The Siwa Oasis: Art of Building for a Sustainable Development

Assessing Daylighting Performance of a Traditional Residential Neighborhood in Historical Cairo


B. Tourisme : vecteur de régénération / Tourism: a driver of regeneration

Julia Gartner-Negrin

Dancing in the Park: Tourism and the sustainable development of the Heritage Assets of New South Wales National Parks, Australia

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

Amira Mouaki

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

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

Natalia Zhukovskaya

Patrimoine architectural et culture équestre : moteurs du développement économique, touristique et durable. Etude comparée de Chantilly et Compiègne
Jean-Pierre BLAY

Le Patrimoine mondial au coeur du projet urbain de Bordeaux, Port de la Lune
Anne-Laure MONIOT

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
Samantha JONES


E. Situations d’urgence et conflits : le rôle du patrimoine / The role of heritage in disaster and conflict relief

Emmanuel Garcia

Cultural heritage for peace and reconciliation

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
Patrizia RIGANTI

Historic preservation and Economics in Long wave theory
Christian OST


Conclusion du symposium / Conclusion of the symposium
Benjamin Mouton

Déclaration de paris / Paris Declaration

Galerie photos / photo gallery

Biographies des intervenants / speakers’ biographies

Remerciements / Acknowledgements


Site du Patrimoine Mondial des grottes de Yungang, Chine. © John RobertsBonne Journée Internationale des Monuments et des Sites !

Le thème des célébrations 2012 est « le Patrimoine mondial »

 « Le patrimoine est l’héritage du passé dont nous profitons aujourd’hui et que nous transmettons aux générations à venir. Nos patrimoines culturel et naturel sont deux sources irremplaçables de vie et d’inspiration. Des lieux aussi extraordinaires et divers que les étendues sauvages du parc national de Serengeti en Afrique orientale, les Pyramides d’Egypte, la Grande Barrière d’Australie et les cathédrales baroques d’Amérique latine constituent le patrimoine de notre monde.

Ce qui rend exceptionnel le concept de patrimoine mondial est son application universelle. Les sites du patrimoine mondial appartiennent à tous les peuples du monde, sans tenir compte du territoire sur lequel ils sont situés.

L’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO) encourage l’identification, la protection et la préservation du patrimoine culturel et naturel à travers le monde considéré comme ayant une valeur exceptionnelle pour l’humanité. Cela fait l’objet d’un traité international intitulé Convention concernant la protection du patrimoine mondial, culturel et naturel , adopté par l’UNESCO en 1972. »

© Centre du Patrimoine Mondial


? Télécharger l'article de présentation du 18 avril 2012 par Alfredo Conti, Président du Groupe de travail de l’ICOMOS sur le Patrimoine mondial : [English] - [Français] - [Español]


? Événements 2012

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Photo: © John Roberts

Événements du 18 avril 2012 

Liste des pays concernés :

Allemagne - Argentine - ArménieAustralie - Chine - Costa Rica - Croatie - France Grèce - Hongrie - Inde - Irlande - Jordanie - Luxembourg - Macao - Maroc - Malte - Mexique Népal - Nigéria - Pakistan - Pérou - République dominicaine - Serbie - SeychellesTanzanie - Turquie - Vénézuela - USA

Événements de dimensions internationale


NB : La langue des descriptions est celle des programmes tels que nous les avons reçus.



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.



Qui ? ICOMOS Argentina
Quoi ? 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.


Qui ? ICOMOS Arménie, en amicale coopération avec des comités nationaux ICOMOS Allemagne, Guatemala, Tunisie, Iran, Grèce, Hongrie, Kazakhstan, Japon, Chine, Norvège, Peru, Finlande
Quoi ? Une exposition intitulée « Les sites archéologiques du patrimoine mondial ». Cette exposition, composée de 20 posters, a a pour but d'accroître la vigilance et la responsabilité à l'égard du patrimoine archéologique. Un poster spécial met en lumière les critères d’inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial. L’exposition sera inaugurée en présence du maire de la ville d’Erévan, des officiers ministériels ainsi que des ambassades consernées.
Quand ? Durée de l’exposition : 18 Avril 2012 – 1 septembre 2012
Ouverture le 18 avril 2012 à 15h00
Où ? Site musée archéologique d’Erebuni - Adresse : 38, rue Erebuni, 020, Erévan - Tél. : + 374 10 43 89 53

Télécharger la plaquette complète / Poster de l'exposition



Qui ? ICOMOS National Committee of Australia
Quand ? 18 April 2012
Où ? Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000

Event info:


Qui ? 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
RSVP: via email by 16 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
RSVP: to">Michael Queale via email by Monday 23rd April

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


Costa Rica

Lire l'article  sur le "Prix 18 avril" au Costa Rica, dans le journal La Nación (version Internet).



Qui ? ICOMOS Croatie / Department of art history, University of Rijeka / Zagreb Society of Architects
Quoi ?
- 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.
Quand ? 18.04.2012
Télécharger les programmes (1 et 2) et le poster


Etats-Unis d'Amérique

Autour du même sujet, mais un peu plus tard dans l'année : en 2012, US / ICOMOS organise son colloque annuel sur le 40e anniversaire de la Convention du Patrimoine mondial, qui se tiendra à la fin du mois de mai (du jeudi 31 mai au samedi 2 Juin 2012). Le Comité  US / ICOMOS Symposium 2012 a développé un site web - vous êtes invités à le visiter à pour l'information la plus à jour concernant le Symposium.



Qui ? ICOMOS France, En partenariat avec le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Quoi ? Symposium: Les biens en série du Patrimoine mondial - Nouvel enjeu, nouveaux critères
Quand ? 17 et 18 Décembre 2012
Où ? Poitiers, France

Plus d'information



Poster préparé par la section hellénique de l'ICOMOS, dédié au 18 Avril 2012 et au 40e anniversaire de la Convention du Patrimoine Mondial.
Télécharger Recto
Télécharger Verso



Qui ? Budapest College for Communication and Business in cooperation with ICOMOS Hungary and the Foundation for Information Society
Quoi ? 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.
Quand ? 16 November 2012
Où ? Campus of the Budapest College for Communication and Business



Qui ? INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and CUltural Heritage)
Quoi ? Fourth Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture: "Cities and political power" by Charles COrrea
Quand ? 18 Apil 2012 at 6:00 pm
Où ? Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre (Gate 1), New Dehli

Download poster



Quoi ? 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?

Qui ? Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland
Quand ? Wednesday, 18th April.
Où ? The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Télécharger le programme complet




Qui ? The Center for Natural and Cultural Heritage at the German Jordanian University
Quoi ? 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.
Quand? On the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2012



Réservé aux membres d'ICOMOS Luxembourg : 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.



Qui ? The students of the Heritage Management Programme of Institute for Tourism Studies
Où ? Macao
Quoi ? Form of activity: Interactive Multimedia Presentation "A Tale of a Street – Community Heritage of Rua de Tomás da Rosa, Macao"
Quand ? 20 April 2012, 10:00a.m.- 11:40a.m.

Website of the event - Pictures of the event

Read detailed description



 Qui ? ICOMOS Malta
Quoi ? Annual Symposium: World Heritage Sites: The Role of the Local Communities
quand ? 24 November 2012
Où ? Hagar Qim Visitor Centre

 Programme available here



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

Télécharger l'invitation, la présentation du conférencier, l'affiche de l'événement



Qui ? ICOMOS Mexico, TICCIH Mexico, the National Museum of Masks and the Dept. of Popular Culture of the Arts Center of San Luis Potosí
Quoi ?Conferences on Cultural Heritage. The general theme of the event is "Regional Heritage in the context of the Convention". The opening conference was given by Dr. Niklas Schulze: "The Heritage of Mexico 40 years after the Convention".
Quand ? One conference per month from April to November 2012
The National Museum of Masks



Qui ? Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/NEPAL)
Quand ? 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.
Our Programs:
- 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


Quand ? 1st April to 3rd April, 2012
Où ? DULLU & DAILEKH OF BHERI ZONE, NEPAL 700 Km From Kathmandu.

Read 'Heritage Nepal' special issue



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.
When? 18.04.2012

 Lire le rapport d'activité



Qui ? ICOMOS Pakistan, Department of Culture, GoS, and the Department of Archaeology and Museums
Quoi ? 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.
Où ? At the National Museum, Burns Gardens, Karachi
Quand ? 18 April 2012 at 4:00 pm

Invitation card and detailed program

Event report



Qui ? 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".
Quoi ? 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.
Quand ? From Monday 3rd December to Monday 17th December 2012
Où ? Cultural Center of the Mayor National University of San Marcos, "La Casona de San Marcos" 



République dominicaine

 Qui ? ICOMOS Dominican Republic
Quoi ? XXXI National Seminar on Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, on the theme World Heritage and Sustainable Development.
Quand ? Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Où ? Opening on Friday 30 November 2012.



Qui ? Par le Comité national d'ICOMOS Serbie
Quand ? 18 - 19 Avril, 2012
Où ? Monastery Studenica, Serbia
Quoi ? Atelier : “World Heritage – Terminology, Criteria, Role”

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Qui ? Committee Icomos Seychelles
Quoi ? 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
Quand ? 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. Quand ? 18th April 2012
Où ? Media Coverage in Seychelles

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Qui ? Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society
Quoi ? Clean-up campaign in the streets of Stone Town.
Quand ? 18.04.2012
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Quoi ? 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.
Où ? World Heritage Site of "Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex" in Edirne, Turkey
Quand ? 17 April 2012

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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.

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Qui ? ICOMOS Venezuela
Quoi ? 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.

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ICOMOS International Scientific Committees


Qui ? ICAHM (Comité international de l'ICOMOS de la gestion du patrimoine archéologique)
Quand ? 27-30 Novembre 2012
Où ? Cuzco, Pérou
Quoi ?
Prochain congrès annuel :
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.

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Qui ? Comité scientifique international de l'ICOMOS sur le Tourisme Culturel
Quoi ? Congrès annuel et atelier : "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.
Où? Vigan, Philippines
Quand ? 5–10 Novembre 2012

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18 Avril 2013 - Events [Événements]

List of countries:

Albania - Andorra - Argentina - Armenia Australia - Azerbaïjan - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Canada - China - Costa Rica -
Croatia  - Cuba - Czech Republic [République tchèque] - Dominican Republic - Germany  - Greece - Honduras - Hungary India - Iran Ireland - Italy - Korea - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Madagascar - Montenegro -  Nepal - Oman - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Qatar - Romania Serbia - Seychelles - Spain - South Africa -  Tanzania - Trinidad and Tobago - Tunisia Turkey

International events


NB: The language of the descriptions is such as we received them.

National events



National Events


Who ? The Regional Directorate of National Culture; The Office for the Management and Coordination of the historical centre of Gjirokastra;  The Economic Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences "Eqrem Çabej" in Gjirokastra;  The Tourist Service Regional Office for the District of Gjirokastra;  ICOMOS Albania;  The Office for Information and Tourism Development in the city of Gjirokastra;  The Office for the Management and Coordination of the Archaeological Park of Antigonea

What? Programme including a conference and different activities around the subject of “The Heritage and the development of tourism in the district of Gjirokastra: from the perspective of students in Tourism”

When? 18 April 2013

Where? Antigonea park near Gjirokastra

Contact and further information:

Edlira Caushi, President ICOMOS Albania,

Antigonea Park :



Qui ? ICOMOS Andorre, avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture, du Ministère de l'Éducation et de la Jeunesse, et de l'Ordre des Architectes d'Andorre
Quoi ? Table Ronde sous le titre "Le Patrimoine de l'Éducation en Andorre".
Cette Table Ronde avec quatre participants, dont deux membres de notre Comité, souhaite offrir un regard transversal sur le Patrimoine de l'Éducation que les deux derniers siècles nous en légué tout en recherchant bien avant dans notre histoire bien que des témoins immobiliers ne nous soient pas parvenus de ces temps plus reculés. L'année 2013 coïncide en Andorre avec le 30ème anniversaire de la création de l'École Andorrane ce qui ajoute un plus très intéressant. Cette Table Ronde se déroulera dans un centre d'enseignement pour justement renforcer la vocation de l'événement. La formule Table Ronde a été retenue pour qu'un riche débat puisse avoir lieu après les quatre présentations.
Quand ? 18 avril 2013
Où ? 19:30, Escola Andorrana, Av. Fiter i Rossell, Escaldes-Engordany

Joan Reguant, Président ICOMOS Andorre,,

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Who ? ICOMOS Argentina junto a la Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad Católica de La Plata y CAPBA Distrito 1/ ICOMOS Argentina with the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Catholic University of La Plata and CAPBA Distrito 1
What? II JORNADAS LATINOAMERICANAS  PATRIMONIO y DESARROLLO, En adhesión al  40º Aniversario de ICOMOS Argentina y al Día Internacional de los Monumentos y los Sitios/ 2nd Latin American Days on Heritage and Developpment, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of ICOMOS Argentina and the International Day on Monuments and Sites
When ? 17 al  20 de abril de 2013/ 17-20 April 2013
Where ? Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad Católica de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact and further information




Qui? ICOMOS Armenia


-         Diffusion du Communiqué de presse aux principaux médias arméniens

-         Lettre circulaire adressé aux Ministères de la Culture et de l’Éducation d’Arménie sur le message du 18 avril et sur le thème  «Patrimoine de l’éducation»

-         Nettoyage au jet d’eau de quelques écoles de la ville de Erévan inscrite sur la Liste du patrimoine national, avec le soutien du Ministère de l’éducation et de la Municipalité de la ville de Erévan

-         Organisation de nettoyage des sites archéologiques avec le soutien du Ministère de la Défense

-         Production de l’affiche publicitaire consacrée au 18 avril

-         Exposition «Mémoire de la terre : Artsakh» consacrée aux études archéologiques de la République de Haute Karabakh, ouverture le 18 avril à 12:00, Site-musée archéologique d’Erebuni, 020, Erévan, 38, rue Erebuni,

Contact et informations supplémentaires : Gagik Gyurjyan, Président ICOMOS Armenia, et

Affiche et carton d’invitation de l’exposition



Who? Australia ICOMOS,
What? Guided Tour and Seminar “18 April 2013 - The Heritage of Education”
When? 18 April 2013
Where? The Muse, Building C, entrance via 695 Harris Street, Sydney TAFE Ultimo
Contact and further information: Kerime Danis,

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Who?The Union of Architects of The Republic of Azerbaijan, with among other the Institute of Architecture and Art under the National Academy of Sciences, the University of Architecture and Construction, the Administration of the State Historical-Architectural Reserve "Icherisheher" (World Heritage Site-Walled city of Baku) under the Cabinet of Ministries of Azerbaijan
What? Our Union plans to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites. We also plan to organize several related events (information sessions for high school and university students about the value of heritage, importance of their preservation, activity of ICOMOS, printing of brochures and posters), as well as holding a closing conference.
When? 18 April 2013

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Who? ICOMOS Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogy in Sarajevo
What? Round table session "Cultural and Historical Heritage and Education"
Keynote speakers are renowned experts and activists working in the field of education, museology and urban development.
When? 18 April 2013 at 9:00
Where? Faculty of Pedagogy in Sarajevo
Contact: Aida Murti?, Secretary, ICOMOS National Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina,

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Who? ICOMOS Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Union of Architects of Bulgaria
What? Conference with the following programme

-         Mr Stefan Belishki - Competences for access to the conservation-restoration profession

-         Mr Julian Raychev - The stained glass of Ivan Penkov in the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

-         arch. Yavor Bankov - Possibilities of the National Museum of Bulgarian architecture as a means of education

-         arch. Gabriela Semova-Koleva - Announcing the annual award of the Architectural Heritage Association at the Union of Architects in Bulgaria for graduation projects in architecture

When ? 18 April 2013

Contact and further information: and






Who? Qui ? ICOMOS Canada est partenaire d'Héritage Montréal qui, avec le concours des pouvoirs publics, rassemble chaque année un groupe d'institutions et d'organismes en lien avec le thème pour souligner cette journée à Montréal par des activités
What? Quoi ? Voir programme :

Contacts et informations supplémentaires : Amélie Renouf, Chef des programmes et activités/Head of Programs and Activities, Héritage Montréal –

Downloads/Téléchargements :
Infolettre de Héritage Montréal -Communiqué de presse – Français Anglais




 Who? ICOMOS China and partners

What? We have issued a call of action to all our institutional members, published the news on our website, and published an article introducing this year’s theme in “The Chinese Cultural Heritage Press”, the most popular newspaper in the field of cultural heritage in China. The article has also been included on the official website of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.
The annual Wuxi Forum was held on 10 April, sponsored by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, co-organized by ICOMOS China, Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage and Wuxi City, with the theme: “Conservation and use of cultural heritage – striving for the right balance in development”. Almost 100 participants from most of the provincial departments of cultural heritage and major universities and institutions attended the event, discussing the theory and practice of how to protect cultural heritage and use it in a sustainable way to benefit both the present generation and generations to come.

The following are some other events organized by our members:

ICOMOS International Conservation Center Xi'an (IICC-X)

A series of public activities for 18 April on “The Heritage of Education” at a total of 7 heritage sites in Xi’an. Contact: - Download the full programme

 -         Beihai Park- Beijing

A lecture by Guo Zhan, ICOMOS Vice President, on World Heritage, for about 50 senior staff from Beihai Park, Jingshan Park and Zhongshan Park (two royal parks and one imperial altar).
On this occasion, a photography exhibition on the theme will be inaugurated at Beihai Park, open to the general public.

 -         Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Museum-Hohhot

An event with the title “Touching the civilization of prairie through the interpretation of archaeological sites”, which includes a lecture on the subject “Inherit the culture, the heritage of education”, and interactions between the museum staff and the audience after the lecture. The museum will organize a Treasure Hunt for its visitors and will present a prize to the winner. Meanwhile, the host will illustrate the pictures of historic relics which have been found in the game and ask related questions in order to engage the visitors in the museum.

 -         Ming Xiaoling Museum (museum of an imperial tomb of the Ming Dynasty) - Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

Several events will be held in the Ming Xiaoling Museum on the International Day on Monuments and Sites. In addition, a public lecture entitled “Sun Quan, the Wu Emperor” will be held on Xiaolingwei Street. A lecture related to cultural heritage entitled “Sun Quan and Meihua Mountain” will be held at the Nanjing Institute of Industrial Technology.




Costa Rica

Who? ICOMOS Costa Rica, in partnership with other institutions

What? Activities in three places over three days - Download full programme
However, research and activities on the theme "The Heritage of Education" will continue during the whole year.
In May, we will be participating in the Congress “Sustainability, Heritage and Education organized by the Costarican College of Architects. This conference involves four ICOMOS representatives: Christer Gustafsson (Sweden), Daniel Young (Panama), Alfredo Conti (Argentina) and Patricia Fumero (Costa Rica)

Contact and further information: and




Who? ICOMOS Croatia and University of Rijeka
What? As part of the one-day conference series “Dialogues with Heritage” (Dijalozi s bastinom), the third conference is entitled “Recognition of Values” (Prepoznavanje vrijednosti)
When? 17 April 2013.
Where? University of Rijeka

Contact and further information:




Who? ICOMOS Cuba, in coordination with the Ministry of Culture
What? A meeting inviting cultural personalities and giving annual prizes including two sponsored by ICOMOS Cuba, one for restoration and a second for the conservation of the Cuban cultural heritage. The President of the jury this year has been our colleague Dr. Daniel Taboada, President of Honour of ICOMOS Cuba.

Contact : José Fornés, President ICOMOS Cuba,



Czech Republic

Who? ICOMOS Czech Republic, together with the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, the Office of the President of the Republic, Prague Castle Administration and other cultural and political organisations
What? The Ceremonial Session is held in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. About 600 people will participate and the President of ICOMOS Czech Republic will give one of the welcome speeches.
The laureates of the competition “Historical Town of the Year - prizes for the best preparation and implementation of the Regeneration Programmes of Conservation Areas and Conservation Zones 2012” will be announced.
In addition, ICOMOS Czech Republic will organize a public conference with the support of the National Heritage Institute and other cultural institutions on the subject : “Monuments of Teaching and Education" with the contributions of our best experts.

The Programme is as follows:
-         "Nostic Library – An Authentic Stand of the Aristocratic Education and Culture"
-         "Strahov Monastery Library – The Legacy of Monastic Science and Education"
-         "Clementinum and its Importance as the Seat of University Education and the Center of Baroque Culture".

When? 18 April 2013

Contact: Josef Stulc, President of ICOMOS Czech Republic,



Dominican Republic

ICOMOS Dominican Republic published a poster to celebrate the International Day – Download



What? Expert meeting: “Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe, World Heritage Proposal”, International Meeting of Experts,
When? 17-19 April 2013 in Berlin. With the participation of ICOMOS members from
Germany, Hungary and Poland.

Contact and further information:

Download the full programme of the expert meeting and the invitation to a related event at the Berliner Denkmalsalon


What? Book presentation: "World Heritage - Constantine Basilica in Trier"
When? on 16.04.2013 at 18:00 clock in the Konstantinbasilka Trier.
The Konstantinbasilka in Trier with its unique exterior Roman mural painting belongs to the most important Roman remains in Trier and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the context of the on-going conservation measures, the University of Applied Science and the Arts, the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage of the Rhineland-Palatinate and ICOMOS Germany had organisedan international meeting from7 - 9 April 2011. The 16 papers published in the proceedings focus on the conservation challenges faced in dealing with the murals of the Konstantinbasilkaand expand our view on mural restoration and presentation methods in Europe.

Contact and further information : Prof. Dipl. Rest (FH) Nicole Riedl, Email:



Who? ICOMOS Hellenic within the framework of celebrating and promoting the International Day for Monuments and Sites, has organized a number of events in collaboration with other organizations such as the National TechnicalUniversity of Athens (NTUA), the Association of GreekArchaeologists(SAR), the MOnuMENTA, the Club for UNESCO of the departments of PiraeusandIslands and the Committee of residents of Plato'sAcademy.

-         ICOMOS Hellenic has printed a poster depicting the building of the National Technical University of Athens and the surrounding district in the beginning of the 19th Century.
-         Together with the other co-organizers we have recorded and documented all educational monuments in Greece so as to protect them and make them known to the public.
-         Upon the initiative of the Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Thesprotia, and with the support of Hellenic ICOMOS, a poster was created on: “Heritage and Education. A challenge and an occasion for pupils to meet the old schools buildings of Thesprotia”, and school buildings of the 19th and 20th century in the area were gathered in printed material and digital form
-         Several bodies (public and private) are organizing in Sparta (Peloponnese) an event entitled: “The first public educational buildings in Sparta”. Similar initiatives will take place all over Greece, especially for the awareness-raising of teenagers in the protection and preservation of educational monuments.
-         On Monday, (15/4), a scientific event will be held entitled: “The CulturalHeritage of Education.GreekEducation (paedeusis)” (NTUA Hallevents), Averof building,42 Patission Str., Athens). The presentations will deal with issues regarding the Hellenic heritage of education.
-         On Sunday (14/4) ICOMOS Hellenic organized a very successful guided tour in Plato’s Academy, followed by an artistic event with the Mixed Choir of the National TechnicalUniversity of Athens (NTUA)

Contact and further information: Athanasios Nakasis, President of Hellenic ICOMOS,,

Download Report – Programme (English / Greek) - Informative booklet



Who? ICOMOS Honduras
What?Since August of 2012, ICOMOS Honduras has organized a workgroup with the Committee for the Safeguard of the Historic Town of Tegucigalpa-Comayagüela, the capital city of Honduras. During the month of April we are undertaking a series of talks in the only two public universities and also three private universities directed at the students in the majors of architecture, fine arts, anthropology and social sciences in general. Therefore, in these talks we have included the discussion of charters and guidelines addressing the topic and good practices promoted by ICOMOS. At the same time we are using the opportunity to raise awareness for the 2013 theme, Heritage of Education, of the International Day on Monuments and Sites. The universities are the following:

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (public)

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (public)

Universidad José Cecilio del Valle (private)

Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (private)

Centro de Diseño, Arquitectura y Construcción (private)

Contact: Gloria Lara Hasemann, President of ICOMOS Honduras,



Qui ? ICOMOS Hongrie
Quoi? En l’occasion du 30eme anniversaire de la Journée Mondiale des Monuments et des Sites, Séance solennelle d’une journée sous le titre « Les possibilités de la société  et de la conservation des monuments en temps de crise ». Cette séance solennelle comportera deux parties:

- La première, dédiée à la Célébration de la Journée Mondiale, sera saluée par les mots du président de ICOMOS, M. Araoz (lettre lue), et par le président de ICOMOS Hongrie, Gergely Nagy,
- suivie par de brèves salutations et lectures des représentants du Ministère de l’Intérieur hongrois, le Ministère des Ressources Humaines hongrois, le Centre Gyula Forster pour le Patrimoine, et le Ministère de l’Administration Publique et de la Justice.

Suivront les remises de Prix décernés par ICOMOS Hongrie: les Prix ICOMOS Hongrie 2013, les Prix „Citron” 2013, et pour la première fois, les Prix „Pour l’entretien exemplaire d’héritage”.

La deuxième partie de cette journée sera une réunion scientifique, divisé en deux parties:

- La première partie aura pour thème: Le système de coopération des institutions nationales: devoirs et possibilités, présidée par M. Géza Entz  - avec 5 lectures prévues
- La deuxième partie aura pour thème: les possibilités qu’ont la conservation des monuments et la société en temps de cris, méthodes et possibilités, présidée par M. Gergely Nagy – avec 6 lectures prévues.

Quand ? Le 18 avril 2013,

Contact : Gergely Nagy, Président d’ICOMOS Hongrie, ,



Who lCOMOS India


-       Inaugural event of the ICOMOS India Lecture Series at the National Museum in New Delhi

-       Movie screening and discussion on protecting the “Urban Heritage of Bangalore” at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements at Bangalore City Campus

-       Celebrations at Historic 0smania University of Hyderabad.

Contacts: Rohit Jigyasu, Interim Chairperson ICOMOS India,


Who ? SVCA in collaboration with INTACH Hyderabad

What ? Student design competition on 'adaptive re-use of Mehboob mansion in Hyderabad' a 110 year old monument of Nizam times. The jury is being held on 12 April and results will be declared on 18 April, in celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites.

Contact: Pingali Naga Praveen




Who ?ICOMOS Iran

What ?
-       18 April Declaration “The heritage of education” by Ms. N. Malek
-       An introduction to “The heritage of education” by Prof. M. Hodjat (President of ICOMOS Iran)
-       “The School garden” by Prof. H. Behbahani

When?April 15, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 pm

Also our monthly lectures will continue on the subject of the heritage of education throughout the year.

Contact: Arash Boostani, Secretary General of ICOMOS Iran,




Who? ICOMOS Ireland and partners (see for each event below)
What ?

* Dublin: Sustaining our Built Environment - review of the State of Conservation Education and Training in Ireland

ICOMOS Ireland, through its Education and Training National Scientific Committee, is organising a networking conference with keynote speaker Dr Jukka Jokilehto, former president and Honorary member ICOMOS International Training Committee. Using the ICOMOS Ireland review of 2009, Sustaining our Built Environment, A Review of the State of Conservation Education and Training in Ireland, it will evaluate current education and training provision while linking this global theme of cultural heritage skills development to our local and national realities. This event is by invitation only.

*Galway: Secret Landscapes: The Upland Archaeology of the Northern Slieve Aughty - Kilchreest/Castledaly Community Archaeology Project.

This community archaeology project is being promoted by Christy Cunniffe, Galway Field Monument Advisor in partnership with the Kilchreest/Castledaly community. The Field Monument Advisor Programme is an initiative of The Heritage Council and the Heritage Office of Galway County Council. Newly discovered archaeological  monuments in the uplands of Kilchreest date from the Bronze Age right through to the 19th century material will be visited. The event will be officially launched by the Mayor of County Galway, Mr Tom Welby at 3.30 in Woodville Walled Garden, Kilchreest, Co Galway and will be followed by a presentation on the Growing Importance and Significance of Communuity Archaeology by Maggie Roynane, Lecturer in Archaeology at NUI Galway. All welcome.

*RoscommonLoughnaneane Park Primary Schools Education Pack – explore Roscommon Castle

ICOMOS Ireland in conjunction with Roscommon County Council have invited all primary schools in the county to visit Roscommon Castle on the 18 April to explore this 13th century castle using  the Loughnaneane Park Primary schools education pack.

*Cork County
In recognition of International Day of Monuments and Sites, the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council will give a talk and tour on the day at one of the fantastic heritage site's in its ownership - Bridgetown Abbey, near Castletownroche.
Date/Time Thursday 18th April at 15:00
Event: Bridgetown Abbey - An Educational Tour by County Archaeologist Mary Sleeman
Location: Bridgetown Abbey, Castletownroche
Event Organised By: Cork County Council's Heritage Unit
For More Information: contact the Heritage Unit on 021 4276891

When ? 18 April

For further information: See ICOMOS Ireland website 



Who ? ICOMOS Italy, Comune di Firenze and Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Life Beyond Tourism

What ? The International Day of Monuments and Sites - ICOMOS is the occasion to stimulate a reflection on the importance of the educational value of cultural heritage and the use of new technologies related to teaching. 

The event will start at 9:30 at the Auditorium al Duomo with the objective to share between the institutions and the citizens those initiatives that are centred on the interaction between the cultural heritage, the education and the awareness. Will be present at the event, together with the promoters, ICCROM, the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic for the Tuscan Region, the Centro UNESCO di Firenze ONLUS, the Angeli del Bello Foundation, the Cattedra UNESCO – Università di Firenze, Department of Architecture, the Teatro della Pergola Foundation, the Museo dei Ragazzi Association, the Museo Stibbert, the Museo Casa di Dante, the SS. Annunziata Foundation of Empoli – Scuola associata UNESCO, ARCA – Amici della Repubblica Ceca Associati.

During the whole day, the Auditorium al Duomo will open its space to the citizens that will have the opportunity to participate to the meetings, to see the exposition desks and the information corners, in order to create an interaction between institutions and the participants.

Auditorium al Duomo Foyer: Exhibition of the 30 best images that took part in the photo contest SNAPSHOT ON FLORENCE (No profit Portal Life Beyond Tourism) and official ceremony for the awarding of the 3 best pictures.

Palazzo Vecchio, from the 14th to the 18th of April, will be the meeting point for a series of guided tours through the city streets to discover the incredible cultural heritage of Florence which is UNESCO World Heritage since 1982. The tours are promoted and realized by the Museo dei Ragazzi, and are: Viaggio nella Firenze romana, Viaggio nella Firenze medievale, Viaggio nella Firenze medicea - Reservation is compulsory at 055-2768224 055-2768558,

When? Thursday April 18th 2013, 9:30 – 19:30

Where? Palazzo Vecchio – Piazza Signoria  / Auditorium al Duomo – Via de’ Cerretani 54/r

Contact and further information: and
Dedicated webpage

Download the programme and press release


Korea (Republic of)

Who? ICOMOS-Korea
What ?Symposium partially to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites.Hae Un Rii, President of ICOMOS Korea will give a keynote speech on the theme of the Heritage of Education.
When? April 18-19, 2013
Where? Pil-Am Seowon (Private Confucian Academy in Joseon Dynasty), Jangseong-Gun, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea. The official language is Korean

Contact: Hae-Un Rii, President of ICOMOS Korea,




Who?ICOMOS Lithuania together with the Department of Cultural Heritage and Kaunas Region Municipality
What? The event dedicated to the 18 April will take place in the historic area – the restored manor and park of  Raudondvaris near the city of Kaunas.
Some lectures will be held, the nominations of the best projects-realisations in restoration (architecture, urban landscape, mural painting, etc. ) as well as nominations for the best archaeological works will be presented.
The event will finish with group photo and an excursion to the manor, park, church and museum.

Contact and further information: Marija Nemuniene, President of ICOMOS Lithuania,

Download the invitation



Qui ? ICOMOS Luxembourg.
Quoi ? Emission à la radio socio-culturelle le matin du 18 avril à 7h35.

Alex Langini, President of ICOMOS Luxembourg,



Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)

Who? ICOMOS Macedonia in cooperation with the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (IZIIS) from Macedonia, and the Companies - REFIX from Austria and SINTEK from Macedonia. 
What ? International seminar on "Usage ofnew materialsandtechnologiesfor theconservationof monuments andhistoric buildings- transfer ofknowledge andeducation of staff":

- Introduction speech - Mr. Predrag Gavrilovic;

- Review of the REFIKSlimemortar/repairandrestorationsystems - Mr. Martin Ep, Austria;

- Natural Hydraulic Lime mortars/systems - Mr. Dino Berginc, Slovenia;

- Practical application of limemortars/systems - Mr. Dino Berginc, Slovenia;

- Establishment of a network of regional specialized centers for education, training and transfer of knowledge for protection of cultural heritage in seizmic prone regions - Mr. Lazar Shumanov;

- Promotion of the Archaeological Guide - Gevgelija - Valandovo Region 2013 - Mr. Boban Husenovski - Mr. Emil Slamkov;

- Guided visit of the laboratories of IZIIS

When ? 19.04.2013
Where ? Skopje, Macedonia

Contact: Zoran Pavlov, President of ICOMOS Macedonia,



Qui?ICOMOS Madagascar, de concert avec le Ministère Malgache de la Culture et du Patrimoine,
Quoi? La région du nord-ouest ne disposant pas encore de biens patrimoniaux liés à l'éducation, le thème retenu pour la conférence est "La problématique de la conservation des sites et monuments à Madagascar" de manière à sensibiliser ses autorités et les habitants.
Quand etoù?18 avril à Mahajanga (Majunga), une ville portuaire du nord-ouest du pays, à quelque 600 km d'Antananarivo, la capitale.
Contact et informations supplementaires:Prof Rafolo, Président ICOMOS Madagascar,

Télécharger l'invitation et le programme d’ouverture de la Journée et invitation à la conférence




Who ? ICOMOS Montenegro, in cooperation with the University of Montenegro.
What ? ICOMOS Education Panel - the Heritage of Education

-       INTRODUCTION SPEECH- Mr. Ilija lalosevic, Ph.D, Conservator Advisor
-       THE MEANING OF THE 18 APRIL CELEBRATION- Ms. Snjezana Simovic M.Arch Conservator Advisor
-       Discussion

Also, a newspaper article that promotes ICOMOS and the meaning of the International Day for Monuments and Sites has been prepared and will be released on the 18 April

When ?18 April at 2.00 PM.
Where ? Podgorica,

Contact: Snjezana Simovic, President ICOMOS Montenegro,



Who? Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/NEPAL), Environment Cycle Radio F.M.104.2Mhz(ECRFM/Nepal), Environmental Library

What?Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF) in Nepal has established a community radio called “Environment Cycle Radio” F.M. 104.2 MHz. The radio station will broadcast heritage- related slogans every day at 6pm from 17 to 19 April.2013

On 18 April, the YAEF will hold an interactive programme concerning the important heritage in Lalitpur Godawari Area, which is the major water resource and heritage area in the Kathmandu Valley.

Contact and further,




Who?Directorate General for Archaeology and Museums, Sultanate of Oman

What? Exhibition "The Cultural Making of Oman"

When? 17 April – 15 May 15 2013

Where?Muscat , Sultanate of Oman

Contact: Dennys Frenez <>




Who?ICOMOS Serbia and Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

What?Round Table: “Education and Architectural Heritage”

When? April 18, 2013

Where? The Round table will be organized at the Faculty of Architecture, in the building of the Faculty ofEngineering of the University of Belgrade, built from 1925 to 1931, according to the project ofNikola Nestorovic and Branko Tanazevic. It was the first building specially designed forengineering faculties in Serbia and recognized as a cultural property

Contact: Branka Sekaric, President of ICOMOS Serbia,




Who? ICOMOS PERU with different partners (see below)


-       Photo exhibition organized in collaboration with PETROPERU. The name of the event is "World Heritage of Education". The place is the Cultural Center of PETROPERU (Av. Canaval y Moreyra, 150, San Isidro, Lima). It was inaugurated on April 4th and will be open until 25th April (free entrance)Download the invitation

-       Special day for visiting the photo exhibition: in coordination with the main Universities of Lima, and other organizations, we are organizing for the Day of the Monuments many groups of students visiting the Photo Exhibition (all the day)

-       Conference: The Day of the Monuments and the heritage of education. Place: Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. It will be held on 18th April, from 18:00 to 21:00. (Jr. Antonio Miro Quesada 442-445, Historic Center of Lima)

-       Popular Photo contest "Day of the Monuments 2013: walking photo marathon in Lima Historic Center (WHS), with the support of PETROPERU and the Sub-Direction on Tourism of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.

-       Central commemoration act in the Congress of the Republic of Peru: the central act for the Day of the Monuments will be held in the Porras Barrenechea Chamber of the Congress of the Republic of Peru under the patronage of the President of the Congress, Congressman Victor Isla Rojas. The act will be held on May 14 (due to the schedule of Mr. Isla) and will include: the official presentation of the Bill of Act declaring formally 18 of April as the International Day of the Monuments and the Day of the Peruvian Cultural Heritage, a recognition ceremony in honour to the Honorary President of ICOMOS Peru, Arch. Víctor Pimentel Gurmendi, and speeches by prominent specialists on the issue "heritage of education" in Peru. The same day it will be inaugurated a photo exhibition on Balsa Puerto, a rock art area in the Region Loreto, Amazon Basis, where ICOMOS Peru will develop a project to enhance the area and study its possibilities to be considered as a WHS

-       Additionally ICOMOS Peru is coordinating press conferences and interviews in the main communication media to diffuse the importance of the Day of the Monuments and Sites.

Contact: Alberto Martorell, PresidentICOMOS Peru,


La Decana de la Facultad de Arquitectura, elJefe del Departamento Académico de Arquitecturay la Directora del Programa Académico deArquitectura tienen el agrado de invitar a usted
What? Conferencias que se realizarán en conmemoracióndel Día Internacional de los Monumentos

- Dr. Ing. Nicola Masini, Università di Basilicata, Italia: Conservación del patrimonioarquitectónico: enfoques metodológicos ynuevas tecnologías de diagnóstico
- Dra. rq. Olga Keiko Mendoza Shimada Ph.D, UNIFÉ—Universidad de Ritsumeikán, Japón:
- El patrimonio cultural y los desastres sísmicos

Where and When?Jueves 18 de abril de 2013, 10:00 am, Lugar: Sala Cubero, Pabellón Cubero 2º piso. Campus UNIFÉ.Ingreso libre

Further information: Download theposter and the invitation


Who ? Patrimonio y Sitios
Esta actividad académica es posible por la generosa participación de los mencionados profesionales, con el auspicio de la Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya y la Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón, y está dirigido a estudiantes así como profesionales interesados por la preservación del Patrimonio Cultural.
What? Este 2013, ICOMOS ha sugerido que el tema alrededor del cual se centren las conmemoraciones, sea la Educación y Patrimonio. Siguiendo esta recomendación, [P+S] Patrimonio y Sitios, equipo integrado por miembros del Comité Peruano de ICOMOS, organiza por octavo año consecutivo la conmemoración del Día de Monumento en el Perú bajo estas pautas.
When? martes 16 y viernes 19 de abril
Where? Auditorio de la Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya
Avenida Paso de los Andes N° 970, Pueblo Libre.

Further information:

Facebook Perú: Patrimonio y Sitios

Download invitation and leafletwith full programme


Who?Ecovida y Universo
What? Viviendo la historia (Living our history)
Tendremos un recorrido a través de algunos monumentos y sitios históricos de nuestra ciudad de Lima. En este recorrido conoceremos la historia y el valor de estos lugares y dejaremos que ellos mismos nos terminen de contar su historia a través de nuestros sentidos, es decir: "viviremos la historia".
When? 14 April
Where? Lima, Perú

Contacts and further

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Who? Ecovida y Universo
What?Monumentos y SItios: Nuestra Historia vive (Monuments and Sites: Our History Lives)
Este jueves 18 de abril celebramos el Día Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios con una serie de charlas sobre temas relacionados a nuestro patrimonio cultural e histórico y su relación con la educación, la cual se iniciarán a las 18 horas (6 p.m.)
When? 18th April 2013 6:00pm until 9:00pm in UTC-05
Where? Lima, Perú, Av. Aviación 2344 oficina 202. San Borja. Frente a la Estación de la Cultura del Metro. A una cuadra del cruce de las Avenidas Aviación y Javier Prado.

Contact and further information : - Facebook page





Who?ICOMOS Philippines

What?Heritage tour of 2 universities in Manila, the University of Sto.Tomas, the oldest university in the Philippines and the Far Eastern University, one of the best campuses with Art Deco buildings.

 “Heritage of Education in the Philippines”

ICOMOS Philippines will be having a heritage tour of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) and the Far Eastern University (FEU). These 2 universities best exemplify “Heritage of Education in the Philippines”, noted for its valuable collection of cultural assets and best practices on architectural conservation.  


University of Sto. Tomas 1:00-3:00pm (UST Museum, UST Archives, Walking Tour of the Campus)

Far Eastern University 3:30-5:30pm (Walking Tour of the Campus)

The guided tours will be facilitated by Arch. Clarissa Avenda?o (Professor, UST College of Architecture),Regalado Trota Jose (Director of the UST Archives), and Martin Lopez (Director of the FEU President’s Committee on Culture and Alumni Affairs).

When ?April 27, 2013, Saturday from 1-5:30pm.

Contact:Tracey Santiago, Head of Secretariat, ICOMOS Philippines,




Who ? ICOMOS Poland, under the patronage of General Conservator of Poland

What?Scientific conference "Valuing of architectural heritage".We have 200 participants, 20 contributions.

When ? 15-16 April

Where ? Wilanów Castle in Warsaw

Contact:Bogus?aw Szmygin,




Qui?Parmi plus de 300 organizations pour la celebration du 18 avril au Portugal, soutenues par ICOMOS Portugal en partenariat avec le Gouvernement Portugais, par le biais de la Direction Génèrale du Parimoine Culturel Portugais

Quoi? Nous soulignons le colloque officiel du 18 avril qui aura lieu pendant toute la journée a Coimbra, au Colège des Jésuites de l'Université et qui est une organization de l'ICOMOS Portugal et de la Direction Générale du Patrimoine Culturel. Dans ce colloque nous signalons aussi  les 5 siècles de la bibliothèque Générale de cette Université (1513-2013).
Ce colloque présentera et discutera par ailleurs les plus récentes interventions en édifices de l'éducation ayant valeur patrimonial, dont une qui vient d'être distinguée par le prix Europa Nostra 2013 au Lycée Passos Manuel a Lisbonne.
Le 18 avril implique plus de trois mil personnes qui un peu par tout le pays travaillerons pour la fête et la sensibilization du patrimoine culturel de l'éducation!
Contact :Ana Paula Amendoeira, Présidente ICOMOS Portugal,




Who?ICOMOS Qatar

What?Qatar  National Committee General Assembly  meeting

- Distribution of the members cards,

-  Discussion of ICOMOS activities,

-  Celebrating 18th April- the International Day for Monuments and Sites- workshop on Preservation of al Zubarah archaeological site and fort.

 Election of the Executive Board.

When ? April 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m

Contact: Sultan Muhesen (Chairman), ICOMOS Qatar




Who ? ICOMOS Romania jointly with the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”-Bucharest

What ?A conference gathering the administrators of the educational historic monuments of Bucharest (32 monuments comprising prestigious universities, faculties, high schools, public libraries), students and ICOMOS members. The Minister of Culture and the Minister of Education are invited. The Conference will be the opportunity to emphasize upon the need to bind education with the preservation of monuments. A student poster competition for this subject was initiated last week by the Faculty of Architecture “Learn from the past while looking towards the future - Who we are without cultural heritage?”

Read more

When ?18 April

Contact: Sergiu Nistor, President of ICOMOS Romania,




Who?ICOMOS Seychelles


$1-         Article in Seychelles major newspapers on the importance of the built educationalheritage in Seychelles.

$1-         Announcement in the same article of ICOMOS Seychelles’ plans to open an Exhibition Centre in collaboration with the Seychelles Heritage Foundation and the SeychellesNational Arts Council to promote traditional architecture including the traditional architecturalfeatures,often of granite building materials,of schools and colleges in Seychelles.

Contact:Patrick Nanty, Presidentof ICOMOS Seychelles,



South Africa

ICOMOS South Africa compiled a special newsletter to celebrate 18 April – Download.




Who? ICOMOS Spain
What?Visit to the archaelogical Site of "Las Pilillas" in Requena (Valencia). Visita al yacimiento arqueológico de "Las Pilillas" en conmemoración del Día Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios.


Qui? Organisation de défense du patrimoine de Madrid, "Madrid Ciudadanía y Patrimonio",
Quoi? A l'occasion de la Journée Internationale des Monuments et des Sites, va organiser deux tables de débat sur les changes que vont être faites dans les lois de protection, le 15 Avril à l'Ateneo (Madrid), et une visite guidée le 18 Avril, dans laquelle on verra des maisons tipiques de Madrid en danger, et des sites arqueologiques au centre ville, qu'ont êté partiallement "recuperés" a la même fois que detruits. Les tîtres des rencontres sont: "Patrimonio: Lo Legal y lo Real; La Ley del Patrimonio Histórico y el Plan General de Ordenación Urbana"
Où ? Madrid
Quand ?18 April 2013

Contact:w, contact Álvaro Bonet López,

Qui ? 
L'association "Amics de la UNESCO de Girona" de la ville de Girona (Catalogne, Espagne) , Avec la collaboration de la Mairie de la Ville et de la Fondation Rafael Masó.
Quoi ?Conférence “El Noucentisme no va ser el culpable”
Conférencier: Dr. Jordi Falgàs, historicien et directeur de la Fundació Rafael Masó
Quand ?
le 18 avril 2013, 19:30
Où? Sala Miquel Diumé de la Mairie de Girona.

Contact:  Maria-Dolors Reig-Garganta,


Who? Servicios de Conservación y Restauración, Jardines y Bosques y el de Investigación y Difusión del Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife.
What? Alhambra – special visits , photographic competition -
Alhambra celebra el Día Internacional de los Monumentos y Sitios, que tendrá lugar el próximo 18 de abril, con la apertura de diferentes espacios del recinto monumental nazarí, que podrán visitarse de manera excepcional, y con un concurso fotográfico, en el que los Jardines de la Alhambra serán protagonistas.

Será una jornada festiva en la que la población local tendrá la oportunidad de acercarse a su Patrimonio más cercano.Para todos los espacios se organizarán visitas guiadas por especialistas para las que será imprescindible apuntarse previamente.

Los interesados en participar en esta actividad podrán hacerlo a través de lasoficinas que el Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife tiene abiertas en el Corral del Carbón. Las plazas son limitadas hasta completar el aforo previsto para esta jornada.

Programa (Visitas Guiadas por Especialistas)
- Visitas a la Silla del Moro
-Visitas a la Torre de la Cautiva
- Visita a la Torre de las Infantas
-  Visitas Jardines del Generalife
- Visitas Carmen de los Catalanes

Contact and further information




Who?Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society

What?Visits to monuments and sites with school students in the Zanzibar Stone Town. We shall have lectures concerning preservation of our heritage to students and the public in general.

Contact :Mohammed Mugheiry, Chairperson, Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society<>



Trinidad and Tobago

Who? ICOMOS Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with CITIZENS FOR CONSERVATION 
What? A meeting of members and friends, featuring presentations by two of our members:

- Jalaludin Khan- Freetown Project Museum

-Liam Boodoo- The Reform Village School and Mandir

Where and When? 17th April 2013 at 5:30pm, Medulla Gallery, Fitt St , Woodbrook  POS

Download full programme


Other activities include.

- A series of articles in the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper, one every day from 14th April -20th April. . Featuring Historic educational buildings and facilities. 11 sites will be featured over this period

- There will be an article in the 20th April, Catholic News on the Restoration of the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception.

- Television Interview on 18th April at 6:45am, CNC3, Local TV channel

Contact:, and



Qui ? ICOMOS Tunisie
Quoi ? 18 avril 2013 : Séminaire organisé en collaboration avec l’Ecole Nationale d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme (ENAU) de Tunis sur le thème : « Le patrimoine de l’éducation en Tunisie de l’Antiquité à nos jours »
Quand ? 16 mai 2013 :  Journée organisée en collaboration avec l’Association de la Sauvegarde de la Médina (ASM) de Tunis comportant 2 volets : 
- un colloque national sue le thème : les zaouias et leur rôle dans l’éducation
- une exposition sur le patrimoine architectural soufi en Tunisie.

Contact : Mustapha Khanoussi, Président d’ICOMOS Tunisie,

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Who ? ICOMOS Turkey

What? Two separate events are going to take place in Ankara and Izmir, Turkey.

The initial event is a seminar entitled "Heritage of Education / Education of Heritage" that will take place on April 18th, 2013 at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. The seminar is composed of two sequential sessions under the themes of "Heritage of education: remembering the educational heritage" and "Education of heritage: understanding today" and a panel called "Designing the future". 

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The second event includes a thematic presentation and an art exhibition that will be held on the same day at the Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir. This event aims raise awareness among primary and secondary-school students about the significance of the historic built environment and to highlight the importance of historic educational buildings.

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Contact and further information : Prof Dr Iclal Dincer, General Secretary of ICOMOS Turkey,




International Events



ICOMOS International Scientific Committees (ISCs)


CIAV – Vernacular Architecture

Who? Vernacular Architecture Committee of ICOMOS Mexico

What ?The Vernacular Architecture Committee of ICOMOS Mexico will celebrate 18 April with an event in a rural village.Romelia  Gama and Jaime Silva, architects, both members of the local vernacular architecture committee, are organizing an event in Tlaxmalácatl, Huitzuco Municipality, in  Guerrero State.

In this place there is a building from the around 1920 which was the first school of the village and now lodge the local archeological and historical museum. The vernacular building has been very well preserved. Unfortunatly in our country there is no law to protect vernacular architecture for all kind of architectural types. Because of this situation and in order to raise public and authorities awareness, we decided to give emphasis to both kind of heritage: the educational type and at the same time the vernacular buildings.

The local authorities will support the event organization. The students of all levels and local inhabitants will assist to the celebration, which will take place in different places the whole day. They will appreciate the exhibition of photographs which has been done with the collaboration of others members of the Committee.

From Yucatan PhD. Aurelio Sánchez Suárez have sent several photographs which belongs to the Mayan Area in Yucatan, which illustrate several open public spaces locally called: “ramadas” and “tablados” that normally are used for traditional festivals called “vaquerías”, but also has been used for religious teaching cult. There is plenty of information related to the traditional technical construction systems.


From Xochitlan, on the North part of the Puebla State, Ph.D Gerardo Torres, (also a member of CIAV), have sent very important vernacular examples in photographs and text, that show a rural and traditional architecture of a local musical school where they teach the children to play the “huasteco son” and the “huapango”, both musical local and regional traditions. Some others photographs present the rural vernacular building for the primary school still in use.

Contact : Valeria Prieto

Présentation du thème de cette année : le Patrimoine mondial

Auteur : Alfredo Conti, Président du Groupe de travail de l'ICOMOS sur le Patrimoine mondial -  [English] - [Français] - [Español]

Bibliographies par le Centre de documentation de l'ICOMOS

Biens du Patrimoine Mondial :

Par régions :
- Patrimoine Mondial en Asie et Pacifique 2011 (Août 2011)
- Patrimoine Mondial en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes 2011 (Août 2011)
- Patrimoine Mondial 2011 dans les Etats Arabes (Août 2011)
- Patrimoine Mondial 2011 en Afrique (Août 2011)

Par types de patrimoine culturel :
Jardins Historiques du Patrimoine Mondiall 2011 (Août 2011)
- Paysages Culturels du Patrimoine Mondial 2011 (Août 2011)
- Patrimoine technique et industriel du Patrimoine Mondial 2011 (Août 2011)
- Sites urbains du Patrimoine Mondial 2011 - Part I (Pays de A à J)
Part II (Pays de K à Y) (Août 2011)
- Patrimoine Moderne (19ème et 20ème Siècles) dans la Liste du Patrimoine Mondial 2011 (Août 2011)
- Sites d'Art Rupestre du Patrimoine Mondial 2011 (Août 2011)
- Sites hominidés du Patrimoine Mondial (Août 2011)


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