ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
ICOMOS supports the Monuments Women and Men of Syria and Iraq / أيكوموس (ICOMOS) المجلس الدولي للمعالم والمواقع يساند نساء ورجال المواقع في سوريا و العراق
The on-going crisis and fighting in the Middle East are giving rise to humanitarian consequences of an unprecedented scale since the World Wars. The number of victims, refugees and displaced persons is growing day by day, not to mention the acts of torture, rape, enslavement and the eradication of the traditional cultural diversity of the region.
Public opinion is also moved by the increasing destruction of the cultural heritage of the region that bears witness to early human exploits, the common roots of different civilizations and their mutual enrichment.
A preparatory event "Europe's cultural heritage common opportunities and challenges" to announce officially the European Cultural Heritage Year initiative will be held in Berlin on 13th of November 2015.
The ICC Berlin is a landmark of former West Berlin. Its relevance has long been accepted by the scientific community in Germany. Important institutions (the Architectural Association of Berlin, the Bund Heimat und Umwelt in Deutschland, the Monument Council of Berlin, the Association of Conservationists in Germany) have argued publicly for the listing of the ICC.
On 31 August 2015, Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO visited the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum in Xi’an (China). On this occasion, Mr Guo Zhan, former ICOMOS Vice President and Director of the ICOMOS International Conservation Centre -Xi’an (IICC-X), which is run under the aegis of ICOMOS China, introduced Ms Bokova to the work of the IICC-X.
On 23 June 2015, ICOMOS commemorated its 50th anniversary with an event held on the same dates and at the same venue as the 1965 founding General Assembly, in Warsaw, Poland.
View the photo gallery of the official 50th anniversary celebration / Download the group photo - 23 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland
ICOMOS is pleased to announce that the first edition of the Thematic Study on The Cultural Heritages of Water in the Middle-East and the Maghreb is now available for download.