ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
In armed conflicts and political upheavals since the turn of the millennium, cultural heritage has been increasingly targeted. It has been looted or deliberately destroyed, in order to finance warfare or to affect the identity and the confidence of adversaries. Museums as well as cultural sites are affected in many countries around the world.
It is our sad duty to share the announcement below to you on behalf of ICOMOS Sri Lanka. ICOMOS joins our Sri Lankan colleagues in mourning the passing of our esteemed Honorary President, Dr Roland Silva and in giving thanks for his contribution to ICOMOS and cultural heritage conservation both in his country and internationally.
The International Secretariat is now accepting applications for travel grants to attend the 20th triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS in Sydney, Australia from 1-10 October 2020.
Museums, memory institutions and heritage professionals in the European Union get a last chance to overturn an EU regulation banning the use of in-situ generated Nitrogen.
Monday (2 Dec) saw the opening in Madrid, Spain of the 25th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). The 2-week long summit represents the year’s most concentrated period of climate policy work, making it a critical event for anyone concerned about climate change. ICOMOS will have a significant engagement at this year’s COP, strengthened by the release in July of its new report: “The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action.”
ICOMOS International was represented by Board member Nils Ahlberg during this meeting, whose list of participants included eminent guests such as Ms Irena Kolishtrkoska Nasteva, Speaker of the National Committee Assembly, the Minister of Culture Dr. Hisni Ismaili, the President of the National Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Edmond Ademi and ICOMOS Members from neighbouring countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Kosovo).
- Call for applications for interns and hosts organizations I 2020 IEP Program
- ICOMOS Annual Meetings in Marrakech
- ICOMOS and the Organization of World Heritage Cities renew their Memorandum of Understanding
- New publication: "Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage"