ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
Members of the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) met recently in Buenos Aires; Argentina. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ICOMOS adopted the Buenos Aires Declaration entrenching Human Rights into cultural heritage activities (available in French, English and Spanish).
In August 2018, ICOMOS was approached by a Belgian civil society organisation, in the context of our ICOMOS Heritage Alerts procedure, with regards to the situation of the Pont des Trous in the city of Tournai (Tournai includes two World Heritage sites – Belfry of Tournai/Belfries of Belgium and France and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai). The Pont des Trous itself is situated in the buffer zone of the Belfry of Tournai.
Call for Comments on 'Cherishing heritage. Quality principles for interventions on cultural heritage'
The conference "Cherishing heritage. Quality principles for interventions on cultural heritage", organised by the European Commission in cooperation with ICOMOS, was held in Venice, Italy on 22-23 November 2018.
This year, the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 4-8 December 2018, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Argentina.
Consult the site http://adcom2018.icomos.org.ar/en/ for all practical information – registration, hotels etc. (versions of the site in French and Spanish are also available). Registration will be open until 19 October 2018. Before registering - please consult in particular the page "Information for Delegates" and after registering - please carefully read the information provided by the Conference Organiser and keep an eye on the updates on the website.
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The Emerging Professionals Working Group coordinated the event in a spirit of intergenerational exchanges to safeguard and promote heritage. Activities were aimed at fostering fruitful intergenerational dialogue. These included, but were not limited to: conferences, training sessions, roundtables, poster campaigns, evenings with question and answer games between younger and older members professionals and non-professionals, interactive tours of heritage and other kind of sites.
6 months after D-day, we can say that the results are positive: there were 117 events in 50 countries.
- Management of the Conference ‘Critical issues in Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism’, Florence, Italy, 23 -25 October 2018
- New Presidents elected this year
- Launching of Project Anqa's website
- Recommendations of the “EYCH 2018: International Perspectives Forum” now available