In 2013, the theme is the Heritage of Education (schools, universities, libraries, academies, etc.) in its expressions in different geo-cultural contexts.
Press Release, 2 April 2013
The leading International organizations for heritage protection of the 20th Century Heritage have expressed their intense concern about the alarming situation now facing the future of the Melnikov House in Moscow to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin.
ICOMOS and the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Life Beyond Tourism sign a Memorandum of Understanding
On 4 March 2013, Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS, and Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Life Beyond Tourism, signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the collaboration between the two organisations on scientific activities related to heritage conservation and intercultural dialogue.
Press release, 11 March 2013
Recalling the resolutions adopted on religious heritage by the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th General Assemblies of ICOMOS regarding the protection and enhancement of sacred heritage sites, buildings and landscapes;
ICOMOS condemns the recent destructions of Sufi cultural heritage in Tunisia and continued threats to this heritage in several countries of the region.
On the recommendation of the ICOMOS IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, at its meeting in Beijing on 1 November 2012, formally endorsed the Final Declaration of the UNESCO International Meeting on "The International Protection of Landscapes" held in Florence on 19-21 September 2012 on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
Protection of Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict: ICOMOS - ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals
Press release - 9 January 2013
ICOMOS, in cooperation with ICCROM and the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria (DGAM), and in coordination with UNESCO, held an e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals from 7 to 8 January 2013 at the Damascus National Museum. The course was led by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness- ICORP.
This project was launched in 2008 by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) on the initiative of the City of Lyon, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (within the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention and extrabudgetary funds from the Netherlands), the Council of Europe, the Getty Conservation Institute and ICOMOS, represented by its International Committee on Historic Cities and Villages (CIVVIH). The CIVVIH played an active part in identifying project managers and participating in the project’s steering committee.
- Heritage Alert (Update December 2012) - West Wing, Central Government Offices on Government Hill, Hong Kong
- ICOMOS publications - catalogue 2014
- In memoriam: Mario Federico Roggero
- ICOMOS Statement on Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Libya