ICOMOS and IUCN are delighted to announce that the final report for the Connecting Practice project: Phase II has been completed and is now available online. The Connecting Practice project explores new methods and practical strategies for the recognition and support of the interconnectedness of natural and cultural heritage at World Heritage Sites.
ICOMOS had the pleasure of participating in the 14th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), held under the theme “Heritage & Communities: Tools to Engage Local Communities” in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. Held from 29 October to 3 November 2017, the OWHC Congress provided a platform to share and discuss member cities’ innovative and collective actions with the mutual goal of preserving World Heritage Sites.
At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017, ICOMOS is participating in four events on key issues of cultural heritage.
ICOMOS joins the cultural heritage conservation community in praising the exemplary work led by Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim during his tenure, which he concludes today, as Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria.
In 2017, 18 cultural sites and 3 natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The World Heritage Committee inscribed 18 new cultural sites and 3 natural sites on the World Heritage List during its 41th annual session, which was held in Krakow (Poland) from July 2nd to 12th 2017. It has also approved the extension of five sites already inscribed on the List.
Picture: Cinema of Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa (Eritrea) © Giora Solar
ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document
ICOMOS is pleased to share the "ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document."
This document was prepared in response to the request for guidance on reconstruction expressed in the World Heritage Committee decision (Decision 40 COM7) at its 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey. It was largely developed through the deliberations of an international workshop on reconstruction convened at ICOMOS Headquarters in Paris in September 2016 and sponsored by Kyushu University, Japan.
Thank you to the ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) for the Chinese translation of the 2016 ICOMOS Annual Report. The ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) is an international research, training and cooperation center, established as an initiative of ICOMOS China.
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