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.
The ICOMOS Myanmar Seminar on Capacity Building and Inventories/Heritage Documentation took place on 17, 18 and 19 October 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar, organised in conjunction with the ICOMOS International Secretariat.
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.
The Blue Shield, of which ICOMOS is a founding member, held its 2017 General Assembly in Vienna (Austria) from 12 to 15 September. We were represented by Kirsti Kovanen, ICOMOS Secretary General & ICOMOS Finland member, and Bijan Rouhani, Vice President of ICORP (our International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness), who is our representative on the Blue Shield Board. In addition, a strong delegation of ICOMOS members active in their National Blue Shield Committees from Australia, Italy, Norway, Japan and Poland, among other countries, were also present. For more information, click here.
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- 41st session of the World Heritage Committee
- ICOMOS Annual Report 2016
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