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.
Following the fruitful discussions of the ICOMOS Coordination Meeting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held on February 4-5, 2017 in Istanbul, and review period for ICOMOS membership during Spring 2017, the "ICOMOS Action Plan: Cultural Heritage and Localizing the SDGs" is now finalized and available to download online by clicking here.
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will take place at the International Congress Center of Krakow between the 2nd and 12th of July. The working documents are available on the World Heritage Center’s website.
All Committee sessions are available in streaming on the official website.
We are pleased to announce that more than 3000 photos have been uploaded to our collaborative photobank, and we thank you for your contributions.
Do not hesitate to continue uploading your photos to our photobank: sharing your images means enriching the documentation of world heritage.
This collaborative photobank reflects ICOMOS' scope of work and expertise in the following fields: monuments and sites around the world, archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
Sign up now for cultural heritage tours taking place before and after the 2017 ICOMOS General Assembly!
These 8 Tours to various parts of India, focussed on different themes, are exclusively curated by ICOMOS India members for the delegates to provide first hand experience of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India.
Image: Red Fort, Delhi © Aneta Ribarska
The "Heritage at Risk World Report 2014–2015 on monuments and sites in danger" is the latest volume of a series of World Reports first published in 2000. From a strictly preservation-based approach this publication series offers worldwide information about the dangers that are threatening our cultural heritage, in order to provide help in the case of risks and to promote practical measures to avert or at least allay these risks.
This May, ICOMOS is participating at several events linked to sustainable development, the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals:
- International Day for Monuments and Sites - 18 April 2017 - Events
- Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on International Day for Monuments and Sites, 18 April
- Extended Deadline - Call for papers and proposals: "Heritage and Democracy"
- 19th General Assembly: Important calls for members