18th of April, 2015 / ICOMOS is 50 - let's celebrate


18 April 2015: ICOMOS is 50

The Second Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings, held in Venice in 1964, adopted 13 resolutions, the first being the International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, better known as the Venice Charter, and the second, put forward by UNESCO, provided for the creation of ICOMOS.

From 21 to 25 June 1965, the Constitutional and First General Assemblies of lCOMOS took place in Warsaw, Poland. Besides the delegates from 26 countries, representatives of three major organisations who had contributed to the creation of lCOMOS participated as observers: UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOM (International Council on Museums) and UIA (The International Union of Architects). View the 1965 photo gallery

This year, ICOMOS celebrates its 50th anniversary by honouring its founders and highlighting its achievements so far, but above all by reflecting on its future objectives through a series of international events and on the basis of a modernized set of Statutes and Ethical principles

View the photo gallery of the official 50th anniversary celebration / Download the group photo - 23 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Watch the film "ICOMOS 1965-2015" : 

 Events agenda 

By date                         
- February
- March
- April 
- May 
- June 
- July 
- August 
- September
- October 
- November  
- December  





 By country 

- Albania 1 & 2 
- Argentina
- Armenia 
- Australia 1 & 2
- Belgium
- Bosnia Herzegovina 1, 2 & 3
- Canada
- Chile
- China
- Costa Rica
- Estonia
- France 
- Germany 1, 2 
- Greece 1 & 2
- Hungary
- Iran
- Latvia
- Lithuania
- Malaysia
- Mali
- Mexico 1 & 2-3
- Mongolia 1-2, 3 & 4
- Nepal

- Oman
- Panamá
- Peru
- Poland 
- Portugal
- Romania
- Saudi Arabia
- Serbia 1 & 2
- Singapore
- Slovenia
- Spain
- Tunisia
- Turkey 1-3
- USA 1-12, 13
- Venezuela

By Scientific Committee




 → ICOMOS Bosnia Herzegovina

Round table “Master plan and cultural-historic sites, having Počitelj as an example”

Who? ICOMOS National Committee and Association of Architects
Short presentation of the event: Increasing knowledge about specific problems and demands of heritage sites and their integration into contemporary life.
When: 16th February 2015, 11h
Where: Collegium Artisticum, Skenderija, Terezije bb, Sarajevo, B&H
Official contact: ICOMOS National Committee



→ France: ICOMOS International secretariat

vent and reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS

Who? ICOMOS International secretariat
What? Round table and cocktail. Upon invitation.
Opening by Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS
Round Table : How can international cooperation contribute to addressing the main challenges faced by heritage conservation, and what is ICOMOS’ role :
Moderator: Amel Chabbi, member of the Board, member of ICOMOS UAE

* Environment (Speaker : Pamela Jerome, VP of ISCEAH, SC Coordinator and member of the Board)
* Conflicts (Bijan Rouhani, ICOMOS representative on the Blue Shield board, member of ICORP, member of the ICOMOS Taskforce on Iraq and Syria)
* Cultural Diversity – (Toshiyuki Kono, member of the Board, ICOMOS Japan)
* Globalization and Sustainable economic development (Rohit Jigyasu, President of ICOMOS India, President of ICORP, member of the Board)

When? 10 March 2015, 18:00 – 21:00
Where? ICOMOS’ new headquarters in Charenton-le-Pont (greater Paris), FRANCE
Click here for directions / cliquer pour l’itinéraire
Official contact: secretariat(at)icomos.org

 → ICOMOS Albania

Survey and documentation of the current state of conservation in Christian buildings inscribed as “Cultural Monuments” in Albania

Who? NC-ICOMOS-Albania
What? A very important project that will be extended in three years consists in a comprehensive and detailed survey and documentation of the current state of conservation in Christian buildings inscribed as “Cultural Monuments” in Albania.
182 monuments (churches, basilicas, chapels, cathedrals, monasteries) that will be part of this survey are located in the city vicinities, rural zones, of the following cities all over Albania.
When? For three years starting from March 2015
Where? All over Albania
Official contact: edlira.caushi(at)gmail.com


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 → ICOMOS Lithuania 

Festive event dedicated to the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS

Where? In the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius Lower Castle 
When? March 18th, 2015
Official contact: icomos.lithuania(at)gmail.com; info(a)icomos.lt


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 → ICOMOS Oman

Who? ICOMOS Oman
What? “International Conference on Archaeological Parks and Sites”
When ? 23 – 25 February 2015
Where? Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman
Official website: www.omanwhs.gov.om
Attachments: Booklet 


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→ ICOMOS Albania
Elaboration of a Charter for Restoration

Who? NC-ICOMOS-Albania
What?  Elaboration of the Albanian Charter for Restoration that ICOMOS-Albania foresees to complete within the year 2015.
When? There are programed different meetings that will have start in 18 April 2015.
Where? University of Tirana, Rruga e Elbasanit, Tiranē. Archaeology and Culture Heritage Department.
Official contact: edlira.caushi(at)gmail.com 


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  ICOMOS Argentina
Día Int. de los Monumentos y Sitios / Presentación del libro “40 años ICOMOS Argentina” / Presentation of the book "40 years ICOMOS Argentina"

Who? ICOMOS Argentina & The Central Society of Architects
When? Thursday
, April 23, 2015, 7: pm
Where? in the SCA, 

The event will be presenting the book "40 years ICOMOS Argentina" after what a glass of a wine will be offered.

More information: http://www.socearq.org


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  ICOMOS Armenia

* Exhibition dedicated to the International Day of Monuments and Sites, April 18

Who? ICOMOS/Armenia, in close collaboration with “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve
What?  New exhibition. presented in the “Erebuni” museum, and taking account  the fact that Erebuni is an archaeological site, only archaeological sites will be exhibited.
When? On the International Day of Monuments and Sites – 18 April 2015
Contact: Gagik Gyurjyan icomos_armenia(at)mail.ru


* Commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Who? ICOMOS/Armenia.
 Joining the important mission of commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, ICOMOS/Armenia will also implement a number of events, taking into account the fact that in the result of Genocide heritage was lost. A significant part of the monuments, thousands of churches, monasteries, religious and secular values of the architectural heritage, being in Western Armenia /Turkey/,were completely destroyed and damaged during the evacuation and massacres of Armenians. 

An exhibition will be organized in April ,dedicated to the lost and damaged heritage because of the Genocide, where the monuments of Western Armenia will be exhibited. Lectures will be held in Republic of Armenia and beyond its borders especially on the preservation of the Armenian heritage in Western Armenia.

When? April 24, 2015

Contact: Gagik Gyurjyan icomos_armenia(at)mail.ru


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 → Australia ICOMOS
The Inaugural Dr Jim Kerr Memorial Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April 2015

Who? Australia ICOMOS (NSW) in association with the Sydney Opera House; the Heritage Division NSW Office of Environment and Heritage; and the National Trust of Australia (NSW)
What? The Annual Jim Kerr Memorial address pays respect to his legacy by perpetuating open inquiry into the understanding of place and the constant review of progress in conservation planning practice.​ The event will be followed by a tour of Sydney Opera House.

When? 18 April 2015
Where? Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000


Official contact: Kerime Danis - kerimed(at)cityplan.com.au
Official website: http://australia.icomos.org/events/april-18/ 
ttachment: Poster


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 → ICOMOS Bosnia Herzegovina
Promotion of the medieval heritage

Who? ICOMOS National Committee, Ilijas Municipality and two local NGO
Short presentation of event: Visit to the Old Castle of Dubrovnik and the “stećak” necropolis in Koposici
When? 18th April 2015, meeting point at 10h in the Ilijaš Municipality
Where? Ilijas Municipality, Old Castle of Dubrovnik, Koposici
Official contact: ICOMOS National Committee


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 → ICOMOS Canada

50 Years of action in Montreal and on the international level

Mettez ces sorties printanières à votre agenda! Réservez tôt. Les places sont limitées.

Patrimoine à Montréal et à l’international : 50 ans d’action, conférence présentée par Héritage Montréal et l’Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM
Deux conférences qui porteront sur les actions en patrimoine à montréalais et à l’international. Présentées par Dinu Bumbaru, directeur des politiques à Héritage Montréal, et Martin Drouin, professeur au Département d’études urbaines et touristiques à l’École des sciences de la gestion et membre de l’Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM.
Détails :
Mercredi 15 avril, de 17 h 30 à 19 h 00, en français.
Salle Dawson Hall de l’Église St-James United. Entrée par le 1435, rue City Councillors, près de la station de métro McGill
Renseignements : 514-286-2662, poste 21 ou contact@heritagemontreal.org
Activité gratuite

Projet de réaménagement du square Dorchester et de la place du Canada, visite guidée présentée par la Ville de Montréal

Le projet de réaménagement du square Dorchester et de la place du Canada comporte deux volets bien distincts mais intimement liés :
1. Le volet aménagement, comprenant la conservation et la mise en valeur de la forme paysagère et des monuments et objets commémoratifs de l’ancien square victorien aménagé en 1873.
2. Le volet archéologie, comprenant l’ancien cimetière Saint-Antoine qui couvre la totalité du square Dorchester et de la place du Canada ainsi que les rues adjacentes et où environ 50 000 individus ont été inhumés entre 1799 et 1854.

Détails :
Jeudi 16 avril, de 10 h à 12 h, en français
Rendez-vous au square Dorchester, près du métro Peel ou Bonaventure
Réservation obligatoire auprès d’Héritage Montréal - Inscription en ligne
Renseignements : 514-286-2662, poste 21 ou contact@heritagemontreal.org
Activité gratuite, offerte beau temps mauvais temps

Visite des Archives de la Ville de Montréal, visite guidée présentée par la Ville de Montréal

Créées en 1913, les Archives de Montréal regroupent 4,25 km de documents historiques de 1796 à nos jours et 1 million de photographies du 20e siècle dans deux chambres fortes situées sous les parterres de l’hôtel de ville. Venez voir nos trésors documentaires!
Détails :
Jeudi 16 avril, de 14 h à 16 h 00, en français
Hôtel de ville de Montréal, salle de consultation des archives, local R-108
275, rue Notre-Dame Est (entrée par la rue Gosford), près de la station de métro Champ-de-Mars
Réservation obligatoire auprès d’Héritage Montréal - Inscription en ligne
Renseignements : 514-286-2662, poste 21 ou contact@heritagemontreal.org
Activité gratuite

Visite guidée de la maison Smith et son pourtour. Un patrimoine montréalais unique à conserver, visite guidée présentée par les Amis de la montagne
10 ans après le classement du mont Royal comme arrondissement historique et naturel (devenu site patrimonial déclaré), la maison Smith se refait une beauté. Lors des travaux, une visite guidée permettra de mettre en valeur les caractéristiques architecturales de ce dernier témoin des résidences rurales néo-classiques du milieu du 19ème siècle.
Détails :
Jeudi 16 avril, de 17 h 30 à 19 h 00, en français
Maison Smith, parc du Mont-Royal, 1260, chemin Remembrance, station de métro Mont-Royal puis autobus 11
Réservation obligatoire auprès des Amis de la montagne, 514 843.8240, poste 0
Activité gratuite, offerte beau temps mauvais temps

Excursion toponymique - D’un centre-ville à l’autre, visite guidée présentée par la Ville de Montréal

Une excursion qui vous propose d’explorer l’origine et le contexte de création d’environ 50 toponymes illustrant la richesse et la diversité du patrimoine toponymique montréalais. Tout au long du parcours, vous pourrez aussi découvrir l’évolution de l’occupation du territoire et les traces d’un passé disparu qui subsistent parfois uniquement par la toponymie. Excursion toponymique à pied d’environ 2,5 kilomètres à travers les rues de Montréal ayant pour point de départ le lieu de fondation de Montréal à la place D’Youville et se terminant dans le centre-ville moderne (à la place des Festivals).
Détails :
Vendredi 17 avril, de 9 h à 11 h 30, en français
Rendez-vous devant le Centre d’histoire de Montréal, au 335, place D’Youville dans le Vieux-Montréal, station de métro Place-d’Armes
Réservation obligatoire auprès d’Héritage Montréal - Inscription en ligne
Renseignements : 514-286-2662, poste 21 ou contact@heritagemontreal.org
Activité gratuite, offerte beau temps mauvais temps

Visite de la Réserve des collections archéologiques de la Ville de Montréal

La collection archéologique provient de plus de 200 sites archéologiques recensés sur le domaine municipal et correspond à près de 3 000 caisses d’objets en boîtes et à plus de 8 000 objets constituant la collection de référence. La collection provient de site des périodes préhistorique et/ou historique (4000 AD à ce jour), des occupations amérindiennes, des régimes français et anglais et, de la période industrielle. Les objets proviennent de sites variés allant de la carrière de pierre préhistorique aux complexes agricole, militaire, commerciaux ou industriels en passant par les occupations domestiques des faubourgs. Mais c’est aussi bien plus que cela…La Réserve fête ses 10 ans d’existence active cette année dans ses locaux aux normes de conservation du 333, rue Peel. La toute première visite a été organisée en 2005 et, depuis cette date, la Réserve ouvre ses portes au public, entre autres, lors des activités de la Journée internationale des monuments et des sites, le Mois de l’archéologie et Têtes d’affiche. Des visites sont également offertes à des groupes spécialisés.
Détails :
Vendredi 17 avril, de 12 h à 14 h, en français
Réserve des collections archéologiques, 333, rue Peel; métro Bonaventure, sortie rue Peel, au sud de Notre-Dame
Réservation obligatoire auprès d’Héritage Montréal - Inscription en ligne
Renseignements : 514-286-2662, poste 21 ou contact@heritagemontreal.org
Activité gratuite

Visite de la centrale de la Rivière-des-Prairies, visite guidée présentée par Hydro-Québec

Mise en service en 1929, la centrale de la Rivière-des-Prairies est un témoin important de l’électrification de la région montréalaise. Les récents travaux de réfection sur cette installation ont permis de conserver la valeur patrimoniale du lieu. Hydro-Québec tient compte de la dimension patrimoniale dans ses activités. Sa 1ère politique sur le patrimoine a été adoptée en 1984. Hydro-Québec vous invite à une visite de cette centrale patrimoniale avec son architecture d’inspiration Art déco et l’intérieur le plus coloré des centrales du Québec !
Détails :
Samedi 18 avril, de 13 h à 14 h 30, en français et en anglais
Rendez-vous à la Centrale de la Rivière des Prairies, 3400 rue du Barrage, Laval, H7E 5A2
Réservation obligatoire auprès d’Hydro-Québec au 1 800 365-5229 ou visites.beauharnois@hydro.qc.ca
Activité gratuite, offerte beau temps mauvais temps

La construction de Pointe-à-Callière : 25 ans déjà !, visite guidée présentée par Pointe-à-Callière, musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de MontréalIl y a 25 ans, Pointe-à-Callière, musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal était en pleine période de construction. Ce Musée allait s’établir sur le lieu de fondation de Montréal. On devait y préserver et présenter les vestiges des différentes périodes d’occupation du site de la pointe à Callière, dans le Vieux-Montréal, depuis 1642 jusqu’à ce jour. Deux ans plus tard, Pointe-à-Callière ouvrait ses portes le 17 mai 1992, à temps pour souligner avec éclat le 350e anniversaire de la fondation de Montréal. La visite ici proposée présente les diverses étapes des travaux ainsi que les immenses défis qu’ont dû relever les architectes, les concepteurs et les constructeurs.

Détails :
Samedi 18 avril, à 13 h en anglais et à 15 h en français
Départ de la visite dans le hall du Musée, 350 place Royale, près du métro Place-d’Armes
Aucune réservation, 24 places disponibles par groupe. Prix d’entrée régulier au Musée
Renseignements : 514 872-9150

100 ans plus tard… Un rêve nommé Maisonneuve!, visite guidée présentée par l’Atelier d’histoire Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Dans la foulée du 100e anniversaire du bain public Maisonneuve, de la caserne Letourneux et des orgues de l’église Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus (TSNJ), l’Atelier d’histoire Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve propose un parcours dans l’ancienne Cité de Maisonneuve ! Les visiteurs pourront entrer dans l’église TSNJ, le bain Maisonneuve et découvrir ses alentours, les grands boulevards, les bâtiments publics de style Beaux-arts et les résidences prestigieuses !
Détails :
Samedi 18 avril, de 13 h 30 à 16 h 30, en français
Rendez-vous sur le parvis de Église Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, à l’angle de la rue Adam et la rue Desjardins, métro Pie-IX et autobus 139 sud
Réservation obligatoire auprès de l’Atelier d’histoire au 514 899-9979
Frais de 15$ par personne, beau temps mauvais temps

L’UQAM, une nouvelle vision de l’université, visite guidée présentée par l’Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM

Une visite documentée et commentée des pavillons Judith-Jasmin et Hubert-Aquin, première phase du campus de l’UQAM construite au milieu des années 1970 au cœur de l’ancien Quartier Latin. La visite portera plus spécifiquement sur les rapports institution-architecture-ville, ou comment l’architecture traduit la double structure originale de l’UQAM et les volontés d’«ouverture» de l’institution. Cette visite est combinée à une exposition de documents d’archives (maquette des pavillons, documents préparatoires à la construction, etc.) dans la salle D-R200.
Détails :
Samedi 18 avril, de 14 h à 16 h 00, en français
Rendez-vous à la salle D-R200, située au 1430 rue St-Denis, près de la station de métro Berri-UQAM
Réservation obligatoire auprès de l’Institut du patrimoine au institutdupatrimoine@uqam.ca ou 514-987-4705
Activité gratuite

Le site des moulins, 20 ans de mise en valeur?, visite guidée présentée par Cité-Historia

En 1998, le site des Moulins est mis en valeur par la Ville de Montréal pour faire honneur aux 300 ans d’histoire des moulins du Sault-au-Récollet. Venez découvrir le site et son histoire, les choix de mise en valeur faits à l’époque et leur évolution aujourd’hui.
Détails :
Samedi 18 avril, de 15 h à 16 h 30, en français
Rendez-vous à Cité historia - Maison du Meunier, 10897 rue du Pont, Montréal, Qc H2B 2H3
Station de métro : Henri Bourassa et bus 69 ou bus 45
Réservation obligatoire auprès de Cité-Historia au 514-850-4222
Activité gratuite, offerte beau temps mauvais temps

DIMANCHE 19 avril 2015
L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal et l’esprit de la modernité, visite-conférence
présentée par l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph

En 1965, un souffle de modernité va transformer l’intérieur de la basilique de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal. Le projet de Gérard Notebaert, appuyé par les recommandations du Concile Vatican II, témoignera de l’esprit nouveau tout en conservant une certaine mémoire du passé. C’est cette histoire architecturale que nous vous proposons de découvrir grâce à une conférence en salle suivie d’une visite in situ.
Détails :
Dimanche 19 avril, de 13 h 30 à 15 h 00 en français
Rendez-vous à la salle Gautier de Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, 3800, chemin Queen Mary, 4e étage (niveau du cœur du frère André), près de la station de métro Côte-des-Neiges
Renseignements / réservation auprès de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph : 514-733-8211, poste 2291
Activité gratuite

Capsule thématique - Site internet du Conseil du patrimoine
Publication d’une capsule portant spécifiquement sur le patrimoine montréalais lié à la commémoration de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Nous y présenterons une mise en contexte, un bref recensement des formes de commémoration (monuments publics, édifices commémoratifs, plaques et éléments architecturaux) ainsi que certains des enjeux de conservation rencontrés.
Exposition virtuelle - « 1974-1975 : Mouvements, modernité et naissance d’un village », lancement de l’exposition par l’Université Concordia
Cette exposition est la quatrième d’une série axée sur le Quartier Concordia et ses environs. Au cœur d’une décennie marquée par le changement, 1974 et 1975 sont des années de transformation. En cette période de forte croissance démographique, de nombreux bâtiments de l’époque victorienne sont démolis pour faire place à des immeubles plus élevés et plus imposants. Tandis que certains rêvent d’un nouvel ordre social, d’autres se mobilisent pour préserver le passé. Deux réputés établissements d’enseignement montréalais fusionnent et deviennent l’Université Concordia, épicentre de ce quartier en transition.
Exposition extérieure sur les vitrines du pavillon EV (rue Guy à l’angle de la rue Sainte Catherine).

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→ ICOMOS China

Brief report about the programs organized in China for the celebration of 4.18 International Day of Monuments and Sites. 

Download (Word document) 

 → ICOMOS Costa Rica
50th anniversary of ICOMOS International
Earthen Architecture / Landscapes Cultural / Conservation of Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development

Santo Domingo, Heredia
Temple Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Miguel de Santo Sunday 11 April 19

Who? ICOMOS Costa Rica
With the collaboration of Costa Rican Tourism Institute, International Center for Heritage Conservation (CICOP), Restoration Committee for Temple of Our Lady of Carmen, local associations, Municipality of Santo Domingo and Domingueña House for Culture.

When? From 11th to April 19th, time: 2-6 pm
Activity: Exhibition of old photographs of each district of Santo Domingo and tour of some of the houses, with the collaboration of CICOP.
Where? Each of the districts of Santo Domingo.


Saturday April 18

When? 10 am 
Where? in the Temple of Our Lady of Carmen, San Miguel de Santo Domingo.

1. Opening remarks by the President of ICOMOS, Arq. Ofelia Sanou. 
2. Remarks by representative of the President of the Committee for Restaruación Temple of Our Lady of Carmen. Mr. Henri Vargas.
3. Remarks by the mayor of Santo Domingo, Ms. Laura Prado.
4. Words of representative local associations. Mr. Rafael Bolaños.
5. Talk: Proposal to conserve the heritage of Santo Domingo de Heredia. Student graduation thesis ITCR, Mauricio Navarro Guevara and Edelvais.
6. Presentation Theatre.
7. Lunch.
8. Talk: The Earthen Architecture in Costa Rica: Values of Santo Domingo de Heredia. By Arch. Bernadette Esquivel.
9. Award Ceremony of the XXII ICOMOS Photography Contest 2015.
10. Award of April 18, 2015.
11. Cultural performance by the band EMUSA.
12. Closing and refreshments.


Sunday April 19
When? 10 am
Activity: Cultural Fair "Transfer of knowledge"

1. Talk: Sustainable Tourism. Ms. Sandra R. Monge
2. Presentation of Cimarrona Domingueña.
3. Talk: Environment and Economy Cafetalera in Santo Domingo.
4. Tour of an ecotourism site (river and coffee).

Alongside will be displayed the products of the groups taking the courses of Transmission of Knowledge ACCASD-CDC and IDB (crafts, cuisine, literature, etc.)

AttachmentsFull programme - Poster

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 → ICOMOS Germany

50 Jahre ICOMOS – Weltweiter Einsatz für die Denkmalpflege: Vortragsveranstaltung anlässlich des Internationalen Denkmaltags 2015

What? Lecture 

Who? ICOMOS Germany
When? April 20th, 16:00
Where? Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstraße 116, 20249 Hamburg
Attachments: Detailed presentationand programme (ger)


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 → ICOMOS Hellenic (Greece)

Conference “Philhellenism – International Cooperation – Cultural Heritage”
When? April 19th, 2015
Where? B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Athens
What? Event report:
"The President of ICOMOS Hellenic, Dr. Athanasios Nakasis and the Press Responsible of Hellenic ICOMOS Mrs. Sofia Spyropoulou, were invited to participate in the conference, held by the Society of Greek Benefactors, titled “Philhellenism – International Cooperation – Cultural Heritage”. The event took place in 19th April 2015, on the occasion of the International Day on Monuments and Sites (18 April), at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music. Dr. Nakasis and Mrs.Spyropoulou addressed a speech on the Cultural Heritage and the International Synergies. Dr. Nakasis received an honorary award by the President of the Society of Greek Benefactors for his contribution to the protection and enhancement of Cultural Heritage."


Celebration event on the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS and reception: Round table
Who? Hellenic National Committee under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO.
What? Celebration event on the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS and reception. Round
table with the participation of founding and historical members of ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee.
When? 21 April 2015, 18.00
Where? ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee Building
Peireos 73, 10553, Athens Greece
Official contact: ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee
icomoshellenic(at)gmail.com, newslettericomoshellenic(at)gmail.com
Official website: www.icomoshellenic.gr

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→ ICOMOS Hungary

"There is no Future without the Past"

Who? ICOMOS Hungarian National Committee, the Parliamentary State Secretariat of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Gyula Forster National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management are pleased to invite you to their Ceremonial Meeting entitled

When? 20 April 2015 at 09:30
Where? Várkert Bazár (1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.)
Attachment: Full Programme

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50th anniversary of ICOMOS International

Who? Organized by COMOS Iran 
What? Celebrating the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS

Lecture 1 
Topic: Search at the roots of international charters (cultural and natural heritage)
By: Mr. Adel Farhangui

Lecture 2
Topic: Introduction to the evolution of trends in the development of international charters in the field of cultural heritage
By: Ms. Hayedeh Laleh

Lecture 3
Topic: Analysis of the annual statement of the ICOMOS International (since 1983-2014)
By: Mr. Nasser Nowrooz Zadeh Chegini

When? 20 April 2015, 15:00 – 18:00
Where? Dr. Shirazi Gathering hall at the Academy of Art, No. 2169, Vali Asr Street, South-west corner of the Saei Park, Tehran. 
The event is open to the public and a light refreshments will be served.
Official contact: Arash Boostani (Secretary General): Info(at)iranicomos.org
Official website: http://www.iranicomos.org


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 → ICOMOS Malaysia


12 April 2015
'Warisan Kita' Children Art Competition

Who? Organized by ICOMOS Malaysia, Melaka World Heritage Office and Department of National Heritage, Malaysia.
What?' Warisan Kita' Children Art Competition 2015

In conjunction with 'World Heritage Day Celebration 2015’, ICOMOS Malaysia is challenging our children to show their understanding of our past through an art competition, themed ‘Warisan Kita’ or “Our Heritage” on 12 April 2015.
Two separate competitions will be held simultaneously from 9.30am to 12.30pm along Jalan Tukang Besi-Jalan Tukang Emas-Jalan Tokong, Melaka and at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur. 

When? 12 April 2015, 09:30 – 12:30
Where? Jalan Tukang Besi-Jalan Tukang Emas-Jalan Tokong in Melaka and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

Official contact: Contact Sabiha at admin@icomos-malaysia.org for the Kuala Lumpur competition and Harith at melakawhsb@gmail.com for the Melaka competition.

Attachment: flyer Kuala Lumpur - flyer Melaka


18 April 2015
Organized by COMOS Malaysia and Heritage Foundation of Malaysia (Badan Warisan Malaysia), supported by Victorian Institution Alumni 1963-1965
What? Heritage Talk: His-Story of Architectural Heritage of Kuala Lumpur by Dato' Hajeedar Majid

This illustrated talk on the architectural heritage of Kuala Lumpur is based on the speaker’s experience as a ‘KL city boy’ and his pioneering efforts for conservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings in Kuala Lumpur. His ‘story’ will touch on his involvement in the restoration and ‘adaptive reuse’ of Kuala Lumpur’s Industrial Courts, Infokraf Centre (today the National Textile Museum),the KL Library (today this is the KL Gallery) and his adaptation work of the residence of the British Resident to Malaya into a boutique hotel of Carcosa Seri Negara. 

Dato’ Ar. Hajeedar Majid graduated in Architecture from Portsmouth Polytechnic (UK) and practiced in Brighton before returning to Malaysia and served Urban Development Authority (UDA) as Architect and Deputy Director (1973-78). An active member of the Institute of Malaysian Architects (PAM) he served as PAM President from 1985-1987. He manages an architectural practice, Hajeedar and Associates Sdn, since 1978. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a recipient of the prestigious PAM Gold Medal 2012. Other personal and professional awards include the Penguin Prize by Norwegian Government in 1985 for his conservation and restoration works, and the Darjah Kebesaran Sharafuddin Idris Shah (DSIS) in 2009. Today, he is Chairman of the Majlis Warisan Kebangsaan under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

The event is open to the public with free admission but donations for the ‘Heritage Cause’ at the door are welcomed. Light refreshments will be served.

 18 April 2015, 11:30 – 13:00
Where? Badan Warisan Malaysia, No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
Official contact: Contact Sabiha at admin@icomos-malaysia.org or +603 2693 4182.
Attachment: Flyer

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 → ICOMOS Mali 

Conference – Discussion : « l’architecture de terre au mali, un savoir faire à l’épreuve des siècles » / "Earthen architecture in Mali: a time-proofed craft"

Conférence animée par : MARIAM SY MACALOU , Cheich Abd El Kader FOFANA , Boubacar H. DIABY, Mamadou KONE.

Where? Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs Abdrahamane Baba Touré « ENI – ABT » de Bamako
When? Samedi 18 April 2015 - opening at 9: am 
Attachment: Poster

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→ ICOMOS Mexico

ICOMOS Mexicano's 50th birthday

What? Festive event
When? 19 APril 2015, 18:30
Palacio de Minería

Auditorio Bernardo Quintana
Tacuba 5, Cnetre Histórico, México, D.F.
(55) 5264 3297

(55) 5564 4251
Attachment: Poster


→ ICOMOS Mexico

Presentation of the book "De arquitectura y algo más: A cincuenta años de la Carta de Venecia" by Carlos Flores Marini (In Memoriam)

Who? Agustín Domínguez Zerboni

Director General, Promotora y Consultora de Ingeniería, S.A. de C.V.
Moderadora: Rosa María Sánchez Lara Con la participación de Agustín Domínguez Zerboni, Carlos Lozano, Ángel Flores Torres Carlos Clemente y Jorge González de
What? Le invita a la presentación del libro "De arquitectura y algo más: A cincuenta años de la Carta de Venecia" de Carlos Flores Marini (In Memoriam)
Vino de Honor / Cocktail
When? 21 April 2015, 19:00
Where? Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela Casa del Rico
Calle de San Jacinto #5
San Angel. Delegación Alvaro Obregón
Attachment: Poster


→ ICOMOS Mexico/ Queretano Committee of ICOMOS

who? The International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS, Agency "A" of UNESCO, Under the 50th anniversary of its founding
Through Queretano Committee of ICOMOS
With the presence of M in Arch. Olga Orive Bellinger
Mexican President of ICOMOS
When? Friday, April 24 . 19:00
where? Museo de Arte de Querétaro
Attachment: Poster

Free admission

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 → ICOMOS Mongolia

1. Scientific conference: -“Historical and cultural heritage monuments and sites at the mountain of Del uul“

Who? National Centre of cultural heritage, Governor’s office of Ulziit count of Dundgobi province, Museum of Dundgobi province, ICOMOS MONGOLIA.
What? Scientific conference is dedicated to International day of monuments and sites and during which will be discussed urgent issues and problems concerning protection and conservation of monuments sites not only of Del uul mountain but in whole Mongolia.
When? Date: 15 Apr 2015
Where? Mongolia, city Ulaanbaatar
Official contact: Dr. Norov Urtnasan. urtnasan_norov(at)yahoo.com - Mobile: 976-99100184


2. Press conference: “let’s revive and respect our Heritage”

Who? ICOMOS MONGOLIA, National Centre of cultural heritage, Section of archaeology of the institute of history of Mongolia
What? Press conference “Let’s revive and respect our Heritage” dedicated to International day of monuments and sites and launching of the 50 the anniversary of ICOMOS in Mongolia
When? 16 Apr 2015
Where? Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Official contact: Dr. Norov Urtnasan. urtnasan_norov(at)yahoo.com - Mobile: 976-99100184


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 → Nepal

"We cordially invite you on the occasion of the World Heritage Day’s Celebration on April 17th, 18th and 19th 2015 with commitment to put slogan of the ICOMOS-World Heritage into action with the coordination of the Youth Awareness Environmental Forum YAEF. Your participation is our inspiration. 

Our Programs:
- Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2 MHz established by Youth Awareness Environmental Forum is Community based Radio. It will broadcast heritage related slogan on 17th, 18th and 19th April 18 hour daily

Our Forum will organize interaction program subject to the Important and Necessary of Heritage on April 18, 2015, in Lalitpur Godawari Area which is the major water resources area and most important heritage side in Kathmandu Valley." 

Where? Venue- Godawari Kunda,Lalitpur
When? April 18,2015,Saturday1.00 P.M Sharp.
Official contact: Messages (Well Wishes) can be sent by Fax 5560782 - Email> yaefast[à]gmail.com


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  → ICOMOS Panamá

Conversaciones sobre patrimonio

Who? ICOMOS Panamá and INAC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura)
When? 21 April, 6:30pm
Where? en el convento de las Monjas de la Concepción de Panamá
Attachment: Poster


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 → ICOMOS Peru

1- Risk management and cultural heritage Seminar.
Who? It is organized jointly to the National Architects Association of Peru and the Regional Lima Architects association. The program will include two days.

- First day: April 15th

Natural Disasters and cultural heritage
Dr. Alberto Martorell, President of As. Icomos Peru
Arch. Teresa Vilcapoma, Vicepresidente of ICOMOS Peru
Arch.Jenny Parra, National Organization for risk prevention INDECI
Ing. Hugo O'Connor, specialist in risk management
PhD. Carlos Zavala Toledo. CIESMID. National University of Engeneering

- Second day: April 16th

Ing. Rodrigo Calderón. Consulter of the Regional Planning Process for Lima and Callao 2035
Ing. Giorgio Silva. Specialist of the Firefighters Forces of Peru.
Arch. Constanza Remar. National Association of Architects of Peru
Archaeologist Natalia Guzman Director of Monuments Management of the Ministry of Culture of Peru.

Institute for Peruvian Studies, Lima.
Attachment: Seminar Poster

It is organized jointly to the National Association of Architects of Peru and the Regional Association of Architects of Lima

2- Heritage and tourism: looking for sustainable development
Who? Organized by ICOMOS Peru, the Municipality of Lampa, the Foundation of Lampa, the National Association of Architects of Peru and the Regional Association of Architects of Lima
When? April 17th
Conference: The ICOMOS Charter on Cultural Tourism. Mgs. Carlos Orihuela. Member of the Board or Directors of As. ICOMOS Per
Conference: Lampa la ciudad rosada. Dr. Oscar Frisancho. President of the Foundation of Lampa.

Where? National Association of Architects of Peru headquarters

3- Photo exhibition inauguration: Lampa, la Ciudad Rosada
When? April 17th. 
Where? National Association of Architects of Peru headquarters
Attachment: Poster

4- 50 Anniversary of ICOMOS
When? April 18th: 

What? Conference: ICOMOS and the development of international conservationist theory. Mgs. Arch. Jose Hayakawa. Member of the Board or Directors of of As. ICOMOS Per
Conference: ICOMOS Peru agenda for the next years: risk and possibilities. Dr. Alberto Martorell President of As. ICOMOS Peru.
Magistral Conference: ICOMOS and the history of conservation. Dr. Arch. Victor Pimentel. Honorary President of ICOMOS Peru
Where? National Association of Architects of Peru headquarters.

5- Central conference: Right bases approach and cultural heritage in Peru. Dr. Alberto Martorell President of As.ICOMOS Peru
Who? Organized by ICOMOS Peru and the National Association of Architects of Peru.
When? April 28th
Where? National Association of Architects of Peru. headquarters

6- Presentation of the book “Historiografía del Centro de Chiclayo y del Palacio Municipal”.
of the Arch. Velia Beltran, Member of ICOMOS Peru.
Who? Organized by the National Architects Association of Peru, the "Grupo Expression" and ICOMOS Peru.

Incorporation of the Sculptor Master Miguel Baca Rossi as Honorary Member of As. ICOMOS Peru.
When? April 30th
Where? National Association of Architects of Peru. headquarters

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 → Portugal


Who? Centre de estudos de cultura, história, artes e património
What? No próximo dia 18 de Abril irá realizar-se, na Casa de Estremoz, o 2.º Workshop com o tema "Conservação e Restauro - Preservação do Património arquitetónico, urbanístico e paisagístico".
O workshop terá a duração de 6 horas e, entre outras atividades, irá promover uma visita guiada ao Palácio dos Marqueses Praia e Monforte (galeria de arte contemporânea de Estremoz).
A participação é gratuita, mas sujeita a inscrição prévia através dos seguintes contactos:
Contact : E-mail: phim.cechap@gmail.com Tel.: 268 889 186 / 966 032 646
Attachment: Programme and registration form

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 → ICOMOS Romania
Specific approaches in the restoration of Transilvanian rural heritage

Who? Organizers: ICOMOS Romania & the Sibiu County Office for Culture  
What? Short presentation of the event (mention if it’s a 50th anniversary event): 
SPECIFIC APPROACHES IN THE RESTORATION OF TRANSILVANIAN RURAL HERITAGE is a scientific and technical seminar discussing professional issues of restoration projects financed through European Funds in southern Transilvania. The expected scientific conclusions are meant to contribute, in the near future, to a better implementation of such projects and to a better adaptation of the financial frame to the specific restoration purpose. 

The event is celebrating the International Day of Monuments and Sites / ICOMOS 50 Anniversary.  
When? April 17, 2015
Where? ROMANIA, SIBIU, Astra Palace - 5-7 George Baritiu str.

Official contact: Irina Iamandescu - ICOMOS Romania Secretary,  icomosromania[à]gmail.com, +40 745041402
Official website: www.icomos.ro
Attachments: Programme


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 → ICOMOS Saudi Arabia

4 day forum on Saudi Heritage: "Heritage and arts forum"
Who? With Saudi Heritage Preservation Society
When? Opening on Wednesday, 15rh April 2015
Where? In Riyadh City, King Fahd Cultural Centre
Attachment: Poster


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 → ICOMOS Serbia
Round table "50 Years of ICOMOS"

Discussion on the role of ICOMOS in Serbian conservation practice, from the experiences in the Yugoslav National Committee from foundation of ICOMOS, re-establishment of the National Committee in 1999, until today.

Who? National Committee ICOMOS Serbia
When? April 17th, 2015

Where? Faculty of Architecture, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, Belgrade, Serbia
Official contact? National Committee ICOMOS Serbia

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 → ICOMOS Singapore

World Heritage day Symposium: Saving history to build a nation

Who? ICOMOS Singapore, National Heritage Board & National Museum of Singapore
When? 18 April 2015, 9: am / 1:30 pm
National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement 1
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897
Getting there:
MRT stations nearby - Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah & City Hall
Registration: This is a free programme. Please register via SISTIC.
Attachment: Poster

Official website: http://heritagefest.sg/events/world-heritage-day-symposium

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 → ICOMOS Slovenia

14th of April 2015

Press conference to present the activities regarding the Slovenian celebration of 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS

Who? ICOMOS Slovenia
When? 14th of April 2015
Where? Ljubljana, Tobacco factory museum, at 11 a.m


- Presentation of celebrating World International Monuments Day 2015 in Slovenia
- Presentation of 2th International Symposium on cultural Heritage and legal issues: Protection and reuse of industrial Heritage: Dilemmas, Problems and Examples,1th-3th of October, 2015, Bled, Slovenia.
- Presentation of web platform Slovenian Industrial Heritage.
- Presentation of good practice preserving Industrial Heritage by the owners: Union Brewery, Slovenian Railway company, Elektro Ljubljana etc...
- Cycling tour with visiting Industrial Heritage Sites in Ljubljana (from 12.30 p.m.-15p.m)


18th of April 2015
"Owners with consciousness"
Good practice and good management by the owners: Union brewery, Elektro Ljubljana, Tobacco, Slovenske železnice and others.

Where? Opening day of Industrial Heritage sites in Ljubljana
When? from 10 a.m. 


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 Spain  - Casa Batlló Gaudí, Barcelona

Celebrate the International Day for Monuments in Casa Batlló Barcelona

Who? Casa Batllo
What? Contest in the Facebook page and Twiter profile with questions about the magic work of Antoni Gaudi
When? April 18th
Where? Online: Facebook page and Twitter profile
Official contact: info(at)casabatllo.cat
Official website: https://www.casabatllo.es 


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 → ICOMOS Tunisia
Industrial heritage in Tunisia: The case of Djerissa mining town / Le patrimoine industriel en Tunisie, Le cas de la cité minière de DJERISSA

Who? ICOMOS Tunisia National Committee
When? Samedi 18 april 2015 at 9: am
Where? ASM Tunis, 24, Rue du Tribunal - 1006 TUNIS

Attachment: Poster


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 → ICOMOS Turkey

* Panel: ICOMOS Turkey; from the establishment until today

Who? ICOMOS Turkey National Committee
The members who contributed to the establishment and development of ICOMOS Turkey National Committee Presidents will take the floor.
Speakers: Doğan Kuban: 1968 -1978
Cevat Erder: 1979 - 1981
Çetin Anlağan: 1981- 1992 (On behalf of The Ministry of Culture)
Nevzat İlhan: 1993 - 1999
Zeynep Ahunbay: 1999-2005
Nur Akın: 2005 - 2011
Yegan Kahya: 2011 - 2014
Moderator: Iclal Dinçer: 2014 -
When? April 20, from 14.00 pm to 17.00 pm.
Where? Istanbul Technical University, Taskisla, Istanbul, Turkey.
Official contact: icomos(at)@icomos.org.tr
Attachment: Poster

* Conference: “World Heritage Evaluation Criteria”

Who? ICOMOS Turkey with Mersin University and Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
Speaker: Zeynep Ahunbay, ICOMOS - TR
Opening Speakers: Tamer Gök - ICOMOS-TR,
Ahmet Çamsarı – Rector of Mersin University
Burhanettin Kocamaz – Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
Özdemir Çakacak – Governor of Mersin
When? April 21, 10.00 pm.
Where? Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Congress Center, Mersin, Turkey.
Official contact: icomos(at)icomos.org.tr
Attachment: Poster


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* Panel: Historical Environment and We

Who? ICOMOS Turkey National Committee (Eti Akyüz Levi)

What? Panel: Historical Environment and We
Speakers: Eti Akyüz Levi, ICOMOS - Turkey
Hasan Topal, Head of Chamber of Architects of Izmir
Tamer Pakben, Restoration expert-Practitioner
Gökhan Kutlu, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
Zafer Derin, Archaeologist

April 28, from 14:00 pm to 18:00 pm.

Where? Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
Official contact: icomos@icomos.org.tr
Attachment: Poster


* Symposium - Change: The Changing Meaning Scope and Tools of Heritage. Conservation in 50 Years in Turkey

Who? ICOMOS Turkey with Middle East Technical University
What? Symposium - Change: The Changing Meaning Scope and Tools of Heritage. Conservation in 50 Years in Turkey

SOCIETY: İlhan Tekeli, Middle East Technical University

Deniz Özkut, ICOMOS Turkey

İclal Dinçer, ICOMOS Turkey
Öcal Oğuz UNESCO Turkey
TOOLS: Fuat Gökçe, ICOMOS Turkey
LAWS: Neriman Şahin Güçhan, ICOMOS Turkey
Güliz Bilgin Altınöz, ICOMOS Turkey
KORDER-Conservation Association
KOREFD-Association of Restoration Companies

When? May, 5, from 09:30pm to19:00 pm.

Where? Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architectural, Ankara, Turkey.
Official contact: icomos(at)icomos.org.tr
Attachment: Poster


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=> Official US ICOMOS website for International Day on Monuments and Sites

1 -Ohio’s World Heritage Opportunity: A Community Leadership Briefing

Who? World Heritage Ohio and the Friends of the Ancient Ohio Earthworks
What? Created more than a millenium ago by indigenous people, these magnificent earthworks of the Hopewell Culture are a wonder of the world. Through the nomination process of UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – these Ohio treasures are poised to join such cultural icons as the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal on the World Heritage List.
When? April 14, 2015 6-8 pm
Where? Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
Official contact Kathy Wyatt, kwyatt(at)ohiohistory.org
Official website worldheritageohio.org


2- World Heritage Challenges and Opportunities for Ohio

Who? Ohio History Connection
What? Please join us for an informal luncheon discussion about Ohio’s World Heritage nomination and the destruction of World Heritage sites in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS. Special guest George Papagiannis, UNESCO with Dr Brad Lepper, Ohio History Connection and Patrick Terrien, Columbus Council on World Affairs
When? April 15, 2015 11:30 am – 1 pm
Where? Ohio History Center, Columbus, OH
Official contact: Todd Kleismit, tkleismit(at)ohiohistory.org
Attachments: Poster / leaflet


3- World Heritage Ohio Breakfast Reception

Who? Licking County CV
What? World Heritage Ohio Breakfast Reception with special guest George Papagiannis, UNESCO
When? April 16, 2015 8 am
Where? Double Tree Hotel, Newark OH
Official contact Dan Moder, dmoder(at)escapetolickingcounty.com


4- How the Arab region views World Heritage and the Islamic State’s destruction of it

Who? US/ICOMOS in partnership with the National Building Museum
What? A talk by Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage. Please see the attached flier for full details.
The event is free but tickets are required. Tickets may be ordered here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-talk-by-mr-mounir-bouchenaki-director-of-the-arab-regional-centre-for-world-heritage-how-the-arab-tickets-16517526366.
Mr. Bouchenaki will speak on what is the attitude of the peoples of the Arab Region towards the idea of world heritage and the Islamic State's campaign of destruction against it. Is a counter narrative with credibility in the region possible, who should deliver it and what role can culture and heritage professionals play in supporting it?
The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) operates under the auspices of UNESCO and is based in Bahrain. The Centre’s mission is to strengthen implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention in the Arab States Region. Prior to becoming its Director, Mr. Bouchenaki was Director-General of ICCROM from 2006 to 2011, UNESCO’s Assistant Director General for Culture (2000-2006) and before that, Director of the World Heritage Centre.
When? on April 17, 10:00 to 11:30 am 
Where? National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW Washington, DC
Attachement: Flyer


5- Philadelphia City Hall Tour

Who? Global Philadelphia Association and the City of Philadelphia
What? Did you know that Philadelphia’s City Hall is the largest and the tallest City Hall in the United States? And that there are over 250 marble status ornamenting the exterior of the building? To learn more trivia facts and discover one of the City’s most iconic buildings, join us on April 17th as we visit Philadelphia’s City Hall and celebrate, one day early, the International Day of Monuments and Sites. Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover part of Philadelphia’s unique heritage and to enjoy breathtaking views of the city as you ride up to the observation deck, located 500 feet above the ground, just underneath the statue of William Penn.
When? Friday, April 17, from 9am to 11am
Where? City Hall Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Official contact: Global Philadelphia Association at 215-851-8112
Official website: globalphiladelphia.org/events/visit-philadelphias-city-hall
Attachments: N/A


6- Spring Indian Market Days

Who? Organizers Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Cahokia Mounds Museum Society
What? Short presentation of the event More than two dozen Native American artists and vendors will be selling and displaying paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture in metal, wood and stone, ceramics, jewelry in all media, beadwork, flutes, dolls, and much more
When? Friday April 17 from Noon to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Where? Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, Illinois, USA
Official contact Linda Krieg, Gift Shop Manager, 618-344-9221, giftshop@cahokiamounds.org   
Official website:  www.cahokiamounds.org
Attachments: Poster


7- Molokaʻi Earth Day

When? Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:00 pm to 9:00pm
Where? Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, USA
Official website: http://www.molokaievents.com/


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8- Discovering Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Who? Poverty Point WHS staff and Division of Archaeology staff
What? Join staff for demonstrations of the tools used by the American Indian population in northeast Louisiana, prior to European settlement, including the creation of stone points and arrowheads through flint knapping and the use of those points for hunting during Atlatl demonstrations, Archaeology staff will also be on hand, showing how work on discovering Poverty Point’s secrets has progressed over the years. Following the demonstrations, hop on the tram and take a guided tour of the site.
When? Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where? 6859 Hwy. 577, Pioneer, LA, USA
Official contact: Park Staff at 888-926-5492
Official website: www.LaStateParks.com
Attachments: Poster


9- Junior Ranger Day at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Who? Hawaii’s Two World Heritage Sites
What? Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (established in 1987) and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (2010) will celebrate Junior Ranger Day with a “keiki information station” at Kīlauea Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Jaggar Museum from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Keiki (children) who earn their junior ranger badges will also learn about Hawai‘i’s two World Heritage Sites. International Day of Monuments and Sites is also Junior Ranger Day – the first day of National Park Week – and park entrance fees are waived both Saturday and Sunday. The station will provide families with information and share a variety of Junior Ranger handbooks, filled with interactive activities so keiki can discover the geological, biological, and cultural features and significance of the national park and monument. 
When? Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where? United States, Hawaii, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Official website: www.nps.gov/havo


10- Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo

Who? Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
What? Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the only mixed natural-cultural World Heritage Site in the United States, will be hosting an outreach booth at the annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu. The booth will feature the natural and cultural features and significance of Papahānaumokuākea and provide family friendly, interactive, hands-on educational activities to learn more about the Monument and conservation efforts taking place.
When? Saturday, April 18, 2105, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where? United States, Honolulu, Waikīkī Aquarium 2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Official website: www.papahanaumokuakea.gov
Attachments: soon to come


11- Free Admission at Mesa Verde

Who? Mesa Verde National Park
What? Visit Mesa Verde National Park and World Heritage Site, a site of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan culture, which lasted for some nine hundred years from c 450 to 1300. The park is offering free admission as part of National Park Week's Opening Weekend.
When? April 18 to 19
Where? Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado
Official contact: Visitor Information - 970-529-4465
Official website: http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm


12- Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Reserve Spring Open House

Who? Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Reserve
When? Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where? Hilo, Hawaiʻi, USA


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 → ICOMOS Venezuela
On the occasion of the 18 April, ICOMOS Venezuela posted an article on its blog. Download


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 → ICOMOS Bosnia Herzegovina
The modern conservation in Pocitelj, Herzegovina

Who? ICOMOS National Committee and Capljina Municipality
Short presentation of event: Professional explanation: the methodology of the modern conservation on the Kulina and the Pasha’s tabija/bastion.
When? 16th May 2015 at 12h
Where? Cultural-historic site of Pocitelj
Official contact: ICOMOS National Committee

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 → ICOMOS Chile

Who? ICOMOS Chile

The meeting will be attended by representatives of the Chilean State, Senators and Deputies of the Republic, government agencies, heritage professionals, university community and social representatives.
The Symposium arises from the need to improve governance on the World Heritage Sites of Chile, especially Valparaiso and Chiloe, places that are affected by risks to their universal and exceptional value.
When? May 28th, 2015
Where? in the City of Valparaiso, World Heritage Site/UNESCO
Official website: www.icomoschile.blogspot.com

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 → ICOMOS Estonia
Spring Conference of Estonian Academy of Art School of Conservation

Who? Estonian Academy of Art School of Conservation
What? Annual conference on conservation topics dedicated to ICOMOS Anniversary. Conference includes scientific symposium and guided tours to local monuments
When? 30-31 May 2015
Where? Estonia, Haapsalu
Official contact: Maris Veeremäe, maris.veeremae(at)artun.ee
Official website: www.artun.ee 

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 → ICOMOS Hellenic (Greece)
One day conference

What? One day conference titled “The role of ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee as a Non Governmental International Organization and the Hellenic Cultural Heritage: Challenges and collaborations in the 21st century”
When? 15 June 2015
Where? Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Conference Room
Bouboulinas 20, 10682, Athens,
Official contact: ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee
Peireos 73, 10553, Athens Greece,
icomoshellenic(at)gmail.com, newslettericomoshellenic(at)gmail.com
Official website www.icomoshellenic.gr

→ ICOMOS Poland 

Heritage in Transformation” "Heritage protection in the 21st century - problems, challenges, predictions

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Who? ICOMOS Polska 
What? As ICOMOS is celebrating its 50th anniversary, it decided to organize a debate not only on contemporary problems faced in heritage protection but also on different ways of solving such issues.  The international conference "Heritage in transformation. Cultural Heritage Protection in the 21st Century – problems, challenges, predictions” is organised by ICOMOS Poland and will be held in Warsaw on 22-24 June 2015.  

When? 22-24 June 2015
Where? Warsaw, Poland
Official contacticomos50[at]gmail.com - http://www.icomos-poland.org/icomos50/en/

Attachments: Detailed presentation

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 → ICOMOS Mongolia

National presentation day: “Our world heritage –our pride and contribution”, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of World ICOMOS.

Who? Ministry of cultural, education and science, National Centre of cultural heritage, Foundation of protection of natural and cultural heritage, ICOMOS MONGOLIA
What? During National celebration days (11-14th of July)the communities and citizen of World heritage sites (4) and bearers and supporters of ICH World heritage elements (12) will introduce and promote their world heritage properties and ICH elements to public and foreign guests and tourists.
When? 11, 12 and 13th of July
Where? Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia
Official contact: Dr. Norov Urtnasan. urtnasan_norov(at)yahoo.com - Mobile: 976-99100184

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 First International Conference on Military Architecture and Fortified Enclosures

Historical research, interpretation, conservation, Materials, Rehabilitation, Re-Use, Management, Sustainable Development and Tourism

Who? National Institute of Anthropology and History (México), ICOFORT International Scientific Committee on Fortification and Military Heritage, Universidad Veracruzana and Institute Anthropology, Veracruz INAH Center, Museum Fort San Juan de Ulúa, National Autonomous University of Mexico
What? This Congress is being held in the framework of the commemoration of the 480 years since the beginning of the construction of Fort San Juan de Ulúa. The conference partners also are honoring the 10th anniversary ICOFORT International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage along with ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and Sites celebrating their 50th anniversary. Conference themes include 1) Historical research and interpretation, 2) Conservation, Materials, Rehabilitation and Re-Use, 3) Management and Sustainable Development, and 4) Tourism.
When? August, 24-28, 2015
Where? Veracruz-Xalapa, México
Official contact: Dra. Dolores Pineda Campos: Xalapa Avenue # 310, Colonia Progreso Macuiltepetl; C.P. 91130, Xalapa, Veracruz, México.
Phone and Fax: +52 228 8401231
Email: icofort.inah.uv2015(at)gmail.com
Official website: veracruz2015.icofort.org
Attachments: Tentative Program

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 → ICOMOS Mongolia

National workshop: -“Intangible cultural heritage and Mongolia” dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of World ICOMOS

Who? Organizers: Foundation for protection of Natural and cultural heritage - UNESCO accredited NGO, ICOMOS MONGOLIA, National Centre of cultural heritage.
What? National workshop will attract ICH bearers and related NGO’s of World heritage sites and National cultural heritage landscapes in Mongolia and discuss actual problems of the protection and safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of these sites and their combination.
When? 20-23 Sept 2015
Official contact: Dr. Norov Urtnasan. urtnasan_norov(at)yahoo.com - Mobile: 976-99100184

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 → ICOMOS Serbia 
Study visit to Gamzigrad-Romuliana (WH Site) and Negotinske pivnice (Tentative List)

Who? National Committee ICOMOS Serbia
Short presentation of the event: The intention of the visit is to observe the state of conservation of the property already inscribed in the WHL and to discuss the future nominations on the case of wine cellars near Negotin.
When? September 19th, 2015
Where? Zajecar / Negotin, Serbia
Official contact: National Committee ICOMOS Serbia

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 → Australia ICOMOS
Australia ICOMOS conference: Fabric – Threads of Conservation

What? Australia ICOMOS’ conference Fabric is a forum to gather and debate the issues associated with the conservation of heritage fabric.

Issues include: understanding and stewardship of traditional and technical conservation skills, engaging communities in conservation, advancing conservation knowledge, exploring new technologies, and fostering of training opportunities for the future conservation and interpretation of heritage fabric.

When? 5-8 November 2015
Where ? Adelaide
Friday 6 November: National Wine Centre,
Saturday 7 November: Mortlock Chamber at the State Library of South Australia
Sunday 8 November: Tandanya, Australia’s longest Aboriginal owned and managed cultural institute and galler

Registration will open in April 2015. Please visit the Registration page for further details.

Official contact: Bradley Hayden - bradley(at)ccem.com.au
Countrywide Conference & Event Management
PO Box 5013
Phone: (02) 6023 6300
Fax (02) 6023 6355

Official website: http://www.aicomos.com/2015-fabric/

 → ICOMOS Belgium
On the occasion of ICOMOS Belium's 50th anniversary: day of reflection devoted to the Venice charter

Who? the two Belgian sections of ICOMOS, ICOMOS Vlaanderen-Brussel and ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles
When? 21 November 2015
Where? Bruxelles, Fondation Universitaire
Contact: teresa.patricio[at]skynet.be

  ICOMOS Germany

Monument – Building – Culture. Conservationists and Architects in Dialogue

What? Colloquium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS Germany
Who? ICOMOS Germany, the Architektenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz, and the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, in cooperation with the Federal Foundation of Baukultur, the Wüstenrot Stiftung, and DOCOMOMO
When? November 26–28, 2015
Where? Mainz, Town Hall,
Official contact
Attachments: Detailed presentation and programme Ger - Eng

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  ICOMOS Latvia

Title of  event Seminar “Innovative technologies for heritage preservation”

Who?ICOMOS Latvia in collaboration with The Latvian Society of Restorers and Wooden Building Renovation Centre “Wooden Riga” with the support of State Culture Capital Foundation .

What?  The Seminar “Innovative technologies for heritage preservation” is intended to foster dissemination of knowledge of new, innovative technologies and materials for built heritage preservation, especially treating and assessing structural damages and interior finishes  while following principle of  Venice charter for applying modern techniques namely proving the by scientific data and experience. The target group of seminar is local practitioners of architecture, conservation and heritage as well as stakeholders.  

When?4th December 2015
Where? Latvia, Riga,
Wooden Building Renovation Centre “Wooden Riga”, Krāsotāju Street 12

Contacts:icomos@icomos.lv/alma.kaurate@gmail.comOfficial websitewww.icomos.lv

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