Emerging Professionals

ICOMOS EPWG Delhi 2017

The ICOMOS International Emerging Professionals Working Group was established in 2017, in response to the 2016 ICOMOS Annual Report's call for expansion of the Emerging Professional membership base. Nine resolutions were passed at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly, in Delhi, India, that constituted the roles and scope of activity undertaken by the EPWG (see below). International and regional teleconferences are organized by the EPWG, to track the progress of ongoing initiatives, share updates, and further engage emerging heritage practitioners, in the role of an ICOMOS Working Group

The current Emerging Professional representative on the ICOMOS International Board is Stacy Vallis (ICOMOS New Zealand), elected at the 20th General Assembly, in December 2020.


: epwg.secretary[at]icomos.org

Picto doigtResolution 19GA 2017/33 – Emerging Professionals Initiative

Heritage Futures Webinar | ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group

Heritage Futures EPWG WebinarWhat does the future of cultural heritage look like? Is the future relevant for the way we approach heritage? These are two basic questions that the UNESCO Chair for Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University (Sweden) is concerned with. It specialises in thinking about the future of cultural heritage on a global scale. On 29 March 2020, Cornelius Holtorf, Head of the Chair, gave a webinar organised by the Emerging Professionals Working Group (EPWG) via the online service Zoom. More than 100 participants - ICOMOS members and an interested public - from all over the world zoomed into the presentation and its subsequent discussion.

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Call for applications - Thinking and planning the future in heritage management

EP Thinking futureHow do we perceive the future? Which future do heritage professionals work for? What heritage will be needed in the future (and how do we know)? How can we build capacity in future thinking among heritage professionals worldwide?

This is a call for applications to participate in the ICOMOS University Forum Workshop "Thinking and planning the future in heritage management" that will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the 11-14 June 2019. The deadline for applications is 8 February 2019.

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