18th General Assembly - The Florence Declaration

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At the 18th General Assembly (Florence, Italy, November 2014), the Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Landscapes as Human Values" wanted to promote a broad discussion able to provide insights for improving the intercultural dialogue and placing the human being at the centre of the cultural debate, where heritage and landscape values represent a shared synthesis. Following presentations by 170 speakers and debates, the General Assembly adopted the "The Florence Declaration on Heritage and Landscapes as Human Values regarding the values of Cultural Heritage in building a peaceful and democratic society".

This Declaration encourages an in depth reflection on the ethics and processes of heritage management, and a shared concern regarding the challenges that current and future generations will have to deal with. All ICOMOS Committees and members are encouraged to make this declaration widely known.

Download the Florence Declaration in EnglishFrench and Italian 

The papers that were presented in Florence will soon be published by ICOMOS Italy in both hard and electronic format on the ICOMOS web site (ebooks with ISBN). All remaining accepted posters and contributions of registered participants will be made available electronically on the ICOMOS website (ebook with ISBN). 

For more information on the General Assembly outcomes click here

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