New 2023 ICOMOS catalogue

The 2023 ICOMOS catalogue lists the main publications and collections by ICOMOS International and partners that are available at the ICOMOS Documentation Centre. It especially includes:

  • the whole Heritage at Risk series
  • all numbered issues of the Monuments and Sites series
  • the whole Monumenta series, jointly published by ICOMOS Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland
  • ICOMOS Thematic studies (those that remain available today)
  • proceedings of some scientific conferences produced with ICOMOS as an organiser or stakeholder 
  • works about ICOMOS history
  • some World Heritage Reference Manuals, jointly published by ICOMOS with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and IUCN
  • a few other works available at the International Secretariat.

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Most works can be downloaded for free from the ICOMOS Open Archive and are cross-linked in the catalogue by URL links and QR codes.

The catalogue mentions which works are available as hard copies at the Documentation Centre, where they can be ordered either for a fee or for free (shipping costs not included), depending on the work concerned.

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IDMS 2023: Heritage Changes in five publications

IDMS 2023 Website BannerFor the 2023 edition of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Documentation Centre has selected five publications from the ICOMOS Open Archive in keeping with the theme Heritage Changes.

Exploring and discussing the impact of climate change on cultural heritage sites and landscapes through a variety of approaches, they highlight the need to protect and promote the resilience of cultural heritage by providing practical guidance and recommendations for policy makers, heritage practitioners and local communities.

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New Look BCIN Launches with Support from Four Original Partners

bcinOne of the most important tools for retrieving bibliographic information on cultural heritage conservation has relaunched on a new platform. Offering access to more than 260 000 references from several leading institutions, the upgraded Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) is easier to search and comes with the features users expect from modern online library catalogues.

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Release of the new Heritage at risk report

h r 2016 2019 coverICOMOS Germany continues its remarkable work of monitoring endangered cultural heritage around the world. As former ICOMOS President Toshiyuki Kono pointed out at the opening of this report, "over the past 20 years, this series of publications has presented many heritage sites facing various difficulties, and has drawn the attention of a wider public to the risks caused by different types of natural disasters, destructive human activities and excessive economic development".

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Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention - ICOMOS Second Discussion Paper

Convict light leg irons, Old Great North Road - Australian Convict Sites © Australian Convict Sites Steering CommitteeICOMOS is pleased to share its second discussion paper on “Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention. Encouraged by the World Heritage Committee to further deepen its analysis and broaden the participation of experts in this new reflection, ICOMOS prepared this second discussion paper to consider the purpose and scope of the World Heritage Convention, as well as its key concepts, and how sites assorted with memories of recent conflicts relate to these.

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