Welcome to the Documentation Centre of the International Council on Monuments and Sites! The ICOMOS Documentation Centre specializes in cultural heritage, historic monuments and sites, their conservation and restoration. The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is the primary repository for the original documentation of the cultural and mixed (natural and cultural) properties that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978. 

The Documentation centre is open by appointment only from Monday to Friday. Please contact us by phone 01 41 94 17 59 or via our contact form.

 

ICOMOS Europe Group releases Symposium proceedings on Neighborhood conflicts and neighborhoods co-operations in Europe

ICOMOS Borders Scientific symposium Berlin June2017 Page 001This e-publication contains the proceedings of the Scientific symposium that was held on the occasion of the annual meeting of the ICOMOS Europe Group (Berlin, 3–6 June 2017). The report presents neighborhood conflicts and co-operations in Europe with 15 examples of shared War Heritage (from boundary stones to the Green belt and the Iron curtain) and trans-boundary cooperation projects in many fields such as comparative studies, monument restructuring, and conservation of rural and biological areas. It also includes a section about the creation of a European Heritage label Network to commemorate the European history heritage.

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New bibliography: Conservation of intangible heritage

COUV Biblio Intangible Heritage 2018

To quote from the text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, "the 'intangible cultural heritage' means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage."
How are tangible and intangible cultural heritages interconnected? Why is the conservation of intangible heritage an integral part of the conservation of monuments and sites?

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Publication of ICOMOS University Forum Volume 1 on Authenticity and Reconstructions

ICOMOS Reconstruction Workshop March 2017 Group Photo small

ICOMOS has released the first volume of its International University Forum's scientific output. The papers in this collection derive from the international ICOMOS University Forum Workshop on Authenticity and Reconstructions held 13–15 March 2017 at ICOMOS International Headquarters in Paris, France. The meeting constituted a pilot project of the new ICOMOS University Forum to stimulate dialogues between academics and heritage experts. Accordingly, this is the first volume of the new ICOMOS University Forum Results.

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New bibliography : Modern Architecture in the World Heritage List

Biblio Modernism WH Couv

The Modern Movement, also referred to as Modern Architecture or Modernism, is a movement involving conceptualizations of architecture after the First World War. Its main steps are based on functionalism and rationalism.

This bibliography refers to documents and books available at the ICOMOS Documentation Center. It does not claim to be an exhaustive bibliography of the scientific literature on modernism in the World Heritage List. All these references can be consulted or scanned within the limits of the copyright law. See our conditions.

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