International Day for Monuments and Sites - 18 April 2023 - Events
Discover below more than 20 events planned for the 2023 edition of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, celebrating the theme of Heritage Changes.
Events in alphabetical order
Armenia Austria China Chinese Taipei Egypt Ethiopia Georgia Germany IFLA-ISCCL Italy Korea Mali Mexico Nigeria OCD/RBAWG-ICOMOS Ireland Pakistan Philippines Portugal SDGWG Slovenia Spain Tunisia Uruguay USA Venezuela Other
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Title of the event: Armenian Architectural Heritage: Tradition and Modernity
Who? ICOMOS Armenia, The National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, and Chair of Theory and History of Architecture and Heritage
What? Scientific Student Conference
When? From 5 April to 5 June 2023
Where? 105 Teryan Street, Yerevan, Republilc of Armenia
Official contact: Mrs. Emma Harutyunyan
Title of the event: Cultural Bike Ride
Who? ICOMOS Austria
What? The Wachau is a valley in central Europe along the Danube River, known for its breathtaking river landscape and outstanding cultural and historical value. It features medieval towns and villages nestled among vineyard terraces, which have developed harmoniously over time. The area is also known for its rugged cliffs and undisturbed riparian forests. The Emerging Professionals of ICOMOS Austria are excited to explore the Wachau valley sustainably by bike on April 15th, as part of this year's IDMS. World Heritage Site's unique features, cultural landscape, development of tourism in the region, and climate adaptation measures using the example of Danube flood protection are part of the programme.
When? 15 April 2023 at 12:00PM CEST (local time)
Where? Spitz an der Donau - Train station, Austria
Title of the event: International Day for Monuments and Sites
What? In order to continue the spirit of openness, innovation, transboundary and intergenerational exchange, and to discuss the dramatic changes that have taken place in the world we live in over the last years as well as their impact, ICOMOS China is addressing the theme of "Cultural Heritage in the Midst of Change".
Who? ICOMOS China
When? Between 15 April to 30 June 2023
Title of the event: International Forum 2023 on Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage
What? Chinese Taipei has long been committed to promoting participation in international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as ICOMOS, IFLA, ICOM, ICA, and Blue Shield International. They invite international experts and scholars, domestic museums/art galleries, and NGOs related to cultural properties to attend a forum aimed at exchanging practical experience and knowledge in addressing man-made and natural disasters that threaten cultural heritage.
When? 15 - 16 April 2023
Where? Chinese Taipei
Title of the event: Heritage Changes: Discussing our Responsibility
What? Cultural trip and seminar.
Who? "Abu Simbel 50 Campaign", "Architectural Heritage - Cultural Identity Egypt", and held under the auspices of the Faculty of Engineering at Misr University for Science and Technology "MUST". In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
When? 29 April 2023 at 6:00 PM (local time)
Where? Museum of Fine Arts in Alexandria, Egypt
Title of the event: Heritage Changes: Promoting Awareness and Appreciation on Indigineous and Traditional Knowledge
Who? ICOMOS Ethiopia
When? 18 April 2023 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local time)
Where? ARCCH Hall, Amist Kilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Title of the event: Cultural Heritage in the Context of Climate Change
What? 'Cultural Heritage in the context of Climate Change" presentation, panel discussion and documentary screening.
Who? ICOMOS Georgia
When? 18 April 2023 at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM GMT+4 (local time)
Where? Heritage Resource Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia
Official contact: Mariam Khurtsilava
Title of the event: Workshop “Socialist Modernism in Central and Eastern Europe”
What? The focus of the English-language workshop is the legacy of the "second socialist modernism" (1955-1990) in architecture and urban planning. The aim is to offer experts a cross-border platform for critical exchange. Guided tours to monuments and sites of Eastern Modernism in Berlin-Brandenburg will round off the workshop program.
Who? ICOMOS Germany, Max-Lingner-Foundation, BTU Cottbus, Landesdenkmalamt Berlin, Helle Panke, Hermann-Henselmann-Stiftung
When? 18 - 20 April 2023
Where? Berlin Max-Lingner-Haus, Germany
Official contact: Dörthe Hellmuth
Initiatives by ICOMOS Italy / Italian members of CIF, ICORP, CIPA, EPWG Italy
Title of the event: Revisiting Traditional Knowledge to cope with Climate Change
What? As part of the IDMS commemorations, the Committee on Climate Change and Heritage (ICOMOS Korea) organises a seminar on the "Prospectiveness of Ecological Knowledge in Traditional Villages and Forests, and Traditional Geospatial Knowledge (Pungsu)" for reducing the impacts of natural disasters. This event will explore the crucial role of traditional ecological knowledge in mitigating the effects of climate change on our cultural heritage. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about innovative approaches for conservation and sustainability.
Who? ICOMOS Korea, NSC on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage
When? 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM KST (local time)
Where? UNESCO House, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Title of the event: Utilising Local Knowledge for Climate Resilience in Mali and Sahel
What? A conference-debate, co-hosted by the Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development and ICOMOS Mali, will be held to discuss the use of culture and local knowledge for mitigating the risks of the climate crisis and promoting sustainable development in Mali and the Sahel.
Who? ICOMOS Mali and Agence de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (AEDD)
When? 18 April 2023 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local time)
Where? National Park of Bamako, Mali
Official contact: Lassana CISSE
ICOMOS MEXICO is organising events to celebrate the IDMS across all its representations in each of the states of Mexico, with the following:
- Michoacan Committee
- San Luis Potosí Committe
- Hidalgo Committe
- Guerrero Committee
- Tlaxacala Committee
- Puebla Committee
1. Title of the event: Día Internacional de los Monumentos y Sitos: Patrimonio y Medio Ambiente (Capítulo Michoacán)
Who? ICOMOS Mexico
What? Join us in celebrating the International Day of Monuments and Sites 2023 with four exciting activities organised by Mexican ICOMOS state coordinations in Michoacán, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, and Hidalgo, all of which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. These activities showcase the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and the efforts of ICOMOS to preserve and protect it.
When? 18 April 2023 at 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (local time)
Where? Michoacan Regional Museum, Morelia
2. Title of the event: Día Internacional del Monumento: Patrimonio y Cambio
Who? ICOMOS Mexico
What? A conference on the IDMS which aims to highlight the importance of cultural heritage in different countries, as well as the wide diversity and worldwide efforts made for conservation and promotion. This seeks to call attention to the fact that the conservation of cultural heritage requires a critical examination of the past that should not exclude anyone or erase controversial stories.
When? 18 April 2023 at 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (local time)
Where? Exconvento de San Agustín Andrés Delgado, Centro, 36700 Salamanca, Gto
3. Title of the event: Rescate del patrimonio y participacíon de las comunidades resilientes Y Cómo los saberes ancestrales hacen frente a la accíon del cambio clímatico
Who? ICOMOS Mexico
What? The conference will focus on the rescue of heritage and the participation of resilient communities, highlighting how ancestral knowledge copes with the action of climate changes.
When? 20 April 2023 at 10:00 AM (local time)
Where? Virtual conversation
4. Title of the event: Día Internacional de los Monumentos y Sitos: Patrimonio y Medio Ambiente (Capítulo Hidalgo)
Who? ICOMOS Mexico
18 April: In the 8th Congress "Let's talk about Architecture" organised by the School of Architecture of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Maria Elena Sanchez Roldan and Boris Vladimir Tapia Peralta will present the paper titled "Impact of mining works on the Landscape of Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico."
21 April: The Historical Archive and Museum of Mining, A.C. and the National Committee of ICOMOS Mexico in Hidalgo are pleased to present an academic and cultural program in celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites.
When? 18 and 21 April 2023 at 5:00 PM (local time)
Where? Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo
Title of the event: How Cultural Heritage Conservation in Nigeria Can Drive Climate Action
What? Explore the intersection of cultural heritage conservation and climate action with ICOMOS Nigeria. This event will feature a lecture on the topic, followed by an exhibition showcasing the restoration of St Bartholomew Church in Wusasa, Kaduna State, Nigeria - a prime example of earthen architectural heritage in Northern Nigeria. Also, learn more about the importance of preserving cultural heritage in the face of climate change.
Who? ICOMOS Nigeria
When? 18 April 2023 at 10:00 AM (local time)
Where? FCT, Abuja – Nigeria
Official contact: ICOMOS Nigeria
1. Title of the event: Celebrating International Day for Monuments and Sites 2023
What? From April 17th to 21st, our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram will post a short video of a heritage academic/professional/enthusiast or student, where they introduce a heritage site or monument and discuss how that site represents an issue (such as climate change/traditional skills/disaster recovery/etc) with a link to more information on the site.
Who? ICOMOS SDG WG and MSc Conservation Program at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, Division of Landscape
When? 17-21 April 2023 at noon GMT+8 (local time)
2. Heritage Changes: Vernacular Settlements & Climate Action
Title of the event: Vernacular Installations and Climate Action
What? A webinar
Who? ICOMOS SDGWG, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Urban Research and Development Centre (URDC)
When? 18 April 2023 at 17:00 GMT+2 (local time)
Where? Famagusta, Cyprus (Online)
Title of the event: A panel discussion on Climate Change and its impact on Heritage
What ? Panel discussion
Who? ICOMOS Pakistan
When? 18 April 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+5 (local time)
Title of the event: (De)Commemoration Without Decolonization? The Peculiar Case of The Philippines
What ? The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Philippines joins the celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites this coming April 18th with a critical discussion on public memorializations.
What does the Philippine state consider to be worthy of commemoration? The pantheon of heroes and their narratives suggest how our heritage gatekeepers negotiate what we honor and what will be remembered.
In this talk, Lila Ramos Shahani questions pre-conceived notions of commemoration, leading to a deeper discussion on memory, specifically in the form of public memorializations. What constitutes legitimate 'heritage,’ and what do these choices reflect about our biases and ethical persuasions? The discourse needs to be widened, and Shahani argues for ways to memorialize for a more equitable future.
Who? ICOMOS Philippines
When? 22 April 2023 at 10:00 AM GMT+8 (local time)
Title of the event: International Day for Monuments and Sites 2023
What? The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC), in collaboration with ICOMOS Portugal, is promoting the dissemination of this theme with the aim of following up on the concern expressed by ICOMOS and expressed in the declaration of Climate Emergency in 2020, thus continuing to promote the potential of heritage on the path to inclusive, transformative and fair climate action.
The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage invites you to register the initiatives you intend to organise under this theme, by April 17 at the latest.
Who? ICOMOS Portugal and The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage
When? 11 - 22 April 2023
Title of the event: : Dediščina se spreminja – Heritage changes
What? Symposium with the round table about the possibilities of comprehensive remediation of the consequences of the devastating fire on the Karst in July 2022.
Who? ICOMOS Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Institute of the University of Ljubljana for Sustainable heritage
When? 12 April 2023, 5:00 PM (local time)
Where? Zoisova 12, Ljubljana and online (hybrid)
Official contact: Sonja Ifko
1. Title of the event: Campaigns and Activities to Promote Cultural Tourism within the Framework of European H2020 Projects
What? ICOMOS Spain is organising a national activity in Madrid, Spain. The event will be held in both English and Spanish, with interpretation provided by the EU project SMARTCULTOUR. The conference will feature presentations by experts from national and international cultural tourism organisations, including the President of ICOMOS Spain, Jordi Tresserras, as well as the Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, a UNESCO expert, the Secretary General a.i. of the Spanish Commission for UNESCO, and a Cultural Tourism Policy Officer of the European Commission.
Who? ICOMOS Spain, EU Project SMARTCULTOUR
When? 18 April 2023 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (local time)
Where? Madrid, Spain
Official contact: Alun Johnes
2. Press Release about the Publication of the ICOMOS-Spain Charter for the Integrated Management of Rock Art
What? ICOMOS-Spain presents the ICOMOS-Spain Charter for the Integrated Management of Prehistoric Rock Art and its Landscapes, drafted by the National Scientific Committee on Rock Art (CCNAR) and approved by its General Assembly in Alicante on 11 March 2023. This document is closely aligned with the objectives of the ICOMOS Global Research and Action Agenda, proposing heritage management alternatives that pursue climate resilience and strengthen sustainable development, through ambitious changes in management models, towards a more effective "integrated and integrative management".
Who? ICOMOS Spain and CCNAR
When? 18 April 2023
Title of the event: La maison traditionelle en symbiose avec son environnement naturel
What? Open-debate and meeting with Dr Ridha Mejri to discuss the symbiosis between the traditional house and its natural environment
Who? ICOMOS Tunisia and ASM de Tunis
When? 18 April 2023 at 9:30 PM (local time)
Where? Dar Lasram, 24 rue du Tribunal, Tunisia
Title of the event: The active coastal zone as heritage of Uruguay
What? The conference stresses the extremely important role that cities and coastal towns play in promoting development that is resilient to climate change. The construction of building and urban infrastructures on the coast may suggest important impacts on the coastal ecosystem. The policies for the development of the uruguayan coast must be discussed in a holistic way and contextualized in temporary scenarios, in the short, medium and long term, because it is important to make explicit what is being transformed and for what, and with this question, expose possible situations of state of the coast at a socioeconomic, cultural and ecosystem level.There is a complex regulation on the national coastal space, however, its partial and/or biased application leaves the coastal public heritage in a very vulnerable situation.
Who? ICOMOS Uruguay
When? 18 April 2023 at 6:00 PM (local time)
United States of America
Title of the event: Heritage Changes: Controversial Monuments on Retrial
What? This webinar is organised by the U.S. National Committee's Monuments Toolkit Project regarding reassessment of monuments in public spaces
Who? ICOMOS USA
When? 18 April 2023 at 3:00 PM EST (local time)
Title of the event: Cultural Landscapes' Critical Role in Responding to Climate Change
What? A one-hour webinar that explores the role that cultural landscapes play in local efforts to respond to climate change
Who? ISC on Cultural Landscape (ISCCL) and IFLA
When? 18 April 2023 at 9:00 EDT
Title of the event: What Does Carbon Neutrality Mean to You - Personally and Professionally?
What? Sustainability is developing a responsible practice toolkit helping ICOMOS members in the necessary transition and adaptation. How can we, through our individual choices and actions, make ICOMOS an international role model in climate action, increasing inclusion, diversity, engagement and sustainability?
Who? ICTC / CAWG / SDGWG / OCD-RBAWG / ICOMOS Ireland
When? 26 April 2023 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CET (local time)
Title of the event: Chronological review of cases of buildings protected as Properties of Cultural Interest or National Historic Monuments
What? The Venezuelan Committee, we have published and developed in the Committee's blog, a chronological review of cases of buildings protected as Properties of Cultural Interest or National Historic Monuments, in which restoration processes were articulated with adaptive reuse for new uses, when the original functions had been extinguished by socio-cultural, functional, economic, political, religious, or other dynamics.
The important thing to emphasize is that the adaptive reuse must be respectful and subordinate to the conservation criteria, which are the ones that set the guidelines, so that the result preserves the potential unity of the property and its values, and in the design process the demands of the new use are not imposed by altering the image and its composition, nor its volumetric, spatial and constructive properties.
Who? ICOMOS Venezuela
1. Global Philadelphia
Title of the event: International Day of Monuments and Sites
What? This event will offer visitors the opportunity to explore some of Philadelphia's most iconic landmarks and learn about the city's important role in American history.
Who? Global Philadelphia
When? 18 April 2023
Where? Philadelphia, USA
Title of the event: The Earth Series Project
What? The Earth Series Project is a photography, mapping and storytelling initiative which covers post-quake heritage reconstruction in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Following the Gorkha Earthquake of April 2015, extensive rebuilding works were started - many of which are reaching completion now. The Project covers many temples and heritage sites in Kathmandu as they get much-needed refurbishment and reconstruction. It is an independent, citizen media project which follows a tactical media approach. A project portal has been built comprising photographic galleries, digital maps and first-person narratives/perspectives on the reconstruction efforts. An exposition at Tara Gaon Museum in Kathmandu is planned for 2023 as the rebuilding works reach completion. Needless to say, traditional and cultural Nepalese architecture and infrastructures are vital to a re-invigorated climate response.
Personnal contact: Veneeta Singha
3. Qatar Museums
Title of the event: Walk on the streets of Al Zubarah
What? Guided tours at the UNESCO World Heritage Al Zubarah Archaeological Site accompanied by experts in archaeology, heritage protection, and conservation.
Who? Qatar Museums
When? 18 April 2023 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM GMT+3 (local time)
Where? UNESCO World Heritage Site Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, Al Shamal, Qatar
4. ICOMOS Member (Argentina)
Title of the event: Cultural Heritage and Person with Disability
What? People with disabilities build from their position, a cultural identity that must be respected and consolidated. Access to cultural assets from the urban planning point of view is the first step, and the effective participation of people with disabilities must also be guaranteed.
Who? Dr. Susana Parés (Member of ICOMOS Argentina. Law Professor at University of Córdoba)
Contact person: Susana Parés
5. The Cosmological Axis of Yogyakarta Management Unit
Title of the event: Webinar Challenge for Yogyakarta as A World Heritage Nominee From Indonesia
What? Yogyakarta has been listed on UNESCO's tentative list since 2017 and ICOMOS' technical evaluation in 2022. Currently The Cosmological Axis of Yogyakarta and Its Historic Landmarks is on the waiting list for the UNESCO session. This process is a determining stage prior to the UNESCO annual meeting which will be held in September 2023. The results of the meeting will have an impact on the management of the Cosmological Axis Area as a World Cultural Heritage, which forms the basis of the Webinar’s theme. The event was held to coincide with the Commemoration of World Heritage Day.
Who? The Cosmological Axis of Yogyakarta Management Unit - Department of Culture Affairs of Special Region of Yogyakarta
When? 18 April 2023 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT+7 (local time)
Where? Department of Culture Affairs of Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Online participation in Indonesian (see programme)