International Day for Monuments and Sites - 18 April 2021 - Events

Logo18 April IcomosDiscover below the events planned for the 2021 edition of the International Day for Monuments and Sites
This year, the theme is entitled "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures". You can have further information clicking this link.


Events per countries:

Armenia     Bosnia and Herzegovina     Burkina Faso     Canada     Chile     China   Chinese Taipei   CIPA    Democratic Republic of Congo     Egypt     EHYA     EPWG     France     Georgia     Germany     Haiti     Hellenic     Hungary     India     Italy     Ireland     Israel     Jamaica     Korea     North Macedonia     Malaysia     Mauritius     Mediterranean countries     Mexico     Morocco     Netherlands     Nigeria     Panama     Peru     Phillippines     Poland     Portsmouth (UK)     Portugal     Russia     Saudi Arabia     SDGWG     Singapore     Slovenia     Spain     Sweden    United-Kingdom     United-States of America     Venezuela

Twitter Tweet about the event with #18April #ICOMOS #ComplexPasts #DiverseFutures #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021




Title of the event: The presentation of  “The Seven Wonders of Armenia” animated videos

What? The presentation of animated videos on 7 Armenian monuments will take place in the National museum-institute of architecture after Alexander Tamanyan. During the event there will be presented some rules for visiting monuments, which preschool and school-age children should know before visiting heritage sites. The project has an educational goal - to instill in the citizens a love and respect to the historical and cultural heritage from an early age, keeping the rules of behavior and ethics to care for, to keep clean, to preserve and protect the heritage that has reached us for ages. 

Who? “The Seven Wonders of Armenia” animated videos have been created by ICOMOS/Armenia with the great support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport

When? 18 April 2021 - 14:00 PM (Yerevan local time)

Where? National museum-institute of architecture after Alexander Tamanyan, Yerevan, Armenia

Official contact: icomosarm[at]

Attachment: Facebook live


Bosnia and Herzegovina 

ICOMOS Bosnia and Herzegovina organizes three events to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites!


          1. Architectural maps of Austro-Hungarian period in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo map

What? Presentation of the architectural maps for Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Mostar

Who? National Committee of ICOMOS Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Association of architects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When? 19 April 2021 - 18:00 CET

Where? Online event, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official contact: boristrapara[at]

Official website: (video link for participation will be announced on the website)

Attachment: Sarajevo map of the Austro-Hungarian period (1878-1918)


          2. 1891-2021: 130th anniversary of major Austro-Hungarian military constructions in Banja Luka

What? A public lecture in regard to 130th anniversary of the construction of the present-day buildings of the Museum of Contemporary Arts and Archives of Republic of Srpska - former military buildings

Who? University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy and the National Committee of ICOMOS Bosnia and Herzegovina

When? 20 April 2021, 12:00 CET

Where? Online event, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official contact: malinovic[at]

Official website: (video link for participation will be announced on the website)


          3. Architecture in my quarter - a walk through Modern Movement in Sarajevo (1918-1940)

What? Curated architectural route on the site Skenderija bridge - Latin bridge with architectural map

Who? National Committee of ICOMOS Bosnia and Herzegovina

When? 18 April 2021 - all day

Where? Skenderija bridge- Latin bridge, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Heerzegovina

Official contact: elshat[at]

Official website: ; 

Attachment: Leaflet


Burkina Faso

Title of the event: International Day for Monuments and Sites | Communications and settlement of the National Committee of ICOMOS Burkina Faso

What? Communications and settlement of the National Committee of ICOMOS Burkina Faso

Who? ICOMOS Burkina Faso, Ministery of Culture, Arts and Tourisme, Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, under the patronage of Dr Foniyama Elise Ilboudo/Thiombiano, Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism

When? 18 April 2021 (deferred on 20 April 2021 at Kafando Building from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Where? Burkina Faso

Official contact: dgpc.mcat.2020[at]
(+266) 66 07 83 99 / 70 66 82 97 / 79 31 03 45

Attachment: Poster



From April 15 – 21, ICOMOS Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and CCUNESCO, is coordinating a series of events for the 2021 edition of the International Day for Monuments Sites and World Heritage Day. The theme for this year is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.”
Join us to take part in a national conversation exploring the complex narratives around heritage, inclusion, and diversity.


          1. ICOMOS Canada Wood Committee Monthly Zoom Talk with Dr. Cecil Chabot (English only)

What? We are pleased to welcome Dr Cecil Chabot to present for us. Cecil is a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow at Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs in Montreal, Quebec, where he teaches in the First Peoples Studies program. He is also Executive Director of the Moose River Heritage and Hospitality Association (MRHHA), a grassroots community organization that unites First Nations community members around a mission of “building a future with our shared past”.

Who? ICOMOS Canada Wood Committee

When? 15 April 2021 - 4PM – 6PM EDT

Where? Canada

Official contact: secretariat[at] (for registration)


          2. #ComplexPast Canada Twitter Chat

What? ICOMOS Canada is hosting a four-day Twitter Chat with the hashtag #ComplexPast inviting people to share their stories, photos and videos on World Heritage Sites in their communities. Our aim is to showcase the complexity of values when it comes to heritage and highlight that memory is diverse and complex.

Who? ICOMOS Canada

When? 18 - 21 April 2021

Where? Canada (online)


          3. Round table on Invisible heritage with Héritage Montréal (French only)

What? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said that the essential is invisible to the eye. Since one of Heritage Montréal's missions is to raise awareness, we propose to address the issue of invisible heritage, which we do not know how to see or do not want to see. The notion of invisible heritage also includes that which is forgotten, whether it is remarkable or not. The unrecognised heritage of entire episodes of our history sometimes remains to be brought to light.

The conference will begin with a presentation of the theme by Dinu Bumbaru, Director of Policy at Héritage Montréal. He will present Mount Royal, whose so-called natural forest hides a value that is more democratic than ecological. A panel discussion will follow with our guests:
- Bernard Vallée: History and heritage animator at Montréal Explorations, former member of the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal (2012-2018) and the Commission de toponymie (1987-1995).
- Marie Dina Salvione: Lecturer in modern architecture and heritage; project manager at the Institut du nouveau monde and member of the Heritage and Planning Committee of Héritage Montréal.
- Frantz Voltaire: Writer (A Brief History of Black Communities in Canada, 2007) and director (Les chemins de la mémoire, 2002 - NFB award), he was a member of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, founding president in 1983 of CIDIHCA, a Haitian and Caribbean organization in Montreal, and publisher of the CIDIHCA publishing house.

Who? Héritage Montréal

When? 19 April 2021 - 01:00 PM (Montréal local time)

Where? Montréal, Québec, Canada (online webinar)

Official contact:

Official website:

Attachment: Registration and zoom link


          4. Emerging Professionals 5 à 7 (English & French)

What? The Emerging Professional Working Group (EPWG) from ICOMOS Canada is organizing a 5 à 7 event on April 20th, 2021, within the context of the International Day for Monuments and Sites that this year is framed around the topic “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.” 
The event starts with a short introduction by Kelsey Mass (Associate Director at the Preservation department of UTAH University) about the Kick-off Workshop “Diversify / Decolonize Heritage!” hosted by the EPWG of ICOMOS and the ICOMOS Germany Working Group the past July 2020. This workshop arose from the pressing need to reconsider how we memorialize and represent history, together with the current heritage designation processes considering racism, colonialism, enslavement and oppression. Following this introduction, various academic and professional projects in the Canadian context are presented to generate a conversation among the participants and the attendees of the event.

Who? The Emerging Professional Working Group (EPWG) from ICOMOS Canada

When? 20 April 2021 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Where? Canada (online event)

Attachment: Zoom link for registration


          5. World Heritage & Contested Memories: What do communities value? (bilingual)

What? World Heritage Sites don’t exist in a vacuum. Rather, they part of the fabric of communities, tied to the memories of the people who frequent them day in and day out. Join us for a discussion with Canadian World Heritage Site Managers to explore the relationship between the values that communities assign to a particular site and the values that make these a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Who? Canadian World Heritage Site Managers 

When? 21 April 2021 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Where? Canada (online)

Attachment: Zoom link for registration



Title of the event: Pasados complejos: futuros diversos. El Sitio Patrimonio Mundial de Valparaíso en la encrucijada.

What? The webinar focuses on the issue of governance of Valparaíso World Heritage Site. The context is a recent agreement signed between the municipality of the city (current site manager) and the ministry of culture and heritage, to redefine the figure of site manager. The speakers will be the following: the mayor of the city, the secretary of culture and heritage of the ministry, as well a professional from the ISC CIVVIH and a representative from the OVPM.

Who? ICOMOS Chile and Cultural Park of Valparaíso

When? 18 April 2021 - 10:30 – 12:30 (Chile local time)

Where? Valparaíso, Chile (Webinar)

Official contact: icomoschile[at] ; marcelahurtadosaldias[at]

Official website:

Zoom link for the session:

Attachment: Poster



ICOMOS China organized 46 events for the celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, led by its thematic program for the disabled children to appreciate historic paintings in the Forbidden City. During the hard time of Covid-19, ICOMOS China believes that cultural heritage should yield more influences on the recovery of people's health and minds. The aim is to have the global community tied with each other with the support of heritage conservation, and ICOMOS will be playing a more significant role in this process.

Within this document, you will find the description and a report of the 46 events prepared by ICOMOS China and partners.


Chinese Taipei

Title of the event: 2021 Conference on Cross-disciplinary Integration of Cultural Heritage Education

What? To celebrate ICOMOS International Day of Monuments and Sites, China University of Technology is promoting cross-disciplinary professional development as the starting point, by holding a special 2021 Conference on Cross-disciplinary Integration of Cultural Heritage Education. This accords with the academic program led by the College of Cultural Heritage.
With the purpose of synergistically integrating resources of governmental, academic, and non-governmental organizations to cultivate cultural talent while encouraging preservation research via diverse channels (such as formal and non-formal education, certification training, etc.), this conference will explore in-depth a feasible model for shaping the establishment of a comprehensive training mechanism for nurturing such vital talents.

Who? OrganizersChina University of Technology College of Planning & Design; Center for Cultural Sites Rehabilitation and Development; Department of Interior Design
Co-organizers: Department of Architecture; Department of Interactive Entertainment Design; Department of Digital Multimedia Design; Department of Visual Communication Design
Participants: Heritage Practitioners, Academics and University Faculty.

When? 14 April 2021 | 15:00 – 16:45 (Chinese Taipei local time)

Where? China University of Technology (Taipei City Campus), Huai-En Building, Room 201

Official contact: cprc02407[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: CIPA-IDMS 2021 Complex Past - Diverse Futures

What? CIPA celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites/IDMS, April 18th 2021, with a representative cultural heritage sites’ documentation from around the globe!

Who? ICOMOS Scientific Committee CIPA (International Committee on Heritage Documentation)

When? 18 April 2021

Official contact: Stratos Stylianidis, CIPA President: sstyl[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Video on CIPA Youtube Channel 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Title of the event: World Heritage Education Campaign in schools and youth

What? Launched since 2018 by the African Council of Volunteers "CAV" in acronym, a platform of volunteer organizations in DR Congo, in partnership with the National Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo for UNESCO, the campaign of heritage education in schools and youth aims to mobilize young people and awaken their awareness for the safeguarding of heritage and make them participate in its preservation and promotion through the formation of volunteer brigades for heritage, in the face of the danger of destroying our common and collective memory.
For nearly three decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confronted with various wars and conflicts, and other situations that endanger sites, monuments and heritage, particularly those designated as world heritage, such as the national parks. Added to this is the lack of a real political orientation on the valorisation of monuments and sites for the future (young people).

Who? Working Voluntary Club ''CVT/Club Unesco'', voluntary youth organisation

When? 23 April 2021

Where? Institut Saint Louis of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Official contact: BP 18058 Kin 13, RD du Congo
187, avenue Bambili n° 187
Tél : (00243) 999250056 – 824777474, WhatsApp 00243 899292750 
Email : cvt_jeunesse[at]  

Attachments: Information documents on the Work Volunteers Club / Photographs from the World Heritage Education Campaign launch event in schools and youth, 2018



Title of the event: Okasha.. The man who gave the impossible a chance

What? The event will be divided to three main parts:

          - A documentary film: The Eighth Wonder Hussein Bicar & John Feeney

One of the most documentary film which documented the Abu Simbel temple and the salvation, through an enormous collection of paintings by the artist Hussein Bicar, and directed by the international director John Feeney. 

          - A musical show: Abu Simbel Balance Quartet

The musical work written by musician Aziz Al-Shawan 50 years ago, and will be played by the Balance Quartet after being re-arranged.

          - A lecture: Abu Simbel .. The past’s lesson to the future by lecturer Hamdy EL-Setouhy

A lecture which explain the theme of this year “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”, the lecture deals with lessons learned from the situation surrounding the salvation of the Abu Simbel temples.
Lecturer: Arch. Hamdy EL-Setouhy "Founder of Abu Simbel Campaign" 

Who? Abu Simbel 50 campaign & Culture Development Fund.

When? 8 April 2021 - 6:30 Cairo time

Where? Egypt, Cairo, Artistic Creativity Center “Opera House Complex”

Official contact: abusimbel50[at]

Official website: 

Attachment: Poster


European Heritage Youth Ambassadors (EHYA)

Title of the event: International Day of Monuments and Sites Quiz by the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors

What? To join ICOMOS in celebrating the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors present a quiz around this year's theme: Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures. or  

Who? Organizers: Europa Nostra, European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH), European Heritage Tribune (EHT)
Partners: ICOMOS

When? From 18 April 2021 (12.00 PM CET) to 25 April 2021

Where? Online, on the following social networks:

Twitter: @europanostra
Instagram: @europanostraeu

Twitter: @HeritageTribune

Twitter: @esach_spirit
Instagram: @esach_spirit

Official contact: Sorina Neacsu esach.ambassadors[at] ; Shari Bone esach.europanostra[at] ; Vicky Makridou vm[at]

Official website: ; ; 

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: Global Café by the EPWG | Complex Pasts ; Diverse Futures

What? ICOMOS Emerging Professional Working Group invites you to a round table that features more than 30 speakers from around the world, a "global café" where emerging and expert professionals will share their ideas and research through presentations under this year's theme "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures". These sessions will be interactive and you will get an opportunity to ask questions and raise points. They will also help you develop an appreciation for the nuances associated with each of these heritage sites.
Because the meeting is international, you can have access to the session thanks to three different zoom link at an hour more suitable for you.


When? 18 April 2021 | 10:30 AM CET -  12:30PM CET -  10:00 PM CET

Where? Online

Official contacts: epwg.communications[at] ; epwg.secretary[at] 

Official website: 

Attachment: Posters for session 1 - 2 - 3 / Official invite



Title of the event: Cultural landscape - from concept to management tool for a landscape heritage 

What? International colloquium (distance learning) with associated cultural event of online landscape walk:
- Videoconference with virtual round table and short videos
- Video series/circuit of landscape walks on the territory: "From Port-Royal to the Arcades du Lac
+ With extended access, replay and enrichment of content, videos and associated links on the dedicated internet platform (see below).

Scientific event under the patronage of Icomos France, with associated cultural event, which proposes to decline the general theme "Complex pasts: diverse futures" under the angle of cultural landscapes, between territorial, national and international approaches. In particular, it proposes to explore the notion of cultural landscape from the examples of Port-Royal-des-Champs, the agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the Chevreuse Valley Regional Nature Park, through the different choices of management or enhancement that are made.

The scientific part of the event, with its presentations, virtual round tables and dedicated video focus, offers to feed the exchanges, reflections and to widen the view from examples of varied cultural landscapes. The other part of the event offers the opportunity of an online landscape walk open to all, through a video cycle of short commented visits. An invitation to explore and share the unsuspected wealth of the territory's cultural landscapes, between nature and culture, town and country, tradition and modernity. A unique visit in time and space, from the Middle Ages to the present day, between the legends of ancient landscape marks, the historical perimeter of the "Grand Parc de Versailles", the idealized rural landscapes of the monastic site of Port-Royal-des-Champs, or the intersecting histories of the "urban laboratory" of the New Town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and the preserved rural spaces of the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse.

Who? Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles (ENSAV / Labo Léav) ; Musée national de Port-Royal-des-Champs ; Musée de la ville - Communauté d’agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (CA- SQY); Université de Versailles St-Quentin (UVSQ / Labo CHCSC) ; Parc naturel régional de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse (PNR).
Organisers: Stéphanie DE COURTOIS (Labo Léav ENSAV / ICOMOS France) et Sylvain HILAIRE (Musée SQY / Labo CHCSC UVSQ / ICOMOS France)

When? Friday 16 April 2021 (colloquium) and Sunday 18 April 2021 (associated cultural event)

Where? France, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (between the towns of Trappes, Magny-les-Hameaux, Montigny-le-Bretonneux and Voisins-le-Bretonneux). Location of the technical conference and online landscape walk in the area: Hôtel d'agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Official contacts: museedelaville[at] ; sylvain.hilaire[at] ; stephanie.decourtois[at]

Official websites: Dedicated website (information / visuals, content and related materials / registration):
Partner relay website:

Attachment: Poster/ program



Title of the event: For Diverse Future

What? Series of events dedicated to the 18th of April celebration! The events include:

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Virtual Open-Door Day - Mepe Solomon Brdzeni str. N33, Sustainable Rehabilitation of Heritage Site Programme (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and Riksantikvaren)
    Hosted by ICOMOS Georgia.
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Tsiskarauli family tower rehabilitation in Akhiela with participation of Georgian, British and French volunteers (ALIPH Foundation)
    Presentation by the National Trust of Georgia.
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Tusheti, a viable centre of Eco-tourism in Georgia (World Monuments Fund)
    Presentation by the National Trust of Georgia.
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Traditional Knowledge and Conservation
    Joint webinar by ICOMOS Georgia, Georgian Heritage Crafts Association and Blue Shield Georgia.
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Video Premiere: Conservation of Modernist Architecture and its Sustainable Use in Georgia
    The video is about a project, "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Modernist Architecture in Georgia", the history and development prospects of Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club. The project was implemented by Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield, with the support of the Getty Foundation through it's Keeping It Modern initiative

Who? ICOMOS Georgia, National Trust of Georgia, Blue Shield Georgia and Georgian Heritage Crafts Association

When? 18 April 2021 | 12:00 - 16:15 (GMT+4)

Where? Tbilisi, Georgia - Online
FB live -
Zoom Live -

Official contact: Mariam Khurtsilava: info[at]

Official website:

Attachment : Poster



Title of the event: Complex Pasts - Diverse Futures. Contributions of ICOMOS Germany

What? ICOMOS is conducting the IDMS 2021 digitally. First, a video clip as a matinée followed by a discussion will deal with the dangers of lignite mining for monuments and cultural landscapes. In the evening, the role and reception of Jewish architects from Germany in the 20th century will be examined. The World Heritage potential of Erich Mendelsohn's buildings will also be discussed.

Who? ICOMOS Germany

When? 18 April 2021 - 12-7 PM (German Time)

Where? Digital (German language)

Official contact: icomos[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Program



Title of the event : Essay and eloquence competition on Heritage 

What ? In the context of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, also called the World Heritage day celebrated each year on April 18, Sco Tour Haiti (STH) and Initiative des Femmes Haïtiennes dans le Tourisme (IFTH) launch their first edition of a national essay and eloquence competition on haitian built heritage for schoolchildren in NS4 and university students. With the theme "THE CONSERVATION OF MY COUNTRY'S HERITAGE, I COMMIT!", the competition will take place on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites on April 18, 2021. 

Participiants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum academic level of NS4
  • Be under 30 years-old
  • Be a pupil/ student of an educational institution

Organisation and executionof the competition will be dematerialized, except for the award ceremony scheduled on Sunday 18 April 2021. Papers must be sent at: concoursifth[at]

Who ? Initiative des Femmes Haïtiennes dans le Tourisme (IFTH) and Sco Tour Haiti (STH)

When ? Launch on 25 February 2021 and final on 18 April 2021

Where ? Haïti, Tabarre, Historical park of sugar cane 

Official contact : concoursifth[at] | +509 38 86 3240 | +509  42 53 1025

Attachment : Posters 



Below are indicated the ICOMOS' Hellenic activities on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, as:

          1. Circulation of newsletter and attached  poster on the theme “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”

What? Newsletter on the 2021 celebration theme for the International Day for Monuments and Sites

Who? ICOMOS Hellenic

When? April 17, 2021

Where? Online distribution

Official contact: anakasis[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster


          2. “Two centuries of protection of Greek cultural heritage: From the 1821 War of Independence to modern Greece”

What? Webinar within the framework of celebrating the 200 years of the Greek War of Independence and of the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The webinar aims at highlighting the impact that antiquities had on the Greek society before and during the 1821 Greek Revolution for the subsequent development of the legislation governing the protection of cultural heritage in Greece and for legitimizing the establishment of the modern Greek state itself.  The conference also addresses issues on the Greek cultural heritage as an aspect of the European and even global common cultural identity, the evolution of Greek cultural legislation and diplomacy on safeguarding cultural properties (tangible and intangible) in times of peace and war, and on the role of international cultural bodies for the protection of cultural heritage.

Who? Hellenic Committee of Blue Shield in collaboration with ICOMOS Hellenic and ICOM Hellenic

When? April 19, 2021

Where? YouTube

Official contact: ekorka[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster

          3. Celebrating the International Day for Monuments and Site in kindergarten

What? Educational program within the framework of a kindergarten workshop titled "Caring for the environment and the Cultural Heritage: Monuments that 'live' between us". 

Who? 2nd Experimental Kindergarten of Thessaloniki

When? April 19, 2021


Official contact: Dimitra Zapri (Early Childhood Educator / Museum Educator)



Title of the event: Museums in Monuments

What? Today, there are 875 museums in Hungary, most of which are housed in listed buildings. When such a museum wants to modernise or make any changes in the building, it generally goes down to the management and people skills of the Museum Director, whether the project fails or succeeds. The majority of them, however, feel that they cannot meet the expectations of Hungarian monument protection authority. The aim of the webinar is to provide information about the current Hungarian legal environment for the protection of monuments and support Hungarian museum professionals with practical advice and examples how they can best protect the monument and lead a modern institution. 

Who? Hungarian National Museum National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information 

When? 22 April 2021 | 10-11.30 AM (UTC+1)

Where? Budapest, Hungary (online event)

Official contact: ivan.viktoria[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Registration link for the webinar and Facebook event



This year, ICOMOS India organise several events to celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites, as:

          1. Culture as an Idea and Reality: from Cultivation of the Soul to Contemporary Cosmology

What? An International dialogue between America, Europe, and Asia aims to emphasize the significance of “Culture, Heritage, Identity, Multifunctionality and Interconnectedness”—a reflection to talk about sharing and interfacing the inherent meanings and experiential human values on which each Nation/Cultural realm must build cultural diplomacies and policies and also relations with other countries. Marcus Cicero’s idea of culture as “the philosophy of cultivation of the soul” is more vital to the contemporary idea of culture as cosmology (including mythology and the worldviews). Paul Schehfer’s (2020) has rightly visioned that “Without a much better understanding of all the diverse cultures in the world, it is difficult to see how the world can ever become a more secure, harmonious, and peaceful place for all people, cultures, and countries”. Through the cultural civility and heritage revitalization we would be able to make the humanised world ‘truthful, blissful and beautiful’ (Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram, as provoked in Indian metaphysics).

This International Webinar aims to analyze all the major conditions and potentials for humanizing and harmonizing the development of communities, resulting to enhance Global peace and happiness. Its purpose is to promote deeper understanding and mass awakening to realize and activate the individual dignity, cultural civility and social responsibility through the path of ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’. The art of co-sharing presupposes that every person is able to research, awaken, understand and communicate their cultural experiences for the development of humanity.

Who? ICOMOS India, UNESCO Chair University and Heritage, ICOMOS PRERICO, Asian Cultural Landscape Association, IFLA, World Culture Project, Reconnecting With Your Culture

When? International Webinar | 18 April 2021
Markham, Ont. Canada 9.30am | 12.30am
Paris, France 3.30pm | 6.30pm
New Delhi, India, 7.00pm | 10.00pm
Tokyo, Sapporo, Japan, 10.30pm | 1.30am

Where? Canada, Italy, India, Japan

Official contact: Olimpia Niglio: olimpia.niglio[at]

Official website:
Zoom link:

Attachments: Poster


          2. Launch of ICOMOS India Emerging Professionals Mentorship Programme

What? The programme seeks to encourage and facilitate intergenerational learning between mentors and mentees through a real-time completed or ongoing project or research
study. The programme shall identify experienced professionals ‘mentors’ and emerging professionals as ‘mentees’. A broad aim is to contribute to the long-term continuity and sustainability within the organisation on scientific, governance and knowledge-sharing aspects.


When? 17 april 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 IST

Where? India

Official contact: Saranya Dharshini

Official website: 

Attachment: Poster


          3. Current pandemic and heritage’ – short videos streaming online

What? The current pandemic is first-of-its-kind faced by the present generation. Many members have faced situations, and many have also discovered new ways of working for heritage conservation, education and awareness. ICOMOS India west zone members would collect videos of up to 3 minutes on the theme mentioned above. 12 selected videos will be streamed online on ICOMOS India website and social media.

Who? ICOMOS India West Zone

When? 18 April 2021

Where? India

Official contact: Poonam Trambadia

Official website: 

Attachment: Poster


          4. Online meet with UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers programme aspirants

What? The World Heritage City of Ahmedabad has been receiving volunteers from the UNESCO WHV programme for the last two years. Year 2020 has been challenging due to global pandemic, and the current year looks equally uncertain. An open web-meeting for aspirants and ICOMOS young members will help the initiative regain its popularity.

Who? ICOMOS India West Zone

When? 18 April 2021

Where? India

Official contact: Poonam Trambadia

Official website:


          5. How does twentieth century heritage manifest our diverse past and complex futures?

What? The aim is to reflect on the legacy of 20th century heritage with reference to east and north east India, with specific examples highlighting diverse traits, many risks and varied possibilities. As a part of celebrating World Heritage Day, let us put in a collective effort in celebrating 20th century heritage as part of our national identities; in telling stories of a forgotten and uncared for legacy; let us rediscover 20th century heritage around us, imbibing a sense of pride in its diversities, and deliberate on its future possibilities which may take on a challenging and complex sojourn.

Who? ICOMOS India East Zone

When? 18 April 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 IST

Where? India

Official contact: Ananya Bhattacharya

Official website:


          6. International Colloquium on Complex Past : Diverse Futures

What? International Colloquium on Complex Past  and Diverse Futures, Keynote presentations by Dr Alexandra Lopko from Maritime University of Szczecin (Poland), Dr Kevser Cinar from Necmettin Erbakan University Turkey, Dr Anne-Marie Lebrun from University of Burgundy and Dr Rajesh Ragde from India

Who? Organised by the Department of Tourism Administration, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Aurangabad, India

Official contact: Dr Madhuri Sawant Convener: msawant.tourism[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: Events from ICOMOS Italy Scientific Committees for the International Day for Monuments and Sites

What? Event proposals for the celebration of the International Day of Museums and Sites 2021 from ICOMOS Italy Scientific Committees:


          1. National Scientific Committee CIF

Title of the event: Youth for Futures

What? University educational workshop for the inclusion of younger generations in activities for the conservation and enhancement of the World Heritage, from the perspective of the historic urban landscape, environmental sustainability and the achievement of sustainable development goals.

Who? Municipal Administration of Urbino and University of Urbino of Urbino Carlo Bo

When? 16 April 2021

Where? Urbino, Italy

Official contacts: Arch. Luana Alessandrini - UNESCO Office - Urban Decor - Urban Hygiene - Community Policies 


          2. National Scientific Committee CIPA-HD

Title of the event: Complex Pasts: Different Futures: Community Ties

Who? LaorcaLAB social promotion association, Politecnico di Milano Lecco territorial center, Social services of the Municipality of Lecco - Casa di Quartiere, Liceo Artistico Medardo Rosso and Liceo Leopardi (classical, scientific, applied sciences), Fund of the community of Laorca and Malavedo)

What? Promote the care and protection of one's own territory through training and inclusion projects

When? Activities with high schools (University-Lyceum-Association training agreements) are underway and will end in June 2021

Where? Laorca and surroundings, Lecco, Italy

Official contact: cristiana.achille[at]  / 3385654179  


          3. National Scientific Committee ISCEAH

Title of the event: Complex pasts: different futures

What? Online exhibition photo album

Who? ICOMOS-ISCEAH Scientific Committee of ICOMOS for the Architectural Heritage built in Raw Earth

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Cagliari, Italy

Official contact: Maddalena Achenza 


          4. National Scientific Committee ISC20C

Title of the event: Complex pasts / different futures. Recovering a difficult memory: knowledge and enhancement of the former Psychiatric Hospitals

What? Online exhibition photo album. Subject: Sampling of some case studies

Who? National Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (Research leaders Cettina Lenza, Carolina De Falco, Gerardo Doti)

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Italy

Official contacts: Cettina Lenza / Stefania Landi 


          5. National Scientific Committee CAR

Title of the event: Complex pasts: different futures

What? Photo album

Who? Camuno Center

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Brescia, Italy

Official contact: Roberta Alberotanza 


          6. National Scientific Committee ICAHM

Title of the event: Complex pasts: different futures

What? ICAHM video presentation

Who? Alexandra Chavarría Arnau, DBC University of Padua

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Padova, Italy

Official contact: Alexandra Chavarria Arnu: chavarria[at] 


Who? ICOMOS Italy Scientif Committees: CIF / CIPA-HD / ISCEAH / ISC20C / ICAHM

When? Current, then from 16 to 18 April 2021

Where? Urbino, Lecco, Cagliari, Brescia, Padova (Italy)

Official contact: ICOMOS Italy: secretariat[at]

Official websites:

Attachment: List of events from ICOMOS Italy Scientif Committees


Title of the event: The Diamond War Memorial, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

What? Following the publication of ‘Other Stories’, an ICOMOS Ireland research project of case studies to reflect the principles of the Council of Europe’s FARO Convention, we showcase one of the stories in a short video presentation. It illustrates the importance of community involvement in researching and re-imagining a war memorial. Erected in 1927 this monument was always thought to relate only to the Protestant community and was a contentious monument at the centre of the City of Londonderry attracting vandalism. However, through research on the inscribed names, it is now known that it is equally commemorative of the Catholic community – all of whom died in the Great War of 1914-18. It is now revered and honoured by both communities in the spirit of the FARO Convention and after conservation has become a beacon of mutual respect and cooperation.

Who? ICOMOS Ireland

When? 18 April 2021 | 12 PM GMT

Where? Online, through social media platforms of @ICOMOSIreland

Official contact: admin[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Video and image of Other Stories book cover



Title of the event: Photography competition

What?  ICOMOS Israel chose to mark IDMS this year in a photography competition, open to all ICOMOS Israel members, on "Complex Past: A Diverse Future", Organized by the Board of ICOMOS Israel.

Who? ICOMOS Israel

When? The last date for submitting the photos will be on 4 April 2021. Photos judging  will be held on 8 April 2021.

Where? ICOMOS Israel, online event

Official contact: ICOMOS Israel:[at]

Official website:



Title of the event:  JAMAICAN STUDENTS, Urban Design plus Architecture Responding to UN Sustainable Goal 11

What? Students are in the School of Building and Land Management “Historic Preservation” class, also from the class “Architecture and Preservation” in the Caribbean School of Architecture

Who? Jamaica-ICOMOS through the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Technology, Jamaica

When? 18 April 2021 - 3PM Jamaica Time - EST 8PM UTC.

Where? Kingston, Jamaica (online event)

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 829 0855 6831

Passcode: 18April

Official contact: Patricia Green PhD; 876-788-9483; patgreen2008[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: ICOMOS Day: ICOMOS Forum "Place, Memory, and Heritage"

What? ICOMOS Forum "Place, Memory, and Heritage"

Session 1: Presentations
1. In search of discourse for interpretation on heritage place and memory (CHOI Jaeheon)
2. Heritage in the Busan as War Capital during Korean War: its Past and Future (KANG Dongjin)
3. The meaning of Place with memories of Colonial and Cold War period: In the case of Biseok village and Somak village in Busan (KIM Hyunjae)
4. How to preserve place memory through urban regeneration: in the case of industrial heritage in Seoul (JANG Jinhyuk)

Session 2: Floor Discussion

Who? ICOMOS Korea

When? 27 May 2021 | 15:30-18:00 (GMT +9)

Where? Seoul, Reoublic of Korea

Official contact: icomos_korea[at]

Official website:


North Macedonia

Title of the event: Interactive poll on ICOMOS Macedonia’s social media accounts

What? ICOMOS Macedonia will mark #IDMS21 by organizing an interactive poll with its followers on its accounts on the social media networks Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram in order to open up a discussion and exchange of opinions and views on the topic of “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures” focusing on North Macedonian heritage properties. The poll results will be generated into specially designed posters by the members of the EPWG group within ICOMOS Macedonia. Our goal with this activity is to engage and inform the public on the significance of this day, but also to gain knowledge on their understanding of this theme, especially on the subject of inclusivity of heritage.

Who? ICOMOS Macedonia

When? The poll will take place on 15&16 April, while the presentation of results and posters will be on 18 April

Where? Online event on:

Official contact: ICOMOS Macedonia:[at]

Official website:

Attachment : Poster



Title of the event: Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures | Malaysian "New Villages"

What? The New Villages progeny dates back to the concentration camps of the late 19th Century 2nd Boer War; a military tactic used to deprive the enemy of the support of the sympathetic population. The concept was replicated by military authorities in various places. None of these camps/secured villages continued till this day except as museum sites. The Malayan New Villages, however, had evolved and are today either absorbed by the nearby urban centres or had developed into fairly important centres of population, economic activities, and/or cultural depositories of the local inhabitants. While most of the New Village population were and are of Chinese origins, there were and still have substantial non-Chinese inhabitants. Moderated by Faisal Abdul Rahman, the session will look into the background of Malaysian New Villages and the possibilities of having them listed as our National Heritage.

Who? ICOMOS Malaysia, supported by Sao Nam Restaurant

When? 17 April 2021 | 3:00 PM -5.30 PM (Malaysian Time)

Register by 16 April 2021 at

Where? Malaysia (online)

Official contact: admin[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Mauritius proposes two events for the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 2021:

          1.  All Cultural heritage or a selected few?

What? An online poll on Facebook, asking the public to express their views as to whether all cultural heritage of Mauritius should be preserved or a selective policy should be adopted? 

Who? Nou Patrimoine Nou Richess – Ile Maurice / Mauritius

When? 5-18 April 2021

Where? Mauritius

Official contact: Arrmaan Shamachurn: r_maan27[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster


          2. Heritage as Global Platform 

What? Projet 2025 is using social media as a tool to increase awareness about heritage conservation and site recognition. By encouraging the different communities in debating and engaging through an online platform, due to the ongoing lockdown situation. In this instance, Projet 2025, in collaboration with various stakeholders, is coming up with a series of activities which will encourage the engagement of the local population for this important event. By focusing on accessibility, the project is using mainly its website and Facebook, to create awareness and reach out to the maximum of people. While focusing on SDG 5 and SDG 10, a poster has been designed, keeping in mind to have the multicultural representation of Mauritius, and also to promote equality. This poster shows the following message in kreole, translated in english:

  • We share a common heritage and a unique cultural identity. Together as one people and one nation, let’s preserve our heritage.
  • One People, One Nation – Inspired by our National Anthem – Mauritius
  • Unique Cultural Identity  - As the historical and cultural background is a mix background with different cultural components due to its colonial history.
  • Common Heritage – As a nation, and communities with different cultural background, Mauritius’ economy was built from diverse cultures working together as state its history. 

Who? Project 2025

When? 1 - 15 April 2021

Where? Mauritius

Official contact: a.a.keshaw[at]

Official websites:  / / (17) Kominote Patrimwann Morisien | Facebook

Attachment: Poster


Mediterranean countries

Title of the event: #pubarchMEDfin - Archaeological practice and society in the Mediterranean

What? After over three years of research, #pubarchMEDfin is the celebration of a project that delves into the management of archaeological heritage in the Mediterranean. Bringing together colleagues across the region, it aims to foster local and international networks of professionals and debate current practice. Convergent with the topic of #IDMS21 the event is distributed in 4 round tables, 3 visual sessions in Instagram, Twitter and the Web, 1 workshop and several other gatherings to continue the discussions in an informal but rigorous way. It starts on Friday 16 afternoon with a presentation of the project and a round table framed on the topic of this year. On Saturday 17 it will continue with 2 round tables focusing on management and participation, as well as a Twitter session. It will close on Sunday 18 with two more sessions, a workshop to edit a regional bibliography on the topic and a final round table about impact. The event is open for anyone to attend and links to the live sessions will be available in the web shortly before they start.

Who? Dr. Jaime Almansa-Sánchez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (CSIC, Spain) + partners across the Mediterranean:

When? 16-18 April 2021 (see the full programme here)

Where? Digital, from all the Mediterranean countries

Official contact: Dr. Jaime Almansa-Sánchez: jaime.almansa-sanchez[at]

Official website: 

Attachment: Poster / leaflet



Title of the event: Pasados complejos ; Futuros diversos

What? The International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021 is inspired by the cross-cutting discourse presented by ICOMOS initiatives including, among others:
- the inaugural "Diversifying / Decolonising Heritage!" workshop, launched in July 2020
- several symposia dedicated to the themes of "Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility".
- workshops on human rights and heritage management
- webinars on "Indigenous Peoples and World Heritage" and "People + Peace
The role of cultural heritage in building a more just and peaceful world through education, diversity and community inclusion", as examples of the work done by ICOMOS Committees and Working Groups on these important themes.
Pathways towards more inclusive narratives have emerged through many existing initiatives, ranging from climate action, rights-based approaches to heritage along with the Decade of Action of the SDGs and the "Culture - Nature Itineraries".
The International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021 offers an opportunity to provide an open platform for broad involvement and participation.

Program of the day:
(Moderadora: Gilda Rivera Larios)

  • 10:00 : Welcome words: Yoloxochitl Lucio; Gabriela Santibáñez
  • 10:05 : Messages from ICOMOS Mexico A.C. President, Saúl Alcántara Onofre; from Director of IRPMZ, José Francisco Román Gutiérrez; from President of ICOM Mexico, Maya Dávalos de Camacho; and from Representative of UNESCO Mexico, Frédéric Vacheron.
  • 10:20 : Capsules from the deans of ICOMOS Mexico, Eduardo Fuentes Fuller.
  • 10:32 Conversation with the Vice Presidents and State Coordinators of ICOMOS Mexico. Arch. Marco Maza Hernandez, Vice President of ICOMOS Mexico A.C. and Dr. Maria de Guadalupe Zepeda Martinez, Secretary General of ICOMOS Mexico A.C.
  • 12:30 : Map/Mural. Youth and Heritage of ICOMOS Mexico
  • 13:00 : Members' session. Moderated by Dr. María de Guadalupe Zepeda Martínez, Yoloxochitl Lucio and Gabriela Jiménez.
  • 13:40 : Children's capsules. Gabriela Jiménez.
  • 13:52 – 14:00 : Closing: Karina Méndez Almazán presents the Mtro Arch. Fernando Roberto Chiapa. Academic Secretary of ICOMOS Mexico A.C.

Who? ICOMOS Mexico EPWG, UNESCO, Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas, under the auspices of UNESCO

When? 17 April 2021 - 10:00 - 14:00 (Mexico time)

Where? Mexico

Official contact: coming soon

Official website: 

Attachment: Facebook page and full program



On the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS Morocco and other partners have organized several events, such as:


          1. Foundation for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Rabat

What? On the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS Morocco and the Foundation for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Rabat have organized a webinar entitled "Rabat: a rich past and a promising future".
This webinar will evoke the millennial past of Rabat and its Region from antiquity to the present day. It will also deal with the exceptional and universal value of Rabat, classified as a World heritage site since 2012, and how to preserve it in order to transmit it to future generations.

Who? ICOMOS Morocco and the Foundation for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Rabat

When? 28 April 2021 - 12:00 PM (Morocco local time)

Where? Online

Official contact: ICOMOS Morocco

Official website: Participation in this webinar requires registration on the following web page: 
Once you have registered, you will receive a login that will allow you to join the meeting.


          2. Webinar series from ICOMOS Morocco and partners

What? A series of webinars by the University of Ibn Zohr, the Telkom University of Indonesia, ICOMOS Morocco and ICOMOS Indonesia.

Who? ICOMOS Morocco

When? TBC

Where? TBC

Official contact: ICOMOS Morocco

Official website:


          3. I am drawing my heritage

What? Rabat celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites by engaging children on the notion of heritage through drawings.

Who? ICOMOS Morocco and the Foundation for the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Rabat

When? From 19 April to 19 May 2021

Where? TBC

Official contact: ICOMOS Morocco

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: “WHAT? WATER! Climate change and country houses”

What? When it comes to climate change and water, heritage is barely in the picture. An important reason is that the heritage and water world do not know each other sufficiently. Institutional, political and especially when it comes to research and science, there is little common ground. ICOMOS Netherlands and the Dutch Castle Foundation want to change this and show the important role heritage can play in sustainable solutions. Innovative adjustments have already been made at various country estates. Join the conversation and be inspired.

Contribution to participate is € 10. Students can register free of charge. After the symposium you will receive a video link to the recording of the livestream and a summary of the symposium. Note for international participants: Please note that the symposium will be held in Dutch. After the symposium we will send all attendees a video link of the live stream with subtitles in English and an abstract also in English.

Who? ICOMOS Netherlands and Dutch Castle Foundation

When? 27 May 2021, 13:30-16:45 PM CET

Where? Netherlands, online livestream

Official contact: info[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Leaflet with program



Title of the event: 2021 IDMS-AWHD | Arts, Culture & Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want

What? The African Union declared on 22 February, 2021, the theme for the year as Arts, Culture & Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want, to place the Cultural and Creative Industries at the forefront of the AU’s and its member states activities in the year 2021. The theme recognises the key role the creative sector can play in promoting regional integration and economic growth and as Africa emerges from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the creative industries will play a key role in building a more resilient Africa by using the creative economy as a tool for prosperity.
In keeping with the African Union’s declaration, the theme for the 2021 UNESCO African World Heritage Day. on 5 May 2021, is World Heritage as a lever for the Africa We Want.
In light of these declarations, the Executive of ICOMOS-Nigeria has tasked a team to develop activities to commemorate the 2021 IDMS and the Africa World Heritage Day (AWHD), and in the spirit of the African Union theme. These activities will be developed as a Series to be delivered in addition to collating and curating a calendar of Afrocentric media content & activities within the two and a half weeks duration between these 2 international celebrations [18 April - 05 May]. Other activities are planned for the rest of the year and will be communicated accordingly. All activities will be carried out in compliance with national and local advisories instructions to ensure the safety of participants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

          1. April 18 - 23: Social media posts on Nigerian & African WH Sites & Activities.
Team lead: Ṣolá Akíntúndé - Public Relations Officer

          2. April 24 - 25: Community engagement by students of the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Jos.
Team lead: Na’ankwat Dakup - Treasurer

          3. April 26 - 30: Social media posts on Nigerian monuments, sites & activities.
Team lead: Ṣolá Akíntúndé - Public Relations Officer

          4. May 01 - 02: Virtual Event to present COVID-19 Research Report.
Team lead: Samson Faboye - EPWG Coordinator

          5. May 03 - 05: Social media posts on African monuments, sites & activities.
Team lead: Ṣolá Akíntúndé - Public Relations Officer

Who? ICOMOS Nigeria National Committe, EPWG Nigeria, ICOMOS Africa

When? From 18 April to 5 May 2021

Where? Nigeria, Africa

Official contact: info[at]

Official websites: | | | 



Title of the event: “Notes on Heritage”

What? ICOMOS Panama, in alliance with the Ibero-American Colonial Urbanism Research Network (RII_UC in Spanish), summons professionals, teachers, students and those interested in issues of monumental heritage, both national and international, to the second edition of an initiative for social networks that emerged during 2020, in response to the confinement situation due to the global pandemic that still affects us.

A template will be designed that complies with the standards instructed by ICOMOS International, regarding the celebration of World Monuments and Sites Day (IDMS), which will be sent to each person interested in joining the Panamanian initiative, in which the data of: country, place, name or title, author / s and institution (if applicable) will be placed. In the template, the authors may include from 4 to 7 images related to a site, monument, or cultural manifestation associated with movable or immovable material heritage. The template will be accompanied by a 300 words text that contributes the author's reflection within the framework of the motto of the 2021 call, and must be sent to the email[at] no later than April 12, 2021.

During the on the days when the contributions will be published, 15-minute interviews will be held with professionals who can contribute their approaches and perspectives to the assessment of monuments and sites from different perspectives. Interviews will be conducted live or prerecorded, and will be broadcast on social media.

Who? ICOMOS Panama and Red Iberoamericana de Investigación del Urbanismo Colonial (RII_UC)

When? 15 - 22 April 2021

Where? Social networks of ICOMOS Panamá and RII_UC (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

Official contact: icomospanama[at] ;[at] 

Attachments: Poster, leaflet



On the occasion of the 2021 edition of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS Peru would like to propose three events align with three specific SDGs, as:

          1. SDG 5: Monumento de la Batalla alto de la Alianza

What? Poster SDG 5 : Gender equality and the Battle of Alto de la Alianza. The Monument built in memory of the fallen in the Battle of Alto de la Alianza (1880) is also a reminder of the self-sacrificing and transcendental role of women's active participation in every stage of Peruvian history. The revaluation of their participation is a current task on the agenda of Peruvian scientific research.

Who? National committe of ICOMOS Peru and the National Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (ICOFORT Peru)

When? 26 May 1880

Where? Tacna, Peru

Offcial contact: Dr. José Carlos Hayakawa Casas, President of ICOMOS Peru

Official website:

Attachment: Poster SDG 5 : Gender equality and the Battle of Alto de la Alianza


          2. SDG 15: Pampa de Ayacucho historic sanctuary

What? Poster SDG 15 : Life of terrestrial ecosystems and the Pama de Ayacucho historical sanctuary. La Pampa, or the Battle of Ayacucho, is a representative example of a landscape associated with a transcendental event in Latin American history. With an area of 72 hectares, this region of dry forests - inter-Andean valleys conserves a flora and fauna protected by the Peruvian State and therefore constitutes a valuable heritage and cultural tourist landscape.

Who?  National committe of ICOMOS Peru and the National Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (ICOFORT Peru)

When? 9 December 1824

Where? Ayacucho, Peru

Offcial contact: Dr. José Carlos Hayakawa Casas, President of ICOMOS Peru

Official website:

Attachment: Poster SDG 15 : Life of terrestrial ecosystems and the Pama de Ayacucho historical sanctuary


          3. SDG 11: Martir Olaya Battery

What? Poster SDG 11 : Sustainable Cities and Communities and the Martir Olaya Battery. Cultural-urban landscape, in what was once the area of the Battery Martyr Olaya (1881-2021) in Chorrillos, constitutes an extraordinary example of military heritage and urban development. The site is immersed within the city and constitutes one of the most visited tourist sites in Metropolitan Lima. It also represents a challenge to heritage sustainability and urban growth.

Who? National committe of ICOMOS Peru and the National Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (ICOFORT Peru)

When? 31 January 1881

Where? Lima, Peru

Offcial contact: Dr. José Carlos Hayakawa Casas, President of ICOMOS Peru

Official website:

Attachment: Poster SDG 11 : Sustainable Cities and Communities and the Martir Olaya Battery



Title of the event: Diverse Pasts, Complex Futures | A talk that explores the creation, selection, and preservation of heritage through the kalesa study and the jeepney 

What? Urban historian Dr. Michael Pante discusses the evolution of the carruaje in pre-War Manila. In the last century, it was  perceived as a relic from an “unmodern” past that must give way to newer, safer transportation forms. Today it survives primarily for tourists who seek a nostalgic experience, or perhaps an incomplete interpretation/presentation of the Walled City and other historic districts.
What lessons on heritage declaration and preservation might one draw by studying the case of the kalesa and the jeepney, currently absent from the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property?  What insights might be applied to contemporary vernacular architecture, especially those of lower-income Filipinos? What role do heritage managers and cultural workers play in identifying what should be preserved and ensuring that cultural properties, especially those heavily used and meaningful to marginalized communities, endure into the future?

Who? ICOMOS Philippines

When?18 April 2021 - 10:30 AM Hong Kong SAR, MNL time
Register in advance at:

Where? Philippines

Official contact: info[at] 

Official website: Facebook:

Attachment: Poster/ leaflet



Title of the event: The Week for Heritage

What? Foundation for the Preservation of Historic and Natural Monuments will celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites. On this occasion, we are organizing for the fifth time in Poland “The Week for Heritage”. During this week monuments which are usually closed and inaccessible for guests will be open. Owners of various monuments will wait for the visitors as part of the subproject “Heart in the Monument” on selected days and hours.

There will be a possibility to get to know the history of the participating monuments, take advantage of the attractions, have conversations with owners and talk with them about successes, plans and the biggest challenges. The places to which we would like to invite you are surrounded by nature  which makes them extremely charming and calm, especially on those beautiful April days. You will meet there kind people with a great passion for renovating their treasures. That is the reason why this year we have decided to complement the name of the project in words “Heart in the Monument”.

The aim of our event is to mobilize the potential of the place and architecture, which has been expressed by the owners with our advice and support. “The Week for Heritage” is also our earnest appeal for donations to help us renovate “witnesses of history”. They will be used for the most urgent renovations. Every cent is not only a chance for the second life of decaying objects but, what is also important, solidarity with the mission of our foundation which is to save from oblivion souvenirs of the past.

Who? Foundation for the Preservation of Historic and Natural Monuments / Official original: Fundacja Ratowania Zabytków i Pomników Przyrody

When? 17-18 April 2021

Where? Poland, in 10 different castles, manor houses, palaces, cemeteries all around the country, proclaimed in domestic publications

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Official contact: Karol S. Marczak, President of the Board: ratujemy[at]
Phone: + 48 695 662 123

Official website:

Attachments: Poster / leaflet


Portsmouth (UK)

Title of the event: Sustainable Conservation Trust Launch - Consolidating a regional art "defence" strategy

What? Street Art (Spray & Save) event to launch the activities of a newly found Sustainable Conservation Trust dedicated to community-based adaptive reuse of military heritage.  A necklace of former military fortifications in and around Portsmouth can be transformed into art/crafts/community creative hubs for regional revitalization. Four local artists will paint during the day at the open space of a successful adaptive reuse project Hotwalls in the old town of Portsmouth.  

Who? Sustainable Conservation Trust 

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Hotwalls Studios, Portsmouth, UK

Official contact: Deniz Beck: deniz[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



This year, on the occasion of the IDMS 2021, ICOMOS Portugal and other members and assocations have decided to organize multiple events, as:


          1. “Alma Mater. The voice of heritage behind the face-masks. Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”

What? An online streaming of a documentary open to the public, dealing with the new meanings of the built heritage in post-Covid-19 times, and consisting of testimonies by experts about traces of the past and about the future of cultural heritage of Portuguese influence in Brazil and Macao.
We will have an exclusive guided tour around the "Biblioteca Joanina" (King John V's Library) of the University of Coimbra, accompanied by piano music played by Christina Margotto and the Orchestra Brasil Afro Sinfonic, composed by Olodum, the instrumentalist and singer Armandinho Macedo, with the participation of the Philarmonic Orchestra of Saint Petersburg.

Who? ICOMOS-Portugal, Associação RUAS, General Library of the University of Coimbra, World Monuments Fund-Portugal, Christiano Bomfim and Criola Films.

When? 18 April 2021 – 20:00 (Portugal local time)

Where? Biblioteca Joanina of the University of Coimbra, Historic Centre of Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) and Macao (China) on Facebook

Official contact: geral[at]

Official website: and Facebook:


          2.  A discussion on shared heritage notion: a multiple reading  

What? We interrogate the notion of Shared Built Heritage in a collective construction of the current situation, as imagined and   experienced by the members of our ISC. Then, we will push it towards an interaction with theoretical notions and with formal documents dealing with heritage in order to propose a rich, shared and contemporary interpretation of SBH.

Who? ICOMOS Portugal and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Online

Official contacts: Maria José Freitas and Romeo Carabelli

Attachment: Program


          3. Study Tours

What? Physical visit can never be replaced with the virtual tour as virtual tour only touch on 2 senses (sight and hear) compared with physical tour provide additional 3 senses (touch, smell and taste) that is important for us to appreciate and understand our shared built heritage. Besides, it able to increase awareness of the local stake holders, and further improve the confidence of the local heritage practitioners, artisans and general public on the important of conservation and preservation of these heritage – a heritage shared by ALL. 

Who? ICOMOS Portugal and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage

When? 18 april 2021

Official contacts: Ai Tee Goh and Romeo Carabelli

Attachment: Program


          4. Virtual tours

What? With the Covid-19 Pandemic, most of us have no choice but to delay / postpone our plan on physical visit to places with great shared heritage value. However, the pandemic also wake up us, inviting to take some time from our usual busy schedule for:

i.   Compiling information on a place of our interest – shared built heritage
ii. Exchanging information and knowledge with experts from the local/ international teams via email or other virtual platform prior to any physical visits
iii.  Leaning how to use technology to share with communities on the places of great interest: vitual tours in the form of 3D models to generate scenes, videos, oral history presentation

Who? ICOMOS Portugal and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage

When? 18 april 2021

Official contact: AIe Tee Goh

Official website: 

Attachment: Program


          5. Activities and events

What? Coronavirus alienates people, yet internet can bring us together in any case. Seminars, webinars, symposiums, forums…academic and other events may keep the group active.
We actively suggest the participation in some events shared by our members. 

Who? ICOMOS Portugal and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Online

Official contacts: Maria José Freitas and Yuan Ding

Official website:

Attachment: Program



Title of the event: Traditional online marathon

What? The marathon program will include live streams from hotspots and restoration sites. One of the locations will be the Moscow Hotel Beijing. Participants of the marathon will learn about restoration of its sculptures that was completed in 2020. For the marathon participants an online tour of the Bykov House is prepared (important object of restoration in Moscow in 2021). As far as conservation work there was carried out, it was returned to its residential function.
Moreover, we will talk about restoration technologies and watch a master class on how an old book is restored. For young participants, a master class on plasticine modeling will be prepared. 

Who? ICOMOS Russia

When? 18 April 2021 - The marathon starts at 11.00 and ends at 16.00 (Moscow local time)

Where? Moscow, Russia (online event)

Official contact: rficomos[at]


Saudi Arabia

Title of the event: World heritage celebration 2021 in Saudi Arabia

What? The presentation of all entries streaming live from the kingdom as wide short video, photographs, free hand drawings and poetry about shared Saudi heritage according to theme 2021. Festive celebrations and exhibitions will be streamed online on Youtube and other apps on the 6th night of the holy month of reamadhn (18 April) in AlTuraif world heritage site and Historic Jeddah World Heritage Site

Who?  ICOMOS Saudi Arabia with Ministry of Culture and Saudi Preservation Society and Saudi Umran Society and King Abdulaziz Foundation 

When? 18 April 2021 - 10:00 PM (Saudi Arabia local time)

Where? Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Official contact: adnan[at]

Official website: 

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: SDGs WG Brainstorming and Sharing Session - Inclusivity, Gender Equality and Indigenous People

What? The SDGs WG Brainstorming and Sharing Session will look at unspoken narratives, highlighting issues of inqualities, gender inclusivity and promoting rights based approaches. Larry Coben, Executive Director of the Escala, will share about Uplifting the Role of Women and Marginalized Entrepreneurs in the Heritage Practice which will provide real world issues of engaging communities on the ground and providing solutions to provide holistic empowerment of women in rural or peri-urban heritage areas. Edson Cabalfin, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from the Tulane School of Architecture will introduce the issues, dynamics, politics of LGBT spaces and heritage sites and discuss the layered complexities of such places.

This session is part of a series of discussions within the SDGs Working Group to listen to various perspectives on integrating heritage and sustainable development and create a shared base of knowledge to level off ideas, principles and align actions. 

Who?: ICOMOS SDGs Working Group

When? 17 April 2021 - 1:30 PM CET

Where? Online via Zoom to be shared to the ICOMOS SDGs WG listserv. 

Official contact: Interested ICOMOS members who would like to participate can reach out to gabriel.caballero[at]

Official website:

Zoom link for the session:

Attachment: Abstract of the speakers 



Title of the event: Structure, Sanitation, and Social Engineering: Iron Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore during the late 19th century

What? An online Webinar via Facebook Live

By positioning Town Market and Central Market in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively as public health spaces, this talk will delve into three aspects pertinent in the transplantation of the modern European market into Asian colonial contexts and attempt to answer why iron construction was featured prominently in market construction during this period. Firstly, by understanding the associations of tropical climate and the specificities of geographical locations of the markets to establish a link between environment and building materials. Secondly, by foregrounding the significance of sanitary professionals and municipal engineers as key proponents of the colonial urban environment rather than architects; and lastly, by analysing how changes in sanitary and social theories and the shift from miasmic and contagion theories to the demonstration of microbial germs translated unevenly into architectural forms and functions. By way of addressing this year’s WHD theme, “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”, ICOMOS Singapore posit how understanding the factors underpinning the construction of these historic markets could generate more robust discussions, interpretations, and conservation approaches.

Who? ICOMOS Singapore

When? 18 April 2021 (Sunday) 10:00 UTC+08

Where? Singapore (online)

Official contact: icomos.secretary[at] 

Official website: 

Attachments: Poster



Title of the event: Complex Pasts, Diverse Futures | The multifaceted nature of cultural heritage and heritage communities

What? A Virtual Roundtable about The multifaceted nature of cultural heritage and heritage communities
The successful preservation of movable and immovable cultural heritage is the result of numerous researches, diverse knowledge, personal experience and cooperation, because the path to the right answers is not always one or easy. Collaboration is necessary, because we are not isolated in preserving the multifaceted heritage, but always in contact and relationship with others, with the community and / or the ( heritage ) communities.
This year's umbrella theme of ICOMOS' International Day of Monuments and Sites, which we celebrate every year on 18 April, is "Complex Pasts, Diverse Futures". In Slovenia this year, we focused on the role of communities and heritage communities in relation to immovable cultural heritage and its renovation. The multifaceted nature of heritage and heritage communities will first be explored with a brief outline of the role of communities in the preservation of immovable heritage, in particular the most modern views and professional bases of policy in this field, followed by the discussion of the concepts of "community" and "heritage community". After a brief presentation of the panellists, there will be more time for lively conversation among both the participants and the audience.
We invite you to join us for an event designed to introduce the professional community and, more importantly, the general public to an important perspective on heritage conservation/preservation - the role of community.
          Key Speakers:
- Nataša Kolenc, architect-conservator, project manager for the revitalization of Rihemberk Castle in the Municipality of Nova Gorica
- dr. Jasna Fakin Bajec, ethnologist and cultural anthropologist, prof. of History, research associate, Institute for Cultural and Memorial Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
- Saša Roškar, ethnologist and cultural anthropologist, conservation councilor, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, RU Kranj
- Danilo Antoni, architect and urban planner, president of the Partnership for the Preservation and Popularization of Karst Drystone walling
- doc. dr. Neža Čebron Lipovec, Department of Archeology and Heritage, Institute of Archeology and Heritage, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska
- Anja Vintar, Department of Development of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, National museum of Slovenia

Who? ICOMOS Slovenia

When? 16 April 2021 - 13.00 (1.00 PM Paris Time)

Where? Facebook:

Official contact: ICOMOS Slovenia: info[at]

Official website: ICOMOS Slovenia:

Attachment: Logo in slovenian



Three major events we prepared in Spain for the International Day for Monuments and Sites, as: 

          1. Collaborative heritage - Generating accessible content in the Wikipedia environment. 

What? In the framework of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the first Collaborative Heritage edition will take place on 17 April 2021, an initiative promoted by ICOMOS-Spain and Wikimedia Spain.
In response to the ICOMOS global call for greater inclusion and recognition of diversity, the DIMS 2021 theme invites reflection, reinterpretation and re-examination of existing narratives. ICOMOS Spain wishes to explore access to these cultural heritage narratives through any device and will set up a permanent group for the creation, editing and translation of articles on cultural heritage in the world's largest free encyclopedia: Wikipedia.
Therefore, to start this initiative, this first day of editing is proposed, aiming to prepare or improve Wikipedia entries that include places, assets or cultural events, with the aim of highlighting a heritage that is little known and even unknown to the general public, contributing to making its value known (#DiscoveringHeritage).

10: 00 - 10: 15 h. (08: 00-08: 15 UTC): Introductory presentation by Mónica Luengo Añón, Vice-President of ICOMOS Spain.
10: 15 - 11: 00 h. (08: 15-09: 00 UTC): Introduction to editing on Wikipedia.
11: 00 - 14: 00 h. (09: 00-12: 00 UTC): Content creation and editing.

Who? ICOMOS Spain and Wikimedia Spain

Who? ICOMOS Spain

When? 17 April 2021, between 10:00 and 14:00 (Spanish Peninsula Time)

Where? Online

Official contact: ICOMOS Spain: secretariat[at]

Official website:

Attachments: Link to create a Wikipedia accountLink to register with Wikimedia / Explanatory filePoster


          2. Conoce el patrimonion CSIC : La Casa del Chapiz | Pasados complejos, Futuros diversos

What? The CSIC, the CSIC Delegation in Andalusia and Extremadura and more specifically the School of Arab Studies (EEA), wish to join in the celebration with a series of activities under the thematic heading proposed by ICOMOS for this year "Complex pasts: diverse futures", sharing the idea that "the conservation of cultural heritage requires a critical examination of the past, just as its practice demands a foresight for the future...".
Due to the current health crisis, caused by COVID-19, the School of Arab Studies (EEA) has scheduled several activities that can be followed in person at the Casa del Chapiz, as well as online through its YouTube channel and various social networks (@eea_csic), on 18 April 2021 and in the days leading up to it.
The CSIC's heritage serves as an engine for achieving sustainable development, an action programmed by the United Nations in the last decade, as it has been doing with other activities. The School of Arab Studies recognises the need to focus on heritage that represents diverse cultures and communities (SDG10), aiming to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG11), to illustrate a more tolerant and peaceful future (SDG16).

Who? The CSIC, the CSIC Delegation in Andalusia and Extremadura and the School of Arab Studies (EEA)

When? 12 - 18 April 2021

Where? Casa del Chapiz, Andalusia, Spain

Official contact: contacto[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Program/ poster of activities


          3. Share your photos!

What? Share on your social media or send us an image of your old photo of the church! Our technical team will reprint it on paper and make an on-site visit and will look for the best angle to capture an image that reflects that relationship between past and future. If you have any old photo of our temple, send us a copy of the email jesuitas.valencia[at] or and share it on social networks with the hashtags #iglesiajesuitasvalencia #DIMS2021  #18April #ICOMOS #ComplexPast #DiverseFutures #IDMS2021 #IcomosIDMS2021.

Who? ARAE patrimonio and Iglesia Jesuitas V

When? From 15 April 2021until the end of May 2021

Where? Iglesia Jesuitas Valencia, Gran Via Fernando el católico, 78, Valencia, Spain 
(39.476867770084795, -0.38843620785376376)

Official contact: Angela López (ARAE Patrimonio) araepatrimonio[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Poster



Title of the event: Balloon Head: Iran’s Constitutional Revolution Reconfigured

What? Online exhibition

Who? UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures and Linnaeus University

When? From 18 April 2021

Where? Kalmar, Sweden

Official contact: Leila Papoli-Yazdi: leila.papoli-yazdi[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Leaflet



Title of the event: The World of World Heritage

What? For this year's International Day of Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS-UK invites World Heritage experts to share their experiences of working in the sector for 30+ years on since the UK's first designation. Each speaker will talk about their personal journey in the field and answer any questions from the audience. This is a chance to ask career-related questions and about their thoughts and opinions on the current World Heritage debates.
Speakers include Susan Denyer (ICOMOS-UK), Enid Williams (DCMS) and Rebecca Jones (Historic Environment Scotland) and more.

Who? ICOMOS UK and the Emerging Professional working group

When? 19 April 2021 - 20:00-21:00 CEST

Where? United-Kingdom (online event)

Official contact: admin[at]

Official website:

Attachment: Registration and zoom link


United-States of America

Four events are represented by the National Committee of US/ICOMOS, as following:

          1. Intergenerational Conversation on Society and Heritage: Perspectives from Africa and the U.S.

What? Leveraging heritage for a better future is gaining prominence across national, continental and international discourses, as heritage is not simply a record of the past but a cultural process reflecting the social realities of today. What is the role of heritage in tackling societal challenges including equity, diversity and inclusion in and among communities? How should heritage be integrated into decision-making processes to ensure sustainable development at the local and regional levels? What is the relationship between broader societal forces and heritage?

The leaders of governments in Africa envisioned a future where the continent is free of conflict, poverty, human rights violations and disasters. The vision encapsulates the significance of heritage within the society in the seven aspirations of African Union Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want reflecting the desire for inclusion, equality and integration for everyone regardless of gender, ethnicity and age. To this end, heritage defines people’s identities and histories and helps to rebuild communities after disasters, create new shared understanding of the past, stimulate local development and create opportunities for a better future.

In the United States, recent national discussions and protests have spotlighted unresolved racial issues and inequalities that continue to divide the country. Exploring the issues, struggles and contributions of different communities in historic places are critical to charting a path toward national healing and an equitable future. 

Who? The event is organized by ICOMOS EPWG representatives from the U.S. and the Africa region (Zoe Leung and Olufemi Adentunji), to support intergenerational exchanges critical to safeguarding and promoting heritage. The program will feature a conversation among established and emerging professionals in heritage preservation from the United States and African countries, moderated by a U.S. participant. 

When? 18 April 2021 | Accra: 17:00-18:15 (UTC) | Lagos: 18:00-19:15 (UTC+1) | London: 18:00-19:15 (UTC+1) | DC: 13:00-14:15 (UTC-4) | Sydney: 03:00-04:15 (UTC+10)+1 day

Where? Accra, Lagos, London, Washington DC and Sydney

Official contact: epwg[at] 

Official website: 

Attachment: Event registration


          2. Reopen House Day: Philly's National Historic Landmarks 

What? Global Philadelphia Association is partnering with 21 historic sites and museums to present “Reopen House Day” to encourage in-person and virtual exploration of the region’s history and heritage. Participating sites will offer tours for visitors, virtual programs, special events, discounts and prizes, and much more.

Who? Global Philadelphia Association (USA)

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Philadelphia, USA

Officiel contact: Melissa Stevens: melissa.stevens[at] ; info[at] 

Official website:

Attachment: Poster


          3. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Twitter Chat on World Heritage Day

What? A Live Twitter Chat with World Heritage Sites around the world for #WorldHeritageDay on April 18 at 7 pm CDT. Our theme is #ConnectedConservation. World Heritage Sites are irreplaceable sites of history, legacy, life and inspiration. Tune in to celebrate World Heritage Sites, chat live with preservationists, and meet World Heritage Site supporters from around the world. Learn more about World Heritage Sites near you and around the globe. During our chat, an interactive question will be posted every 5 minutes with the hashtag #ConnectedConservation beginning at 7pm Central and ending at 8pm Central. World Heritage Sites, non-profits for preservation and conservation, and World Heritage Site visitors will tune in to engage in conversations around these questions and invite the public to get to know our sites a bit better.

Who? San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

When?  18 April 2021 / 7 pm CDT / 12 AM Monday UTC

Where? Twitter

Attachment: Link for registration: If you are a World Heritage Site or conservation organization interested in participating in this event, please fill out this Doodle Poll | World Heritage Twitter Collaboration Discussion. We'd love to involve you in this opportunity to celebrate World Heritage Sites while sharing our digital audiences across organizations for greater exposure!


          4. “Diversifying Heritage in the United States” World Heritage Webinar

What? This free webinar in celebration of IDMS 2021 will examine what U.S. heritage professionals are doing to create a more diverse and inclusive future for all and provide perspective from four diverse voices about opportunities for positive change. The webinar will begin with a keynote presentation by Shannon Estenoz, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, who will speak to the agency’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Shannon’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of four professionals sharing their diverse perspectives on U.S. heritage and steps we can take to make our programs and society as a whole more just and inclusive.


When?  22 April 2021 /  12 – 1:30 pm EDT / 4 – 5:30 pm UTC

Where? Virtual event

Official contact: Programs[at]

Attachment: Poster Link for registration



Title of the event: 18 de abril de 2021: Día Internacional de los Monumentos y Sitios: Pasados complejos: Futuros diversos

What?  Each year, on the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS proposes a theme for the celebrations and activities organised by its committees, members and partners. This year, 2021 will be dedicated to the theme "Complex past, diverse future". The motto represents an opportunity to highlight the complexity, diversity and contradictions that have accompanied the preservation of Venezuela's cultural heritage since antiquity.
The diversity of the Venezuelan cultural heritage is a reality, despite the fact that the valorisation that has been exercised on it has been inclined over time towards certain types of goods, leaving aside many others by categories, periods, users. The practical operation of favouring certain assets over others, for institutional, political, ideological, economic and socio-cultural interests, is something that was present from the first recognitions made of the Venezuelan heritage.

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Who? ICOMOS Venezuela

When? 18 April 2021

Where? Venezuela 

Official website:

Attchment: Full article

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