ISC on Industrial Heritage: Call for membership (Deadline: 12 December)

industrial heritage

On recommendation of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, the ICOMOS Board approved the establishment of an ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Industrial Heritage (ISCIH). ISCIH is now issuing a call for membership to all members of ICOMOS (deadline on 12 December 2019).


The benefit to ICOMOS of the establishment of ISICIH were identified in a survey of the membership carried out in 2017. This survey found that there is a particular interest in industrial heritage amongst the membership with many of the responders actively involved in our partner organisation TICCIH (The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage), in their own industrial heritage National Scientific Committee (set up by their ICOMOS National Committee) and/or their National industrial heritage society. The results of the survey also revealed that members believed that the establishment of an ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Industrial Heritage would increase recognition and awareness of industrial heritage both nationally and internationally and promote the role and profile of industrial heritage within ICOMOS.

ISCIH aims to:

The ISCIH now seeks applications for membership from the ICOMOS Committees and from among the ICOMOS membership. Any ICOMOS member with established or emerging expertise in the field of industrial heritage may apply.

There are 2 categories of membership:

For more information on the functioning of ICOMOS ISCs and membership – please consult the ICOMOS Eger-Xi’an Principles – and the ISCIH By-Laws – in both cases see article 4 - Membership.


How to apply

ICOMOS members should send their CV, membership number and contact details to Mary-Liz McCarthy  by latest 12 December 2019. Applications for National Committee voting expert membership should be accompanied by a nomination letter from your National Committee.


See also

Picto doigtGoals and activities of ISCIH


Photo: Stretham Old Engine, Sterham Cambridgeshire, UK, ICOMOS / Bill Blake