ICOMOS engages with the diversification and decolonisation of heritage

At present, monuments of colonialists, oppressors and racists are being toppled in many countries around the world. A common theme within these responses is a demand for change in how we memorialize and represent history and how officially designated heritage specifically addresses racism, colonialism, enslavement and oppression.

Joining the debate spearheaded by organisations such as SAH, Historic England, The Architectural League, National Trust for Historic Preservation and others, and in order to remain a globally active and relevant organization, ICOMOS hosted a virtual workshop initiated by the EPWG (Emerging Professionals Working Group) and ICOMOS Germany’s AG2020 Working Group. The workshop took place on 19 July 2020 and was attended by members from a broad range of ICOMOS National Committees, International Scientific Committees and Working Groups.

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Launch of the restoration of the Sursock Museum and Beirut's historic district

Mission Beyrouth ICOMOS ICOM ALIPH sept2020 © Courtesy of ICOMAs part of their joint mission to Beirut (14-16 September 2020), Marie-Laure Lavenir (ICOMOS), Peter Keller (ICOM) and Valéry Freland (ALIPH) had working meetings with the Director General of Antiquities (DGA) of Lebanon, the heads of several museums and libraries, and many representatives of civil society, including, in particular, the Lebanese committees of ICOM, ICOMOS, and the Blue Shield.

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Cultural heritage damaged in Beirut: ICOMOS, ICOM and ALIPH conduct a joint mission

Marie-Laure Lavenirlebanese flag, Peter Keller, and Valéry Freland, the General Directors of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and the International alliance for the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) respectively, are conducting a joint mission to Beirut from 14-16 September and holding a press conference on Tuesday 15 September.

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Online Course | Climate Change and Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage

ICOMOS Argentina Climate Change Online Course 202008An online course on climate change and risk assessment for cultural heritage is being offered by ICOMOS Argentina, La Plata City Foundation and the Heritage and Climate Change Initiative, within the framework of the "New approaches to cultural and natural heritage” programme. The first edition starts on 10 August 2020, and will be available in Spanish and Portuguese. The second edition of the course will begin in October and will also be available in English.

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