Publications received in 2014 at the ICOMOS Documentation centre

ICOMOS International
HR2011 13 COUV

Heritage at risk: World Report 2011-2013 on monuments and sites in danger. Machat, Christoph (ed.); Petzet, Michael (ed.); Ziesemer, John (ed.). Berlin, hendrik Bäßler, 2014

ISBN: 978-3-930388-24-0

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Modern Conservation 2 2014

Modern Conservation. 2nd issue. Šekaric, Branka (ed.). Belgrade, ICOMOS Serbia, 2014. 315 p., illus. 

ISSN: 2334-9239. Order and information

The second issue of “Modern Conservation” has six articles in the first chapter wherein the authors discuss different topics ranging from Interrogating universality in conservation theory, Two decades anniversary of the Nara Document on Authenticity, Risk management of cultural heritage, Economic and social evaluation of conservation, Archaeological heritage protection paradigm changes to Biography of the Serbian architect Žarko Tatić.


ICOMOS Slovenia

ICOMOS Slovenia Monographic publications01International legal standards for heritage protection in a period of economic recession and tools for safeguarding protection standardsStokin, Marko (ed.), Ifko, Sonja (ed.); Ljunbljana, ICOMOS/SIC International Council on Monuments and Sites, Zdruzenje za ohranjanje spomenikov in spmeniskih obmocij, 2014. 77 p., illus. (Monographic publications of ICOMOS Slovenia ; 01) (Eng)

ISBN: 978-961-281-627-8

ICOMOS Argentina

40 Anos ICOMOS Argentina40 Años - ICOMOS ArgentinaDelheye, Pedro (ed.); Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, ICOMOS Argentina, 2014. 230 p., illus. 

ISBN: 978-987-29432-1-9


Pamjatniki-Arhitektury-ICOMOS-Rossija[Pamjatniki arhitektury: inzhenernye obsledovanija]. Engineering examinations of architectural monuments. Release 1 : The Pashkov House, The Bolshoi Theatre. Comité ICOMOS Russie, Sous-comité sur le diagnostic d'ingénierie des monuments architecturaux et urbains. Moscou, Izdateljstvo Associacii stroiteljnyh vuzov, 2003. 239 p., ill., index. (Rus/Eng)

ISBN: 978-2-918086-14-7

Australia ICOMOS

Historic Environment, Vol. 26, No. 2: World Heritage at 40 - The view from Australia. Winter, Tim (ed.). Victoria, Australie, Australia ICOMOS, 2014. 128 p., illus.

ISSN: 0726-6715 (Eng) 


Information and contact: georgia.meros[at]


ICOMOS Advisory Committee

ICOMOS-Scientific-Sympos Proceedings-Beijing-2012Tangible risks, intangible opportunities: Long-term risk preparedness and responses for threats to cultural heritage. ICOMOS Advisory Committee Scientific Symposium, 31 October 2012, Beijing, China. Chabbi, Amel (ed.), Jerome, Pamela (ed.), Jigyasu, Rohit (ed.), Kelley, Stephen J. (ed.), Reap, James (ed.). Charenton-le-Pont, France, ICOMOS, 2014. 222 p., ill. (Eng)

ISBN: 978-2-918086-14-7

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"Cultural heritage is exposed to numerous disasters resulting from natural hazards, such as earthquakes, floods, and cyclones, and increasingly from human-induced hazards, like arson, armed conflict and civil unrest. The great East Japan Tohuko Earthquake and Tsunami (2011); Thailand Floods (2011); Haiti, Chile and Christchurch earthquakes (2010); and recent civil unrests in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria have caused serious damage to tangible and intangible attributes of cultural heritage sites ranging from historic buildings, museums, historic settlements, as well as cultural landscapes. Undoubtedly, the frequency and intensity of some disasters has increased recently due to the impact of Global Climate Change, as well as social, economic and political changes. Considering these challenges, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee symposium in Beijing on “Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters” aimed to assess these risks and formulate policies, strategies and techniques for reducing risks to disasters, responding to emergencies and recovering from disasters."


ICOMOS Finland


Building conservation in our time: Essays on the conservation of the built environment / Rakennussuojelu Ajassa: Pohdintoja rakennetun ympäristön suojelusta. Kovanen, Kirst (ed.), Ehrström, Margaretha (ed.), Häyrynen, Maunu (ed.), Vepsä, Marjo (ed.), Kivilaakso, Aura (ed.).Helsinki, Finnish National Committee of ICOMOS, 2014.  175 p., ill., index. (Eng/Fin)

ISBN: 978-952-67465-3-1

"The present publication presents the principles of restoration, as well as articles that shed light on research and the various ideas behind restoration. The selection of articles has been inspired by both, Finnish research and themes that have arisen from restoration and conservation works at the end of the 20th century. The authors present both theories and practical implementations."


Japan Earthquake-report2014

Progress report of Great East Japan Earthquake recovery: Present state of affected cultural heritage. Hanazato, Toshikazu (ed.), Kariya, Yuga (ed.), Yano, Kazuyuki (ed.).Tokyo, Japan ICOMOS National National Commmittee / Japan Cultural Heritage Consultancy, 2014. 25 p., illus. (Eng)

"This progress report aims to summarize the general conditions of the recovery projects being conducted on the cultural heritage that have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The direction of future examination on disaster countermeasures is also partially mentioned." November 5, 2014.


By ICOMOS Honorary member Mrs Angela Rojas
conservacion patrimonial ROJAS

Conservacíon patrimonial: teoría y crítica. Rigol, Isabel (ed.), Rojas, Angela (ed.). Havana, Editorial UH, 2012. 574 p., illus. (Spa)

ISBN: 978-959-7211-23-5 


ICOMOSFrance Biens-serie PM

Les biens en série du Patrimoine mondial : Nouvel enjeu, nouveaux critèresElectronic proceedings of the symposium held in Poitiers, France 17-18 December 2012. Martinot-Lagarde, Jean-Louis (ed.); Palmi, Isabelle (ed.); Gottfried, Cédric (ed.). Paris, ICOMOS France, May 2014. 196 p., illus. 

E-publication available for download 

As part of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this symposium addressed the notion of serial properties with a transversal approach. The first part consisted in an epistemological discussion of the concept of landscape in Europe and France, followed by a reminder of the political and administrative framework of landscape heritage management. Second followed the stories of projects, commitments actors around property sets or extensive property recently enrolled and projects in France, border and
in neighboring countries.

International Secretariat - World Heritage unit
ICOMOS WHThematicStudy SilkRoads final lv 201406 couvThe Silk Roads: an ICOMOS Thematic Study. Williams, Tim. Paris, ICOMOS, 2014. 152 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-2-918086-12-3. E-publication available for download.

ICOMOS thematic studies are a synthesis of current research and knowledge on a specific theme. The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of sites along the Silk Roads that could be used by States Parties participating in the Serial transnational World Heritage nominations of the Silk Roads as a basis for comparative analyses when nominating series of sites.

ICOMOS Germany
ICOMOS Germany Journal No57

UNESCO-Welterbe in Deutschland und Mitteleuropa: Bilanz und Perspektiven
Proceedings of ICOMOS Germany's international professional conference, Munich, 29-30 November 2012. ICOMOS Germany. Berlin, hendrik Basler Verlag, 2013. 196 p., illus. 

ISBN: 978-3-930388-23 - Order: 

ICOMOS ISC* on conservation of historic towns and villages (CIVVIH)

The role of the integrated conservation of cultural heritage for a creative, resilient and sustainable city. Proceedings of the ICOMOS-CIVVIH Symposium, Naples, September 2012. Colletta, Teresa (ed.) Milan, FrancoAngeli, 2014. 150 p., illus.

ISBN: 978-88-204-5079-3. 20€


"The book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual development in urban conservation in the 21st century on the basis of the evolution and operational context of urban management and the development of local urban conservation policies and practices by ICOMOS [...] 'experts'."

*International Scientific Committee 

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