Latest ICOMOS publications
Received in 2022 at ICOMOS Documentation Centre
The cultural heritages of water in tropical and subtropical Eastern and South-Eastern Asia. Thematic study. Compilation of articles. Michel Cotte, Nupur Prothi, Pierre-François, Toulze et al. ICOMOS, 2022. 223 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-62-8 (PDF) [English]
ICOMOS has launched a series of thematic studies on the management of water as a form of cultural heritage, based on a regional approach, in the 2010s. The first region studied resulted in a publication in 2015, dedicated to ‘The Cultural Heritages of Water in the Middle East and Maghreb’ (with an revised and expanded version published in 2017). In particular, the aim was to invite States parties to pay more attention to water attributes and significances related to large and complex nominations, as is the case with historical centres or cultural landscapes. In fact, water has a special place among the many relationships which exist between human beings and nature. It is a permanent and essential human need. Access to water is a vital common element to all human civilisations; there are no exceptions, reiterating that all civilisations have a water culture. In this volume devoted to the tropical and subtropical countries of East and Southeast Asia, the scope of the heritage considered has been limited to freshwater and inland waters. It is a world region with well identified and strong common characteristics both for its climate conditions and sharing common cultural values, such as the monsoon phenomenon, the ‘rice civilisation’, mutual influences and exchanges through history, technical practices for construction and arts, etc. This thematic study This should primarily be seen as a methodological aid for anyone wishing to consider these questions, with a view either to achieving recognition and protection of such heritages by the World Heritage List, or to protecting heritage in a national or regional context.
Heritage and the sustainable development goals: policy guidance for heritage and development actors. Sophia Labadi, Francesca Giliberto, Ilaria Rosetti, Linda Shetabi, Ege Yildirim. ICOMOS, 2021 [English] & 2022 [French]. 134 p. illus. (PDF)Building on doctrinal texts created by ICOMOS global membership, the Policy Guidance document draws upon scientific expertise of the ICOMOS SDGs Working Group and ICOMOS Scientific Committees from all five global regions and all areas of expertise, to illustrate the many ways in which heritage can address the SDGs and demonstrates the potential of harnessing heritage in achieving sustainable development. Grounded in the United Nations’ Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s five Ps (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships), and in the interrelated nature of the SDGs, the document is intended for heritage and development actors alike. The aim of this Policy Guidance document is twofold: 1) engage development actors and raise awareness of the potential contribution of heritage practices to sustainable development processes; 2) guide ICOMOS members and heritage professionals at large, in adopting a sustainable development perspective in their heritage practices and aligning them to the SDGs. Therefore, it represents a first attempt at providing a policy framework for all actors, including international organizations, national and local governments, businesses, civil society, and expert organizations. The Policy Guidance document was developed by the ICOMOS SDGs Working Group with five lead contributing authors. During the process, inputs and peer reviews were provided by more than 70 ICOMOS experts, coming from 20 National Committees and 13 International Scientific Committees , both in-person (Knowledge Café and experts’ meeting), and online (survey, a Working Group meeting, and two rounds of consultations on drafts of the document). With its constantly evolving doctrines and methodologies, ICOMOS is a learning organization that seeks to mobilize its adaptive capacity for the SDGs to respond to the current needs of the professional and broader society, and this document has the potential to shape both high-level policy and grassroots implementation, while building synergies and strengthening advocacy.
ICOMOS & ISCM-CHC
Global research and action agenda on culture, heritage and climate change. Hana Morel, William Megarry, Andrew Potts et al. ICOMOS & ISCM CHC, 2022. 75 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-69-7 (PDF) [English] - 978-2-918086-70-3 (print) [English] - 978-2-918086-79-6 (PDF) [French]
This project report presents the scientific outcome of the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change (ICSM-CHC).
ICSM CHC White Paper I: Intangible cultural heritage, diverse knowledge systems and climate change. Contribution of Knowledge Systems Group I to the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change. Ben Orlove, Neil Dawson, Pasang Sherpa et al. ICOMOS & ISCM CHC, 2022. 103 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-71-0 (PDF) [English]
ICSM CHC White Paper II: Impacts, vulnerability, and understanding risks of climate change for culture and heritage: Contribution of Impacts Group II to the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change. Nicholas P. Simpson, Scott Allan Orr, Salma Sabour et al. ICOMOS & ISCM CHC, 2022.109 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-72-7 (PDF) [English]
ICSM CHC White Paper III: The role of cultural and natural heritage for climate action: Contribution of Impacts Group III to the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change. Nick Shepherd, Joshua Benjamin Cohen, William Carmen et al. ICOMOS & ISCM CHC, 2022. 91 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-73-4 (PDF) [English]
ICOMOS & CVI Africa
An application of the Climate Vulnerability Index for the Sukur Cultural Landscape. Jon C. Day, Scott F. Heron, Ishanlosen Odiaua et al. ICOMOS Nigeria, 2022. 60 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-83-3 (PDF) [English]
This report outlines the results of applying the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) to Sukur Cultural Landscape, a World Heritage property in northeastern Nigeria. The CVI methodology is a technique to assess rapidly the vulnerability of cultural and natural WH by identifying realised and potential impacts of climate change to both Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and the associated community. The application of the CVI for Sukur provided many important precedents, being the first time that the CVI was applied in an African WH property and in a cultural landscape-inscribed property. It was also the first using a ‘blended workshop’ format whereby most workshop participants were at the American University of Nigeria in Yola, whilst other participants joined the workshop online. The CVI workshop took place 19th-24th September 2021 and involved site managers, academics, community representatives, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and responsible management agencies. The workshop was preceded by preparatory webinars examining key values, climate change, and economic and social information.
Application of the Climate Vulnerability Index for the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and the Ruins of Songo Mnara, Tanzania. Scott F. Heron, Jon D. Day, Mercy Mbogelah et al. CVI Africa Project, 2022. 52 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-84-0 (PDF) [English] - 978-2-918086-85-7 (PDF) [Swahili]
This report describes the outcomes from an application of the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) for the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara World Heritage property in Tanzania. L'atelier CVI s'est déroulé les 18 et 19 octobre 2021 selon le mode Consult, une évaluation plus ramassée et rapide qu'un atelier complet. Il s'est déroulé en présentiel et a impliqué le gestionnaire du site, un représentant du Musée national de Tanzanie, le président et les membres du comité des ruines du site et un traducteur. Des animateurs et d'autres membres de l'équipe du projet ont participé à distance. Il a été précédé de trois webinaires préparatoires avec des contributions d'experts d'horizons très divers qui ont alimenté directement la consultation.
ICOMOS & IUCN
Connecting Practice: a commentary on nature-culture keywords. ICOMOS International Secretariat, 2021. 61 p. (PDF) [English]
The Commentary on Nature-Culture Keywords aims to be a resource for heritage practitioners and researchers who are working in the interdisciplinary field that links natural and cultural heritage conservation. The document is the outcome of a much longer and more complex journey that began with the intention to compile a brief glossary of terms and concepts that have emerged in implementing the Connecting Practice project.
The Connecting Practice project is a joint exploration by IUCN and ICOMOS that aims to develop new approaches to heritage designation and management that recognise the interconnectedness of natural and cultural values. ‘Biocultural’, ‘resilience’ and ‘traditional knowledge’ are the ‘keyword families’ explored here which were selected as the most relevant within the recent work of the Connecting Practice project.
This document has been developed by ICOMOS, based on inputs from many contributors. The foundations of this Commentary are provided by relevant international organisations and academic texts. To clarify the different applications of these keywords in natural and cultural heritage conservation, relevant doctrinal and guidance texts have been reviewed.
The Commentary does not presume to be complete, but instead, to be a ‘work in progress’ that could be useful for heritage practitioners working with an interdisciplinary language. It is intended that the Commentary will remain open – a ‘living’ document that can continue to be improved.
UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS & IUCN
Guidance and toolkit for impact assessments in a World Heritage context. Sarah Court, Eugene Jo, Richard Mackay et al. UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS et UICN, 2022. 87 p. ISBN 978-92-3-100535-0 (PDF) [English]
As the World Heritage Convention celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, over 1100 sites around the world are recognized as World Heritage - places that are so valuable to humanity that there conservation has been deemed our collective responsibility. Yet many of these exceptional places face increasing pressure from diverse types of development projects within and around the sites. Assessing the impacts of such projects – before deciding to proceed with their implementation – is essential to both prevent damage to World Heritage and identify sustainable options. The Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessments in a World Heritage Context is the go-to reference that explains the process for achieving these goals. Offering practical tips and tools including checklists and a glossary, it provides a framework for conducting impact assessments for cultural and natural heritage sites. Developed by UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN, this manual fosters cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary collaboration to identify solutions for both protecting World Heritage sites and supporting good quality and appropriate development. States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, heritage managers, decision-makers, planners and developers are invited to use it to help realise our collective commitment to passing on our precious heritage to future generations.
International committee on Places of Religion and Ritual (ICOMOS PRERICO)
Regenerating cultural religious heritage: intercultural dialogue on places of religion and rituals. Olimpia Niglio, Andrea Longhi, Henrik Lindblad et al. Springer, 2022. 300 p. ISBN 978-981-19-3469-8 (print), 978-981-19-3470-4 (PDF) [English]
This book introduces important reflections on understanding the meaning of cultural-religious heritage in an international context and their relationship with issues of sustainability at the local community level. Through a holistic approach, the book charts new courses in analyzing different cultural policies and methods for preserving and enhancing cultural heritage. Stemming from an intercultural seminar promoted by the International Scientific Committee Places of Religion and Ritual (ICOMOS PRERICO) under the theme of “Reuse and regenerations of cultural-religious heritage in the world: Comparison among cultures,” the book examines the scientific diplomacy and cultural strategies promoted by countries in dialogue with the UN 2030 Agenda, as well as Agenda 21 for Culture. The book seeks to reinforce the value of local cultural policies for supporting and enhancing cultural-religious heritage through specific programs and collaborations in dialogue with government policies. This collection is relevant to scholars working in areas relating to cultural heritage, religious heritage, architectural restoration, protection of the local inheritances, law, and management of the cultural sites.
Religious heritage: Celebrating and conserving places of religious and ritual significance in a global world and changing climates. ICOMOS scientific symposium 2022 book of abstracts. 29-30 October 2022, Fine Arts department, Bangkok, Thailand. ICOMOS, 2022. 135 p. [English & French]
In the context of the ICOMOS annual meetings, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee organises its 2022 Scientific Symposium on 29 and 30 October at the Fine Arts Department (Bangkok, Thailand) on the theme “Religious Heritage: Celebrating and conserving places of religious and ritual significance in a global world and in changing climates”. Religious heritage is a living heritage which greatly impacts the way people go about their daily life. The Covid-19 pandemic in particular has brought changes to patterns of worship and the use of religious heritage places, for instance due to limits in attendance numbers at ritual ceremonies, requirements for social distancing, development of on-line worship. Nevertheless, its religious and ritual significance has not diminished for communities. Climate change and its effects – such as changing temperatures and seasonal climate patterns, floods, droughts, extreme precipitation events, unseasonal rain, snow and wind, melting glaciers – are having an impact on the conservation, protection and management of religious heritage – places of religion and ritual. Existing conservation and management plans, especially long term planning, needs to be revised. The recognition and response to these issues vary widely based on the traditions and customs of religious and/or ethnic groups. The 2022 Scientific Symposium attempts to explore these impacts and challenges through the following sub-themes: 1. Significance of places of religion and ritual. 2. Influence of climate change on the conservation, protection and management of religious heritage. 3. Changing use and perception of places of religion and ritual following the Covid-19 pandemic. 4. Practice of pilgrimage following the Covid-19 pandemic. 5. Reuse of religious heritage places.
International committee on 20th Century Heritage (ICOMOS ISC20C)
The Cádiz Document: InnovaConcrete Guidelines for Conservation of Concrete Heritage. Gunny Harboe, Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros, Stefania Landi, Kyle C. Normandin. ICOMOS, 2021. 90 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-50-82 (print) - 978-2-918086-51-2 (PDF) [English, French, Spanish].
This document provides guidance for the conservation of concrete heritage with respect to its cultural, historical, aesthetic, social and technological values that define its significance. It is an aid to conservation and restoration practitioners and other professionals, including architects, engineers, conservators, contractors, craftsmen, public officials, and private owners who may be faced with making important decisions about the treatment of a heritage concrete structure. As part of the InnovaConcrete project, a research initiative funded by the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 program that aims to find new ways to help preserve concrete-based monuments from the twentieth century, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) was tasked with creating these guidelines for the conservation of heritage concrete structures. This document is based on the same concepts as expressed in the Approaches to the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the Twentieth Century (also known as the Madrid - New Delhi Document), which the ISC20C published in 2017.
International committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS ICUCH)
Heritage Under Water at Risk: Threats, Challenges and Solutions. Albert Hafner (ed.), Hakan Öniz (ed.), Lucy Semaan (ed.), Christopher Underwood (ed.). ICOMOS, 2022. 215 p. (Heritage at Risk, special edition.) ISBN 978-2-918086-37-6 (print), 978-2-918086-38-3 (PDF). [English]
Since its inception in 1991, the International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH) has advocated for the better legal protection, preservation and professional standards relating to underwater cultural heritage. In Heritage Under Water at Risk: Threats, Challenges and Solutions, ICUCH’s second contribution to ICOMOS’ Heritage at Risk series, there are 30 articles representing 23 countries spanning Asia and the Pacific, Arab States, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean. With such geographical diversity there is inevitably a wide range of themes and scope of underwater cultural heritage found in, rivers, lakes, cenotes, as well as coastal and offshore marine environments. The volume is divided into five sections: legal and policy frameworks; challenges and solutions; preservation in situ; public engagement, and capacity building, noting that some papers span more than one theme. The focus is aimed at presenting examples of where heritage is at risk, but where applicable, also presenting sustainable solutions. The diversity of themes represented in the book underlines ICUCH’s knowledge and experience which provides it with a strong platform to remain an important and influential force in all matters relating to cultural heritage located in inland waters, coastal and underwater environs. By so doing ICUCH will continue to demonstrate the importance and relevance of the ICOMOS Charter on the Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage (Sofia 1996) that underpins the fundamentals of the committee’s formation and purpose.
ICOMOS Austria, ICOMOS Germany, ICOMOS Luxembourg, ICOMOS Switzerland
Das Erbe als Basis der Baukultur / Heritage as the basis of Baukultur / Le patrimoine, base de la culture du bâti. Niklaus Ledergerber (ed.), Dieter Schnell (ed.), Jasmin Christ (ed.). Bern: ICOMOS Switzerland, 2022. 74 p. (Monumenta; V). ISBN 978-3-906440-20-0 (print). [German, English, French]
This fifth volume of the Monumenta series adresses the concept of Baukultur in the context of its use in the Davos Declaration adopted during the European year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Baukultur is understood as the sum of all human activities that maintain and shape the building environment. It contains 14 essays discussing the importance of cultural heritage to define a high-quality Baukultur and explores the opportunities for monuments and monument preservation to play their part in it.
Paysages. Jean-Sébastien Misson (ed.). Brussels: ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles, 2022. 183 p. (Thema & Collecta, 8). ISBN 978-2-9600205-9-5 [French]
ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelless is pleased to present the 8th volume of Thema & Collecta.
The Thema section is devoted to landscapes, a theme that covers a changing and multiple reality, here proposed as a patchwork of articles to open the eyes and thoughts of our members. Focusing on both exceptional and everyday landscapes, it is a panorama, an anthology of viewpoints, certainly incomplete. Observed, shaped, disrupted or even protected and managed by man, landscape is put in dialogue with history, the built environment, urban mutations or economic and tourist development. It can be perceived along a timeline, a territorial identity and is combined with heritage.
Several articles illustrate methods of analysis, modes of protection and management, as well as citizen interactions. From the first human interventions to the mutations induced by industry or urbanization, the articles present views from Belgium and France. This Thema deals with different examples of management according to specific regulations, such as landscape charters in Wallonia, the Brussels management of the Forêt de Soignes or the network of Grands Sites in France. Singular landscapes, organised from scratch by man, are evoked by the articles dealing with sites inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
The Collecta section sheds light on three very different subjects. The first one traces the career of Raymond Lemaire, founder of our international association. The other two focus on a current theme, the protection of historic lifts on the one hand and the legal aspect of cultural heritage management on the other hand.
ICOMOS Dominican Republic
El color en la arquitectura vernácula - República Dominicana. Virginia Flores Sasso, Virginia, Esteban Prieto Vicioso, Letzai Ruiz Valero et al. Santo Domingo : Organización del Gran Caribe para los Monumentos y Sitios, 2021. 74 p. ISBN 978-9945-9028-2-2 (print). [Spanish]
Colour in Dominican vernacular architecture, albeit always present and attracting attention, has been little studied and valued. Its origins are often attributed to African influence without any documentary basis. Furthermore, colour is compared with other regions of the Caribbean, forgetting that colour actually reflects people and their history, as their natural expression passed down from generation to generation. Vernacular architecture is conditioned by the environment and natural resources found in immediate surroundings with some changes and adjustments over time. It acts as a territorial reference and becomes part of the rural landscape. It is an exponent of the historical social structure of the village reflected in a shared code, which, although not explicit in words or deeds, is understood and reveals differences through various features and ornamental elements in a subtle hierarchy. Among these distinctive features of vernacular architecture is the colour applied to the exterior, the interior, the furniture and ornamental and constructive details. For this reason, and after many years of observation and study of the Dominican vernacular architecture and the behaviour of its inhabitants and builders, we decided to share our experience on colour. For this purpose, this book has been divided into four sections: the first deals with Dominican vernacular architecture, its origins and evolution; the second deals with the presence of colour in Dominican vernacular architecture and the types of paints used over time; the third deals with colour in vernacular furniture and ornaments, its importance and meaning; and finally are listed the colour patterns used in Dominican vernacular architecture.
The look of leisure: Historic seaside villas of the Northern Baltic. Laura Berger (ed.). Helsinki: ICOMOS Finland & Finnish Architecture Society, 2021. 205 p. ISBN 978-952-68812-6-3 (print). [English]
Summer villas became a special phenomenon on the Karelian Isthmus during the 1870s, when the railway created a new connection between the Finnish Grand Duchy and St. Petersburg, the capital of Imperial Russia. The coastal stretch of the Isthmus northwest of St. Petersburg developed into a meeting point between two cultures, as thousands of summer vacationers found the area. Still in the present day, this “Northern Riviera” holds an aura of a glorious “Paradise Lost” of endless summer days and long beaches, populated with beautiful villas and picturesque villages. The area of Terijoki, today Zelenogorsk, became the most famous summer resort. This publication, a joint venture of Finnish and Russian authors, explores the rich history of wooden coastal villas. Architecturally these buildings allowed great freedom in design, and came to symbolise summer time leisure. A range of essays introduce perspectives on history, the stylistic exchanges and variations, as well as documenting and restoration of the villas. In addition to history, the work at hand offers insights to the contemporary questions concerning the future of this shared heritage.
Kenen kaupunki? Helsingin kaupunkisuunnittelu ja kulttuuriympäristö törmäyskurssilla. Harri Hautajärvi (ed.), Juahana Heikonen (ed.), Petteri Kummala (ed.), Timo Tuno (ed.). DOCOMOMO Suomi Finland, ICOMOS Finland, Rakennustaiteen Seura, Rakennusperintö-SAFA, Helsinki, Finland, 168 p. ISBN 978-952-69679-0-5 (print) [Finnish]
Why does Helsinki now want to build in parks, protected cultural environments, streets and squares? Why are recreational areas being converted into building land when more of them are needed to increase the capital's population by 250 000 new residents? Helsinki's most valuable characteristic is being eroded by high-rise construction and massive projects, marketed as urban development and an increase in vitality and attractiveness. While urban planning has been outsourced to non-real estate investors and construction companies, it has become secretive. In Helsinki's planning and construction, common interest should again be given top priority: public amenity, environmental health, climate resilience and preservation of the cultural environment. This pamphlet critically assesses Helsinki's urban planning, presents endangered cultural environments and makes suggestions for improvement. The authors are 19 experts
Archäologische Welterbestätten - grenzüberschreitend konservieren, kommunizieren, kooperieren / Archaeological World Heritage Sites - Transnational Conservation, Communication, Cooperation.
Proceedings on the online symposium organized at the denkmal - Europe's leading trade fair for conservation, restoration and old building renovation, 5-6 November 2020 in Leipzig.
Neue Technologien zur Vermittlung von Welterbe / New Technologies for Mediating World Heritage Sites. Christoph Stiegemann (ed.). Dresden: Erzbistum Paderborn & Sandstein Verlag, 2020. (ICOMOS - Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkomitees LXXVII). ISBN 978-3-00-066162-4 [English, German, Spanish]
Das moderne Erbe der Olympischen Spiele. Historische Sportstätten zwischen Konservierung und Konversion / The Modern Heritage of the Olympic Games. Historic Sports Sites between Conservation and Conversion. Sigrid Brandt (ed.), Jörg Haspel (ed.), Ralph Paschke (ed.), John Ziesemer (ed.). Berlin: Hendrik Bäßler Verlag, 2021. (ICOMOS - Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkomitees LXXVI). ISBN 978-3-945880-80-7 [English, German]
Zwischen Heilung und Zerstreuung. Kurgärten und Kurparks in Europa / Between Healing and Pleasure. Spa Parks and Spa Gardens in Europe. Volkmar Eidloth (ed.), Petra Martin (ed.), Katrin Schulze (ed.). Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2020. (ICOMOS - Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkomitees LXXV & Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart - Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Arbeitsheft 39). ISBN 978-3-7995-1395-1 [English, German]
Proceedings of the international conference organized by the German National Committee of ICOMOS, the Baden-Württemberg Monument Authority, and the German Association for Garden Art and Landscaping, in Baden-Baden, 19-21 March 2015.
Underground Architecture Revisited. Ralf Liptau (ed.), Verena Pfeiffer-Kloss (ed.), Frank Schmitz (ed.).
Proceedings of the international conference organized by the German National Committee of ICOMOS and the Berlin Monument Authority with the Initiative Kerberos at the Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art, 20-23 February 2019.
Études maliennes n° 93. Numéro spécial, mélanges en hommage à Baba Alpha Ismaël Cissé. Alpha Diop (ed.). Bamako : Institut des sciences humaines, August 2022. 181 p. [French]
Special issue written in collaboration with ICOMOS Mali in memory of Baba Alpha Ismaël Cissé, its first president from 1993 to 2014. Includes a series of ten articles about architectural heritage in Mali.
Seminario Internacional "Intervención y legislación en centros históricos". 22-26 February 2021, Panamá. Actas. Silvia Arroyo Duarte, Antonio Cubero Hernández, María Teresa Pérez Cano et al. ICOMOS Panama, 2022. 107 p. ISBN 978-0-9568370-1-1 [Spanish]
The First International Seminar on Intervention and Legislation in Historic Centers (ILCH) was held virtually within the framework of the International Summer School 2021 of the University of Panama, from February 22 to 26 of the same year. The case studies of countries such as Spain, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Panama provided a sufficiently broad comparative framework for the discussion on the current legislation and intervention in historic centers at the international level. It also opened the compass on the need for a revision of the current legislation, both for the historic monumental complex of the Casco Antiguo or historic district of the city of Panama and for the historic center of Colón.
Модерна Конзервација 8-9 / Modern Conservation 8-9.
ICOMOS Sustainable Development Goals Working Group
Integration of climate action and the sustainable development goals in World Heritage sites: Case – Taj Mahal and the University of Virginia and Monticello. Shinjini Saha, Caballero, Gabriel Victor, Lydia Loopesko. ICOMOS SDG WG, 2022. 83 p. (PDF) [English]
This paper will investigate the integration of climate action and the application of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in site management of World Heritage properties. Two sites are investigated: the Taj Mahal in India and Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in the USA. This is a continuation of research done in 2021 by the ICOMOS Sustainable Development Goals Working Group as it investigates varied strategies and global issues being put into the context of World Heritage sites, beyond its main remit of safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value. With the advent of the climate crisis, there is an urgent need to see heritage as a solution and an integral part of climate action plans. This study is a contribution to a growing literature to aid in anticipating the devastating consequences of heritage succumbing to the potential damage of climate change.
Received in 2021 at ICOMOS Documentation Centre
Tea landscapes of Asia: A thematic study. October 2021. Regina Durighello (ed.), Rebecca Currie (ed.), Mónica Luengo (ed.). ICOMOS, 2021. 373 p. ISBN 978-2-918086-41-3. (PDF) [English]
ICOMOS undertakes thematic studies in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in order to provide a synthesis of current research and knowledge on a specific theme and/or region that could be used as a basis for comparative analysis when nominating a property to the World Heritage List. This latest volume explores the theme of agricultural landscapes related to the cultivation and processing of the most-consumed manufactured drink in the world. The result of generations of communities interacting with nature, tea landscapes are embedded with multiple intangible values and are a demonstration of human ingenuity adapting to varied geographical and social conditions. This thematic study aims to provide a useful framework for potential nominations to the World Heritage List of tea landscapes in Asia. The intention was not to identify all the types, nor all the possible sites, but to initiate a path of research as a basis for later work.
ICOMOS-ICCROM Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction Volume 1. ICOMOS - ICCROM. Zeynap Ahunbay, Nusir Arafat, Carla Bartolomucci, Carla et al. ICOMOS, 2021. 278 p. ISBN 978-92-9077-304-7 (PDF) [English]
ICOMOS-ICCROM Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction Volume 2. ICOMOS - ICCROM. Martina Haselberger, Rohit Ranjitkar, Gabriela Krist et al. ICOMOS, 2021. 220 p. ISBN 978-92-9077-305-4 (PDF) [English]
ICOMOS-ICCROM Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction Volume 3. ICOMOS - ICCROM. Loughlin Kealy, Zaki Aslan, Luisa de Marco et al. ICOMOS, 2021. 30 p. ISBN 978-92-9077-306-1 (PDF) [English]
The joint ICOMOS-ICCROM publication, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction brings together the voices and experiences of experts and practitioners working in the field. Published in two volumes with an accompanying report, the publication includes 11 case studies addressing post-trauma recovery and reconstruction. Managed through a joint Working Group comprising members of both organizations and was administered through both the ICOMOS Secretariat and the ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Office, this highly collaborative project has provided an opportunity for both organizations to learn from a diverse set of experiences in recovery and reconstruction around the world.
International committee on Rock Art (ICOMOS CAR)
International Newsletter on Rock Art (INORA) n° 89. Jean Clottes (ed.). Foix (France), 2021. ISSN 1022-3282 [English, French]
International Newsletter on Rock Art (INORA) n° 90. Jean Clottes (ed.). Foix (France), 2021. ISSN 1022-3282 [English, French]
International Newsletter on Rock Art (INORA) n° 91. Jean Clottes (ed.). Foix (France), 2021. ISSN 1022-3282 [English, French]
Those are the last three issues of INORA.
La gestion du risque en Belgique. Teresa Patrício (ed.). Brussels: ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles, 2020. 151 p.(Thema & Collecta, 7). ISBN 978-2-9600205-8-8 [French]
ICOMOS Wallonie-Bruxelles is pleased to present the 7th volume of Thema & Collecta.
The Thema section is devoted to risk management, an important theme in the field of heritage, all the more urgent in the light of recent world events which have demonstrated the urgency of studying and implementing management tools such as emergency, preparedness and risk prevention plans. This theme has long been a concern of ICOMOS Wallonia-Brussels and, as a reminder, had already been mentioned in Thema & Collecta 2 devoted to heritage documentation. Indeed, the basis for estimating the risk and understanding the cultural significance of a property must be documentation.
A series of articles introduces the topic, presents international obligations in this area and analyses the situation in federal Belgium. Each region of the country also conducts specific reflections, but all of them unfortunately show great shortcomings in risk management. Indeed, although people and collections are increasingly taken into account in the implementation of these plans, most monuments, private or public buildings, are given very little consideration. A methodology for establishing risk management is also explained.
Several articles focus on particular areas and present both considerations that can be adopted by others and experiences or case studies. The underwater heritage in Wallonia, the archives of the Mundaneum in Mons and the collections of the Brussels Comic Strip Museum, among others, are discussed here. One contribution deals with the management of rural heritage after an earthquake in Turkey.
All these articles show that, whatever the scale of the place, museum or monument, town or village, the issue is major and risk assessment, including identification, analysis and evaluation of the risk, remains essential. They show that, if we want to use our heritage wisely, we must prepare for risks!
The Collecta section gives the floor to three young members of ICOMOS Wallonia-Brussels who share here their field of research or their innovative professional activity. The history of panoramas, including that of Waterloo, research and permanent education on dry stone or the educational approach to heritage developed and carried out by the GAL of the Botte du Hainaut are all facets of a heritage in tune with our times.
Other Stories – Cultural Heritage and Society. ICOMOS Ireland Research and Advocacy Project – inspired by the Council of Europe Faro Convention 2005 on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society. Eilis Lavelle (ed.), Rosie Lynch (ed.), Sinead Phelan (ed.) and Eimear O'Connell (Workhouse Union team). ICOMOS Ireland, 2020. 58 p. ISBN 978-0-9568370-1-1 [English]
Through Other Stories and other work, ICOMOS Ireland is advocating for Ireland to sign and ratify the Faro Convention. This Convention provides a framework for engaging with cultural heritage, one which can be adapted to the Irish context. A context which is evolving as culture, heritage and society evolve.