Publication of two new ICOMOS Thematic studies

Couv e versionCultural Heritages of Water: The cultural heritages of water in the Middle East and Maghreb

In the framework of its work as UNESCO Advisory Body, ICOMOS undertakes comparative and thematic studies, in different subject areas in order to provide a context for its evaluations.
This new volume seeks to provide assistance for recognising, studying and preserving traditional cultural heritages linked to water in arid / semi-arid regions and also establish benchmark examples, not only for properties which could be nominated for the World Heritage List, but also for properties of regional or local importance.

ISBN : 978-2-91886-21-5 (e-version)
ISBN 978-2-918086-21-5
375 p.

A printed version is available upon request (free of charge, except for postage fees): please contact ICOMOS Documentation Centre

téléchargemente-version (free download, PDF 7,5 Mb)

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New World Heritage sites 2017

In 2017, 18 cultural sites and 3 natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List.

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 18 new cultural sites and 3 natural sites on the World Heritage List during its 41th annual session, which was held in Krakow (Poland) from July 2nd to 12th 2017. It has also approved the extension of five sites already inscribed on the List.

 

Picture: Cinema of Asmara: a Modernist  City of Africa (Eritrea) © Giora Solar

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ICOMOS World Heritage Panel 2016

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From 21 to 29 November 2016, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel met at ICOMOS International Secretariat, Charenton-le-Pont, in order to discuss 29 cultural and mixed properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2017. This year, nominations included three proposals to extend existing WH properties.

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