We understand many of you may have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how that may affect GA2020 in Sydney, this coming October. Australia ICOMOS and the GA2020 team are monitoring the COVID-19 situation, which is changing very rapidly at present. At this time, there are a range of restrictions in place, which affect travel to Australia. As this is a rapidly-evolving situation, it is not possible to provide advice about travel in September / October, nor to speculate about the prospect that GA2020 may be amended, deferred or cancelled.
Committees and members planning to submit a draft resolution to the 20th General Assembly in Sydney are invited to take into account the following four articles of the Rules of Procedure, which refer to the early submission and processing of resolutions.
Honorary membership shall be conferred by the General Assembly of ICOMOS, on the proposal of a National or International Scientific Committee, on individuals, members or not of ICOMOS, who have given distinguished services at the international level to the conservation of cultural heritage. Honorary Members are not subject to membership dues (Article 5-a-4 and 6-b of the ICOMOS Statutes).
The Piero Gazzola Prize was established in 1979 in memory of ICOMOS’ founding President and is the highest distinction awarded by ICOMOS. The Prize is awarded every three years during the ICOMOS General Assembly to an individual or a group of people who have worked together and contributed with distinction to the aims and objectives of ICOMOS.
In accordance with the ICOMOS Statutes, the 20th General Assembly will elect the following members of the Board by secret ballot for a term of three years (2020-2023): a President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer, five Vice Presidents and twelve Board members. As the Board will be elected first, candidates for the Bureau are required to indicate whether if elected they intend to stand for the Bureau. According to Article 6-e of the ICOMOS Statutes only individual members shall be eligible for office within ICOMOS.