This year, the theme for the International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18 April is Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility. You will find below a map showing some of the events organised for this event, including some events accessible online. Please note that, due to the current global outbreak of Covid-19, some of the events listed may have been cancelled, postponed or converted into an online event (eg. a webinar). We encourage you to contact the organisers in any case, and we will update the events listed as soon as we receive more details from organisers.
On 3 and 4 February 2020, ICOMOS participated to the Symposium on Water and Culture which took place in Tokyo, Japan, as well as a day of workshops aimed at better understanding the relationships between people and water.
"Following the completion of the 2018/2019 World Heritage Nominations Cycle, I identified the need to increase the size of the group of Advisers working on ICOMOS World Heritage activities, specifically in order to expand and diversify its international team for the evaluation of cultural and mixed property nominations to the World Heritage List.
In armed conflicts and political upheavals since the turn of the millennium, cultural heritage has been increasingly targeted. It has been looted or deliberately destroyed, in order to finance warfare or to affect the identity and the confidence of adversaries. Museums as well as cultural sites are affected in many countries around the world.
It is our sad duty to share the announcement below to you on behalf of ICOMOS Sri Lanka. ICOMOS joins our Sri Lankan colleagues in mourning the passing of our esteemed Honorary President, Dr Roland Silva and in giving thanks for his contribution to ICOMOS and cultural heritage conservation both in his country and internationally.