Release of the new Heritage at risk report

h r 2016 2019 coverICOMOS Germany continues its remarkable work of monitoring endangered cultural heritage around the world. As former ICOMOS President Toshiyuki Kono pointed out at the opening of this report, "over the past 20 years, this series of publications has presented many heritage sites facing various difficulties, and has drawn the attention of a wider public to the risks caused by different types of natural disasters, destructive human activities and excessive economic development".

The ICOMOS World Report 2016-2019 on Monuments and Sites in Danger (Heritage at Risk) consists of contributions from 23 countries, among them reports from National and international Scientific Committees of ICOMOS, but also, as usual, reports by individual experts, completed by short information on the World Heritage Watch network, founded in 2014, and by press releases on the Europa Nostra programme “The Seven Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe” launched in 2013.

The spectrum of country contributions and cross-sectional articles ranges from forest fire hazards for cultural heritage in Australia to acute monument threats in the USA and India to endangered monasteries and cultural landscapes in Georgia or the negative consequences of Airbnb tourism for historic city centres in Europe. In addition, numerous endangered monuments from Germany, including threatened examples from Berlin, are also presented.


HERITAGE AT RISK. World Report 2016-2019 on Monuments and Sites in Danger. Machat, Christoph (ed.), Ziesemer, John (ed.) Berlin, hendrik Bäßler verlag, 2020. 173 p., illus. [Eng]

ISBN 978-3-945880-67-8

Download book in PDF

Hard copies are available at ICOMOS Documentation Centre



Livre bibliothque
Read the whole Heritage at risk series

Picto doigt
Learn about ICOMOS Heritage alerts

By using this website you agree to the use of cookies to recognize your repeat visits and preferences, the display of videos and the measurement of audiences.No cookies are used to track you for commercial or advertising purposes.

Your browser and online tools allow you to adjust the setting of these cookies. Learn more

I understand

Cookies Policy

ICOMOS informs you that, when browsing the ICOMOS website and all the pages of this domain, cookies are placed on the user's computer, mobile or tablet. No cookies are used to track users for commercial or advertising purposes.

A cookie is a piece of information stored by a website on the user's computer and that the user's browser provides to the website during each user’s visit.

These cookies essentially allow ICOMOS to:

You will find below the list of cookies used by our website and their characteristics:

Cookies created by the use of a third-part service on the website:

For information:

You can set up your browser to alert you of the presence cookies and offer you to accept them or not. You can accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or refuse them once and for all. However, some features of the ICOM website cannot function properly without cookies activated. 

The setting of cookies is different for each browser and generally described in the help menus. You will find more explanations on how to proceed via the links below.

Firefox   •  



Internet Explorer


Dowload ICOMOS Cookies Policy